Local Resources

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.


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.

Be sure to check out the 2011 Guide to CSAs (courtesy of  FamilyFarmed.org and the Localbeet.com)




Guides and other literature