Since 2008, Green City Market has been Chicago’s largest and only year-round farmers’ market, now with three locations. From May through October, the original market is outdoors in Lincoln Park every Wednesday and Saturday from 7 am – 1 pm. Its second location, Green City Market West Loop is open now through October every Saturday from 8 am to 1 pm within the Mary Bartelme Park, 115 S. Sangamon St in Chicago.
Chicagoans can enjoy access to local and sustainable produce and products year-round at the Indoor Farmers’ Market. Located at the Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum in the heart of Lincoln Park, the market is open on select Saturdays from November through April. Even when the wind chill gets to zero, chefs, restaurateurs, food organizations, and guests can obtain delicious, fresh foods while shopping in a warm, cozy environment. Shoppers will also find seminars, chef demonstrations, cooking classes, and Club Sprouts for kids. Check their website for details.
“Green City Market’s mission is to support local farmers and sustainable agricultural practices and bring them to the city,” said Executive Director, Melissa Flynn. You’ll find many of Chicago’s top chefs shopping the market for their seasonal menus.
In honor of the 20th anniversary, a new book has been published, Green City Market: A Song of Thanks by Sharon Hoogstraten. The book celebrates founder Abby Mandel and the inspiration of “know your food/know your farmer” movement. An award-winning photographer, Sharon Hoogstraten has been documenting the Green City Market since 2008.
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