"Green City Market will celebrate its return to Lincoln Park on Saturday, May 1, 2021. The market — which chef and restaurateur Alice Waters once called “the best sustainable market in the country” — will open at 7 a.m. and run every Wednesday and Saturday through the end of October.
James Beard Award-winning chef Beverly Kim of Parachute and Wherewithall will attend the opening and chat with shoppers to share her favorite farm-fresh finds of Green City Market.
“Chef Kim has graciously offered to join us on our opening day,” GCM executive director Mandy Moody said. “Her love of local food and her incredible knowledge on how to create delicious dishes is something all of our customers will enjoy hearing about. Shoppers can stop by the market’s info tent for the scoop on where to find Chef Kim on opening day.”
Some new vendors this year include Star Farm Chicago, an urban farm established in the Back of the Yards neighborhood, offering fresh seasonal vegetables; Frillman Farms, an heirloom-only operation growing on the land of former GCM vendor, Leaning Shed Farm; and Daisies, a restaurant in Logan Square, now selling ragu, pesto and fresh pasta at retail.
“Connecting with the farmer who has fresh dirt under their nails from picking your produce that morning throughout the market season brings so much joy to our community,” said Moody. “Eating locally-grown, sustainably-produced food is the most nourishing way to feed ourselves. Our local vendors kept Chicago fed through 2020, and we’re grateful for their return and our 22nd season.”
Safe shopping guidelines will continue to be in place and face masks will be required for all staff, vendors, volunteers and shoppers. Capacity will be limited to 500 people at a time; staff and volunteers will be monitoring lines, both inside and outside the market, to promote social distancing.
GCM Lincoln Park is located at the south end of Lincoln Park near 1817 N. Clark St. at the intersection of Clark and Lincoln.
GCM’s West Loop market located in Mary Bartelme Park will open Saturday, June 5, 2021."