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To market, to market! Chicago French Market opens in the West Loop

The new Chicago French Market opens today in Ogilvie Transportation Center’s new MetraMarket. It will be the closest thing Chicago has to a public marketplace like those of cities such as Toronto, Philadelphia, Cleveland and even Milwaukee. Chicago’s first and only year-round, European-inspired indoor market offers fresh produce, meats, baked goods and a variety of […]

Food fight, free fest and other morsels

Do politics affect your grocery shopping? Since at least the 1960s, when Cesar Chavez asked shoppers to stop buying grapes in support of migrant farm workers, the boycott has been a powerful tool of consumers for influencing change in the marketplace. The latest movement is against Whole Foods, long the darling of upscale, educated foodies […]