1. Chicago Parent: 12 Chicagoland Farmers Markets for Families

      Monday, May 17, 2021

      By Chicago ParentWhether you are trying to engage a picky eater, support local farmers or simply find something fun to do outdoors, visiting a farmers market needs to be on your family’s summer bucket list. So grab your favorite tote bag and …

    2. Eater: Farmers Markets Are Back in Chicago After Record Sales in 2020

      Friday, May 14, 2021

      By Samantha Nelson, Eater ChicagoLast year, the COVID-19 pandemic transformed the shopping experience at Chicago-area farmers markets, and as the 2021 season kicked off this month, vendors and organizers will continue to employ safe shopping …

    3. Your new favorite Saturday brunch stop: Paper Tiger Eats

      Thursday, May 13, 2021

      Prepared food is back at Green City Market as of 2021, with old faves like raclette from Baked Cheese Haus, Gayle V’s Best Ever Grilled Cheese, bao and lumpia from Noble Fat, and tacos from Cookies & Carnitas returning to the market. New …

    4. Chicago Star Media: Let's go back to the farmers' markets!

      Tuesday, May 11, 2021

      By Candace Jordan, Chicago Star MediaSo many farmers' markets are returning after a long dark year. They bring glimmers of hope about a return to normalcy so it was with great excitement that I re-visited one of the first openings around town on …

    5. NBC: Guide to Chicago Farmers Markets This Spring, Summer

      Monday, May 10, 2021

      By NBC ChicagoAs the city continues its reopening plan, farmers markets across Chicago have begun welcoming residents back for the 2021 season.Though some markets have not announced official plans for a summer reopening, others have released schedules …

    6. Their star is rising: Welcoming Star Farm to GCM

      Monday, May 10, 2021

      Green City Market is growing — we're thrilled to welcome Star Farm to our Lincoln Park and West Loop markets this year!Star Farm is an urban farm in 2016 in Back of the Yards working to increase access to local, organic produce. …

    7. Club Sprouts, GCM's kids' programming, is back!

      Friday, May 7, 2021

      Club Sprouts is thrilled to announce the return of our at-market program! Stop by the Club Sprouts booth each week from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. on Saturday or Wednesday at GCM Lincoln Park to grab a fun seasonal activity and recipe featuring items from our …

    8. WGN Midday Fix: Checking out Green City Market

      Thursday, May 6, 2021

      By Kristina Miller, WGN Chicago

    9. Do you know what's in your dog's treats?

      Thursday, May 6, 2021

      Green City Market is thrilled to welcome several new vendors to our markets this season, including Prairie Wolf, a dog treat vendor using locally-sourced organ meat to encourage the use of the whole animal, preventing food waste and offering …

    10. What to do with ramps... if you've never heard of ramps before

      Tuesday, May 4, 2021

      Every Tuesday, Green City Market Program Coordinator, Alex Weyerhaeuser, is bringing you insider info — her recommended, can't-miss product of the week you've probably been sleeping on. Kick off the week with GCM's Fresh Factoid …

    11. Everything's coming up Daisies

      Tuesday, May 4, 2021

      Green City Market is thrilled to welcome several new vendors to our markets this season, including Daisies, a vegetable-driven and pasta-focused restaurant located in Logan Square. Chef and owner, Joe Frillman, takes a local, seasonal, and …

    12. "Surviving on the strength of local consumption"

      Wednesday, April 28, 2021

      Ahead of our 2021 farmers market season, we chatted with Eric Rose of River Valley Ranch in Burlington, Wisconsin about his experience as a small-scale farmer weathering the pandemic. Learn more about the Covid-19 Farmer Relief Fund, and how you can …

    13. Eater: Green City Farmers Market Lincoln Park's 2021 Season Starts Next Month

      Friday, April 23, 2021

      By Naomi Waxman, Eater Chicago"Green City Market, the farmers market that’s served Chicago for nearly two decades, will return at 7 a.m. on Saturday, May 1 in Lincoln Park. James Beard Award-winning chef Beverly Kim (Parachute,Wherewithall) …

    14. 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 …

    15. 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” …

    16. "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 …

    17. 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 …

    18. 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. …

    19. 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 …

    20. 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 …

    21. 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 …

    22. 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 …

    23. 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 …

    24. WGN Lunchbreak: Skillet Apple Cranberry Crisp

      Wednesday, December 16, 2020

      Get the recipe and read more at 

    25. "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 …

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