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SOAR Farmers’ Market: From the Farmers

By Caroline Chu

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A SOAR Farmers’ Market vendor rearranges a small basket of ripe peaches
Photo: Caroline Chu


Every year, the Streeterville Organization of Active Residents (SOAR) organizes the rain-or-shine neighborhood farmers' market on the MCA Plaza. The market runs every Tuesday from June through October, its bounty slowly transitioning from plump berries to vibrant gourds. While the location is just a few steps away for many who work and live in the neighborhood, the farmers and vendors travel from far and wide to sell their wares.

To investigate the unique origins and stories of the SOAR market sellers, former MCA marketing intern Caroline Chu created an interactive map of seven of the market's unique vendors. Click through the markers on the map below to explore her findings on each of the featured vendors—and stop by the market in the coming weeks, before the winter chill.

Interactive Map

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