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    1. 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 …

    2. 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 …

    3. 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 …

    4. 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 …

    5. 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 …

    6. "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. …

    7. 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 …

    8. 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 …

    9. 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 …

    10. Green City Market extending outdoor season through November 21

      Tuesday, September 29, 2020

      We officially have 8 more weeks of outdoor farmers markets! Green City Market — previously scheduled to end our outdoor season on Saturday, October 31 — will now be open for the first three Saturdays in November at both GCM Lincoln …

    11. Get a taste of Mick Klug Farm at Bang Bang Pie & Biscuits

      Wednesday, September 23, 2020

      "For some people," Food Insider shares, "pie really means fruit pie." The Pastry Sous Chef at Bang Bang Pie & Biscuits, Chelsea Gerdeman, shares, "Something about fruit pies I love, both making and eating: there's really no room to …

    12. National Eat Local Day, Sept. 22, Urges Restaurants and Consumers to Prepare Locally Sourced Meals

      Thursday, September 10, 2020

      Tuesday, September 22 is National Eat Local Day, a day to encourage restaurants and people cooking at home to prepare and serve a complete meal created with locally grown ingredients. “Our …

    13. Cook the seasons: Solutions for your peak season market haul

      Wednesday, August 19, 2020

      Kathryn Domanchuk Shiels lives in Lincoln Park and is a frequent patron of Green City Market. If you often find yourself in a panic over what to do with your GCM haul, you can follow her on Instagram (@cooktheseasons), where she hopes to ease your farmers …

    14. The All of Us Research Program: Changing the Future of Health

      Thursday, August 13, 2020

      The All of Us Research Program at Northwestern is a historic effort to collect and study data from one million or more people living in the United States. The program is calling on volunteer participants like you to share information about your …

    15. Vin Chicago and Green City Market: A natural pairing

      Thursday, July 23, 2020

      Peter Schwarzbach’s family has been in the wine business since 1934. They got their start with a single family-run store on Madison Street right after Prohibition ended, and now they operate three locations in Chicago, Barrington, and Highland …

    16. 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 …

    17. 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 …

    18. 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 …

    19. 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 …

    20. 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 …

    21. Gadabout: Local advocates for food, community, and sustainability

      Monday, February 24, 2020

      Andersonville's newest culinary destination may be global in cuisine, but its common theme is definitely focused on one thing — sustainability. From biodegradable straws all the way to secondhand furniture (shoutout to you, The Brown Elephant), Gadabout is …

    22. Clucker Collab: Honey Butter Fried Chicken & Wherewithall's sandwich for good

      Wednesday, February 19, 2020

      The Wherewithslaw Sammie is here! The culinary child of Honey Butter Fried Chicken and Wherewithall, this limited-time-only sandwich features fried chicken strips, market pimento and aged cheddar aioli, local carrot-radish slaw, and mustard vinaigrette. The …

    23. 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 …

    24. 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 …

    25. "I don't think most people are aware you can do this": GCM Linking Up for Food Access

      Wednesday, December 18, 2019

      Patricia is just one of the 900+ Chicagoans that use Illinois Link benefits to shop at Green City Market and participate in our Link matching program, where we welcome and match Link benefits dollar-for-dollar up to $15 per market day, doubling the impact …

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