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    1. WGN Lunchbreak: How To Use Farmer's Market Veggies In A Cold Soup

      Thursday, August 20, 2020

      Plus, get the recipe at 

    2. FOX32: Green City Market Chef BBQ at Home

      Thursday, July 16, 2020

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    3. ABC: Green City Market Chef BBQ event goes virtual, emphasizing buying locally raised foods

      Tuesday, July 14, 2020

      By ABC7 ChicagoCHICAGO (WLS) -- A popular Chicago farmer's market is emphasizing the importance of buying and eating locally raised foods.In an effort to help connect consumers to their local food sources, Green City Market is taking their …

    4. WGN Lunchbreak: Details On Bringing The Popular Green City Market Chef BBQ To You At Home

      Friday, July 10, 2020

      By Kristina Miller of WGN-9

    5. Block Club: Green City Market Returns to West Loop this Weekend

      Friday, June 19, 2020

      Written by Mauricio Peña of Block Club ChicagoWEST LOOP — After delays amid coronavirus pandemic, Green City Market is set to return this this weekend to the West Loop.The popular outdoor farmers market will be open from …

    6. WGN: Sprouting sign of summer, normalcy as Green City Market reopens

      Monday, June 15, 2020

      By Sean Lewis of WGN-TVRead the full story at

    7. WTTW: Farmers Markets Reopening, With Changes. Pick Up Fresh Fruits and Veggies, Then Skedaddle

      Friday, June 12, 2020

      Written by Patty Wetli of WTTW"Now that they’ve been given the go-ahead from public health officials, dozens of Chicago farmers markets are set to open in the next week or two.The message from various market organizers: The experience is going …

    8. WGN Lunchbreak: Spicy Tomato Soup

      Friday, May 22, 2020

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

    9. 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, …

    10. 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 …

    11. 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 …

    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. 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, …

    19. FOX32: Green City Market launches delivery service

      Thursday, April 2, 2020

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    20. 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 …

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

      Thursday, April 2, 2020

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    22. 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

    23. 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 …

    24. 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 …

    25. 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 …

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