We're on a mission to secure the sustainable future of food. Our farmer support programs are centered around lifting up Midwest growers, promoting the environmental stewardship of land and responsible treatment of animals, and building a vibrant market for local, sustainably-produced food in Chicago.
At a traditional grocery store, US farmers only receive around 17 cents of every dollar you spend on food, according to the Farmers Market Coalition. At a farmers' market, farmers receive 100% of your dollar.
Green City Market believes farmers' markets are a powerful instrument of a local food system, and we're dedicated to creating widely accessible marketplaces for local food in Chicago where farmers can make a living wage.
We operate two physical farmers' markets — GCM Lincoln Park (April-November), GCM West Loop (May-November) — to provide a pathway for local farmers and food producers to connect with over 270,000 Chicagoans each year.
We're a market on a mission! Here's what our community of supporters makes possible:
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Did you know it takes nearly $250,000 to bring Green City Market to life each year? We're a 501c3 nonprofit that depends on folks like you to make our markets run and support costs like city permit fees, park maintenance fees, essential staff support, and more.
Ready to grow support for local, sustainable farmers and food producers? Give today and join our community of donors committed to the advancement of local, sustainable agriculture, food system education, and food security in Chicago.
With your support, we can create a more local, more sustainable, more accessible food system together.
UPCOMING Events With GREEN CITY MARKET
From farmers' markets to kids' programming, classes, workshops, and more, check out Green City Market's lineup of upcoming events.