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Chicago Green City Market kick-off rally

Farmer's Markets are a celebration of enjoying locally grown food and promoting sustainability
Farmer's Markets are a celebration of enjoying locally grown food and promoting sustainability
AP Photo/Wiley

Spring is in the air, which means it’s time to kick-off the farmer’s market season in Chicago. One of Chicago’s largest and best outdoor markets is the Green City Market, located in the southern area of Lincoln Park. A not-for-profit market that supports sustainable farming practices, the Chicago Green City Market is coming upon its 12th year of providing quality fresh fruits, vegetables, herbs, flowers, and culinary and social programs.

The Market kick-off rally is this Saturday, May 15, from 7:00am until 1:00pm at the outdoor market (located at approximately 1790 N. Clark St. in Lincoln Park). Check out the exciting schedule of events and don’t forget to get there early so you can claim the best pick of vegetables.

Schedule of events: 
7:30 am: Guided tour of the Green City Market
8:00 am: Green City Market Workshop, Container Gardening, taught by Green City Market Edible Gardens Manager and Organic Gardener, Jeanne Pinsof-Nolan.
8:30 am: Guided tour of The Edible Gardens located in the Farm-in-the-Zoo.
9:30 am: Lettuce Festival highlighting fresh, locally grown, spring greens though special tastings
10:30 am: Chef Demonstration featuring Carrie Nahabedian and Craig Harzewski, NAHA and Sarah Stegner and George Bumbaris, Prairie Grass Cafe and Prairie Fire. Demonstration will feature Goat cheese, rhubarb, duck eggs, bennison's bread, bacon. Craig, NAHA's pastry chef, will be doing Goat cheese ice cream with Rhubarb compote from PGC/Fire. The demo will also feature grilled cheese, bacon and fried duck egg sandwich with a spring salad of greens, asparagus, and herbs from the farmers that will be a collaboration from everyone for a light spring fun meal.
11:30 am: Food tasting with Stephanie Izard of Top Chef and The Girl and the Goat

The Chicago Green City Market
South End Of Lincoln Park
1750 N Clark St
Chicago, IL 60614

Business office location:
2732 North Clark Street
Suite 302
Chicago, IL60614

Phone: (773) 880-1266
Fax: (773) 880-1262
General Inquiries:

The Chicago Green City Market outdoor season will run May 12 through October 30, 2010, every Wednesday and Saturday from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m.


  • Shamontiel (Chicago News & Events Examiner) 5 years ago

    I'm going to have to check this out. I usually avoid Lincoln Park because it's too hard to find parking spots, but this is worth it. Maybe I'll take the red line. Is this close to public transportation?

  • Stephanie Herzog - Chicago Vegetarian Examiner 5 years ago

    Hi Shamontiel! I'm so glad you are interested in attending the market - Nothing compares to the taste of locally grown fresh fruits and vegetables. Here is what the Green City Market recommends for transportation:

    The Chicago Green City Market's outdoor market is located at the south end of Lincoln Park between Clark and Stockton Drive (approximately 1790 N. Clark). Discounted parking is available for $9.00 for the first two hours with validation in the Chicago Historical Museum parking lot off of Stockton Drive (for validation, patron must make a minimum $5 purchase at the market). The Lincoln Park trolley runs every Saturday down Stockton Drive starting on May 23rd. It is free and picks up in front of the Historical Museum parking lot. The following CTA bus routes stop by Green City Market: 22 Clark, 36 Broadway, 73 Armitage, 151 Sheridan. The nearest train stop is the Clark/Division Red line (walk north on Clark to Green City Market).

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