Posted Apr 15, 2022
The Green City Market made its outdoor debut on April 2, a full month earlier than usual.
Why it matters: The opening gives farmers more opportunities to sell early spring crops, cellared produce, and year-round products.
- And yes, they can do that at indoor winter markets, but there's something about spring outdoor markets that smacks of rebirth — and safer COVID-19 precautions.
The market: Arguably the city's premier farmers market, this Lincoln Park staple boasts 58 vendors each Saturday morning selling produce, meat, eggs, baked goods, and more.
- Green City is also now matching up to $25 of SNAP benefits for program users.
What they're saying: "I like it," Mike McNamara told Axios while manning the Seedling Farm tent selling frozen cider and cherries. "It's a little cold, but also kind of nice to see everyone outdoors again."
?? Monica's thought bubble: I loved my visit on the market's sunny opening day, but chillier temps (like tomorrow) illustrate the risks of April markets. Don't forget to bundle up.