Join us for dinner among the fruit trees at @mickklugfarm! Our Peak Season Celebration includes a market reception, farm tour led by farmer Abby Schilling, 3-course meal prepared by a team of all-start chefs, and refreshing craft drinks. All proceeds support our farmers markets and community programs. Buy your ticket at the link in bio!
What can you do with leftover corn cobs, bruised tomatoes, cheese rinds, spent grain from beer, and fruit seconds? Let us show you! Join us, @petersongarden and Chef @paul_virant for Scraps to Table: a hands-on cooking class and dinner where we'll turn food scraps into a 3-course feast! Tickets: ScrapsToFeast.eventbrite.com.
#GCMLincolnPark is tomorrow from 7am-1pm! On top of our summer bounty at the market, we are demoing an fun, seasonal back to school snack for the @ctfoodbowl at 9:30am at the market. We will also have a chef demo by Jacob Solomon of @1959kitchenandbar at 10:30am, free yoga by @yogasix at 8am, a Savor the Seasons tomato tasting starting at 9am and live music by Eric Majeski.
We're celebrating #BacktoSchool at our markets this week. At #GCMLincolnPark tomorrow at 9:30am, we're demoing and tasting a healthy seasonal snack: Summer Veggies with Homemade Ranch and Carrot Top Pesto. On Thursday at 5:30pm at #GCMGallagherWay (@gallagherwaychi), we're teaming up with @pilotlightchefs to teach Edible Education at the Market with two hands-on food education classes (with samples) for all ages! Reserve your spot today: EdibleEdu.eventbrite.com.
Breaking News: We’ve made shopping at #GreenCityMarket a little easier with the @GreenCityMarket app! With the app you’ll be able to browse and pre-order from our great vendors before you even get to the market. All that’s left to do is swing by for easy pickup, leaving you more time to browse, meet, chat and discover. If you have a friend who never seems to have time to come to the market, tell them about our app. They can access the same great locally-produced food that you do in a new convenient way. Download 'Green City Market' on your iPhone or Android through the App Store.
Tomorrow, we're celebrating the final day of National #FarmersMarketWeek at #GCMLincolnPark & #GCMWestLoop. On top of the summer bounty at our markets, we will have a Market Shopper Survey at the Info Booth, Savor the Seasons Tomato Tasting, Chef Demos by Pam Schmal-Jones from @kidstable & Chris Tong of My Private Chef, and live music! And bonus: we will have a Donation Station at #GCMLincolnPark hosted by @chefsand of @cruzblancachi. For the full schedule of events, visit our calendar at www.greencitymarket.org. Sponsored by @redcloudchicago, @chiroone, and @westloopvetcare.
Tomorrow we will have an ELOTES Donation Station at #GCMLincolnPark from 9am until sold out! Delicious Mexican Street Corn will be crafted by @chefsand of @cruzblancachi . Donate $5+ for an elote to support our markets, education and access programs.
Happy National #FarmersMarketWeek! #DidYouKnow: we were the first farmers market in the country to require a third-party certification for sustainable practices for all of our farmers? We are proud to have farmers that are certified: @cngfarming, @usdagov Organic, @oregontilth, Animal Welfare Approved, Michigan Agriculture Environmental Assurance Program, American Grassfed Association, @americanhumane Certified, @certifiedhumaneofficial and Food Alliance Certified!
National #FarmersMarketWeek recognizes farmers markets as vital community resources that support local farmers, sustainable food systems, and local economies. At Green City Market, we are proud to support the Midwestern food system through our markets, education and access programs. For this week only, donate to Green City Market to enter a chance to win a $50 shopping spree at our markets: www.greencitymarket.org/donate. 📸: Erika Vernon Photo
Farmers Markets are more than just locally grown edible produce! For National #FarmersMarketWeek we're highlighting @petalsfarm, a flower farm that is Certified Naturally Grown (@cngfarming) from Huntley, IL. Learn more about their chemical-free farm on our blog at www.greencitymarket.com
We are highlighting our partner @healthysoilcompost for National #FarmersMarketWeek! Healthy Soil Compost aids our vision for a sustainable food system by diverting all of our food waste from landfill and returning it to the earth by making it into healthy compost that we use at The Edible Gardens. This year, we diverted 4,700+ lbs of food waste from our markets and events (so far)! If you're interested in composting, you can drop off compost at #GCMLincolnPark and #GCMWestLoop for $3 (up to 5 gallons per drop off) or sign up with Healthy Soil Compost for home pick-up.
It's National #FarmersMarketWeek and we're doing a #ProductSpotlight on the Dutch Shallot at @froggymeadow! Dutch Shallots (first picture) are actually onions! They were renamed to make them more valuable. However, in France, it is illegal to call them a shallot. French Shallots (second picture) must be grown from bulbs and have a more refined taste. This product is difficult to grow, which is why they're rare and expensive. The advantage of the Dutch Shallot is that they're more affordable since they are easily grown from a seed, and have a similar flavor to a French Shallot. Ask Farmer Jerry at Froggy Meadow Farm for these two shallots tomorrow and Saturday at #GCMLincolnPark from 7am-1pm to taste the difference.