LINCOLN PARK — The Green City Market returns for its summer season next weekend.
The farmers market at 1817 N. Clark St. reopens May 1 and will be open every Wednesday and Saturday through October.
To celebrate, award-winning chef Beverly Kim of local restaurants Parachute and Wherewithall will be on staff as a special guest, answering questions and offering to chat about her favorite finds at the market.
“Chef Kim has graciously offered to join us on our opening day,” Green City Market executive director Mandy Moody said. “Her love of local food and her incredible knowledge on how to create delicious dishes is something all of our customers will enjoy hearing about.”
New vendors this year include Star Farm Chicago, which is an urban farm from Back of the Yards; Frillman Farms, an heirloom-only operation that grows where former Green City Market vendor, Leaning Shed Farm, used to grow crops; and Daisies, a Logan Square restaurant that sells ragu, pesto and fresh pasta at retail.
“Connecting with the farmer who has fresh dirt under their nails from picking your produce that morning throughout the market season brings so much joy to our community,” Moody said. “Eating locally-grown, sustainably-produced food is the most nourishing way to feed ourselves. Our local vendors kept Chicago fed through 2020, and we’re grateful for their return and our 22nd season.”
The market will continue to enforce safe shopping guidelines consistent with coronavirus restrictions, according to a press release. Face masks will be required for all staff, vendors, volunteers and shoppers, and capacity will be limited at 500 people.
Green City Market’s West Loop location, located in Mary Bartelme Park at 115 S. Sangamon St., will open on June 5. More information can be found on the market’s website.
Jake Wittich is a Report for America corps member covering Lakeview, Lincoln Park and LGBTQ communities across the city for Block Club Chicago.
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