Posted inCity Life

Come winter, come market

The cold outside might make you think that farmers’ market season is over, but there are plenty of ways to purchase locally grown and regionally-created food year round. Here are a few upcoming possibilities.  Plant Chicago in Back of the Yards offers year-round indoor markets, usually scheduled biweekly, with a limited number of vendors inside […]

Posted inFood & Drink

With food policy a plank in Rahm Emanuel’s new platform, neighborhood food councils are starting to organize

When neighborhood politics threatened to derail the Logan Square Farmers’ Market earlier this month, more than 100 people showed up at City Hall in protest. The issues at stake—which involved allegations of improper activity on one side and abuses of aldermanic power on the other— were, frankly, murky. But as the worry and outrage spread […]