Adam Peterson

Adam Peterson

Program Coordinator, Green City Market

Adam graduated from University of Illinois at Chicago with a Bachelor’s in Cultural Anthropology. After graduating, he worked as a research assistant on an anthropological study of sustainable, small-scale food systems in Western Wisconsin. While working on a farm used as a case study for the research, Adam fell in love with fruit and vegetable production.

After Wisconsin, he worked at several farms in NW Illinois learning about different forms of production based on farm size and crop diversity. The exposure and access to so many diverse fruit and vegetables only increased his interest in minimizing food waste through processing, canning and pickling.

After several years of farming, he moved to New Orleans as an AmeriCorps VISTA working with an organization to procure local produce items for use in school food programs. It was in New Orleans that he developed his passion for education, food literacy, as well as an interest in food justice and policy.

In his spare time, Adam enjoys biking the city, checking out cultural events, and traveling the globe.

Favorite Green City Market treat: Brown Butter Bars from Crumb

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Locations & hours
May through October (Outdoors)
Lincoln Park
N. Clark St & N. Lincoln Ave
Wednesdays and Saturdays, 7am–1pm
June through October (Outdoors)
Gallagher Way
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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Business office
2613 W. Lawrence Avenue

Chicago, IL 60625

(773) 880-1266

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