The Ravenswood Farmers Market operating each Wednesday from June through October (4-8pm at 4900 N Damen) provides locals a place to purchase fresh, local food from a weekly open-air market on Damen Avenue. The market connects farmers and food producers to residents while offering neighbors a place to come together.
This year’s market will feature a variety of farmers and food producers, local restaurants, food trucks, children’s craft and science experiment tents, and a rotating cast of guest artists, retailers, health and wellness providers, and non-profit organizations. The market also has live music every week, a bounce castle (weather permitting), sensory bins, and a playground for the little ones that opens at 6pm. We’re also dog-friendly and have water bowls on-site!
Ravenswood Farmers Market is a joint effort from the Greater Ravenswood Chamber of Commerce, Ravenswood Evangelical Covenant Church and Ravenswood Community Council.
Interested in being a guest vendor? Sign up here!
Interested in being a regular vendor?
The Amazing Kale Burger | Chicago Marshmallow* | Benton Harbor Fruit Market | Distinct Bath & Body | Empanada Bike | Feed Your Head | Hilary’s Cookies | Lemaster Family Kitchen | Patyk Farm & Greenhouse | Stamper Cheese Company | Tamales Express
*Chicago Marshmallow joins us every other week starting June 21st
SPECIAL EVENTS SCHEDULE
(Events are put together, staffed, and sponsored by Ravenswood Covenant Church in the hopes of creating a more cohesive neighborhood community)
August 16th Learn to Drill with Janelle, science project milk tie dye, stamping with cabbage, and musicians are anne marie akin 6-8 and and Ewa Sarota-Raczek 4-6pm Food Trucks are Chicago Lunch Box and Cup Cakes for Courage
August 23rd Musician TBA, Baby Tent Sensory Tent with sensory bottles and bags, science project making fake snow ; stamping with kelimes, possibly learn to hand knit a heart, Food Trucks Happy Lobster and Ms. Tittles Cup Cakes
August 30th – Musicians are Children’s performer Scott Ingerson 4-6pm and Anna Ingerson 6-8pm, STEAM challenge kids will try to buid a bridge that will hold super hero figurines, science project tornado tube, stamping with green beans, Food Trucks are Gobble Dogs and Firecake Donuts
Sept 6th – Musicians Laura Doherty 4-6pm and Ewa Sarota-Raczek 6-8;, Science project Big Bubbles, stamping with corn on the cob, Food Trucks are Piko Kitchen and dessert truck is Stan’s Donuts
Sept 13th – anne-marie akin (kids music 4-6pm) music 6-8 Maxel toft STEAM challenge kids will try to build the tallest tower which can support an orange; Science project filter paper butterflies and rubbing alcohol art; stamping with potatoes, Food Trucks are Da Lobster Truck and Firecake Donuts
Sept 20th Jamie from the Farm kids music from 4-6pm and Jeff from Rock and Roll Vintage from 6-8pm, science project is disappearing orbs; painting wit lettuce, learn to hand knit a snake, Food Trucks are Beaver Donuts and Dinner truck is Chicago Lunchbox
Sept 27th Musician Teel Short from 4-8pm, Baby Sensory Tent where babies can come and play instruments and bang pots and pans; science experiment colorful precipitation in a jar and formable snow ; stamping with apples, Food Trucks are Firecake Donuts and dinner truck is TBA
Oct 4th Musician Laura Doherty 4-6pm and Anna Ingerson 6:15-8pm; science project creating silly putty ; painting with star fruit Dinner Truck is Lunchbox Chicago Dessert truck is TBA
Oct 11th Maxel toft from 4-6 and Jeff from rock and roll vintage from 6-8pm. Science project erupting moon dust, science project ufo ball, laser fun, and hand boilers ; stamping with oranges, learning to hand knit a butterfly, Food Trucks Da Lobster Truck and Dessert Truck is Stans Donuts
Oct 18th Jamie from the farm from 4-6pm and Teel Short from 6-8pm This will be the Harvest Fest with some games and prizes, kids will be able to pick out a prize if they come dressed up, pumpkin carving, gord painting, science project fun with dry ice Food Trucks are Beaver Donuts and Dinner Truck is TBA
Events that happened in Past Weeks
Vendor Announcements: Bang Bang will not join our market until June 21st and John the fuirt farmer said the strawberries will hopefully be ready next week …but ultimately he will join us once he has fruit to sell.
Food Trucks: Beaver Donuts and Ms. Tittles Cupcakes
Kids Events: Laura Doherty Children’s Concert from 4-6pm, Making Glitter Slime, Painting with Celery, Bounce House, Water Balloon Fun, Sensory bin with Marble Maze, Sensory bin with sand and sand toys.
Live Music: Laura Doherty 4-6pm and Maxel Toft 6-8pm
Free Doggie Ice Cream and Pupcicles: Ingredients were chosen after much research to make sure the ice cream is good for dogs stomachs. We love dogs at our market and are thinking of ways to add fun for them.
