NewsCelebrate National Farmers’ Market Week With Green City Market: August 1-7

Posted Jul 27, 2021

National Farmers’ Market Week is coming up the first week of August! Farmers’ Market Week is an annual celebration that highlights the vital role farmers’ markets play in our food system. 

Here’s what’s on the menu for Farmers’ Market Week 2021 with Green City Market:

Farmers' Market Sweep

Saturday, July 31

  • Green City Market is hosting our very own Supermarket Sweep! (For the Gen-Zers out there, it's a game show from the '90s. Here’s a refresher.) In honor of our 22nd year, contestants will get $22 and 8 minutes to visit our vendors and buy items from our special shopping list. 

    • In honor of our 22nd year, contestants will get $22 and 7 minutes to visit our vendors and buy items from our special surprise shopping list. Think: "something foraged, something purple, something that's a root." Items can count towards more than one challenge on the list. Anything you buy, you get to keep!

    • To win the chance to play: 

      • Visit the GCM West Loop Info Booth Saturday, July 31 anytime between 10:00 and 10:30 a.m. You'll sign up with your name and email. You can sign up with one other person — pairs are encouraged!

      • We'll draw winners randomly and announce the participants by 10:35 a.m. We'll give participating teams the shopping list and review the rules. After that, it's game on!

      • The team that checks the most off the shopping list will receive a $25 gift certificate to Green City Market per player.

Savor the Seasons

Saturday, August 7

  • What says August more than the tomato? Taste a slice of every Green City Market farmer’s tomato, compare the differences in flavor between varieties and regions, and vote on your favorite. The winning farm will be crowned the (very official) Best Tomato of Green City Market 2021!

    • Saturday, August 7:

      • 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. at GCM Lincoln Park. The tasting table will be located next to the Club Sprouts table (near the Clark & Lincoln entrance). 

      • 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. at GCM West Loop. The tasting table will be located at the south end of Mary Bartelme Park. 

Increased Link Matching

Wednesday, August 4 + Saturday, August 7

  • Access to good food is a right, not a privilege. We're dedicated to making that right a reality for all Chicagoans. In honor of Farmers’ Market Week, Green City Market is increasing its Link double match to a Link triple match. That means when you spend $15 in Link benefits, you automatically get $30 extra to spend (!) at no additional cost to you. That’s $45 to purchase the Midwest’s most nutritious produce and protein. Available at the following dates and locations:

Club Sprouts

Wednesday, August 4 + Saturday, August 7

  • Stop by the Club Sprouts kids' table to play produce Bingo! Check off boxes by tasting something new, finding fruits and veggies of different colors, and more. Plus, get our kid-friendly Gnocchi Summer Salad recipe!

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