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.
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
A veg-forward restaurant and bar in the West Loop.
805 W. Randolph St., Chicago, IL 60607
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
International comfort food with communal spaces and a well-regarded bakery.
2957 W. Diversey Ave., Chicago, IL 60647
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