Mary Ellen Geist's Chicago Sweet Homegrown

Have A Very Merry Local Holiday with Winter Farmer's Markets


Christmas wreaths, roasted chestnuts, hot cider, music, squash, apples, homemade meats and cheeses, eggnog, an assortment of harvest fruits and nuts, and all sorts of breads and jams . Sounds good, doesn’t it?  It might not come to mind when you get ready to do your holiday or even your every day  grocery shopping, but there are farmer’s markets open throughout the winter season all across  the chicago area - from Logan Square,  which holds indoor farmer’s markets at the Congress theatre, to Green City Farmer’s Market, which moves into the Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum in the winter months,  to a new December farmers  market in Ukrainian village. Almost every Chicago neighborhood has some sort of winter farmer’s market nearby this year. You’ll not only  find delicious local food to serve for your holiday meals, but handmade local gifts, too. A few good websites for winter markets: and a website called “the dirt on green”. Have a happy LOCAL holiday! 

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