Free Pilsen Community Market
When: Sunday, June 21-end of summer 2020 9:00 am – 3:30 pm
Where: Plaza Tenochtitlán, 1820 S. Blue Island
This market is has reopened check for Facebook page for details.
Admission is free. Contributions are welcome. The market is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit corporation so contributions are tax deductible.
Taking place in the heart of the Pilsen neighborhood, Plaza Tenochtitlán, the Pilsen Community Market presents one of the widest varieties of local Latino vendors and entertainment.
An array of local craft vendors and artisans, food trucks and vendors offer things like pastured eggs and meats, chemical-free produce, cottage foods, honey, butter, natural lifestyle products and more. There are live demonstrations, music and dance performances.
Examples of Vendors and Artists PRE-Corona
MARÍA DE LA PARRA is a Mexico City native and U.S. immigrant. All the produce that she sells in the market is planted and harvested by her family and then driven to Chicago. This season she will be featuring in her market stall: onions, tomatoes, zucchinis, watermelon, peaches, poblano and serrano peppers, green tomatillos, kale, potatoes, squash strawberries, and many more fresh products.
MARCOS RAYA brings together old and new works in a variety of media that mostly explores the sociological impact of technological change. His paintings, collages and installations present an idiosyncratic hybrid of Mexican folklore, American pop-cuture.
VIVIAN GARCÍA is a Chicago based singer-songwriter.
BUTTERFLY COOKIES. Beatriz Navarro and her daughter Crisa passions are baking and painting and offer a variety of cookies, desserts, and cookie coloring workshops. Her goal is to open her own business in Pilsen so more people can enjoy her Tres Leches cake, Chocoflán and decorated marshmallows.