Winter Markets Ahead – Local Calendar

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December 23, 2009 at 10:10 am

Green City will pick back up with indoor markets, about monthly, from January through April.  Logan Square and Geneva also begin up again in January.  There will be other winter markets.

Green City notes that space is limited for their chef demos at their winter markets.  They require RSVPs.  Invitations are extended only to their newsletter subscribers. Instructions on how to RSVP will be sent out in the weekly newsletter the week of the market. For more information and to get on the distribution, e-mail admin@chicagogreencitymarket.org.

Keep an eye to the Local Calendar, not just for the most current winter market schedules, but for up to the minute intelligence on what’s out there.  Remember locavores don’t hibernate.

Your Local Calendar is below.

WHAT TO BUY NOW

If you want to put green on your holiday table, we believe you can may be able to find rocket (a/k/a arugula), collards, spinach or lettuces as well as micro-greens/sprouts from indoor growers like Windy City Harvest.  Cassie’s Green Grocer may be your best bet for local green.

And do you want to something red to match your holiday green?  Produce Express at the Chicago French Market has Illinois grown, indoor tomatoes.   Now, before you poo-pah these, think about the fact that at the conventional stores they are mostly selling indoor grown tomatoes too.  Do you want your hot-house tomatoes to come from Mexico or come from local? 

The supplies of storage crops dwindle, but you still should be able to find  root crops (including turnips, beets, celery root and assorted radishes), cabbages, sunchokes and hard squash in markets.   Like wise, there remains apples, garlic, onions, shallots and potatoes.

In a pinch, there are mushrooms.

WHERE TO FIND LOCAL FOODS

These stores specialize in local foods:

Local apples and potatoes are widely available in the Chicago area. Look for the local where ever you shop. 

The new French Market at Metra Market offers local food.

C&D Pastured Pork’s sales around town

WHAT TO DO

MARKETS COMING

Saturday – January 3

Chicago Botanic Garden – 1000 Lake Cook Road, Glencoe – 10 AM – 2 PM

Saturday - January 9

Geneva Community Market – Inglenook Pantry – 11 N. 5th Street, Geneva – 9 AM – 1 PM

Sunday – January 10

Winter Market, Deerfield – North Shore Unitarian Church – 2100 Half Day Rd. (Rt. 22), Deerfield – 10 AM – 2PM

Logan Square Farmers Market – 2135 N. Milwaukee – 10 – 2 PM

Saturday – January 16

Green City Market at the Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum, 8:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m (Directions) – The theme is “Are You Game”

Geneva Community Market – Inglenook Pantry – 11 N. 5th Street, Geneva – 9 AM – 1 PM

Sunday – January 17

Logan Square Farmers Market – 2135 N. Milwaukee – 10 – 2 PM

Sunday – January 24

Winter Market, Chicago – Irving Park Luthern Church – 3938 W. Belle Plaine, Chicago – 12 – 3PM

Logan Square Farmers Market – 2135 N. Milwaukee – 10 – 2 PM

Saturday – February 13

Winter Market, Oak Park – Euclid Avenue United Methodist Church – 405 S. Euclid, Oak Park – 9 AM – 1PM

Green City Market at the Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum, 8:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m (Directions) – The theme is “Meat and Potatoes”

Saturday – February 20

Winter Market, United Church of Rogers Park – 1545 W. Morse – 9 AM – 1 PM

Saturday – February 27

Green City Market at the Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum, 8:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m (Directions) – The theme is “Meat and Potatoes”

Sunday – March 7

Winter Market, St. Giles Church – 1025 Colombian, Oak Park – Times not posted

Thursday - March 11

Family Farmed Expo – Financing Farm to Fork Conference - UIC Forum

Friday - March 12

Family Farmed Expo – Trade Conference – UIC Forum

Chicago Food Policy Summit - UIC Forum

Saturday – March 13

Green City Market at the Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum, 8:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m (Directions) – The theme is “Greens, Eggs and Ham”

Family Farmed Expo – Consumer Day – UIC Forum

Sunday – March 14

Winter Market, Park Ridge Community Church, 100 Courtland, Park Ridge – 930 AM - 130 PM

Saturday – March 27

Green City Market at the Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum, 8:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m (Directions) – The theme is still Greens, Eggs, and Ham (we think).

Saturday - April 10

Green City Market at the Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum, 8:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m (Directions) – The theme is Cheese

Saturday – April 24

Green City Market at the Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum, 8:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m (Directions) – The theme is Cheese.

No Dates Announced

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