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Green City Market

Shopping, Markets and fairs Lincoln Park
5 out of 5 stars
(3user reviews)
Photograph: Paul Strabbing Photography Green City Market Chef's BBQ

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The largest farmers market in Chicago, Green City Market is held 7am–1pm on both Wednesdays and Saturdays from May 5–October 27 in Lincoln Park. During the indoor season, you can find the Green City Market at the Peggy Notebaert Museum on Saturdays from November through April.



Address: 1817 N Clark St
Transport: El stop: Brown, Purple (rush hrs) to Sedgwick. Bus: 9, 11, 22, 36, 72, 73, 151.
Opening hours: Summer: Wednesdays & Saturdays 7am–1pm. Winter: Saturdays 8am-1pm
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I have been going to this market since I moved to Chicago in 2000 and it is STILL my favorite farmers market. It’s certified organic which, yes, can mean a higher price-tag, but did you know this market requires farmers to sell ONLY what they grow or raise themselves? You’d be shocked to learn how often this isn’t the case. Many markets are filled with the same product you can buy at the grocery store (and not grown by the farmer selling it). Here you will be getting the freshest in season produce, florals, cheese, meat, eggs and bakery all certified organic. Come hungry as the number of venders serving food to eat on the spot - from the classic crepes to the new wood oven pizzas - has continued to grow over the years. Try one of Gayle’s famous gourmet grilled cheese sandwiches (made with ingredients from the market of course) and you won’t be disappointed! My “must hit” stops include Tomato Mountain for their homemade salsa (and tomatoes obviously when in season), River Valley mixed medley mushrooms and homemade pasta, Mint Creek for their chorizo (try the boar for a change of pace) and pretty much anything “meat” related. Ellis family farms is a “go to” for my fruits and veggies and I’m always delighted to find new pastry and floral vendors. This week I fell in love with the pear tart from Verzenay Patisserie and the orange parrot tulips from Garden Offerings & Petals Farm. Happy Chicago “Outdoor Season!”


This is definitely one of the best farmers markets in the city. Lots of vendors with a decent variety of offerings. They also offer demos and workshops on some dates, which can make your experience more of an event rather than just grocery shopping. Try and get there early - hoards of families come through and usually bring large strollers with them - it can be frustratingly crowded and difficult to manage by 11am. Also, the offerings are slimmer the later you go so set the alarm and make the trip early! There are booths with coffee and breakfast offerings (like the apple cider donut holes pictured below) to help 7am feel a bit better!