Programs

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 with GCM

    Green City Market is committed to creating a more sustainable food system in Chicago from the shopping bag to the compost bin. We partner with Healthy Soil Compost to offer compost drop-off services for our community at our year-round farmers markets (GCM Lincoln Park, GCM West Loop, and GCM’s Indoor Market). How do I compost with GCM? Bring your own container. Many folks use a 5-gallon painter’s bucket, but any container you have on hand will work. Be sure to remove produce …

  • Illinois Link Card and SNAP Benefits Program

    Shop local fresh foods using Illinois Link/SNAP benefitsIncreasing access to local, sustainably-grown food is one of the pillars of Green City Market's nonprofit mission; that's why we welcome and match Link (also known as SNAP or EBT) dollar-for-dollar up to $15 per market or pick-up day.Learn more about how to pay with Link and participate in GCM's Link double value program, available both at our farmers markets and through our curbside pick-up program. HOW DO I USE MY LINK CARD …

  • 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, …

  • 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 …

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