2017 Holiday Gift Guide
‘Tis the season to spread the love of local food for the holidays! Green City Market is the perfect place to shop for gifts for your loved ones. Buying gifts from our market supports the Green City Market community in multiple ways, shoppers can be sure that the money they spend towards the gift goes directly towards our farmers & vendors livelihood. Also, all gifts are uniquely made by local vendors. Lastly, shoppers can be assured that their gifts are sustainable thanks to our third-party certification standards. Take a look at what our vendors have to offer for the 2017 holiday season:
2017 Holiday Markets (Saturdays, 8am-1pm):
Beeswax Christmas Ornaments from Chicago Honey Co-op
Bee friendly to our pollinators! Chicago Honey Co-op offers all-bee everything gifts from their local Chicago bee hives this year. Pick up an ornament or honey to support our Chicago pollinators. Ornaments are $6 each. Bonus! Buy the gift of beekeeping for your loved one by purchasing admission to one of their winter beekeeping classes. Available December 16th at market.
Hot Sauce Trios, Plants & Local Tea from Bushel & Peck’s
Bushel & Peck’s has hot sauce gift sets for your family members that can really take the heat (see above for their Ghost Pepper trio!), and for those who are new to the Scoville scale with their best selling hot sauce trio: Habenero, Jalapeno and Sweet Chili. In addition, they are offering small succulents and a new tea blend from their new permaculture garden on their farm. Available December 16th & 23rd at market and online on Etsy.
Merchandise at Forbidden Root
Okay, okay… they’re not at the market, BUT they’re a local Chicago brewery brewing botanic beers. Buy one of their t-shirts, sweatshirts, bottle openers or growler container from their restaurant & brewery (1746 W Chicago Ave, Chicago, IL 60622), and 100% of the proceeds go towards Green City Market. Holiday gift tip: their 64oz. Growler is a HydroFlask, which keeps beer perfectly cold and coffee steaming hot. AND it’s $10 off for the month of December. The perfect gift for your beer-lover while supporting your local farmers at Green City Market!
CSA Memberships from Green City Market Vendors
CSAs are the gift that keeps on giving. CSA stands for community supported agriculture, where CSA members buy a share of a farm’s production. These shares help farmers plan for their farm earlier in the season and maintain their cash flow year-round. Shareholders receive weekly, bi-weekly, or monthly boxes of locally produced produce and goods. This gift is perfect for those who are avid cooks and like exploring new, seasonal products. CSA memberships are offered by Mint Creek Farm, Nichol’s Farm and Orchard, Tomato Mountain and Earth First Farms.
Mini Hot Sauce Trio from Co-op Sauce
Hot sauce in your bag, carry-on bag that is. This tiny trio of the original Co-op Sauce’s pack a big punch of fermented flavor wherever go. Since these little guys are under 3oz., you can take them with you on your holiday flight home. Available December 16th & 23rd at market.
Sample Boxes from Quality Organic
The Severson Family of Quality Organic is known for their organic and non-GMO grains. Choose from three different sample boxes that contain different assortments of their products, including family recipes! Give the gift of good grains for $9-$30 a box. Pro tip: they can ship these boxes to your desired destination. Available December 16th at market.
Organic apple cider vinegar from Earth First Farms
We all know one health conscious friend! The organic apple cider vinegar from Earth First Farms is unparalleled. It contains a plethora of good bacteria and nutrients to keep your body alkaline and healthy. Plus, it’s made from organic apples grown only 100 miles away from the market. Available December 16th.
2017-18 Peggy Notebaert Museum Membership
This is the perfect gift for nature enthusiasts and young scientists! A membership to the museum includes free admission, exclusive admission into events and openings, free coat check, museum store discount and more. Bonus: Green City Market shoppers can receive 10% off any Nature Museum membership by using offer code ‘GCM18’ online at naturemuseum.org/membership, via phone at 773-755-5115, or in person at the Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum. Offer ends 4/28/18.
Green City Market Merchandise
Share your farmers market pride by gifting one of our t-shirts, tote bags or cookbooks. Our cookbook features a foreword by Emeritus Board Member, Chef Rick Bayless and recipes from local Chicago chefs, GCM volunteers and vendors. Our cookbook is available in hard and soft covers. Available December 16th & 23rd.
- True or False: Farmers relax all winter
- Tuesday, November 13, 2018
- Blue Corn Enchiladas, Smoked Potato Gnocchi and 20+ fall-inspired dishes at A (Mostly) Veggie Affair
- Wednesday, November 7, 2018
- Watch #GCMVeggieAffair Chefs live on WGN-TV & NBC 5 this week!
- Tuesday, October 30, 2018
- The Turkey Trials: Learn more about your holiday bird
- Monday, October 15, 2018
- Listen to Exec Director, Melissa Flynn on WGN Radio's Patty Vasquez Show with Andrea Darlas!
- Friday, October 12, 2018
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