Did you notice that @petalsfarm had a smaller offering of flowers than other markets? That's because their farm had frost damage. According to farmer Heidi Ong, When you're a local grower, our challenge is providing flowers throughout the season. This is not always possible when you get hit with a hard freeze, frost and short day length. Don't forget to ask your farmer about how their growing season is going!
#ThrowbackThursday: Thank you to @gooseisland for hosting us for a beer dinner and tour at the Goose Island Barrel House! We had a great time learning about the barrel aging process and how you source from Green City Market farmers. Catch Goose Island and try one of their craft beers at #GCMVeggieAffair on November 8th at @lakeshorebeverage. Tickets on sale through the link in our bio.
Master the holiday cooking basics at our Thanksgiving Cooking Class Series select Saturdays in November at our #GCMIndoorMarket. GCM Chef Educator Lisa Kalabokis will guide you through creating fall soups and stocks, perfect stuffing, and mouthwatering apple pie made with local apples from our farmers. Limited spots are available, so reserve your spot today: GCMThanksgiving.eventbrite.com.
There are ONLY TWO Wednesday #GCMLincolnPark markets left of the season! Will you join us tomorrow from 7am-1pm to experience the fall harvest at the market? We will have kids activities at Club Sprouts from 8am-12pm and a Chef Demo by private chef Lorin Adolph at 10:30am. See you there 👋
Happy #WorldFoodDay! In an effort to support the UN's mission of #ZeroHunger, we are proud to have anti-food waste and food access initiatives at our markets, such as our Link Matching program and food donations to @lakeviewpantry to feed all Chicagoans with healthy, local food from Midwest farmers. Learn more on our website. #WFD2018⠀ ⠀ PC: Erika Vernon Photography
Visit our donation station today at #GCMLincolnPark to donate $10 for a bowl of chili to support our markets, education and access programs! PLUS you can buy your tickets to #AMVA at the market to waive the ticketing fees.
On #NationalFarmersDay, we recognize the growers, farmers, and ranchers who work hard to ensure sustainable practices on their farmlands and enhance our local economies, all while providing healthy and safe food to feed our families. Be sure to thank your farmer at tomorrow's markets at #GCMLincolnPark and #GCMWestLoop! Follow our farmers on social media to learn more about their practices and offerings in the comments below.
As Chicago temperatures cool, warm up with a bowl of chili made with locally-sourced beef and produce from GCM farmers by Chef Brad Newman of @cookiesandcarnitas this Saturday at #GCMLincolnPark at 9am until sold out. Donate $10 or more per bowl and all proceeds will benefit our markets, education and access programs. PLUS, we will have an apple tasting at our Savor the Seasons tent starting at 9am at #GCMLincolnPark and #GCMWestLoop where you can taste some of the lesser-known, but equally delicious varieties of apples that Midwestern farmers have to offer.
Get your grain on with corn, wheat, oats, sunflower and buckwheat from @brianseversonfarms every Saturday at #GCMLincolnPark. Learn more about the 5th generation family farm and their heirloom grains grown on 550 acres on our blog.
We had a great time at @forbiddenroot's October Beer Dinner and loved seeing GCM farms on their fall-inspired menu (we'll be thinking of that sunchoke gratin for days)! Don't forget, proceeds from Forbidden Root's merch sales go towards our markets, education and access programs. Stay tuned to their channel for updates on their next dinner.⠀ ⠀ PC:@forbiddenroot
Meet #AMVA Chef Kevin McAllister from Cafe Robey! Originally from Milwaukee, WI, Chef Kevin has showcased his culinary talents at the Hyatt Regency Milwaukee and North Pond before becoming the Exec. Chef at @caferobey. Cafe Robey is located in Wicker Park/Bucktown, featuring elevated Midwest brunch and dinner menus featuring seasonal produce from local farms. Chef loves how fall produce is adaptable since the ingredients can be transformed into may products. Taste his creative interpretation of fall veggies at this year's A (Mostly) Veggie Affair on November 8th at @lakeshorebeverage. Tickets on sale through the link in the bio.
You may heard of the fall tree-bearing fruits, such as apples and pears, but have you heard of the quince? This ancient fruit was found in Roman cooking, but grown across Turkey and southeast Asia. Although almost inedible when raw, it's true beauty shines when cooked, which enhances its natural flavors of vanilla, citrus and apple. Find these local beauties from @seedlingfruit tomorrow at #GCMLincolnPark, along with a chef demo by Brad Newman from @cookiesandcarnitas at 10:30am.