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Home & Design: Chicago's Green City Market Returns
2004-05-05

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Chicago's Green city Market is the 'Only Sustainable Green Market.'

— Supports Farmers Who Take Care of the Land.

— Features the Highest Quality, Locally Farmed Sustainable/ OrganicFoods.

— Requires Strict Farmer/Producer Criteria.

— Operates as an independent, charitable organization with a 501(c)3 status.

Chicago's Green City Market Mission:

— To improve the availability of a diverse range of high quality foods;

— To connect local producers and farmers to chefs, restaurateurs, food organizations and the public;

— To promote a healthier society through appreciation for local, fresh, sustainably raised produce and products.

The market is at 1750 N. Clark St. at Stockton at the south end of Lincoln Park

2004 Dates: Wednesdays, May 19 to Oct. 27, Rain or Shine, 7 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Who started Chicago's Green City Market?

Abby Mandel in 1999. The goal has been resolute since the Market's first year: to build and strengthen the sustainable/organic food movement in Chicago through providing for sale high-quality foods that are locally grown in an environmentally aware manner and providing the growers a hands-on connection with the chef community and the public. The Market's goals were to increase the locally grown sustainable/ organic food supply that showcases the region's bounty; promote a 'new town square concept' in the city with this vibrant urban Market community; improve the quality of life in the city; educate the public about sustainable/organic food and farming issues; and provide the economic means for farmers to continue farming the land.


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