What’s In Season Can Be Found at Green City Market Plus Other Places Too

December 18, 2015 at 4:52 pm

Eat Local Holiday



Get all the fixin’s for your eat local holiday at Green City Market all these stores  or the other places listed below.  In addition look to Jeannie’s Local Calendar for all there to know to lead the locavore life.  Finally, always check up on our big list of winter markets.

What’s In Season Now

Note, this time of year, our idea of what’s in season is not so much what’s growing, but what we’re still seeing around based on our market goers, local eaters, CSA growers and other sources.

Photo: IFMA

Photo: IFMA


From the Hoops and other Indoor Means

      • Lettuces
      • Spinach
      • Kale, chard and other greens
      • Tomatoes–yes, more to come on this!
      • Herbs

From the Ground (Storage Crops)

      • Winter squash and pumpkins
      • Beets
      • Carrots
      • Cabbage
      • Rutabaga
      • Celery root
      • Sweet potatoes
      • Onions
      • Leeks
      • Potatoes
      • Radishes, including varieties like daikon and black–these are great storage items
      • Parsnips
      • The roots you did not think about before — parsley, burdock, sunchoke, salsify, etc.

From the Trees and Bushes

      • Apples
      • Asian pears a/k/a papples

Year Round

      • Meats, poultry, lake fish
      • Eggs
      • Milk, cheese and other dairy
      • Mushrooms
      • Grains and breads
      • Select herbs
      • Sprouts
      • Preserved and jarred products

Where to Find Local Food


Just because you won’t see the Condiment Queen does not mean you should skip the market at the Experimental Station Indoor Farmers Market on Saturday from  9am – 2pm. – 6100 S. Blackstone

Lots of seasonal produce as well as other great stuff to eat Sunday at the Logan Square Farmer’s Market, 10 AM to 3 PM - 2755 N Milwaukee Ave,

Green City Market is on Saturday from  8 AM to 1 PM - The Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum,  2610 N. Cannon Dr.

Pilsen Community Market featuring local food plus all that artsy things that make Pilsen Pilsen – Sunday starting at 11 AM – At Honky Tonk BBQ – 1800 S. Racine


There’s going to be a few options this  winter in Evanston for winter markets.  This week though, the market at the Ecology Center – Saturday – 9AM – 1 PM - Ecology Center at the Ladd Arboretum, 2024 N McCormick Blvd

And there’s a market at the Immanuel Lutheran Church also on Saturday from 9 AM to 1 pm.  As a special treat, Sarah Stegner and George Bumbaris from Prairie Grass Cafe will serve breakfast and lunch at the market cafe. - 616 Lake St


More than a few area farmers call Grayslake their home, so it’s no surprise that this market holds strong until December 19.  Saturdays – 10 am – 2 pm  - Centennial Plaza at the corner of Whitney and Center Streets


Another stalwart of the winter markets, find plenty of farmers on Saturday from 9 AM to 1 PM – Building D, McHenry County Fairgrounds (11900 Country Club Rd)