Posts in category "Urban agriculture"

The 'Eat Local' Ethos of Chicago Uncommon Ground

The Unwrap Chicago campaign organized by the non-profit Local First Chicago is mainly focused on persuading consumers to do their holiday shopping at locally owned small businesses. But it is also calling attention to restaurants — such as Uncommon Ground, which has two locations on the North Side — that are locally owned. The Uncommon... Read more »

Fun At The Farmers' Market: Yo, It's The Italian Scallion

Shopping at farmers’ market is a total kid-in-a-candy-store experience for me. It’s fortunate that there is only so much I can carry home, because otherwise I might need a second fridge. Here is a sampling from today’s haul at Chicago’s Green City Market… There are raspberries, blueberries, sweet cherries, apricots and peaches; sweet corn, red... Read more »

Greening Chicago: Meet Garden Girl Sara Gasbarra

There is urban agriculture. And there is really urban agriculture. This container vegetable garden — with its great view of Chicago’s Willis Tower, the tallest building in North America — is on the 8th floor sub-roof of the Hilton Chicago hotel on South Michigan Avenue. It is one of the “edible gardens” being designed for... Read more »
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Green City Diary: Vegging Out At A Chicago Farmers' Market

So is my farmers’ market habit getting a bit obsessive? Yes and no. But mostly no. The photo above is my haul from my visit Saturday morning to Chicago’s Green City Market, located at the south end of Lincoln Park — the actual park, not the neighborhood. This still life includes peaches, apricots, sweet cherries,... Read more »

Uncommon Ground's Garden Of Eatin', Up On The Roof

I have long been engaged with the Good Food movement as a consumer, an early adopter of Whole Foods’ predecessor in the Washington, D.C., area 20 years ago and a frequenter of farmers’ markets in that city. Since moving to Chicago last year and deciding to try to develop a second career as a food... Read more »
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