Frequently Asked Questions
How do I get to Glenwood Sunday Market?
For the 2020 Season, we will be operating at 1233-41 W. Pratt Blvd. It is accessible by foot, bicycle, car, other modes of personal transportation and CTA bus.
Is Glenwood Sunday Market a City of Chicago Farmers Market?
No, Glenwood Sunday Market is an independent farmers market and is proud to be a program of the Rogers Park Business Alliance. Being independent gives the Market freedom to choose its vendors, set criteria for admission and make decisions that are within the laws of the City of Chicago pertaining to pet attendance, market activities, staffing and other operations without deferring to City of Chicago Farmers Market’s processes, rules and regulations.
What is the mission and vision of Glenwood Sunday Market?
The mission of the Glenwood Sunday Market is to make sustainable, regionally produced foods accessible to our whole community. We envision an equitable, ethical and secure local food system.
How is Glenwood Sunday Market funded?
Glenwood Sunday Market is a Program of Rogers Park Business Alliance and is responsible for raising money to fund itself. In addition to raising funds through special events, the Market also relies on the generous support of individual members and actively seeks out grants, sponsors, collaborative relationships with other nonprofits and local businesses.
Who started Glenwood Sunday Market?
Glenwood Sunday Market is the result of the grassroots efforts of Rogers Park community members. Over a two-year planning period, many, many Rogers Park-ers were involved in developing the imagination that has become today’s Glenwood Sunday Market. Key figures in the earliest phase were Rene Camargo and Bob Fields who had the initial inspiration to start a new farmers market in Rogers Park, Barbara Moore who served as the Chair of the Founding Board of Directors and Sheree Moratto who served as the Founding Market Manager and who continues to serve as the Market Director.
How does Glenwood Sunday Market operate?
Glenwood Sunday Market is a Program of Rogers Park Business Alliance. The Market has a Leadership Council composed of local volunteers who have a long-term commitment to the success and development of the Glenwood Sunday Market. The Council operates with a consensus model and sets the mission, vision, direction, and policies of the Market and is responsible to the Board of Directors of the Rogers Park Business Alliance. Facilitation of the overall development of the Glenwood Sunday Market is the responsibility of Rogers Park Business Alliance's Sustainability Director. Day-of-Market operations are the responsibility of Market Manager.
Who chooses the vendors for Glenwood Sunday Market?
The Market's Leadership Council approves the vendors for Glenwood Sunday Market, based on a recommendation from the Market Staff.
How can I become a vendor at Glenwood Sunday Market?
There is an application process for all vendors (whether new or returning). Our application is available online by clicking here. A non-refundable $75.00 application is required along with the completed application. If you are accepted, a weekly fee is also required. Please note, the Market's priority is to accept growers and food artisans working within 200 miles of zip code 60626 who are using sustainable and organic growing methods and/or ingredients.
How do I volunteer for Glenwood Sunday Market?
You can sign up to volunteer online by clicking here (or) contact RPBA's Sustainability Director who serves as Glenwood Sunday Market's Director. Sheree Moratto at smoratto@rpba or 773-508-5885, ext. 130.
How can I pay for my purchases at Glenwood Sunday Market?
For the 2020 Season, all transactions will occur using the WhatsGood App. In the past and hopefully in the future, we will return to accepting a variety of currencies. WIC/FMNP (Women Infant Children) and SFMNP (Senior Farmers Market Nutrition Program) vouchers will be accepted by vendors who are approved to do so. Link/SNAP shoppers are also able to shop online for GSM purchases. Contact our Market Manager at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Why are pets not allowed at Glenwood Sunday Market in 2020?
We are operating the market as a pre-order and pick up market only in 2020 in response to COVID-19 protocols. Limited shopper access is allowed and no pets are allowed except for service animals.
Can I hand out leaflets, postcards, business cards, gather signatures for petitions at the Market?
We do not allow leafleting, campaigning, handing out business cards or postcards, signature gathering and other related activities inside the Market's barricades. Glenwood Sunday Market is a program of Rogers Park Business Alliance (RPBA), a 501(c) (3) tax exempt nonprofit organization. The IRS states that the organization “… cannot participate in, or intervene in (including the publishing or distributing of statements) any political campaign on behalf of (or in opposition to) any candidate for public office.”
RPBA encourages informed and active participation in civic life, however in keeping with the organization’s non-partisan tax-exempt status under federal law, RPBA requires that its programs, employees and individuals or businesses who participate in RPBA programs refrain from any partisan political activity during program and/or work hours. Further, RPBA’s name, facilities, equipment or resources may not be used for political purposes. Violation of this prohibition could lead the IRS to completely revoke our organization's tax-exempt status or impose excise taxes on our organization.
In practical terms, this means that Glenwood Sunday Market’s Staff, Vendors, Vendor Representatives and Volunteers must refrain from wearing campaign gear, gathering signatures, displaying campaign material and other such activities within the barricades of the market during market hours from load in until load out.
How can a nonprofit organization, business or performer arrange to appear at the Market?
Unfortunately, the market is unable to provide organizations, businesses, sponsors or other entities an opportunity to appear at the market in 2020 given COVID-19 safety precautions. We hope that in the future, we will be able to host nonprofit organizations.
Businesses are invited to consider sponsoring the Market.
Unfortunately GSM does not offer Entertainers appearances.
Remember - Market Management reserves the right to remove any person and/or pet from the Market.