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Creating Sustainable Economic Growth Two Ways:

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Helping entrepreneurs grow successful food and beverage businesses

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Offering job training and placement opportunities to residents of the West Side of Chicago

Projected Impact:

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Jobs In 2019

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Jobs Through 2023

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New Companies Per Year

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New Food Concepts

Partnering with the Garfield Park Garden Network

All fresh produce sold at the Market is hyper-locally sourced from the Garfield Park Garden Network, a coalition of 32 growing spaces spanning three acres of land in Garfield Park. Garden Network growers pool their harvested produce, and proceeds from sales help maintain and expand local gardens and urban farms. 

In 2017, the Garden Network and Neighborhood Market shared and sold 3,000 lbs. of produce and leveraged $1,200 of purchasing incentives.

The Garfield Park Neighborhood Market and the Garfield Park Garden Network are facilitated by the Garfield Park Community Council.

Garfield Park Neighborhood Market

The Garfield Park Neighborhood Market, which began in 2012 on the vacant lot that now houses The Hatchery Chicago, is an official City of Chicago farmers’ market and one of the City’s most unique markets. 

A Gathering Space for All

Additional Market vendors include local restaurants and food businesses, gardens selling value-added products such as pickles and jams, coffee companies, and community resources. Other offerings include nutrition education programs with healthcare providers and cooking demos by local chefs.

The Market also serves as a gathering space and features local entertainment by spoken word artists and musicians. The Market accepts LINK benefits and LINK Double Value incentives as well as senior and WIC coupons, ensuring that neighbors of all income levels are able to access fresh locally-sourced food.

For neighborhood market members from the surrounding neighborhoods, The Hatchery provides both space and power on the front plaza to sell local produce and products at their seasonal market and prep space and storage inside the building.

Neighborhood Market Days

Neighborhood Market days, which are held on select seasonal days at the corner of Lake and Kedzie, promote job training events and Hatchery membership directly to residents in the Community.

With Community Support From:

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    Alderman Walter Burnett

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    Alderman Jason Ervin

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    Breakthrough Urban Ministries

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    Garfield Park Community Council

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    New Moms/Bright Endeavors

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    Garfield Park Neighborhood Market

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    City of Chicago

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    Help at Home

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    Inspiration Kitchens

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    Kitchen Chicago

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    Garfield Park Conservatory Alliance

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    World Chicago

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