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Green City Market Returns This Saturday

By Anthony Todd in Food on Jan 18, 2012 3:30PM

Green City 8.jpg If you've been having Green City Market withdrawal symptoms (turning grey, fuzzy tongue, no sunshine in your life), you can rejoice; the drought is over. The Green City Market starts back up again this Saturday, January 21.

The market will be indoors - and if you haven't been to the indoor market before, don't think that it is any less impressive than the outdoor version. Some indoor farmers markets only have 4-5 stands, but the winter Green City Market occupies an enormous inflated tent pitched outside of the Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum. The market runs from 8 - 1 p.m. If your freezer is empty, drag yourself out of bed on Saturday morning and go buy fresh food. Local Beet has been reporting on a lot of hot-house and hydroponically grown produce at markets, including lettuce, greens, peppers and cucumbers, so that photo on the right may not be just a fantasy of spring.

Chef Demos are also returning to the market. This Saturday marks the Green City debut of Chef Matthias Merges, chef/owner of Yusho, which will be getting four stars from David Tamarkin in this week's Time Out Chicago. His demo starts at 10:30 a.m.