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Green City Market is building a healthy, thriving community of farmers, customers and volunteers

Green City Market knows how important the organization is to the small businesses that come to the market each day. The organization is committed to supporting the success of these farms through initiatives that will help them thrive for generations.

A sustainable stamp of approval

Most notably, Green City Market is the first farmers market in the country that requires third-party agency certification for its vendors, like USDA Certified Organic, American Humane Certified and Animal Welfare Approved.

These certification mean that each customer knows they are getting the best, healthiest products possible—and helps build trust among vendors, customers and the organization that the market is holding up its commitment to better, sustainable food for the community.

Farmers of the future

Beyond keeping a high standard for vendors at the market, Green City Market is also interested in helping each vendor build a thriving business that can be passed down for generations.

The Farm Forward Fund is a scholarship program that helps each business attend educational opportunities, like conferences and workshops, to further their craft and hone their skills in the agricultural business.

Not only does this fund help farmers build better businesses, but it also means better, healthier food will continue to come to the market each day.

A look at a day in the life of a Green City Market farmer

Abby Klug/Schilling

Mick Klug Farm


Take a peak into Abby's day at Green City Market

Learn more about Mick Klug Farm and their generations of sustainable farming

Visit their website →

Go from farm to table, without cooking

Professional chefs love the farmers market and bring ingredients they find to their restaurants each day. Reservation please!



A celebration of rustic Mediterranean shared plates from chef Perry Hendrix.
615 W. Randolph St., Chicago, IL 60661

Bad Hunter

Bad Hunter

A veg-forward restaurant and bar in the West Loop.
805 W. Randolph St., Chicago, IL 60607


Frontera Grill

Creative Mexican fare from chef Rick Bayless.
445 N. Clark St., Chicago, IL 60654



Simple, unpretentious Midwestern fare from chefs Jason Vincent and Ben Lustbader.
3209 W. Armitage Ave., Chicago, IL 60647

Fat Rice

Fat Rice

International comfort food with communal spaces and a well-regarded bakery.
2957 W. Diversey Ave., Chicago, IL 60647

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farm-to-table restaurants?

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Better food to more Chicagoans

Green City Market partnered with Illinois SNAP to get healthy, sustainably grown food to families all over the city.

Spreading it around →

Kids, good food and Green City Market

A commitment to the health of the future eaters of Chicago shows up in the classroom and at the market.

About this great program →

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