Senior Associate, Mindshare
Blair Chavis is a well-seasoned media and communications professional, having first worked as a journalist for publications such as WBEZ and the Chicago Tribune, and then in food publishing for more than four years. Blair still works as a freelance journalist, in addition to her full time work in digital advertising. Much of Blair’s freelance writing is focused on arts and culture—with a strong focus in food writing. Blair’s articles have appeared in publications such as Chicagoist and DiningOut Chicago magazine. When Blair isn’t writing about a restaurant opening or a foodie event in the city, she’s trying a new restaurant for pleasure, or cooking up a feast at home. In fact, Blair even finds baking to be the perfect remedy to a stressful day. Blair first became aware of sustainable farming and eating practices when attending the University of Wisconsin-Madison—a campus with a hippie legacy, at which students find anything is subject for protest. When Blair isn’t writing about food, she also finds time to write and perform with live lit groups around the city.
What inspired you to get involved with Green City Market?
I’m a foodie and also spend much of my freelance efforts on food writing. I wanted to find another way to tap into Chicago’s vibrant food community and help a great organization at the same time. As Julia Child once said, “People who love to eat are always the best people.”
What’s the most delicious thing you’ve ever purchased from the GCM?
I have a very big sweet tooth, so I’d have to say my favorites are Abby’s Crepes and seasonal pies from Hoosier Mama Pie Co. I also love combing through fresh summer fruits, such as cherries and peaches.
What’s your favorite Jr. Board event?
The Green City Market BBQ was a food mecca with so may amazing dishes to taste. My tastebuds were overloaded, which is basically the best problem to have! I can’t wait to attend my first Mostly Veggie Affair this year!