The weather can’t seem to make up its mind, but we might have a warm weekend ahead and the best way to get it started is outdoors with fresh food.
Yes, visiting farmer’s markets helps the struggling farmer but once you try a crepe, smoothie, fresh blueberries, and pasta at Green City Market you’ll realize the farmers are helping your struggling palate. The food sold here is so good that many of Chicago’s greatest chefs and restaurants get ingredients from the market. You can even catch some of these chefs giving cooking demonstrations at the market like Sean Sanders from Browntrout.
Along with the demonstrations you can catch some live music, and, in true Chicago fashion, probably some of the best meat available in a farmers market in the entire country. Green City Market also offers programs like the Edible Gardens, a 5,000 square-foot public garden; Club Sprouts, where kids get a chance to try different sustainably grown foods; and Savor the Seasons, where market-goers can try different varieties of seasonal fruits and vegetables.
The next outdoor Green City Market is Saturday, May 23 at the south end of Lincoln Park at 1790 N. Clark. For more information visit greencitymarket.org.