“The Glenwood Sunday Market is a huge asset to our community. It brings fresh farm food (and farmers!) to our extremely urban neighborhood, increasing awareness and accessibility of food-related needs and issues. It also has created a HUGE positive energy throughout the community and is really bringing people together!”
- Voted Illinois' Favorite Farmers Market, 2010, American Farmland Trust
- Voted Illinois' Favorite Small Farmers Market, 2011, American Farmland Trust
- Named Best Friendly Market in Chicago, 2011, The Chicago Reader
- Voted Illinois' Favorite Medium Size Farmers Market, 2012 American Farmland Trust
- "...their token payment system is ingenious...", The Chicagoist, 2012
"It is the greenest market in Chicago. The vendors and farmers are so friendly and the market has a Market for All to ensure that everyone, regardless of income, has access to fresh fruits, veggies and natural products."
"Our 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."
"All organic. Friendly, lively, environment. A little slice of home garden eating in an urban setting."
"A completely community-sourced effort, Glenwood has done more to bring together and refresh socio-economically diverse urban space than any other program, space or event. It represents the true heart and soul of farmer's markets...making locally-grown, healthy food available to some people who have fewer healthy food choices. But it isn't a shoestring market! It also incorporates local artists, musicians, small businesses, community organizers, volunteers, neighbors, and friends. They keep events going all year long, even during cold Chicago winters! This is not a farmer's market that pops in, sets up, sells, and leaves. This is a farmer's market that binds a community together and lifts it up in an educational, fun, productive and positive way."
"Besides the fresh quality and selection of food items, the vendors all make you feel as if they are there just for you. It always has a nice small-town feel to our market, which is not easy to do in the big city of Chicago!"
"My family has discovered the benefits of buying local food and the Glenwood Market is a great place to get it. The food is fresher than anything in the supermarket so it is tastier and more nutritious. It is also good for our local economy and better for the environment because it's not being shipped from the other side of the world. The Glenwood 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!"