Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Green City Market Offers First Year-Around Market

Green City Market is kicking off its first-time year-around market, starting January 17 and running through April 18, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. every first and third Saturday at the Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum, 2430 N. Cannon Dr. The market is located in its South Gallery.

The coming season will feature sustainable, heirloom and ark products in an effort to restore agricultural biodiversity. Along with offering fresh, local produce, the Green City Market plans to have themes for each market day with a special culinary event featuring and promoting local farmers and producers and the chefs who work closely with them. This will include tastings that highlight products available at the market.

The market will host the Snout to Tail event 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., Saturday, January 17, showcasing Green City Market pork.

Participating chefs providing tastings include:

Rick Bayless - Frontera Grill and Topolobampo
Troy Graves - Tallulah and Eve
Paul Kahan - Blackbird, avec and The Publican
Mark Mendez - Carnivale
Sarah Stegner and George Bumbaris - Prairie Grass Cafe
Paul Virant - Vie
Gary Wiviott - author of the upcoming book Low and Slow: Mastering the Art of Barbeque in Five Easy Lessons

Mark your calendar for these upcoming Green City Market events:

Saturday, February 7 and Saturday, February 21, 2009: Meat and potatoesSaturday,

March 7 and Saturday, March 21, 2009: Artisanal cheese

Saturday, April 4 and Saturday, April 18, 2009: Bacon and eggs

Admission is free, but RSVPs will be required. If you'd like to attend, e-mail admin@chicagogreencitymarket.org.

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