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Green City Market opens May 3

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Chicago is ready to shop one of its favorite sustainable farmers' markets. On Saturday, May 3, Green City Market will open the outdoor market for its 16th year. Making sustainable shopping approachable for all, Green City Market's mission is to make quality, healthy, delicious food available for home cooks, restaurants, schools, and healthcare facilities.

The organization values farmers who take care of the land; the preservation of sustainably farmed land; a vibrant thriving community of local farms; and consumption of locally grown foods.

The May 3rd opening with offer a series of special events, starting at 8 am.

• 8:00 a.m.: Club Sprouts Tent Opens; Kid's Table will be doing demos and tastings at the Club Sprouts tent all day

• 9:30-10:15 a.m.: Edible Gardens Workshop at the Chef Demonstration Tent

• 9:30 a.m. Shop the Market with chefs Sarah Stegner and Carrie Nahabedian

• 10:30 a.m.: Chef Demonstration tent featuring founding board member and board co-president Sarah Stegner (Prairie Grass Cafe) and Carrie Nahabedian (Naha and Brindille), also a member of the board.

In addition to the special events, Green City Market will showcase 67 vendors this year. There are 10 new vendors, including Earth & Skye Farm, Co-op Sauce and Savory Accents.

Green City Market is open from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. every Wednesday and Saturday through October 25. The market is located at the south end of Lincoln Park between Clark and Stockton Drive (approximately 1790 N. Clark) across from the Hotel Lincoln.

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