Chicago is ready for spring. It was a long winter for parents with children raring to get outside. While the flowers may have been hibernating, the green scene has not. This spring brings the best of the old and some exciting new hot spots. The Green Mama's Five Favorites include places that are specifically family friendly and where green-in both the health sense and the eco sense-are prioritized.
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The only year-round farmers market in Chicago, the Green City Market provides local, organic produce, meat and dairy, often for less money than the conventional stuff at the grocery. You can find the market every other Saturday at the Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum. In May, it moves outside at the south end of Lincoln Park and is held every Wednesday and Saturday.
In the summer, hit a farmers market in your neighborhood. Find when and where with the help of The Local Beet's market locator, thelocalbeet.com.