Check Out Green City Farmers Market

Heirloom tomatoes sign unclose at a local farmers market

Green City is the largest farmers market in Chicago, and this non-profit organization is celebrating its 19th anniversary.

It is the only year-round sustainable market in the city, and the mission is to connect farmers and local producers directly to chefs as well as the local community.

Some of the vendors to check out include:

Alden Hills Organic Farms

At Alden Hills, the mission is to provide your family with the healthiest, highest-quality pastured meats. Nestled in Walworth, Wisconsin, this family owned and operated farm is certified organic.

They also undergo third-party inspections to ensure that the products are organically raised and GMO-free. They raise grass-fed Belted Galloway cows along with chickens and turkeys that roam the pasture. The selection includes ground beef, Porterhouse steak, and whole chicken.

Chicago Honey Co-Op

The Chicago Honey Co-Op is the first agricultural cooperative in the city. It has more than fifty beehives at three locations, and plays an important role in transforming neglected vacant land into a productive community space where neighbors can learn to grow their own food. The selection includes raw honey, beeswax candles, and beeswax lip balm. 

Hillside Orchards 

In operation since 1836, Hillside Orchards comes to the market from Berrien Springs, Michigan. Family owned, it’s one of Michigan’s largest chestnut growers. The chestnuts are certified organic under the Global Organic Alliance, and the selection includes both fresh and dried varieties. Depending on the season, the farm also offers tasty items such as apples, peaches, and apricots.

The market is currently found inside the Peggy Notebaert Museum and will move outdoors from May through October at Mary Bartelme Park (Saturdays) and Lincoln Park (Wednesdays and Saturdays).

If you would like to live near the Green City Market and other fabulous shopping destinations, please contact us. Our leasing agents would love to give you a tour of Catalyst Apartments where you can see everything we have to offer first-hand. You can also schedule a tour online if that’s more convenient.

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