Help Us Grow Join the Leadership Circle

GCM’s Friends of Farmers is a community of leadership donors committed to the advancement of local, sustainable agriculture, food system education, and food security in Chicago. 

With a tax-deductible donation of $500 or more, you can make your mark on Chicago’s food system — Friends of Farmers are recognized on GCM’s vendor bio webpages and on signage at our farmers' markets. With your support, we can create a more local, more sustainable, more accessible food system together.


We're a market on a mission! Here's what our community of supporters makes possible:

55sustainable farms + food producers supported
617 youth introduced to the local food system through Club Sprouts in 2023
16,700+ pounds of food donated to local pantries + mutual aid groups in 2023
$274K+ SNAP funds spent + matched with GCM in 2023