Green City Market, Chicago’s premiere sustainable farmer’s market, opens its new additional outdoor location at Fulton Market Saturday, August 9. To be known as Green City Market Fulton, hours are 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. every Saturday through October at the corners of Halsted and Fulton Market streets in the parking lot at 222 N. Halsted St. There is public parking on the east side of the street at 221 N. Halsted for $6.
Twenty vendors selling organic and sustainable produce, vegetables and other goods are expected at the first market. The growing Fulton Market District/West Loop is one of Chicago’s most popular and fastest growing neighborhoods. “The Green City Market board and staff are thrilled and excited to have been recommended in the Fulton Market Innovation District Plan and that we have been invited to pilot a Green City Market in this neighborhood,” said Mark Psilos, associate director of the Green City Market. “We’re hoping that we can use this as an opportunity to transition into a year-round indoor location in the area.”
“Green City Market is a perfect market partner for the District. We have a 16-year proven history in Lincoln Park. We are excited for the farmers to have an opportunity to increase the flow of local food to the community,” said Sarah Stegner and Vi Daley, co-chairs of the Green City Market board.
Confirmed vendors include:
Bushel & Peck’s
Ellis Family Farms
Iron Creek Organics
Leaning Shed Farm
Mick Klug Farm
Nichols Farm & Orchard
Prairie Fruits Farm & Creamery
River Valley Ranch and Kitchens
The Flower Garden
The mission of Green City Market is to improve the availability of a diverse range of high quality foods, connecting local producers and farmers to chefs, restaurateurs, food organizations and the public, and supporting small family farms while promoting a healthier society through education and appreciation for local, fresh, sustainably raised produce and products.
Green City Market has been a destination for locals and visitors to Chicago since its inception in 1998. Last year, Green City Market’s Lincoln Park location broke attendance records, drawing some 10,000 people weekly on Saturdays and 3,000 plus on Wednesdays.
Green City Market has consistently been named in the top 10 of the nation’s best farmers markets by national publications such as Bon Appetit, Travel & Leisure, Forbes, Shape, CNN, Huffington Post and US News, among others. The organization recently published its first cookbook, The Green City Market Cookbook, featuring recipes from chefs, restaurateurs and market customers. The cookbook is available at both Green City Market locations as well as on its website.
For more information, visit Green City Market’s website at http://www.greencitymarket.org or call 773-880-1266.