Chicago’s largest farmers market recently kicked off its sixteenth year, moving its diverse range of local, sustainably raised produce to its summer location at the south end of Lincoln Park. The Green City Market, open in the park from 7am to 1pm every Wednesday and Saturday until the end of October and indoors at the Peggy Notebaert Nature Center on Saturdays in the winter, has received national recognition for its mission of improving the availability of high range food and its dedication to connecting local farmers to both professional chefs and the general public. See its full history and calendar at http://www.greencitymarket.org/.
But the Green City Market’s wide array of products, from produce to meat and fish to cheese to pantry staples, has one drawback: how does a discerning shopper pick the best booths? Here, for your culinary assistance, is a list of the top ten vendors at Chicago’s favorite farmers market.