Chicago night owls take heart: the city is getting a pair of after dark farmer's markets to help dawn-averse locavores get a crack at local produce.
Perhaps spurred by the city's shot of summer-like weather, Mayor Rahm Emanuel announced Tuesday a city-organized farmer's market schedule for 2013 that includes late-night spinoff markets in Logan Square and Uptown.
"Our Farmers Markets are cultural touchstones for the city, but more importantly they bring fresh product directly to our residents and visitors," Emanuel said in a statement Tuesday.
The Logan Square Night Market, which opens June 26, will run 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. every Wednesday until Sept. 4 at the Logan Square Blue Line station, near the intersection of Kedzie and Milwaukee.
Farther north, the Argyle Night Market will kick off June 27 from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. and run every Thursday near Broadway and Argyle.
In addition to long-running NPO markets like Green City Market — previously lauded as one of nation's must-visit produce destinations — an additional city-run monthly market in Rogers Park joins the schedule.
The Devon Community Monthly Market at 2720 W. Devon in the Republic Bank Parking Lot will run every Sunday starting July 7 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
While some markets like Green City run year-round by heading indoors during the winter, the city's summer-only markets mostly start up in June. Green City's first day of outdoor sales starts Saturday, while the official kick-off for the city-run Chicago Farmers Markets is May 16 at Daley Plaza.
This story has been updated to reflect the correct terminology of the location of the Logan Square Night Market following incorrect information initially provided by the city.