We're passionate about educating our community about who grows their food, how it's grown, and why this knowledge matters. Our educational programs help Chicagoans of all ages understand that what they eat, cook, and throw away impacts the future of our city and our planet.
Ask the Chef
If you’re searching for inspiration on what to do with your farmers market finds, look no further.
We know that some of the best culinary teachers out there are Chicago’s chefs — that’s why Green City Market welcomes the area’s best chefs, bakers, and mixologists to our markets to share their recipes, tips, and more.
Subscribe to our e-newsletter to stay in the loop on which chefs will be at the market this season and where to find them. (Pro tip: chefs will generally be stationed at a farmer's tent with a recipe that features produce you can buy right from that farmer.)
Green City Market’s kids programming, Club Sprouts, makes your family’s trip to the farmers market more than a grocery run. We treat every market as an opportunity to teach kids about food, farming, and sustainability and encourage them to try food grown by our farmers.
At every market, we offer kids an opportunity to participate in activities like produce-inspired arts and crafts to scavenger hunts and hands-on recipes.
Subscribe to our newsletter to see what's on the docket this week at the Club Sprouts table.
Plant seeds of change
Green City Market is a 501c3 nonprofit that depends on the support of folks like you to run our educational programs, teaching Chicagoans of all ages the impact food has on our city and our planet, from the kitchen to the compost bin.
With your support, we can create a more local, more sustainable, more accessible food system together. Give today and join our community of donors committed to the advancement of sustainable food system education in Chicago.