Volunteer Manager, The Field Museum
Megan moved to Chicago in 2008 to pursue a Master's degree from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. She works as the Manager of Volunteers at the Field Museum. She recruits and trains over 600 volunteers who contribute their time and expertise to the Museum’s programs. Megan enjoys working for an organization like the Field Museum that focuses on sustainability and conservation. As a member of the Field Museum's Edible Garden team she cares for eight raised beds, filled with veggies and herbs, throughout the season. She lives in Lakeview and is a self-proclaimed "plant lady".
What inspired you to get involved with Green City Market?
I've enjoyed the market ever since I moved to Chicago. I love trying “new to me” Midwest seasonal produce and learning about local farms. I wanted to get involved in promoting the markets and their education programs.
What’s the most delicious thing you’ve ever purchased from the GCM?
Michigan blueberries on my first trip to the market. It's what kept me coming back all year round waiting for those berries to return!
What’s your favorite aspect of the Junior Board?
Getting to meet vendors and chefs who work with all the local produce. It's inspired me to be a better baker and cook more seasonally.
What’s your favorite GCM event?
A (Mostly) Veggie Affair is my favorite event so far because you get to try unique takes on vegetarian food. I tried things I wouldn't typically eat or cook for myself.