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Support The West Humbolt Farmers Market

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Hello Everyone! We are back at it again for another year 2024!

You know how sometimes you can meet a person who is just pure light and love or step into to place that feels like a warm hug? That is what being at the West Humbolt Farmers Market and meeting Miss Nitta feels like to me.

What we do:
The West Humbolt Farmers Market is a community-run market in Chicago. For over 10 years Miss Cornelia Gamble has been making farm-fresh, sustainably grown, fruits and vegetables available to her neighbors. In the first 5 year the market received the support of a city grant. Since then the market has been going strong and run completely by volunteers, donations, and grants.

How you can help:
The funds raised here allow us to purchase directly from the farmers like in the past to ensure the variety and quality our regulars come to rely on. 100% of proceeds go towards the cost of the market!
[Thank you! Thank you! Thank you to everyone who supported us in 2019 and 2020!]

We are also seeking out long term grants and funder commitments to sustain the SNAP/Link Match accessibility programs as well. If you know an organization that would like to become a sponsor, make a yearly commitment, or volunteer during the market please contact us.

Mentions:
Featured by Chicago Mayer's office social media page: https://www.instagram.com/p/CBdqyBLjN0A/?utm_source=ig_web_copy_link
Interview on Chicago Que4radio.org https://youtu.be/IkzeY1cLNns


About the Market:
The West Humbolt Farmers Market is open every Saturday from 10am - 2pm from June to October.

Cash, Link/SNAP/EBT, WIC & Senior FMNP coupons are accepted. (This year pending funding)

At the market there is produce of course AAAAND events run by community members like line dancing, a DJ, music performances, kids activities, BINGO, and more. The cooking demos/competition draws a crowd using produce available at the market that day & giving customers tasty inspiration and new recipe ideas, (like kholrabi fries!)

The WHFM is lovingly called the dollar market because most items are $1 or at most $5, ranging from greens to watermelon. Food that feels like home and brings up conversation like, my grandma used to cook this for me as a kid, when I visited her down south.


*Please reach out if you would like more stats & stories about how the market has grown.

Seasonally available produce:
Swiss Chard, 3 Lettuces, Butterball Caggabge, Purple Cabbage, Kale, Collards, and Curly Mustard Greens. Honey Crisp Apples, Granny Smith Apples, Peaches, Donut Peached, Cherries, Approctts, Plums, Rhubarb, Strawberries, Blueberries. Green and Yellow Zucchini. Purple and White Spring Onions. Epazote & Verdolagas. Cauliflower, Broccoli, Turnip bottoms and greens, okra, shelly peas, the sweetest sweet corn you'll ever taste. Cucumers, Belle Peppers, Jalapeño Peppers, Tomatoes (Green Tomatoes some weeks), Potatoes, Yams. Beets, Onions. Celery, Eggplant. Parsley, Green Beans, Shallots. Kholarbi (a growing favorite). Carving Pumpkins, Spaghetti Squash, Butternut nut Squash, Cantaloupe melon, Basil, Onions, Granny Smith Apples, Fuji Apples, Gala Apples, Purple Muscadine Grapes, Watermelon Pears.
Local Honey, Preserves, Pastries, and Skin Care Products








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Donations 

  • Timothy Goldrick
    • $200 
    • 1 mo
  • Philippa Clarke
    • $40 
    • 2 mos
  • Charlotte Wallace
    • $50 
    • 2 mos
  • Motomi Kobayashi
    • $50 
    • 2 mos
  • Joseph Amsili
    • $25 
    • 2 mos
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Zaneta Clarke
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Chicago, IL

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