For each dollar you spend with your Link card at a participating farmers market, you will receive a $1 coupon. So if you buy $10 of food with your Link card, you get $10 more for free. In the past you could spend these coupons on any Link-approved foods at the farmers market.  New for 2016 LINK Up Illinois Double Value Coupons can only be spent on Fruits and Vegetables.  Coupons are not redeemable for cash or change. 

Each market has its own way of using LINK Up Illinois Double Value Coupons, so look for the information booth at the market to learn more. Some markets use tokens, while others use paper coupons. Most markets limit the total amount of coupons you can receive in one day, and coupons are only available while funds last.

2016 Winter Farmers Markets

 

61st Street Farmers Market
Experimental Station
6100 S. Blackstone Avenue, Chicago, IL 60637
Saturdays, 9am - 2pm
December 10, December 17, January 14, February 11, March 11, April 8

Bloomington
U.S. Cellular Coliseum
101 S. Madison Street, Bloomington, IL 61701
Saturdays, 10am - 12pm
Third Saturday of every month, December - April

Healthy Food Hub
2423 E. 75th St., Chicago, IL 60649
Saturdays, 11am - 3pm

Logan Square Farmers Market
Old Pierre's Bakery Bldg.
2755 N. Milwaukee Ave., Chicago, IL 60647
Sundays, 10am - 3pm
November 6 - March 26
*Holiday Pop Up Market on Thursday, December 22, 3pm - 8pm

The Plant
1400 W. 46th St., Chicago, IL 60609
Saturdays, 11am - 3pm
January 7, February 4, March 4, April 1, May 6

Woodstock
Bulding "D" at the McHenry County Fairgrounds
11900 Country Club Rd., Woodstock, IL 60098
Saturdays, 9am - 1pm
1st and 3rd Saturdays, December - April

 

2016 Participating Farmers Markets

 
 
  • 61st Street Farmers Market
  • Andersonville Farmers Market
  • Aurora's Farmers Market
  • Aurora's Farmers Market - East
  • Aurora's Farmers Market - West
  • Austin Town Hall Farmers Market
  • Back of Yards Community Market @ the Plant
  • Batavia Farmers Market
  • Blackhawk Courts Farm & Garden
  • Bronzeville Farmers Market
  • Columbus Park Farmers Market
  • Daley Plaza Farmers Market
  • Division Street Farmers Market
  • Downtown Bloomington Farmers' Market
  • Downtown Elgin Harvest Market
  • East Side Health District FRESH Market
  • Englewood/Anchor House Farmers Market
  • Federal Plaza Farmers Market
  • Garfield Park Community Market
  • Garfield Park Community Market
  • Glenview Farmers' Market
  • Glenwood Sunday Market
  • GPS Farmers Market
  • Illinois Products Market
  • Iman Health and Wellness Farmers' Market
  • La Follette Park Farmers Market
  • Lanark Farmers Market
  • Lincoln Square Farmers Market
  • Logan Square Farmers Market
  • Loyola Farmers Market
  • McKinley Park Farmers' Market
  • North End City Market
  • North Lawndale Farmer's Market @ Johnson School of Excellence
  • Oak Park Farmers Market
  • Old Capitol Farmers Market
  • Peoria RiverFront
  • Printers Row Farmers Market
  • Pullman Farmers Market
  • Rockford City Market
  • Roseland Farmers Market @ Lavizzo Elementary School
  • Seaway Bank Farmers Market
  • South Halsted Farmers Market
  • South Shore Farmers' Market
  • The Land Connection Champaign Farmers' Market
  • Urbana's Market at the Square
  • West Humboldt Park Farmers Market
  • Willis Tower Farmers Market
  • Windy City Harvest Farm Stand - Lake County
  • Windy City Harvest Farm Stand - Lawndale
  • Windy City Harvest Farm Stand - Washington Park
  • Woodstock Farmers Market
 
 

In previous seasons, LINK Up has also supported these markets:

Bridgeport Farmers Market
Bronzeville Community Market
Covenant Bank - North Lawndale Farmers Market
Devon Community Market
Downtown Bloomington Market
El Conuco-Humboldt Park Farmers Market
Elgin Harvest Market (Affiliate)
Ford City Farmers Market
Garfield Park Conservatory Farmers Market
Green City Market – Fulton
Green Youth Farm – Mobile CHA Farm Stand
Healing Temple Church Farmers Market
Healthy Food Hub
Hyde Park Farmers Market
Illinois Products Farmers Market
Independence Park Farmers Market
Mt. Ebenezer Baptist Church Farmers Market
Northbrook Farmers Market (Affiliate)
Old Capitol Farmers Market (Wed & Sat)
Pekin Main Street Market
Peoria RiverFront Market
Pilsen Community Market
Pulaski Old General Store
Willis Tower Farmers Market
Woodstock Farmers Market (Tues & Sat)

 

A note about LINK Up Illinois Affiliate Markets: Markets sometimes raise their own funding to pay for their Double Value Coupon Program. In an effort to tell the complete story of incentive programs at farmers markets in our state, LINK Up Illinois began an Affiliate market program. These markets share their data with us in exchange for technical support. Three markets joined the LINK Up Illinois network as Affiliates in 2014.

If your Illinois farmers market would be interested in participating in this program, please contact our program manager, Corey Chatman, corey@experimentalstation.org