Austin residents have the opportunity to buy healthy food and fresh produce at Austin City Market again this summer. The market, at Austin Town Hall Park, 5610 W. Lake St., will be open from 1-6 p.m. every Thursday starting June 10 and running through Sept. 30.
The market is hosted by Forty Acres Fresh Market, a pop-up market run by founder and owner Liz Abunaw and her staff. Besides fresh produce, the market offers prepared food and has free cooking demonstrations. All vendors are local, and NAP/EBT, Link, Link Match, Produce Perks, Veggie Rx Coupons, and Senior Vouchers are always accepted. The market is sponsored by the Chicago Dept. of Cultural Affairs and Special Events.
The market is looking for more licensed vendors to sell products, and there is no vending fee. There is a special need for meat, eggs, bread, and honey. Local farmers, bakers, and other food producers can contact [email protected] for a vendor application.
You can save time by ordering an assorted produce box, starting for as little as $5. Boxes also can be delivered; you can order at the Forty Acres delivery site.
In addition, Forty Acres will offer fresh produce at the Rush Medical Center food hall, 600 S. Paulina, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on several upcoming Wednesdays: June 16, June 23, June 30, and July 14.