- 61st Street between Dorchester & Blackstone Ave.
Located in Chicago’s Woodlawn neighborhood, the 61st Street Farmers’ Market was founded in 2008 by the cultural community group the Experimental Station. In a neighborhood where finding fresh, affordable produce is a daily challenge, the farmers market brings weekly healthy options to residents. The market joined forces with Wholesome Wave, a nonprofit dedicated to improving affordability and access to fresh, locally-grown produce. Through Wholesome Wave’s Double Value Coupon Program (DVCP), the 61st Street Market doubles federal nutrition benefits when consumers shop at the market.
With help from Wholesome Wave, Experimental Station has spearheaded DVCP at 41 other farmers markets in the city, but they still need your support. Help the 61st Street Farmers’ Market and the community of Woodlawn continue to make a positive impact to the greater Chicago community,
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