We're so excited for the second Come to the Table Dinner Series @floriole on March 6th! Tickets are sold out but follow along to learn more about how farmers, chefs, and distilleries are reviving heirloom grains & heritage meats as a means of restoring flavor and nutritional value of our food, while also improving soil quality and biodiversity. Check out more information about the series through the link in our profile!
Today's Meet the Market Staff: meet Green City Market's Executive Director, Melissa Flynn! Melissa's passion and experience building communities shines through in her work supporting local farmers, building GCM's edible education programs, and growing Green City Market's ability to serve the wider Chicago community! Outside of the market Melissa enjoys being active with her three young sons, rock climbing and cheering for the Cubs! #greencitymarket #stafflove
We were so curious to find out how much the giant butternut squash weighs! Tell us your guess and we will let you know later today in the comments below!
Getting our green on with this towering wall of kale from @genesisgrowers
Come out tomorrow to get your fill of sunshine and greens! We will see you at the market at the @naturemuseum 8am-1pm. Be sure to come watch Chef James Lintelman of @baptistechicago leading a cooking demonstration at 10:30am inside Nature's Lunchbox!
Today in Meet the Market Staff (and #tbt to summer): meet communications coordinator Katie Gourley. Katie has been with the market for just over a year at the helm of GCM's web and social media efforts. You can also find her leading seasonal tastings or teaching kids how to plant seeds at Club Sprouts. Stop by the info booth to share ideas for recipes, to swap biking stories, or to talk about her undeniable obsession with sweet potatoes. #greencitymarket #stafflove
During the winter months we don't get to see you all as often, but our staff is always hard at work behind the scenes to improve our local food system! Today, we want to introduce you to our fearless Operations Manager, Kathleen Williams. Kathleen has been with Green City Market since 2012 when she started out as a passionate volunteer. Now she manages everything from market logistics and event planning, to volunteer management and partnerships to grow the GCM community! Kathleen is an avid home cook (check out the amazing recipes she makes with market fresh ingredients at @cookingwithkates) and is always ready to discuss the importance of local foodways, edible education, or compost with visitors at the market. Be sure to say hi next time you see her at the information booth! #greencitymarket #stafflove
Happy Valentines Day! We are showing extra love for our local farmers and artisan food producers today! Nothing says romance like a sustainable food system 😍 #loveyourfoodloveyourfarmer #lovelocal
Reminder: there is no market tomorrow! But it's Friday and that can only mean one thing: PIZZA! Get the recipe for this market skillet pizza up on our website and have yourself an amazing Friday night! 🎉 We will see you all next Saturday, Feb 18th at the indoor market! #pizzatime
Beautiful things happen when the Green City Market family works together! Head to @hoosiermamapie for their pie of the week made with @greenacresindiana Beauregard sweet potatoes 🍠 #greencitymarket . . . #Repost @greenacresindiana ・・・ @hoosiermamapie is buying bushels of our Beauregard sweet potatoes and serving up some delicious & nutritious #pie! 🍠🍰😋❤ #sweetpotatopie #pieofthemonth #supportinglocalfarms
We are so happy that our friends at @cellardoorprovisions are launching dinner service TOMORROW!!! If you have tasted their other worldly pastries and day time menu, you understand why this is such exciting news. Head to their website to make reservations! Thank you to the Cellar Door team for always supporting our local farmers and for celebrating the growing season through your menus!
#tbt to warm sunny days hauling compost to be transformed back into soil for growing even more food! With the help of @wastenotcompost at our Lincoln Park location, and their bike-powered zero-emissions collection service, composting in an urban setting has become easier and more sustainable than ever. We are hard at work with our composting partners to create even more opportunities for our shoppers to compost, not only at market but via home compost drop offs! Stay tuned!