Jennifer Rottner

Jennifer Rottner

Director of Communications, Chicago Department of Family and Support Services

Born and raised in Chicago, Jennifer has been a lover and supporter of the Green City Market since she moved to the Old Town neighborhood several years ago. Professionally, Jennifer is the Director of Communications for the Chicago Department of Family and Support Services where she is responsible for managing all communications for DFSS, the City of Chicago's main department serving the community's most vulnerable residents. She also works in conjunction with the Mayor's Office to manages press conferences, events and use social media to highlight the positive stories throughout the Department.

What inspired you to get involved with Green City Market?

My love of food also led to a struggle with weight, which I have overcome by maintaining an 80lb weight loss. The Green City Market (which is practically in her backyard!) has provided me with an array of fresh, delicious and locally sourced foods that allow her to continue to live a healthy lifestyle.

What’s the most delicious thing you’ve ever purchased from the GCM?

Piedmontese filet mignon steaks from Heartland Meats. Not only is it a leaner and healthier cut of meat, it still has all the flavor! 

What’s your favorite Jr. Board event?

Meet The Market events. There is no better way to end a hectic work day than meeting up with friends and fellow JB'ers by having some delicious food and cocktails at some amazing restaurants throughout the city who support the GCM and the Junior Board!

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Know your food, know your farmer
Locations & hours
May through October (Outdoors)
Lincoln Park
N. Clark St & N. Lincoln Ave
Wednesdays and Saturdays, 7am–1pm
June through October (Outdoors)
West Loop, Mary Bartelme Park
115 S. Sangamon St
Saturdays, 8am–1pm
November through April (Indoors)
Peggy Notebaert Museum
2430 N. Cannon Dr.
Saturdays, 8am–1pm

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Business office
2613 W. Lawrence Avenue

Chicago, IL 60625

(773) 880-1266

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