Glenwood Sunday Market
Sundays from June to October from 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. on Glenwood Ave. in Rogers Park.
Who We Are
Glenwood Sunday Market (GSM) is a farmers market in the Rogers Park neighborhood of Chicago, Illinois, devoted to providing local, sustainably grown, and produced foods that are also organic whenever possible. Composed entirely of farmers and food artisans who work in our local food shed, our mission is to make sustainable, regionally produced foods accessible to our whole community.
Glenwood Sunday Market is a Program of
Rogers Park Business Alliance.
Our Vision: An equitable, ethical, and secure local food system.
Our Mission: To make sustainable, regionally produced foods available to our whole community.
How to Shop
Vendors manage all of their own cash, credit, and debit card transactions. All of our vendors accept cash and nearly all of them accept credit and debit cards.
Vendors who participate in online pre-order platforms, have Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) programs or other such subscription programs are welcome to fulfill customer orders at GSM.
Every season, customers who use SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program) are eligible to receive extra funds to shop at GSM. Find out more information on how you can use your SNAP/Link/EBT cards at the market.
Our Core Values
Support Farmers, Feed Hungry People, Keep Glenwood Sunday Market Going
Your gift will make a difference in many lives right here in
Rogers Park and around our local food hub. Glenwood Sunday Market brings local farmers and food artisans together to serve our shoppers, support our local economy and community at large. We are proud to offer a variety of food access programs that make sure hungry people in our community can access fresh, locally grown, and produced foods. All funds raised are used to sustain these important initiatives.
Glenwood Sunday Market
Glenwood Sunday Market (GSM) was founded by the grassroots efforts and countless hours of work on the parts of many Rogers Park community members. Rogers Park is one of the most economically and ethnically diverse communities in the United States and is located on the City of Chicago’s far northeast side.
Glenwood Sunday Market opened for business on Sunday, June 6, 2010 thanks to the generous support of the Clark/Morse/Glenwood Special Service Area #24. An overwhelmingly enthusiastic crowd made the opening day successful to the point where farmers and food artisans sold out within the first hour of operations. GSM continues to surpass expectations today. Voted Illinois’ Favorite Farmers Market in 2010, Glenwood Sunday Market was also voted Third Favorite Farmers Market of its size the U.S. in the American Farmland Trust 2010 contest, was named Best Pet Friendly Market by The Reader in 2011 and won The Golden Beet Award for outstanding Food Access Programming in 2013.
Glenwood Sunday Market
MARKET SEASON 2023
June 4 – October 29, 2023
Sundays 9 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Closed June 25 and August 20
Awards and Testimonials
- 2011: America’s Favorite Farmers Market, Top 20 Small Category, American Farmland Trust
- 2011: Chicago’s Best Pet Friendly Market, Chicago Reader
- 2013: Golden Beet Award, Community Food Project, Illinois Stewardship Alliance
- 2017: We Compost Partner, The Illinois Food Scrap Coalition
- 2019: The Sister Cecilia Fandel Award for Community & Economic Development
Glenwood Sunday Market truly represents the diversity and interests of the community and is a real example of us putting our money where our mouths are, so to speak.
The market makes such a point of local artisans and farmers using responsible, sustainable practices and it gets the absolute, enthusiastic and consistent support of the neighborhood and beyond.
As a vendor at the market, I love that (it is) approachable and affordable for folks to visit farmers markets, and spreading visibility.
My family has discovered the benefits of buying local food and the Glenwood Sunday Market is a great place to get it. The food is fresher than anything in the supermarket so it is tastier and more nutritious.
The Glenwood Sunday Market is good for our local economy and better for the environment because it's not being shipped from the other side of the world.
The market brings together our community and makes us feel like true neighbors. It's fun to run into people you know and catch up on all that going on. It's a win-win-win!
Learn More About GSM
We are located on Glenwood Ave. between Lunt & Morse Avenues. You can reach us by bike, car (street parking), transit system (Train, Redline -Morse station, Bus 155 and 96) or walking.
No, Glenwood Sunday Market is an independent farmers market and is proud to be a program of Rogers Park Business Alliance. Being independent gives the Market freedom to choose its vendors, set criteria for admission and make decisions that are within the laws of the City of Chicago pertaining to pet attendance, market activities, staffing and other operations without deferring to City of Chicago Farmers Market’s processes, rules and regulations.
The mission of the Glenwood Sunday Market is to make sustainable, regionally produced foods accessible to our whole community. We envision an equitable, ethical and secure local food system.
Glenwood Sunday Market is a program of
Rogers Park Business Alliance and is sponsored in part by the Clark/Morse/Glenwood Special Service Area #24. GSM is also responsible for raising money to fund itself. In addition to raising funds through special events, GSM also relies on the generous support of individual members and actively seeks out grants, sponsors, collaborative relationships with other nonprofits and local businesses.
Glenwood Sunday Market is the result of the grassroots efforts of Rogers Park community members. Over a two-year planning period, many Rogers Park-ers were involved in developing what has become today’s Glenwood Sunday Market. Key figures in the earliest phase were Rene Camargo and Bob Fields who had the initial inspiration to start a new farmers market in Rogers Park, Barbara Moore who served as the Chair of the Founding Board of Directors and Sheree Moratto who served as the Founding Market Manager.
Glenwood Sunday Market is a program of
Rogers Park Business Alliance. GSM has a Leadership Council composed of local volunteers who have a long-term commitment to the success and development of the GSM. The Council operates with a consensus model and sets the mission, vision, direction, and policies of GSM and is responsible to the Board of Directors of Rogers Park Business Alliance. Day of market, facilitation of the overall development is the responsibility of the Market Manager.
GSM’s Leadership Council approves the vendors for Glenwood Sunday Market, based on a recommendation from GSM staff.
There is an application process for all vendors (whether new or returning). Our application is available online by clicking here. A non-refundable $80 application fee is required along with the completed application. If you are accepted, a weekly fee is also required. Please note, GSM’s priority is to accept growers and food artisans working within 200 miles of zip code 60626 who are using sustainable and organic growing methods and/or ingredients.
Animals must be leashed while walking through the market footprint. Please keep animals away from vendors and products. Anyone who ignores these policies may be asked to leave the market.
We do not allow leafleting, campaigning, handing out business cards or postcards, signature gathering and other related activities inside GSM barricades. Glenwood Sunday Market is a program of Rogers Park Business Alliance, a 501(c) (3) tax exempt nonprofit organization. The IRS states that the organization “… cannot participate in, or intervene in (including the publishing or distributing of statements) any political campaign on behalf of (or in opposition to) any candidate for public office.” RPBA’s name, facilities, equipment or resources may not be used for political purposes. Violation of this prohibition could lead the IRS to completely revoke our organization’s tax-exempt status or impose excise taxes on our organization.
In practical terms, this means that Glenwood Sunday Market’s staff, vendors, vendor representatives and volunteers must refrain from wearing campaign gear, gathering signatures, displaying campaign material and other such activities within the barricades of the market during market hours from load in until load out.
We do not allow any live performances within the market’s footprint. All nonprofit partners and sponsors have been selected for the season and opportunities will reopen in 2024.
Glenwood Sunday Market does not endorse any individual, group, products or services and shall not be held liable under any circumstances for any damages that may result from use of or reliance on information, services or merchandise provided by sponsors and vendors of the Glenwood Sunday Market.