Audrey and Harry Lesner, otherwise known as The Budget Savvy Travelers, are full-time travelers and digital nomads. Born and raised in Chicago, their passion to show others how to break free without breaking the budget. They are the proud winners of the 2019 Top Budget Travel Blog.
Lincoln Park locals love the Green City Market. This Farmers' Market consistently receives rave reviews for its friendly staff, specialty products, and for being pet-friendly! Many of the vendors at this location have gained notoriety for their one-of-a-kind, exceptional products. Two that often stand-out include the Chicago Honey co-op for their syrup and honey and Bushel & Peck's for their famous hot sauce. Visitors love the opportunity to purchase both fresh and hot goods. It is recommended to come hungry and leave feeling happily satisfied. In this Farmers' Market, there are many vendors that sell products that are grown in Michigan. There are a few notable items sold here. They include delicious cheeses, homemade tamales, apple cider donuts, crepes, and jams. Be sure to try a fan favorite—the famous Raclette cheese sandwich in which Swiss cheese is slowly melted onto French baguettes under hot lamps. There are people that drive to Lincoln Park just for this tasty sandwich alone! Visitor information: In the summer, the Green City Market offers two different locations in the city. The Lincoln Park location hosts a Wednesday and Saturday market from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. starting from the first Saturday in May through the last Saturday in October. Parking can be difficult so arrive early to get a space. Discounted parking is available for $12.00 for the first two hours with validation in the Chicago Historical Museum parking lot off of Stockton Drive. Green City Market is passionate about the entire community having access to fresh, healthy food from local farmers. They match Link Cards and SNAP benefits dollar-for-dollar (up to $15 per card, per market day).