No matter your age or where you grew up, you can probably still hear your parents telling you to "EAT YOUR VEGETABLES!" Luckily for mom and dad, there is a national holiday that echoes their wishes.
Tomorrow (June 17) is National Eat Your Vegetables Day, and there is no better way to celebrate than with fresh, delicious, sustainable veggies from Green City Market.
Located in Chicago’s Lincoln Park (approximately 1817 N. Clark), nationally-praised Green City Market is home to some of the finest farmers in the Midwest, all of whom are proud to present their best crops. The market is open from
7 am – 1 pm, so make sure to get there early and enjoy the best pick of the day.
There will be no shortage of vegetables this Wednesday. Stop by Iron Creek Farm for lettuce, kale, cucumbers, and potatoes, or head over to Leaning Shed Farm, featuring sugar snap peas, red beets, and cabbage. Marigold Hill Organics will have green onions, baby greens, Napa cabbage, radishes, lettuce, and kale. Swing buy Tomato Mountain, a farm that is not bringing what you may think (tomatoes aren’t in season, and besides, they’re technically a fruit!). They will have lettuce, turnips, kale, and bok choy. Finally, fulfill all of your mushroom needs with River Valley Ranch, selling mushrooms such as Portabella, Crimini, White Button, Shiitake, and Oyster. No matter what your favorite veggies are, there is no doubt that you will be able to find them.
If you can’t make it to the market on Wednesday, don’t fret. Green City Market offers two Saturday markets: The Lincoln Park market, open from 7 am – 1 pm, and Green City Market Fulton (799 W. Fulton Market), open from 8 am – 2 pm. There is going to be an abundance of veggies with your name on them, and we hope to see you there.