Green City Market Opens Second Location
Huge news for Chicago's green scene: Green City Market is expanding with a second location. 'Tis true, the city's largest and most famous farmers' market, a perpetual draw for years in Lincoln Park, is breaking new ground with a location in Fulton Market at Halsted and Fulton. Aptly dubbed Green City Market Fulton, the new market runs from 7:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. on Saturdays during the outdoor season (aka through October). With this second outpost, it's a prime opportunity for Green City Market to expand its breadth and connect with more chefs and Chicagoans, as well as further visualize its pivotal role as a link between local purveyors and the city.
(Like this, but in the West Loop)
Since its creation in 1998, Green City Market has been a magnet for chefs, restaurateurs, mixologists, and non-chefs alike. Over the years, the market has continuously raised the bar for farmers' markets via unique incentives and events, from its ravenously popular Green City Market Chefs Barbecue to the formation of the Green City Market Junior Board and the launch of the Green City Market Cookbook. Attendance at the Lincoln Park market ballooned last year to 10,000 weekly on Saturdays and 3,000 on Wednesdays. Not only is the market the largest and most popular in Chicago, but it's regularly included among the rankings for the nation's top farmers' markets, amassing acclaim from near and far.
The inaugural day for Green City Market Fulton is August 9, wherein 20 vendors will congregate in the West Loop to sell their local, sustainable wares. Expect baked goods from Bennison's Bakery, preserves from Bushel & Peck, meats via Heartland Meats, produce from Seedling Orchard, dairy from Nordic Creamery, flowers from The Flower Garden, Indiana farmed shrimp from Amazing Shrimp, and lots more.
- Matt Kirouac