Frequently Asked Questions
How do I get to Glenwood Sunday Market?
Glenwood Sunday Market is located right next to the CTA's Red Line Morse Ave. stop. We are on the west side of the CTA tracks on southbound Glenwood Avenue between Morse and Lunt Avenues in the Rogers Park neighborhood. We are easily accessible by CTA train and also CTA bus line #96 (Lunt Ave.) and CTA bus line #155 (Devon Ave.).
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?
How can I pay for my purchases at Glenwood Sunday Market?
All vendors accept cash; some accept checks, credit/cards and WIC/FMNP (Women Infant Children) and SFMNP (Senior Farmers Market Nutrition Program) vouchers. The Market has also has a token payment program that allows customers to use their American Express, Discover, Visa, MasterCard as well as LINK Up (SNAP) cards. Just stop at the Payment Tent for more details.
Why are there pets allowed at Glenwood Sunday Market and what is the policy?
The market strives to be as inclusive as possible and so dogs and other pets are allowed provided the owners adhere to our pet etiquette rules. The policy is as follows:
If you decide to bring a pet to the Market, you are personally responsible (and liable) for the actions of your pet.
All pets must be under the direct control of their person who must be 16 years of age or better.
Please keep your pet on a leash that is less than 2’ in length and remember that pets must always be at their person’s side.
Pets must be courteous and able to socialize with people and other animals in order to be welcome at the Market.
Be prepared to clean up after your animal – please bring appropriate gear.
Animals must be kept at least 6’ away from produce, plants, food, vendors and other Market patrons.
Any animal creating a disturbance (barking, whining, unwanted contact with a patron, vendor or staff person) will be removed from the Market.
Any animal that displays any form of aggression, including but not limited to growling, baring of teeth, snapping or biting while at the Market is prohibited from attending and must leave the Market immediately.
With the exception of restrictions being placed on aggression, none of the above limitations shall be placed upon dogs or other animals acting as service animals
Any animal off a leash or unattended is subject to the immediate removal by the City of Chicago Animal Control Unit.
Glenwood Sunday Market enforces the City of Chicago laws regarding pets which include a leash law, clean up of droppings, current tags and current rabies certificate. Find City of Chicago Dog Licensing and Regulations information here.
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?
Nonprofit organizations are invited to apply to our non-profit partner programs. Businesses are invited to consider sponsoring the Market. Entertainers are invited to contact the Market to explore appearance possibilities. Others who choose to bring informational materials, petitions, musical and/or other entertainment to the Market area without previous arrangements are invited to do so outside of the Market's barricades. Contact the Market's Director with questions by clicking here.
How does the Market close the street?
The Market has a Special Events Permit from the City of Chicago's Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events and a Street Closure permit from the City of Chicago Department of Transportation.
Remember - Market Management reserves the right to remove any person and/or pet from the Market.