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    1. WGN Lunchbreak: Spicy Tomato Soup

      Friday, May 22, 2020

      Watch at wgntv.com, and get Lisa's spicy tomato soup recipe here. 

    2. Outdoor market update

      Friday, May 22, 2020

      All of us here at Green City Market — our staff, volunteers, and vendors — miss seeing you at the market. With June right around the corner, we are as anxious as all of you to safely return to Lincoln Park and the West Loop to begin our outdoor …

    3. Tomatoes in May: Iron Creek Farm bringing peak season faves early

      Thursday, May 14, 2020

      Fresh! Gorgeous! Ripe tomatoes! In ... May? Yep, you heard it right — Iron Creek Farm in LaPorte, Indiana has juicy, fresh sungold tomatoes available now. Our friends at Iron Creek know you're antsy for a summery barbecue with perfect …

    4. Food & Wine: Chefs Source Their Food From These Semi-Secret Purveyors—and Now You Can Too

      Wednesday, May 13, 2020

      Written by Andrea Strong of Food & WineRestaurants across the country have shuttered, laying off countless workers and leaving suppliers without their wholesale clientele. To make up for lost revenue and to keep their businesses afloat, …

    5. Edible Ed @ Home: It's taco time!

      Friday, May 8, 2020

      What better way to enjoy a fun, nutritious dinner than with tacos?! This week’s newsletter will focus on the building-block components of making this tasty dish, giving you options for a variety of different fillings, spice blends, and side dishes …

    6. "This is a wake up call": How COVID-19 is impacting local growers

      Friday, May 1, 2020

      This is Abby. She owns Mick Klug Farm in St. Joseph, Michigan with her family. Abby’s family has tended to Mick Klug Farm and fed the Midwest sustainable, local produce for three generations. Her family is the reason we have sweet strawberries …

    7. School's out: GCM brings Edible Education to your home

      Friday, May 1, 2020

      Schools have been closed for nearly seven weeks now, and the remainder of the school year has been cancelled. Our Edible Education students are hunkered down at home, with no way of knowing when they’ll be back in the classroom.Green City …

    8. Tribune: Farmers markets will open in Chicago area, but most are delayed and are adopting distancing rules

      Wednesday, April 29, 2020

      Written by Louise Chu of the Chicago TribuneThe outdoor farmers market season in Chicago traditionally kicks off on the first Saturday of May at Green City Market. The crown jewel of organic produce transforms a grassy corner of Lincoln Park into …

    9. Green City Market's Lincoln Park Opening Day postponed

      Tuesday, April 28, 2020

      Extension of Illinois shelter-in-place and Chicago Park District closures freeze permit processGCM will continue home deliveries of fresh, local foodWith May 2 right around the corner, I am writing to welcome you to Green City Market's 21st season …

    10. CBS: Farmers Struggling As Restaurants, Farmer's Markets Close During Pandemic

      Thursday, April 23, 2020

      Reporting by CBS ChicagoThis pandemic is hurting area farmers, not only those supplying tp restaurants, but those counting on farmer’s markets.Abby Schilling owns Mick Klug Farm with her husband in St. Joe Michigan. She told CBS 2 that …

    11. How to Stock Your Kitchen and Stomach During a Pandemic

      Monday, April 20, 2020

      By Isabel Markowski, RDN, LDNWith current COVID-19 conditions, many of Chicago’s grocery store shelves have become ghost towns. As a registered dietitian, I always support fresh produce as the top-line of nutrition, frequenting Green City Market …

    12. Dining Out: Green City Market Making it Simple to Buy Local in Chicago

      Thursday, April 16, 2020

      Written By: Kaleigh GlazaTrying to eat fresh while you’re at home? It’s easier than you think! You can now #stayathome and still stay connected to your local Midwest farmers by shopping online from Green City Market Delivered, or through the …

