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Become a Vendor!



If you would like to be considered for our outdoor season. please read the detailed information below and then use Link to apply:

Become a Vendor


We'd like to thank you for considering the South Loop Farmers Market (SLFM) this year and for your perseverance and creativity as we continue to nourish and educate our community. We're so excited to grow with you this year! 

For a decade, SLFM has been a catalyst in pushing forward the local food movement in Chicago's diverse and growing South Loop community. We are looking forward to our 10th annual market season and would love to have you join our growing family of vendors! 

Our markets will serve our diverse and booming South Loop/Near South community. PDNA (the south loop’s leading community organization) will also be endorsing and supporting our independent markets. 

SLFM will accept vendors selling a variety of fresh fruit, vegetables, plants, flowers, baked goods, meats, prepared & ready-to-eat foods, and relevant non-food items (including vintage/handmade clothing and handmade goods). We prioritize vendor applicants who make their product or source their materials locally and/or ethically, including farmers who prioritize regenerative practices. SLFM chooses vendors based on product quality and generative business practices (environmentally & culturally).  

The market will also include children’s activities and programming (wellness, education, literary, and music). 

Limited free parking (first come first serve) will be available for SLFM vendors at both locations. 


South Loop Farmers Market @ Printers Row on Saturdays: 2023 Location & Information
Dates: Saturdays 9am-1pm, beginning June 3 through October 14, 2023
Location: 632 S Dearborn St, Printers Row Park

* No market Saturday 9/9 

* (21) markets total for the season 

* SLFM will be the sole food providers for the Printers Row Art Fest held Saturday 8/12 & Sunday 8/13 from 9am-5pm

South Loop Farmers Market @ Grant Park on Thursdays: 2023 Location & Information
Dates: Thursdays 4pm-8pm, beginning June 1 through September 28, 2023, (18) markets total 
Location: Southeast Corner of Michigan Avenue & Roosevelt Road Corner of Grant Park in Chicago





Have you been dreaming about starting a food business? SLFM loves to support small businesses on this journey and recommends starting with cottage food as the first (and economical) next step. You can find more info about how to get set up as cottage food here: 

LINK TO: Application for Cottage Food Operations Registration

LINK TO: COTTAGE FOOD OPERATION (Home self-certification Checklist)

Applications are due by Friday, April 7, 2023. This includes all supporting documents. Applications that are submitted after April 7, 2023 may be subject to an additional fee.

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