Green City Market Local Gift Guide
Give the gift of good food and handmade products and support our local food system at the same time by shopping for all your holiday needs at Green City Market. Shopping local markets for the holidays is about so much more than just a purchase, it is about people and community. Be sure to walk around the market and talk to each vendor to get to know the magnificent makers and growers behind your gifts and see what special offerings they might have available for the holiday season. We have rounded up some of our favorite ideas for delicious and thoughtful gifts to go under trees, stuffed into stockings, and on the table at your next holiday gathering.
At our winter markets you will find all you need for festive feasts as well. Feel good knowing that it is thanks to loyal customers like yourself that small local farmers can sustain their businesses through the colder months.
Holiday Market Schedule
December 10, 8am-1pm
December 17, 8am-1pm
Wednesday, December 21, 8am-1pm
Burton's Maplewood Farm: From Indiana's maple syrup star, Burton's nationally-recognized Barrel Aged Maple Syrups are a foodie's dreams come true. These unique syrups hold endless culinary possibilities. Finish your sweet and savory dishes or add the perfect depth of flavor to a holiday cocktail. December 10, 17 & 21
Bushel & Pecks: From a Bloody Mary Gift Set, a trio of preserves, a selection of pickles, or a sampling of all of the above, you cannot go wrong with a 100% handmade and 100% delicious jar (or jars) from the notorious Preservation Kitchen. Bushel & Pecks has geared up for the holiday giving season with brand new, sleek labels (same great taste!). Stop by to talk to them about gift box and customized options. Sending a gift to a loved one far away? They offer shipping from their online shop! December 10, 17 & 21
Chicago Honey Co-Op: Make a honey-lovers' spirits shine bright with a giftbox complete with beeswax candles, salves, honey mustard, and a jar of local, sustainably harvested honey. Chicago Honey Co-op produces honey with complex flavors that are unique to our city. You won't find honey like this in the supermarket. December 17 & 21
Co-Op Sauce: Spice things up! Add a little heat to your stockings with a jar of hot sauce crafted in small batches with hand picked ingredients sourced straight from farmers in the Midwest. December 10, 17 & 21
Crumb Bakery: Treat everyone on your list to delicious homemade seasonal treats like Pumpkin Pecan Caramels, Pecan Sandies, Biscotti or Crumb's famous Taralli.
Ellis Family Farms: Made with fresh fruits from this five generation, sustainable farm, Ellis Farms handmade jams let you give the gift of the bright taste of summer sunshine in a jar. December 10, 17 & 21.
Green City Market: Do your friends and family have enough Green City Market Swag? Give thegift of year-round, market-fresh recipes from TheGreenCityMarketCookbook. Always be prepared with a market tote, and spread the local love with a “Preserve Local” GCM T-Shirt, available in men’s and women’s sizes. Stop by the Information Booth to buy your swag. December 10, 17 & 21.
Nordic Creamery: Give the gift of some of Wisconsin's finest gourmet, artisan butter with the Butter Lover's Gift Box, or pick up a selection of fine handcrafted cheeses for your next party. December 10, &17.
Tomato Mountain: Bottled on the farm only when the ingredients are at the peak of the season, salsas and tomato sauces are a gourmet treat for anyone on your list. Mix and match to create your own gift basket. December 10, 17 & 21.
Tuscan Hen Market: Lorraine’s Cherry Pecan Granola and Cranberry Buckle Cake make great hostess gifts and come in festive gift bags! Cranberry Maple Compote, made with Ellis Family Farms cranberries and Burton’s maple syrup goes great over a wedge of Brie Cheese as a quick and elegant appetizer for your holiday party. December 10, &17.
River Valey Ranch: Made with the best ingredients from their family farm, handcrafted goods like Bloody Mary mix, pepper jelly, portabella salsa, garlic lovers pasta sauce, and spicy pickled mushrooms all look great in a gourmet gift basket. December 10, 17 & 21.
Wisconsin Fermentation Company: The unique, earthy and sweet taste of fermented black garlic is a perfect gift for the cook who has everything. Add in a jar of pure Wisconsin maple syrup or dangerously addicting maple cream! December 10 & 17.
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