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773.508.8334
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MEDIA ALERT

2019 Farmers Market Season Opens
at Loyola University Chicago
Season Nine Begins on Monday, June 3

What:           
The Loyola University Chicago Farmers Market returns for its ninth season on Monday, June 3, at the Loyola Plaza, located outside the CTA’s Red Line Loyola ‘L’ station. Through the market, the University seeks to increase access to healthy, locally grown and produced foods for the community and support the local food economy by including family farms and local producers. The market will run through October 14.

The market is free and open to the public and accepts Illinois Link cards, Senior Farmers’ Market Nutrition Program coupons, and Women, Infants, and Children Program coupons. Illinois Link cardholders who spend up to $25 will also receive up to an additional $25 on fresh fruits and vegetables per market day, per card.

Support for Link cards is provided by the nonprofit incubator Experimental Station’s LINK Up Illinois program, which offers grants to Illinois farmers markets to support access for Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program participants.

The market is supported by Loyola’s Institute of Environmental Sustainability, Office of Civic Engagement, and Facilities, Campus Safety, and Finance Departments. For more information about the market, including a full list of vendors, visit LUC.edu/farmersmarket.

When:
Mondays, 4–8 p.m.
The market will be closed on July 1 and September 2.

Where:
Loyola Plaza
6550 N. Sheridan Road
Chicago, IL 60626

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