Garfield Park Conservatory | Courtesy Garfield Park Conservatory

Time’s running out to shop fresh and local, organic

We’re in the last few weeks of farmers markets, with some West Side markets ending this week. If you’re still yearning for fresh, locally grown food, now is the time to go to your nearest market. Among the few that are still open on the West Side:

PCC Farmers Market

  • 330 N. Lotus Ave.
  • Every Tuesday through Oct. 25 || 7 a.m. to 1 p.m.
  • This market accepts the LINK card.

PCC Farmers Market

  • 330 N. Lotus Ave.
  • Every Saturday through Oct. 25, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
  • This market accepts the LINK card

Garfield Park Community Market

  • 200 N. Kedzie Ave.
  • Monthly || Sept. 15 and Oct. 13 || 3 p.m. to 6 p.m.
  • This market accepts the LINK card

For a complete list of farmers markets located across the city, visit:

Explore the Garfield Park Conservatory on your smartphone, Oct. 15-16

On Oct. 15 and 16, explore the Garfield Park Conservatory, 300 N. Central, as part of the Chicago Architecture Foundation’s Open House Chicago (OHC) — the city’s annual architecture festival.

As part of the Conservatory exploration, you’ll be able to take a new smartphone-guided interactive tour that the Conservatory is launching just for Open House Chicago. The new smartphone tour will remain accessible beyond the OHC weekend. The smartphone tour will be live at 9 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 15 and will be available on the Conservatory’s digital tour page.

For more information, visit