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    1. WGN Lunchbreak: Spiced squash seeds

      Thursday, October 29, 2020

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    2. WGN Lunchbreak: Cheesy baked squash dip

      Thursday, October 29, 2020

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    3. 8 Tips for Fighting Food Waste at Home

      Monday, September 14, 2020

      Meeting the people who bring fresh food to the market every week may make you consider all the hard work and dedication that goes into producing what we eat. But how much of that is for nothing? The reality is that 40% of the US food supply is wasted …

    4. WGN Lunchbreak: Spicy Tomato Soup

      Friday, May 22, 2020

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

    5. 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 …

    6. 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 …

    7. 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 …

    8. 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, …

    9. Chef Beverly Kim cooks with GCM Edible Education students

      Wednesday, March 4, 2020

      Green City Market's Edible Education team is in the classroom Monday through Friday, all school year long, teaching Chicago's kids how to shop, cook, and eat sustainably — James Beard-award winning celebrity chefs, however, don't usually make an …

    10. Chefs + CPS: The Chicago Chef Council is here and ready to make an impact

      Friday, February 14, 2020

      This February, the Chicago Chef Council officially joined the food activism scene — with a keen eye on school nutrition. The council is a coalition of twelve local chefs who will help develop wholesome, kid-friendly recipes for Chicago …

    11. Shopper spotlight: Ben Kobold

      Tuesday, February 11, 2020

      This week, we're highlighting one this winter's most loyal shoppers and workshop-goers: Ben Kobold! Green City Market hosts cooking and crafting classes on most market days, ranging from Thanksgiving fundamentals like soups, stocks, and pies to the art …

    12. Watch: The Kids of Von Linne Make Empanadas!

      Friday, January 17, 2020

      Take a peek at an adorable video of our fourth and fifth grade Edible Education students at Carl Von Linne Elementary tackling the perfect pastry pouch: the empanada! Green City Market is in the classroom at Von Linne and DePaul College Prep every week, …

    13. Grains of Knowledge with Brian Severson Farms

      Tuesday, October 9, 2018

      Guest Blog Post by Shulamis Rouzaud, staff member of Brian Severson Farms:Brian Severson is a 5th generation farmer farming in Dwight, Illinois, which is about 80 miles south of Chicago. He works the farm with his wife, Karen, and his oldest son, Luke. …

    14. Edible Education Update: Starting the Garden at Manierre School

      Tuesday, September 25, 2018

      Last week, we had the pleasure of planting a garden at Manierre Elementary. Students were given a number of plant options to choose from. We then took a vote and planted the top six plants, as chosen by the 7th grade class. This exercise proved to empower …

    15. The Impact of Club Sprouts as told by our Volunteer, Judy Myers

      Tuesday, August 21, 2018

      A Club Sprouts member told me a touching story at market the other day. He is almost two years old and has become a regular visitor to the Wednesday morning Club Sprouts table. With his mother’s help, he has learned the names of the volunteers, …

    16. Edible Education update with Chef Educator Lisa Kalabokis

      Wednesday, January 10, 2018

      Over the course of the last three months, I had the privilege of working with some extraordinary students at Manierre Elementary School and DePaul College Prep.We introduced to them a passion for food and nutritious eating, while providing an opportunity …

    17. Taking Time to be Grateful

      Tuesday, November 8, 2016

      As a child I don't remember Thanksgiving being a holiday to get breathless over. It was, more or less, a pit stop between Halloween and Chrismakkuh - the real holidays to get excited about. It seems that over the years, as America has re-learned to appreciate …

    18. Virtual CSA: Early October 2016

      Monday, October 10, 2016

      OctoberClick here to view the guide>>Beets, Carrots, Dark Greens, Grapes, & Pears The “Virtual CSA” is a curated list of seasonal highlights from the market totaling approximately $30. This packet contains a shopping list …

    19. Virtual CSA August/September 2016

      Thursday, August 25, 2016

      August/SeptemberClick here to view the guide>> Bell Peppers, Corn, Melon, Plums, & Tomatoes The “Virtual CSA” is a curated list of seasonal highlights from the market totaling approximately $30. This packet contains a …

    20. Power of Produce (POP) at Club Sprouts

      Friday, August 19, 2016

      Sponsored by Chipotle Mexican Grill and awarded through the Farmers’ Market Coalition, the $2,000 POP Club grant award aims to teach children about nutritious foods and agricultural sustainability.Green City Market is pleased to announce …

    21. Virtual CSA July/August 2016

      Tuesday, July 26, 2016

      July/August Blueberries, Eggplant Green Beans, Peaches, & Summer SquashClick here to view the packet for July/August>>The “Virtual CSA” is a curated list of seasonal highlights from the market totaling approximately $30. This …

    22. Virtual CSA June/July 2016

      Friday, June 17, 2016

      June/July 2016Cucumber, Kale, Peas, Potatoes, StrawberriesClick here to view the packet for Mid June- Mid July 2016>> The “Virtual CSA” is a curated list of seasonal highlights from the market totaling approximately $30. This packet contains …

    23. Virtual CSA MID-MAY – MID-JUNE 2016

      Tuesday, May 24, 2016

      The “Virtual CSA” is a curated list of seasonal highlights from the market totaling approximately $30. This packet contains a shopping list with the farms where the items can be purchased and recipes that feature each product. Similar …

    24. Chatting with the Chefs: Drew Davis & Nick Lacasse

      Tuesday, May 24, 2016

      Eastman Egg Company was created two years ago with the idea to make breakfast better. They have continued their mission to make delicious food, deliver seamless service and create meaningful experiences throughout the Windy City. We welcome Chef Drew …

    25. Get the Most Out of Your Market Produce

      Thursday, May 19, 2016

      By Abra BerensWith the bounty of the spring and summer markets arriving, so too comes a fridge with forgotten bags of greens, roots limp from too much time in the vegetable crisper, and too many tomatoes. Listed below are my favorite ways to breathe …

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