Two Loyola Farmers Markets
There are two Loyola Farmers Markets weekly which provide local produce and goods to neighbors, increasing food access and supporting a local food economy.
- Maywood Multi-Cultural Farmers' Market - a community project with Loyola Medical Center as a collaborator
- Loyola Farmers Market held every Monday during the open market season (June to October) and is the result of a student project in STEP Food Systems.
The Loyola Farmers Market is successful due to student involvement on many levels such as volunteering, assisting in the management and performing their favorite songs.
As the Farmers Market becomes an established place to shop for locally grown and produced foods in the community, increased access to healthy foods is now made possible at the market for recipients of the Supplemental Food Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), as the Loyola Farmer's Market accepts the LINK card as payment.