Chicago's Green City Market

The Green City Market is Chicago's pioneering effort to connect local sustainable farmers and food artisans with urban shoppers, chefs and restaurateurs. Alice Waters proclaimed the Green City Market "...the best sustainable effort in the country." Sustainable is the key word.

The Market supports local farmers who take care of the land by providing a bustling marketplace for their locally raised, sustainable/organic products in the metropolitan Chicago area. That includes certified organic farmers, farmers who grow organically but are not certified, and sustainable growers who use practices like IPM-integrated pest management - to reduce their use of chemicals and pesticides. The Market offers "food you can trust," foods that are locally grown with concern for preserving the environment, foods that are totally delicious and foods that are good for you.

The Market not only supports small family farms but makes every effort to showcase these farmers, educate shoppers in bi-weekly chef demos and sustainable discussions, and kids in a "Sprouts" program. We have expanded our kids' education initiative through The Edible Garden, a partnership with Lincoln Park Zoo at the Farm-in-the-Zoo, where our Market staff teaches organic gardening and cooking to kids.

The Market is open on Wednesdays and Saturdays from 7 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., May through October. The Market is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization and its long-term objective is to establish a permanent year-round central market for locally grown, sustainable/organic foods. For more information about the Market or upcoming special events, or to become a "Friend" of Chicago's Green City Market, log onto


Listing last updated on Jul 13, 2012

Annual events include:

Farm Tour and Luncheon for our "Friends" Our Chef's Supper in the Country BBQ Hosted by Les Dames D'Escoffier From Farm to Table Supper Harvest Pot Luck

Schedule and Location:

South end of Lincoln Park, between 1750 North Clark St. and Stockton

Wednesdays and Saturdays, 7am -1:00pm

Latest Reviews

I prefer to buy my food from local farms and Green City Market has the greatest selection and variety! Fruits and vegetables are lovingly grown and picked when they're just right, never too soon.... [more]

Great products and all the money goes to the farmers, not the middleman. I don't want to buy food in a box store!

All my summer and fall menus are organized around what's available there, plus it's wonderful people in a beautiful park.

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