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The Green City Farmers Market Is Back Outdoors To Ring In Spring

By Anthony Todd in Food on May 6, 2016 4:50PM

Fresh produce from Green City Market. Photo by Anthony Todd.

It's the most anticipated moment in any Chicago local food lover's year: Green City Market returns to Lincoln Park tomorrow morning. The market, which lives indoors during the winter, comes back outside to it's normal digs at approximately 1817 N. Clark St. at 7 a.m on Saturday. It will run Saturday and Wednesday mornings from now until Oct. 29.

While we love the indoor market (it offers an important hint of fresh food during a long, nasty winter) there's nothing like grabbing your bags and heading outside to shop, meet the farmers you haven't seen in a few months, and load up on the good stuff. Which, this time of year, will be asparagus, mushrooms, greens, and early fruit. It also doesn't hurt that the weather forecast this weekend is looking utterly lovely.

The first chef demo of the year is Saturday as well: Paul Virant (Vie and Perennial Virant) will start cooking at 10:30 a.m. The schedule for the rest of the year is up, and there are some great chefs to put on your calendar, including Bill Kim (BellyQ), Bruce Sherman (North Pond), Thomas Lents (Sixteen) and Eric Mansavage (Farmhouse).

Also worth noting: The Green City Market Chef BBQ, the best local food event of the summer, is on July 21.