Become a Sponsor
Green City Market cultivates a more sustainable Chicago food system through farmers markets, edible education, and food access initiatives. As a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, we rely on support from organizations that share our values to run our year-round markets and programs. There are several ways for your business to support our mission and engage with the market community.
At Market Sponsorship
At-market sponsors support our markets and at-market programs, such as Chef Demos, Club Sprouts, Link Matching, and Composting. Sponsors receive a 10x10 set-up space, newsletter and social media promotion, and the opportunity to connect with thousands of market shoppers. At-market sponsorship opportunities are available at our Lincoln Park, West Loop, and Indoor Market locations. Sponsorship levels vary depending on company size, market location, and other factors. Please visit our website for more information and to apply for at-market sponsorship.
- Review the At-Market Sponsorship Opportunities & Guidelines packet.
- Submit a brief application for approval. Please note that only sponsors that meet our guidelines and fit within our mission will be approved.
- Our Development Manager will follow-up with a Sponsorship Agreement and will work with you to confirm dates.
Chef BBQ Sponsorship
The Chef BBQ is GCM’s largest annual fundraiser and takes place every July in Lincoln Park. All proceeds benefit our markets, education programs, and access initiatives. 100+ local chefs, mixologists, and brewers prepare dishes and drinks featuring GCM vendor ingredients. 2000+ attendees sample the market-inspired menu while savoring the flavors of summer in the Midwest. Event sponsors receive pre-event and at-event publicity along with tickets to the event. Learn more about sponsorship levels and benefits in our Chef BBQ sponsorship packet.
A (Mostly) Veggie Affair Sponsorship
Our fall fundraiser, A (Mostly) Veggie Affair raises money for GCM’s Link Matching program. Around 400 attendees gather in support of increasing local food access in Chicago. Guests sample veggie-centric dishes created by local chefs with GCM vendor produce. Event sponsors receive pre-event and at-event publicity along with tickets to the event. Learn more about sponsorship levels and benefits in our A (Mostly) Veggie Affair sponsorship packet.
Big Table Dinner Sponsorship
In partnership with the City of Chicago Park District’s Night Out in the Parks series, GCM hosts free community dinners in neighborhood parks throughout the summer season. Dinners take place on select Sunday evenings from 5:30-7:30pm and feature a menu of seasonal, local dishes prepared by local chefs on-site at the park. GCM invites food justice and urban agriculture organizations from the community to join and spark dialogue about the importance of local food.
Interested in showing your support for local food and farmers through event sponsorship? Please contact our Development Manager, Camille Veri, at firstname.lastname@example.org.