Monica Karis

Monica Karis


Director of Dining Services, The Noble Network of Charter Schools

Monica has worked as a nutritionist in the healthcare field for 10+ years. After a decade of recommending low sodium diets, Monica decided to switch fields and focus on preventative nutrition. She now coordinates the food and nutrition program for students throughout the city of Chicago. Her goal is to assure every child has a healthy, aesthetically pleasing and delicious meal three times a day. Emphasis on organic, local and sustainable foods for her personal life and career brought her to join forces with the Green City Market. When Monica isn't thinking about or eating food she is staying active with her husband and puppy or traveling the world!

What inspired you to get involved with Green City Market? 

The market is a huge asset to the city of Chicago and having the opportunity to help continue to support and spread its message is very important to me and our community.

What’s the most delicious thing you’ve ever purchased from the GCM? 
I love the Cherry Bomb Hot Sauce from River Valley Ranch & Kitchens. It's rare to find a sauce with no added sugar or salt that still has a kick to it! YUM!
What’s your favorite Junior Board event? 
I can't pick just one! Top three include Big Table Dinner, Chef BBQ and the Mostly Veggie Affair!

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May through October (Outdoors)
Lincoln Park
N. Clark St & N. Lincoln Ave
Wednesdays and Saturdays, 7am–1pm
June through October (Outdoors)
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3637 N. Clark, adjacent to Wrigley Field
Thursdays, 4pm–8pm
June through October (Outdoors)
West Loop, Mary Bartelme Park
115 S. Sangamon St
Saturdays, 8am–1pm
November through April (Indoors)
Peggy Notebaert Museum
2430 N. Cannon Dr.
Saturdays, 8am–1pm

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