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, helping students understand how what they eat, cook, and throw away impacts the future of our city (and our planet). We reach over 500 students in the course of a school year with in-depth, semester-long instruction taught by our in-house experts Head Chef Educator, Lisa Kalabokis and Sous Chef Educator, Kristina Navarro. 

While we have no way of knowing when we’ll be able to be able to teach in person again, the Green City Market education team is responding with innovation and creativity to make sure our community is engaged and nourished at home

Edible Ed @ Home

While school's closed, we'll be sharing some of our classroom recipes and activities to give you the opportunity to see first-hand what our Edible Education students learn with us throughout course of the year and stay engaged from home. 

Newer to cooking at home? We’ve got you covered! We’ll be sharing basic cooking definitions, methods and tools that can be easily incorporated into your at-home routines. We've also provided you a market shopping list, giving you the opportunity to take advantage of our new delivery program and shop for these ingredients with ease. We'll also be on call for any questions or comments relating to these recipes and activities, as well as any other cooking questions you may have — just email askthechef@greencitymarket.org

Edible Ed @ Home: April 2020

Edible Ed @ Home: May 2020

Ask the Chef

Green City Market's Chef Educator Lisa Kalabokis is ready to take your home cooking questions! Just email askthechef@greencitymarket.org, and find out what to do with that sourdough starter your friend gave you, how to preserve and pickle fruits and veggies to get the longest shelf life, what to make with the kids — we're here to consult on all food and cooking-related matters.

Check out our Ask the Chef and What's Cooking highlights on Instagram for home cooking demos, Q&A's, and more!

Watch Edible Ed In Action

If you're passionate about educating the next generation of eaters, we invite you to make a tax-deductible donation in support of our Edible Education program. Your gift will empower the next generation of local food leaders! Donate now, and plant a seed of change

Know your food, know your farmer
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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2613 W. Lawrence Avenue

Chicago, IL 60625

(773) 880-1266

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