Minnesota 2020

"Two years ago when planners designed the new St. Paul Fire Department headquarters, they were thinking with sustainability in mind. The new building is LEED certified for energy efficiency and has a designated roof space for a garden and native planting area. Green roof have proven to save on energy costs and filter pollution from rain water before it reaches nearby rivers."  
                                                                                                -Minnesota 2020

Green Bites Cooking Workshops

Every Second Thursday
January 12–May 17, 2012

Join us for a new season of hands-on cooking workshops exploring the flavours, foods and issues in your communities. Each workshop is led by a chef, producer or expert in their field of food—deepening your knowledge and understanding of seasonal, regional and craft cooking.

Stay tuned to this page for more classes and information!

Farmers’ Market

May 5–November 10:November 26–April 28:
Saturdays 9am–1pm

Saturdays 8am–1pm

Vendors at the Farmers' MarketThe Evergreen Brick Works Farmers’ Market features the best of the season, with a fabulous assortment of fruits, vegetables, wild fish, meat, cheese, milled flours, eggs and oils—all from local farmers.

Living The Good Life
Walking in the footsteps of Scott & Helen Nearing

Chicago Green City Market

Visit Chicago's largest sustainable farmer's market.

Indoor Season

From January 21st through April, the market will run every Saturday inside the Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum in the South Gallery.


The Chicago Green City Market's outdoor market is located at the south end of Lincoln Park between Clark and Stockton Drive (approximately 1790 N. Clark).

Discounted parking is available for $9.00 for the first two hours with validation in the Chicago Historical Museum parking lot off of Stockton Drive (for validation, patron must make a minimum $5 purchase at the market).

"Started by a group of Macalester students who want to be a part of the changing food system, Concrete Beet Farm in South Minneapolis is part of a growing network of urban farming organizations in Minnesota. For now this farm plot is small-scale Community Supported Agriculture, operating with a grant from the Institute for Global Citizenship. Volunteers deliver shares by bicycle around the neighborhood.

Toronto, Ontario, Canada

The Stop Community Food Centre strives to increase access to healthy food in a manner that maintains dignity, builds community and challenges inequality. Located in downtown Toronto, The Stop provides frontline services such as a drop-in, food bank, perinatal program, community action program, as well as bake ovens and markets, community cooking, community advocacy, sustainable food systems education and urban agriculture programs. Underlying all of our work is the belief that healthy food is a basic human right.
Video courtesy of Mercury Films.