    13. Forbes: Eight Gourmet Provisions To Elevate Your Home Cooking

      Thursday, April 16, 2020

      Written By: Amber GibsonWe still have at least a few weeks of mandatory staying at home, and your recipe repertoire may be running thin. You don't necessarily have to embark on a complicated new recipe requiring hours to prepare to impress your …

    14. Chicago Mag: How Illinois Farms Are Staying Afloat

      Monday, April 13, 2020

      Written By: Maggie HennessyTrent Sparrow, owner of Catalpa Grove Farm in Dwight, about 80 miles southwest of Chicago,usually doesn’t follow the news too closely. On March 15, he was overseeing the birth of lambs when Governor J.B. Pritzker …

    15. Eater: Illinois's Small Farmers Turn to Tech During Pandemic Restaurant Closures

      Monday, April 13, 2020

      Written By: Naomi WaxmanIt’s kidding season at Prairie Fruits Farm & Creamery in downstate Champaign. Co-owners Leslie Cooperband and husband Wes Jarrell are, as Cooperband describes it, in the midst of “full-on baby goat …

    16. Chicago Sun Times: Ah, spring! Fruits, veggies and — social distancing

      Tuesday, April 7, 2020

      Written By: Stefano EspositoYou’re unlikely to be able to pick up locally sourced toilet paper or artisanal hand sanitizer there, but expect to see farmers markets sprouting up across the city and beyond in the coming weeks.They just might …

    17. Food & Wine: As Restaurants Close, Farmers Find New Ways to Feed People

      Tuesday, April 7, 2020

      Written By: Gabriella GershensonThe stay-at-home orders that swept the country in March and effectively forced the closure of the country’s restaurant industry have translated to economic disaster, not only for restaurants, …

    18. FOX32: Green City Market launches delivery service

      Thursday, April 2, 2020

      Watch at fox32chicago.com.

    19. Inside Hook: What Happens to Chicago's Farmers — and Their Markets — During a Pandemic?

      Thursday, April 2, 2020

      Written By: Ari Bendersky of Inside HookYou never realize how important a farmers market is until you’re faced with the reality you may not have a market to visit. This holds true for consumers, of course, but even more so for the people behind …

    20. WGN: Green City Market has an app that will get your groceries delivered to your doorstep

      Thursday, April 2, 2020

      Watch at wgntv.com. 

    21. Five Ways to Stretch a Farm-Raised Whole Chicken

      Thursday, April 2, 2020

      Winner winner, chicken dinners! This recipe series is a real winner indeed — one, local, sustainably-raised chicken = a full week of meals. No meal prep boredom here, we've got five different ways to serve this chicken that uses the whole …

    22. WTTW: Farmers Markets Rally to Create Virtual Hubs for Hard-Hit Local Growers. Here's a Roundup

      Thursday, April 2, 2020

      Written By: Patti Wetli of WTTWFarmers markets have been labeled an “essential” operation during the coronavirus outbreak, which means the markets will go on, in one form or another.Members of the Chicago Farmers Market Collective, …

    23. NBC5: How to Make Farm Fresh Vegetable Soup

      Monday, March 30, 2020

      Cafe 5: How to Make Farm Fresh Vegetable SoupGreen City Markets’ Chef Educator Lisa Kalabokis teaches viewers how to make vegetable white bean soup, all made using local ingredients.Click here to watch on nbcchicago.com.

    24. Fresh bread, grass-fed meat and locally grown produce delivered to your door? It's happening, as farmers markets turn virtual to help growers hurt by coronovirus shutdowns.

      Saturday, March 28, 2020

      Written By: Louisa Chu of Chicago TribuneMarket inspired and chef driven. The mantra has made Chicago a world renowned culinary destination in recent years. The West Loop epicenter rose around a herd of Goat restaurants, where farmers shared billing …

    25. Delivery to your doorstep just got easier: Download Green City Market Delivered, powered by WhatsGood

      Friday, March 27, 2020

      If you thought GCM's Virtual Market was cool, you're in for a treat. The Green City Market team has been hard at work with our vendors and WhatsGood to launch Green City Market Delivered, powered by WhatsGood! We know many of you …

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