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Green City Market Moves Indoors

Nov 01, 2019 10:39AM
Green City Market (GCM) is moving indoors on November 2 to the Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum. Celebrating their 20th season of nourishing Chicagoans with local, fresh ingredients as they move indoors for the winter months. Visit Green City Market indoors and take-home sweet potatoes, apples, pears, carrots, herbs for all those holiday cooking needs, as well as locally made breads, sustainably raised meats and cheeses. Hours are 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. on select Saturdays through April 25, 2020.

Thanksgiving Cooking Classes will be held November 9, 16 and 23. Participants will make from-scratch soups, sides and apple pies and will bring their creations home at the end of class. In December, it’s Make & Take Holiday cookies and DIY holiday planters. For more information on classes, please go here.

Throughout the year, Green City Market showcases sustainable agriculture practices and is proud to be the first farmers’ market in the country to require all of its vendors to be certified by a nationally recognized third-party agency. Farmers at Green City Market prioritize the health and well-being of their farmland, animals and customers. An October 2019 USA Today story ranked Green City Market as one of the “10 Best” farmers’ markets in the country.

Market days provide abundant opportunities for Chicagoans of all ages to learn about food, the environment, nutrition and more. Club Sprouts invites kids to taste new foods and learn how they are grown. Renowned Chicago chefs interact with shoppers, giving cooking demos that feature fresh, seasonal ingredients.

Green City Market is in the classroom and teaching kids about food. In the last year, the program has grown from 60 students to more than 500 through the Edible Education program. Thousands more benefit from visiting the market and Edible Gardens during field trips from May through October.

Nonprofit Green City Market is paving a new path for the local food economy in the Midwest by deepening support of small family farms, educating consumers and the next generation of eaters, and increasing access to local, sustainable food. Green City Market operates three sustainable market locations throughout Chicago. Beyond the market, Green City Market leads Edible Education classes in schools and partners with community organizations to promote equitable access to nutritious, local food.

Location: 2430 N. Cannon Dr., Chicago. For more information, visit GreenCityMarket.org, on Twitter at @GreenCityMarket, on Facebook at facebook.com/greencitymarkethttp://facebook.com/greencitymarket, and on Instagram at @greencitymarket.