Free Green City Farmers Market

Green City Market moves outside to Lincoln Park (1750 N. Clark) on Wednesday, May 6, with a rally and 2009 season kick-off on Saturday, May 9. Green City will continue in the park Wednesdays and Saturdays (except July 4) from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. Until then, Green City continues in their winter home at the Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, April 18 and Saturday, April 25. Alice Waters visits the market on the 25th for a book signing of her book, The Edible Schoolyard, from 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

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This market near Lake Michigan in Lincoln Park is noteworthy because it’s a whole-day event with shopping, chef demonstrations and local vendors selling prepared food from products sold at the market. “The focus here is on sustainable and organic agriculture,” Waters says. Come sample the season’s fresh apples at a tasting Wednesday. 847-424-2486;

The City of Chicago farmers markets also open in May. Get your baskets, bags and bicycles ready.

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