The Chicago area is home to a wide variety of farmers, restaurants, and other establishments utilizing slow food practices.
Farmers / Farmers Markets
There are hundreds of farmers markets throughout the greater Chicago area from May through November. And in 2008, the privately run Green City Market began a year-round market featuring only local, sustainable producers.
- Green City Market (in Lincoln Park, Chicago)
- Oak Park Farmers Market (Lake and Elmwood)
- Evanston Farmers Market (Maple and University, behind the Hilton Garden Inn)
- City Farm (Clybourn and Division)
- City of Chicago Farmers Markets (throughout the city)
- Geneva Green Market (75 N. River Lane, in Geneva, IL)
- All Illinois Farmers Markets (filterable by community)
- Indiana Farmers Market Resource Guide
- Guide to Growers of Fresh Vegetables in Wisconsin
Community Supported Agriculture (CSAs)
CSAs are a great way to keep a continuous supply local food around the house. In exchange for an upfront payment to a grower, CSA participants receive shares of the produce or meat produced during the season. As Local Harvest points out, CSAs can be really effective and cost-effective for both the grower and consumer.
Guides and other literature