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Category Archives: Organic

Affordable organic

The benefits of organic food and sustainable agriculture are becoming more widely known, but it’s still pretty expensive to switch to an all-organic diet. In a recent New York Times health blog post Five Easy Ways to Go Organic, author Tara Parker-Pope suggests a few foods that are affordable and make the biggest impact on [...]

Alice Waters in Chicago – October 6!

News from Green City Market: Alice Waters is coming to Chicago! To culminate her week in Chicago, she’ll be appearing at Green City Market at 9 am on October 6th, followed by a talk and book signing at Thorne Auditorium at 2:30 pm. An Afternoon with Alice Waters October 6, 2007 2:30 PM – 5:00 [...]

Organic options in Chicago

Here are a few places in Chicago that serve organic food: Crust (2056 W. Division, 773-235-5511) – This is Chicago’s first certified organic restaurant (pictured at left) and features sandwiches, salads, and “flatbreads”, which are more like ultra-thin crust pizzas similar to the wood-fired Neapolitan style, and definitely the highlight of the menu. While I [...]

Demystifying organic food

Over the past few years, Americans have taken a much greater interest in organic food; U.S. sales totaled nearly $17 billion in 2006, up 22 percent over the previous year. Whether its increasing popularity is due to wider availability, the desire for better quality food, or even perceived trendiness, more people are choosing organic over [...]

Green City Market favorites

From May through October, I visit the Green City Market in Lincoln Park almost every Saturday morning. There’s nothing else like it in Chicago, and in fact the venerable Alice Waters has called it “the best sustainable market in the country”. There are over 30 producers who participate in the market and it’s practically impossible [...]