Pupcicles: Seedless Watermelon and Coconut Milk
Vendor Announcements: John the fruit farmer says fresh Michigan strawberries will arrive next week! John the veggie farmer says no veggies this week yet. His local veggies are amazing and worth the wait!
Kids Events: Ginormous Art Project (painting with squirt guns), STEAM challenge (build a tower and see if it survives the jello test), Shaving Cream Art, Printing with Lettuce, water balloons, and sensory bins.
Live Music: Maxel Toft from 4-6pm and Jeff from Rock n Roll Vintage Chicago Guitar Shop from 6-8pm (Jeff is a guitar teacher looking for music students)
Fun for Dogs: Spinning Bottle Plastic Dog Treat Game
Vendor Announcements: Bang Bang, Kale Burger, and Chestnut and Grace (a gourmet dog food vendor) will all be starting this week. Bang Bang will be here every other week and plans to offer a new menu each week. John the fruit farmer will have strawberries and since John the veggie farmer got rain asparagus and rubarb are more of a possibility. I will put an update on facebook once I get word.
Kids Events: Hammer and Nail Fun with Eric (Nail Art), Baby Sensory Tent with bubble wrap crawl space and bubble wrap mess free painting, Rainbow explosions and Baking Soda Painting, Printing with Limes, water balloons, and sensory bins.
Live Music: Teel Short from 4-8pm.
Fun for Dogs: Looking for treats in a rolled up towel brain game.
Kids Events: Fun and Games with Brad (an elementary gym teacher will be leading kid games); ; Stamping with Okra, water balloons, and sensory bins.
Live Music: Anne Marie Akin 4-6 and Anna Ingerson 6-8.
Fun for Dogs: Pupcicles: Seedless Watermelon and Coconut Milk
Kids Events: Laura Doherty’s concert from 4-6pm (bounce castle will not be blown up until after her concert), Play with Magnetic Slime, Shaving Cream Art, Construction Sensory Bin, Farm Sensory BinPrinting with Star Fruit, water balloons, and sensory bins.
Live Music: Laura Dorherty 4-6pm (bounce castle will not be blown up until after her concert) and then Teel Short from 6:15-8pm.
Free Doggie: Spin the bottle game
Kids Events: Ginormous Art Project (painting with squirt guns), STEAM challenge (build a tower and see if it survives the jello test) (same as a few weeks before because the activities got rained out.) baking soda rockets, stamping with carved carrots, water balloons, and sensory bins.
Live Music: Maxel Toft from 4-5:15pm and Jeff from Rock n Roll Vintage Chicago Guitar Shop from 5:30-7:30pm (Jeff is a guitar teacher looking for music students)
Fun for Dogs: Doggie Ice Cream
Kids Events: Children’ Concert: Anne Marie Atkin 4-6pm, Learning to Hammer with Erik; Erupting oil drops and diy Lava lamp demo ; Painting with beet stalks
Live Music: Anne Marie Atkin 4-6pm and Maxel Toft from 6:15-8pm
Fun for Dogs: Looking for treats in a rolled up towel brain game.
Food Trucks: Da Pizza Dude and Stan Donuts
Kids Events: Baby Sensory Tent with bubble wrap art and no mess shaving cream art, Fun and Games with elementary gym teacher Brad, Blowing up Balloons with Alkaselzer, Painting with Brussel Sprouts Bounce House, Water Balloon Fun, Sand and Water Sensory Bins, Sensory bin Fairly Garden and Farm with Corn
Live Music: Teel Short 4-8pm
Food Trucks: Beaver Donuts and Cookout on Wheels
Kids Events: Ginormous Art project (painting with unusual objects), STEAM challenge where kids can either build a tower out of marshmallows or they can build a boat to see how many pennies it can hold before sinking), Big Bubbles!, Painting with bell peppers, Bounce House, Water Balloon Fun, Sand and Water Sensory Bins, Sensory bin Fairly Garden and Farm with Corn
Live Music: Merry Music Makers 4:30-5pm Maxel Toft from 5-8pm
Food Trucks: Beaver Donuts and Da Lobster Truck
Kids Events: Laura Doherty Children’s Concert (bounce castle will be blown up at 6pm after the concert), Hand Knitting a heart with Janelle, magnetic slime and making ooblec, Painting with corn on the cob, Bounce House, Water Balloon Fun, Sand and Water Sensory Bins, Sensory bin Fairly Garden and Farm with Corn
Live Music: Laura Doherty 4-6pm Anna Ingerson 6:15-8pm
Applications may be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org or mailed to:
Greater Ravenswood Chamber of Commerce
c/o Ravenswood Farmers Market
1770 W Berteau, Suite 207
Chicago IL 60613