Introduce your apetite to the fresh ingredients of the Green City Market.
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 for their restaurants. You can even catch some of these chefs giving cooking demonstrations at the market like chef Edward Kim of Ruxbin.
In addition, 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 sustainable foods; and more.
Don’t forget to get some cooking lessons for free from Chicago’s top chef at the market. Chef demonstrations start at 10:30 a.m. during every market. Below are just a few of the season’s chef demonstrations that you don’t want to miss:
May 6: Edward Kim of Ruxbin
May 13: Todd Hawkesworth of Blue Door Kitchen & Garden
May 17: Emily Stewart of Bang Bang Pie and Biscuits
May 20: Zachary Dawson of La Storia
May 24: Brad Newman and Mikey Taormina of Cookies and Carnitas
May 27: Bill Kim of bellyQ
May 31: Charles Welch of Honey’s
June 3: Ricardo Jarquin of Travelle Kitchen + Bar
The outdoor Green City Market starts May 6 through October at the south end of Lincoln Park, 1817 N. Clark. The outdoor market takes place Wednesdays and Saturdays from 7 a.m.–1 p.m. For more information visit greencitymarket.org.