Become a Sponsor
Green City Market cultivates a more sustainable Chicago food system through farmers markets, edible education, and food access initiatives. As a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, we rely on support from organizations that share our values to run our year-round markets and programs. There are several ways for your business to support our mission and engage with the market community.
At Market Sponsorship
At-market sponsors support our markets and at-market programs, such as Chef Demos, Club Sprouts, Link Matching, and Composting. Sponsors receive a 10x10 set-up space, e-newsletter promotion, and the opportunity to connect with thousands of market shoppers. At-market sponsorship opportunities are available at our Lincoln Park, West Loop, and Indoor Market locations. Sponsorship rates vary depending on company size, market location, and other factors.
- Review the At-Market Sponsorship Opportunities & Guidelines packet.
- Submit a brief application for approval. Please note that only sponsors that meet our guidelines and fit within our mission will be approved.
- Our Development Associate will follow-up with a Sponsorship Agreement and will work with you to confirm dates.
Chef BBQ Sponsorship
The Chef BBQ is GCM’s largest annual fundraiser and takes place every July in Lincoln Park. All proceeds benefit our markets, education programs, and access initiatives. 100+ local chefs, mixologists, and brewers prepare dishes and drinks featuring GCM vendor ingredients. 2000+ attendees sample the market-inspired menu while savoring the flavors of summer in the Midwest.
Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested in learning more about Chef BBQ sponsorship opportunities.
Associate Board Signature Event
Our Associate Board will plan a signature event in the fall to raise funds for the Green CIty Market mission. Around 400 attendees gather in support of increasing local food access in Chicago. Guests sample veggie-centric dishes created by local chefs with GCM vendor produce. Event sponsors receive pre-event and at-event publicity along with tickets to the event.
Please contact email@example.com if you are interested in learning more about sponosrship opportunities for our Associate Board signature event.