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    1. Small farm, big impact: Featuring Raya Carr of Mint Creek Farm

      Wednesday, April 21, 2021

      Ahead of our 2021 farmers market season, we chatted with Raya Carr of Mint Creek Farm in Stelle, Illinois about her experience as a small-scale farmer weathering the pandemic. Learn more about the Covid-19 Farmer Relief Fund, and how you can provide …

    2. Chicago Food Magazine: Save the Date for Chicago May Happenings

      Tuesday, April 20, 2021

      From Chicago Food Magazine"Green City Market will celebrate its return to Lincoln Park on Saturday, May 1, 2021. The market — which chef and restaurateur Alice Waters once called “the best sustainable market in the country” …

    3. "Green City Market's future is vital to the future of my farm"

      Wednesday, April 14, 2021

      Ahead of our 2021 farmers market season, we chatted with Jerry Boone of Froggy Meadow Farm in Beloit, Wisconsin about his experience as a small-scale farmer weathering the pandemic. Learn more about GCM's Covid-19 Farmer Relief Fund, and how you can …

    4. Announcing the Covid-19 Farmer Relief Fund

      Wednesday, April 7, 2021

      If the last year has impressed anything upon us at Green City Market, it’s that the conventional food system is even more fragile than we realized. The empty grocery store shelves that marked the past year showed us that the connection between …

    5. From software to farm to table: Jackie Gennett of Bushel & Peck's

      Thursday, March 25, 2021

      Jackie Gennett of Bushel & Peck’s just might be superwoman. Farmer, chef, restaurateur, business-owner, entrepreneur, member of Green City Market’s Board of Directors, and self-proclaimed “Plant Lady,” she really does it all. …

    6. Standing Together Against Racism

      Wednesday, March 24, 2021

      A letter from our Executive Director, Mandy MoodyDear friends of Green City Market, The history of harassment faced by Asian Americans is longstanding in America. And, since the start of the pandemic, Asian Americans have faced a surge of violent …

    7. Celebrating Green City Market's women farmers: Oriana Kruszewski

      Thursday, March 18, 2021

      Oriana Kruszewski, Green City Market’s beloved long-time grower specializing in Asian pears, never intended to be a farmer. Born in China and raised and educated in Hong Kong, Oriana’s Chinese roots have deeply influenced her work ethic and …

    8. Kick off Women's History Month with the bakery queen of Chicago: Arshiya Farheen

      Monday, March 8, 2021

      The beautiful display of Verzenay Patisserie’s assortment of French pastries is the most wonderful welcome as you enter Lincoln Park in the morning, reusable shopping bags in hand waiting to be filled with the bounty awaiting you. Up ahead, kale …

    9. Welcoming GCM's newest board members

      Thursday, January 28, 2021

      Today we're giving a shoutout to some of the incredible folks working tirelessly behind the scenes to realize Green City Market's mission: our Board of Directors!   Our board includes motivated community members driven to take …

    10. Reuters: Cold U.S. weather crushes outdoor businesses in COVID-hit cities

      Tuesday, December 22, 2020

      By Matthew Lavietes, Thomson Reuters FoundationPatios, marquees, plastic bubbles - makeshift outdoor spaces have become new staples for businesses across the United States, after city and state governments put limits on how many people could …

    11. WGN Lunchbreak: Skillet Apple Cranberry Crisp

      Wednesday, December 16, 2020

      Get the recipe and read more at wgntv.com. 

    12. "Everything has changed": 2020 and the shift to local

      Monday, December 14, 2020

      In a year where supply chains were disrupted, common household items were wiped from shelves, and grocery store lines spanned city blocks, it became more important than ever before to purchase — and eat — what’s available locally. For …

    13. Fox 32: Spice up the season with Green City Market holiday boxes

      Wednesday, December 9, 2020

      Home for the Holidays Boxes: Learn moreHow to order

    14. Wellness at work: MVP x Green City Market

      Wednesday, December 9, 2020

      Green City Market is a proud partner of MVP Executive Search & Development, a Chicago-based and women-led recruiting firm. President and Founder Mary Olson-Menzel shares, "We are so happy to join in with this esteemed group of conscientious …

    15. ABC7: Unique gifting ideas that support local businesses

      Monday, December 7, 2020

      By ABC 7 Chicago Digital TeamThe holiday shopping season is well upon us, but there is still plenty of time to find the perfect gift.Debi Lilly, Chief Eventeur with A Perfect Event, shared her recommendations for gifts that support local small businesses …

    16. "A big question mark": GCM building a more resilient local food system

      Tuesday, December 1, 2020

      “Getting a variety of farmers together, farmers that grow an incredible variety of produce, together in one spot on one day and getting them to do that well is a huge undertaking,” remarks Carl Smits of Smits Farms in Chicago Heights, Illinois. …

    17. A fresh approach to food access

      Tuesday, December 1, 2020

      “The ability to get to the farmers market and buy fresh — and really fresh — food is just fabulous,” shares Sue, a GCM shopper who uses our Link matching program, where we welcome and match SNAP benefits (a.k.a. Link or EBT) dollar-for-dollar …

    18. Block Club: With Outdoor Shopping Season Ending, Green City Market Ramps Up Home Delivery Efforts

      Monday, November 30, 2020

      By Jake Wittich of Block Club ChicagoGreen City Market is expanding its online shopping app with more vendors as its outdoor season comes to a close.The popular farmers market’s outdoor season was extended an extra month through Nov. 30 to …

    19. Home for the Holidays Gift Boxes

      Thursday, November 19, 2020

      So you’re home for the holidays. Literally. This season, Green City Market presents a bold new way to holiday. Whether you’re working from home, navigating remote learning, or getting real friendly with Netflix’s “recommended …

    20. Shopper spotlight: Advocating for food access

      Wednesday, November 18, 2020

      Due to the effects of the coronavirus pandemic, more than 54 million people may experience food insecurity in 2020. "People who never thought they'd experience food insecurity are now seeking food assistance," says Luis Guardia, president of the Food …

    21. Sustainable farms devastated by coronavirus: The GCM community responds to protect the future of food

      Thursday, November 12, 2020

      “When you’re in the city, you may not have access to a garden of your own, so you want the next best, or even the very best thing, and go to someone who’s personally involved in growing the product. That’s really been our juice,” …

    22. Your guide to a local Thanksgiving

      Thursday, November 5, 2020

      With many of us staying local this Thanksgiving, why not keep your menu local too? By sourcing your ingredients locally, you can support dozens of local, sustainable growers, reduce your carbon footprint, avoid potentially dangerous grocery crowds, and …

    23. Link matching now available through GCM's curbside pick-up

      Wednesday, November 4, 2020

      We've got more exciting developments in GCM Delivered this week — customers can now pay with an Illinois Link card and redeem GCM's Link match with Green City Market's curbside pick-up program!Increasing access to local, sustainably-grown …

    24. Despite dropping temperatures, some Chicago farmers markets extending outdoor season

      Tuesday, November 3, 2020

      By Nick Kindelsperger of the Chicago Tribune Most years, the Green City Market wraps up its outdoor farmers market in late October, trading its scenic spot in the southwest part of Lincoln Park for the far cozier interior of the nearby Peggy Notebaert …

    25. WGN Lunchbreak: Cheesy baked squash dip

      Thursday, October 29, 2020

      Watch and get the recipe at wgntv.com. 

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