You probably already know that the
Green City Market in Lincoln Park is the city's premiere
destination for organic local produce and other artisan products.
But did you know that market also offers tons of activities for
little ones? From the Edible Garden project in the nearby Farm in
the Zoo to the Sprouts for Kids activity table, your kids can play
and learn while you pick up your produce.
The Edible Garden. On market days from 10 a.m.-1
p.m., head over to the Farm in the Zoo exhibit at the Lincoln Park
Zoo where kids can get their hands dirty and check out what is
sprouting in this organic garden. Little ones help plant, weed and
harvest. Starting in September, kids can cook garden produce in the
farmhouse kitchen and take recipes home with
Savor the Seasons.Kids (and their parents) will love
"tastings" scheduled throughout the season, where you can sample
different varieties of strawberries, blueberries, apples and other
Sprouts for Kids. Little market-goers can play at
the Sprouts for Kids activity table on market days from June
18-Sept. 27. Stop by to draw a picture of a favorite food or make a
For more information about the Green
City Market and its complete calendar of events, visit the Web site
at www.chicagogreencitymarket.org. The Green
City Market is held from 7:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. every Wednesday and
Saturday from May 18-Oct. 29.
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