The Logan Square Farmers’ Market shook free of city control this year–which means that in addition to organic and sustainably farmed veggies, flowers, meat, and eggs it can also sell foods prepared on-site, like barbecued chicken from Lula and (once a month) pulled-pork sandwiches and nachos from the Galewood Cookshack. Now managed by the neighborhood chamber of commerce, the market runs Sundays through October from 10 AM to 3 PM on the southeast corner of Milwaukee and Logan Boulevard. It has 15 regular vendors, including the Chicago Honey Co-op and Golden Rise Bakery, and is used as a drop point for CSA deliveries by three farms (Cedar Valley, Montalbano, and M’s Organic); it’s also the first farmers’ market in the state to accept food stamps. For more see logan squarefarmersmarket.org. –Martha Bayne

Art accompanying story in printed newspaper (not available in this archive): photo by Jim Newberry.