Green City Market, a 501(c)(3) organization, is the only Chicago farmers' market to provide free resources and educational opportunities about local sustainable issues to shoppers, sprouts, and farmers. We believe that Green City Market and our educational outreach programs are the best way to achieve a sustainable future. Our mission is to make quality, healthy, delicious food available for families, restaurants, schools, and healthcare facilities.

  • Compost Drop Off & Waste Reduction

    Green City Market is committed to creating a more sustainable Chicago by diverting waste headed for landfills. We partner with Healthy Soil Compost to process the local, organic waste produced at the market back into nutrient-rich energy for increasing soil health and community urban farming. By composting and recycling, we reduced our waste at markets from approximately thirty garbage bins per day to just six! Green City Market Home Compost Drop-Off Shoppers …

  • Illinois Link Card and SNAP Benefits Program

    Shop Local Fresh Foods using Illinois Link or SNAP BenefitsAll Green City Market locations accept Link Card and SNAP Benefits.Use your Link card at Green City Market and receive extra money to spend with our local farmers! Green City strives to enhance access to fresh, healthy, locally grown food to all members of our community by matching the value of Link benefits dollar-for-dollar (up to $15 per card, per market day) to spend at the market. By making benefit dollars go farther, Green …

  • Edible Education

    Edible Education help kids connect school subjects to cooking and gardening. Green City Market's Edible Education program is inspired by the Edible Schoolyard Project created by renowned Chef Alice Waters.Green City Market is typically in Chicago's classrooms Monday through Friday, all school year long, teaching the next generation of eaters what we like to call "modern-day home ec" — practical, hands-on culinary skills with a focus on positive habits like knife safety and composting, …

  • Yoga at the Market

    Yoga at Green City Market is temporarily suspended until further notice.Thank you to our yoga sponsors!Yoga Six - GCM Lincoln ParkBare Feet Power Yoga - GCM West Loop

  • Indoor Locavore

    Shop the Indoor Market & win! Come visit us at the Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum from November through April and get rewarded just for shopping the market! Shop the Indoor Market eight times this season and earn $5 to use at any GCM vendor *and* an exclusive Locavore tote bag! Just by shopping any Indoor Market in the month of November, you’re entered to win a cozy Green City Market long sleeve. The more you shop the more you stand to win! Five shops enters you to win a GCM cookbookTen …

  • Story Time at the Market

    Join us for Story Time at the Market, where Green City Market community members will read children's books about food, farming, markets, cooking and more! Story Time takes place the first Saturday market of every month at GCM Indoor Market starting at 9:30am located in the Nature's Lunch Box of the Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum. This program is free and perfect for all ages. Children's books are targeted for grades pre-school and up. 2019-2020 Indoor Market Story Time Dates:December 7January …

  • Edible Gardens

    A Partnership between Green City Market & Lincoln Park ZooAs Green City Market’s primary educational outreach program, The Edible Gardens’ mission is to connect children with their food hands-on, and to ensure that families have the knowledge, experience, and inspiration to help support a sustainable food system.Support Edible GardensJeanne Pinsof Nolan created and planted the Edible Gardens at Lincoln Park Zoo’s Farm-in-the-Zoo in the spring of 2005 at the request of …

  • Club Sprouts

    Teaching Kids About Sustainable Food in ChicagoGreen City Market encourages young people to try new, locally grown sustainable foods with Club Sprouts. At every market, children are given the opportunity to taste an in-season market item. Those who sample one of the tastes receives a stamp on their Club Sprouts membership card. Once the card is filled with 8 tastes, the child takes home a certificate of accomplishment and a special prize.The Club Sprouts table also offers fun, seasonal activities …

  • Savor the Seasons & Try Seasonal Produce

    If you’ve ever tried to buy sweet corn in the winter or had a craving for butternut squash in the summer, you know that many fruits and vegetables are seasonal. While your local grocery store may carry most fruits and veggies year-round, many of these items have been shipped to the Midwest from all around the world, meaning that they have traveled long distances, losing their freshness and expending significant amounts of energy. It is safe to say that produce grown by our local farmers and …

  • Field Trips

    Join Green City Market for a Field Trip!Field trips with Green City Market are a great opportunity for school groups, summer camps, and more!  And it's not just for grade school or high school kids, we do "field trips" for a variety of groups - adults too!  Our field trips are free and include a hands-on gardening activity in The Edible Gardens and a guided tour of the Green City Market. Hands-on activities in The Edible Gardens can include direct seeding, thinning …

  • Celebrity Chef Demonstrations & Cooking Lessons

    A Green City Market favorite! Top Chicago area chefs demonstrate recipes using seasonal and sustainable ingredients from market vendors, providing inspiration and guidance for how to cook with market ingredients in their own homes. Chef Demonstrations take place at all of our markets at 10:30am. See our calendar for a full list of scheduled demos, market activities, and more. Chef Demos are free and seating/standing room is first come, first served. During the Indoor Market, Chef Demonstrations …

  • Farmer Scholarship Program

    Thanks to our generous donors Green City Market is able to offer educational scholarships to GCM farmers/vendors. The eligible educational opportunities have been expanded to include all regional conferences and workshops and any educational programs offered by local extension offices. The purpose of the scholarship is to provide assistance to those who wish to increase their understanding of sustainable growing practices or obtain 3rd party certification for their farms. Scholarship …

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Locations & hours
May through October (Outdoors)
Lincoln Park
N. Clark St & N. Lincoln Ave
Saturdays, 7am–1pm
June through October (Outdoors)
West Loop, Mary Bartelme Park
115 S. Sangamon St
Saturdays, 8am–1pm
November through April (Indoors)
Peggy Notebaert Museum
2430 N. Cannon Dr.
Saturdays, 8am–1pm

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Business office
2613 W. Lawrence Avenue

Chicago, IL 60625

(773) 880-1266

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