Walmart Brings Farmer's Market To Chicago

Retailer hosts event on proposed big-box store site

Look for a friendly greeting if you plan to go to Walmart's farmer’s market this Saturday.

The big-box retailer is hosting the event at the site of a proposed Walmart store in the city’s Chatham neighborhood, at 83rd and Stewart.  All the proceeds will be turned over to the Chatham Business Association.

Now, that's friendly.

From 10 a.m. – 2 p.m., the farmer’s market "will offer a variety of fresh, quality produce at Walmart’s signature low prices," according to a news release issued Tuesday.

The neighborhood's alderman, Howard Brookins, said he's "pleased" by the planned event and supports the effort to bring fruits and vegetables into his community.

“We are looking forward to a fun day," the alderman said.

The farmer’s market, the first to be held by Walmart in the Chicago area, will be the site of a live radio broadcast on WVON-AM 1690.

Entry and parking is free. Cash only will be accepted.

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