Yesterday the Lincoln Square Chamber of Commerce and Ald. Eugene Schulter (47th) broke bread together?a giant six-foot baguette made by Pizza D.O.C.?to mark the first day of the Thursday evening farmers market and summer concert series in the Square.
Last year local residents expressed interest in having an evening market in addition to the neighborhood’s Tuesday market. “We approached the farmers with the idea, and their answer was [an] overwhelming ‘yes,’” Schulter said. “This was totally a community effort.” He noted that Lincoln Square is actually the oldest farmers market in the city.
Since Thursdays also feature concerts in nearby Giddings Plaza throughout the summer, the Lincoln Square Chamber of Commerce thought the market would be a fitting addition. Running from 4 p.m.?8 p.m. in the parking lot adjacent to the Western Brown Line Station, it’s also accessible to people stepping off the train after work. Chamber of Commerce President Monique Sandberg said it was another initiative to help make Lincoln Square one of the greenest neighborhoods in Chicago.
Click on the photos below for a slideshow of yesterday’s festivities, including a concert by local folk music group Sons of the Never Wrong, and stay tuned to the Events section for upcoming concerts.