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Chicago Farmers Markets

5 Quick Steps to Become a Farmie

Jeannie Boutelle | Posted 06.01.2016 | Chicago
Jeannie Boutelle

Once Memorial Day has passed, it seems that farmers market season in Chicago has truly begun.

2 New Evening Farmer's Markets To Debut This Summer

Posted 07.10.2013 | Chicago

Chicago night owls take heart: the city is getting a pair of after dark farmer's markets to help dawn-averse locavores get a crack at local produce. ...

Produce Grown In County Jail Garden Available At Farmer's Market

Posted 08.03.2012 | Chicago

Starting Thursday, the positive impact of Cook County Jail's urban garden initiative reaches outside the jail's boundaries: produce grown by inmates i...

PHOTOS: Indoor Area Farmers Markets In Chicago

Posted 02.01.2012 | Chicago

The dead of Chicago winter is a time when, even with temperatures that have been unseasonably warm as of late, outdoor farmers markets are but a somew...

Reports: Chicago Food Deserts Down 40 Percent

Posted 12.24.2011 | Chicago

With First Lady Michelle Obama slated to appear in Chicago Tuesday for a fundraising event focused on addressing the city's food desert problem, a lea...

Chicago Farmers' Markets Open For Season

| Erin Chan Ding | Posted 07.10.2011 | Chicago

Finally! It's warm. We Chicagoans know to absorb as much of this rare weather as possible, which is why there's no reason to huddle inside a grocery s...

The Good, the Bad and the Fungi on a Rooftop Farm

Dave Snyder | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Dave Snyder

To me, the most compelling argument for the urban agriculture movement is the food itself, the snow peas and pole beans. The food you grow nearby is inevitably the tastiest.

Obama Defeats Global Warming in Chicago

Meathead | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

We cannot overlook the one thing Obama has already accomplished for his home town in the seven short months since taking the oath of office. It is his crowning achievement.

Real Food Rehab: The Best Tasting Food On Earth

Dana Joy Altman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Dana Joy Altman

Your local farmers' market is where you will find the most beautiful, wonderful tasting, alive, fresh foods you can possibly get your hands on.

Real Food Rehab: Because Beautiful Food Is Your Birthright

Dana Joy Altman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Dana Joy Altman

Eating well is a life skill. It's about learning to trust ourselves, getting back in touch with our instincts and returning to those things that nourish us and give us pleasure. Remember pleasure?

The Organic Color Line

The Chicago Reporter | Kelly Virella | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

On a one-acre vegetable farm in Chicago, a bearded, 6 foot, 3 inch-tall black man squats before a bed of green, leafy radishes. Unlike most produce, t...

The Hidden Treasure of Organic Food ... For Some of Us

Alden Loury | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Alden Loury

Grocery stores are pretty sparse in Auburn Gresham, where I live, and many other predominantly black communities on Chicago's South Side.

After New York & Los Angeles, What Does Chicago Have to Offer a Girl Like Me?

Claire Bidwell Smith | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Claire Bidwell Smith

My first six months here were brutal. Too broke to splurge on winter clothes, I layered all of my LA outfits on top of each other and shivered through the worst winter Chicago had seen in a decade.

Green City Market Founder Abby Mandel Dies

Chicago Tribune | Karen Klages | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

For those who flock to the now legendary Green City Market Wednesday and Saturday mornings, take a minute to thank the culinary gods for Abby Mandel w...