Green City Market celebrates #ChicagoPride! 🌈 Love is love is love ❤️💛💚💙💜
We are less than a month away from our #GCMBBQ on July 20th from 5:30-8pm on the south end of Lincoln Park. We have 130+ restaurants and beverage purveyors participating this year. You can view the lineup and purchase your tickets through the Eventbrite link in our bio! . . . All proceeds from this event go towards GCM's composting program, chef demonstrations, Produce Box in Bronzeville, edible education programs with Manierre School & DePaul College Prep, LINK matching program, field trips and Club Sprouts!
Care for some #GCMSwag? You can purchase them at all of our market locations! All profits go towards supporting our composting program, food access programs and edible education programs! #PreserveLocal
Join us for our #GCMatthePark at Wrigley market today from 4-8pm! We have kids programming with Club Sprouts all day and a Chef Demo by Exec. Chef Bob Broskey of @beacontavernchi at 6:30pm!
Beyond excited to add @boxville51 as our newest home for our farmer's local, sustainably grown produce! The ProduceBox is officially open every Wednesday 4pm-7pm through October at the 51st St. Green Line Stop . Follow along and come join us!
Join @travellechicago every Wednesday this season for a dinner series built around our vendors seasonal produce and products! Here's a photo of a dish from the previous dinner series with us and the menu for tonight. . . 10% of dinner sales goes towards supporting GCM's edible education and food access programs. 💚
#AbbysCrepesForGood is our in-house crepe operation featuring seasonal produce and products from all of our vendors! Try a sweet or savory crepe at (soon to be) all of our locations. All profits from Abby's Crepes go directly to support Green City Market's food access and education programs. . Looking for more ways to support GCM? Buy a ticket to our #GCMBBQ from the link in our bio. All proceeds go to support the same programs as Abby's Crepes.
We hear that when rainbows are over your farm, it only makes for fantastic products and produce! Great views from @heartlandmeats 🌈
Thanks for letting us show you a little about what we do to foster a vibrant, diverse food system and connect our community through food! We couldn't do it all without the support of our Slow Food Chicago members, volunteers and Board of Directors, and we're always looking to expand our circle. To join Slow Food Chicago, simply sign up for a membership with Slow Food USA on their website and select Chicago as your local chapter. Becoming a member allows you to enjoy local member perks, get discounted event entry, and become part of a resilient, food-forward community! For more info on our work and to get involved, visit our website, follow us on social media, and of course feel free to reach out at anytime to firstname.lastname@example.org. See you all around the GCM markets, and at our events throughout the summer!
Do you like to garden? What about enjoy delicious, local food on a warm summer night with friends and family? Slow Food Chicago plans a variety of events throughout the year designed to bring people together through good food and create interest and support for our local food culture-and they're all completely volunteer run! Some fun events in the coming months include our Annual Summer Solstice potluck @christywebberco on June 25, our Food Book Club on June 27 @curbsidebooksrecords (we're reading Lab Girl this month!), our preSERVE garden work day on July 8, and our Annual Farm Roast @localfoods on August 27 (where many tasty products from local GCM vendors are featured!). There's something for everyone, and we hope you'll join us! Follow us on social media and check out our events page at www.slowfoodchicago.org for more details . 📷: @auachicago from our crop mob yesterday @thepiepatchicago 💚
Have you ever heard of Turkey Red Wheat? This lesser known wheat variety (pictured here in a wheatberry salad by @floriole at last year's @slowfoodchicago Farm Roast) was brought to the US in the 1870s and was a major hard winter variety in the Great Plains until the 1940s when it was replaced with modern higher-yielding cultivars. Now, farmers in the Midwest are working to revive this special wheat that has excellent flavor, good protein content, and proven longevity and resilience. This is an example of a Slow Food @midwestarkoftaste product. The Ark of Taste, a living catalog of delicious and distinctive foods facing extinction, was created to help with one of Slow Food's major goals to preserve biodiversity and defend local food traditions. By identifying and championing these foods we keep them in production and on our plates. There are over 65 Ark of Taste products grown in the Midwest, and our motto is Eat It To Save It! The more people who grow, buy and cook with Ark of Taste products, the more aware we all are of our food biodiversity -- and the more likely we are to preserve the rich variety of our food system. Several Green City Market vendors grow and sell Ark of Taste varieties throughout the season. Next time you're at the market, ask your farmer what Ark of Taste products they have for you to try! And make sure to join us at our end of summer Farm Roast on August 27 where many Ark of Taste products will be on display, prepped by Chicago's best chefs! --- 📷:@chelscall
Good morning Green City Market Fans! We are @slowfoodchicago, and we'll be taking over the GCM instagram today to tell you all about our work to promote Good, Clean and Fair food for all! Slow Food Chicago is part of a global movement to transform the way we produce, consume, and enjoy food. Since its beginnings in 1989 in Italy, Slow Food has grown to involve millions of advocates in over 1500 active chapters in 160 countries. We believe our environment, culture, and economy are profoundly affected by what we choose to eat, and that everyone should have access to high quality food produced in a sustainable and equitable way. We promote this concept through events and programming in the Chicagoland area. Stay tuned throughout the day for more on what we do and how you can get involved!