Buy Local, Eat Fresh

With the warm weather comes Chicago’s outdoor Farmers Markets; stroll the streets and browse the different vendors that are exhibited.  Each market brings in nearly 100 stands displaying a variety of fruits, veggies, plants, and flowers for Chicago patrons to chose from. Farmers Markets can be found throughout the different neighborhoods in the city and most will continue until the end of October.

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Lincoln Park will be hosting their market every Saturday from 7am to 1pm at the Lincoln Park High School, 2001 North Orchard Street. The Southport Market (1420 W. Grace) will take place every Saturday at Blaine School from 8am to 2pm. Downtown will also play host to many markets; check out the Federal Plaza, 219 S. Dearborn St.,  every Tuesday from 7am to 3pm or Daley Plaza, 50 W. Washington,  every Thursday from 7am to 3pm. Click here for the complete listings of the markets both downtown and in the neighborhoods.

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Along with Farmers Markets, Green City Market is the perfect place to check out local vendors. The market takes place outdoors on Wednesdays and  Saturdays. Along with the shopping, Green City Market offers an array of different programs available to the public including: chef demonstrations, field trips, tasting series and much, much more. To see all the programs offered at Green City Market, click here.

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The Green City Market takes place at 1750 North Clark Street Chicago, IL 60614, the south end of Lincoln Park. You can take the following CTA bus routes to Green City Market: 22 Clark, 36 Broadway, 73 Armitage, 151 Sheridan, 156 LaSalle. The closest train station is 0.4 miles away at the Sedgwick Brown Line. The market offers discounted 2-hour parking at the Chicago History Museum.

What The Schwer?

We are pleased to announce that The Hotel Felix Photo Contest is now featured on a local Chicago blog. What The Schwer focuses on up-to-date information on Chicago sports teams and they have created a widget in Hotel Felix’ honor. Head over to What The Schwer, click on the picture and it will bring you straight to the contest. Good luck to all!

Have You Chosen Your Favorite?

We have approached the two week mark of the Hotel Felix Photo Contest. Loren and Madeline have been battling to become Hotel Felix’s most photographed staff member. In order to join in on the contest just strike a pose with Loren or Madeline then upload your masterpiece to the contest page.

The FREE grand prize consists of a two-night stay and one spa treatment. The winner will also receive  a $50 credit towards the lobby bar, room service, or Elate Restaurant, the upscale eatery adjacent to Hotel Felix.  The first runner-up through the fifth runner-up will receive a $100 dollar  gift card to be redeemed during a stay at Hotel Felix. Don’t forget, you only have until August 3 to become the winner of  Hotel Felix’s Photo Contest!