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Institute of Environmental Sustainability

Farmers Market

About the Market

The Market is a direct result of a student project in the Loyola's Solutions To Environmental Problems (STEP) Food Systems course. Conceptualized and planned by the students, the Market's goals are to:

For more details, visit Loyola Farmers Market

Farmers Market Prices Competitive With Grocery Store Chains

Are you interested in purchasing vine-ripened tomatoes directly from the farmer that grew them but worry that they'll stretch your budget just a little too uncomfortably? Think again. Emerging investigations are beginning to challenge the notion that produce purchased from Farmers' Markets is more expensive than their supermarket counterparts.  Sometimes, consumers can even purchase better quality food for less at their local Farmers' Market. For more on the affordability of local food, check out a compelling blog post by New York Times and Washington Post writer, Barry Estabrook.

Learn more about farmers markets and how they are shaping our local food movement. Check out the Farmers Market Coalition. The Coalition offers a variety of educational opportunities, support, and news about farmers markets across the nation.

For more information on the market and how to get involved, please contact Gina Lettiere at glettie@luc.edu or 773.508.8255.


Institute of Environmental Sustainability
Loyola University Chicago · 1032 W. Sheridan Road
Chicago, IL 60660 · Phone: 773-508-2130 · IES@luc.edu

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