A highly visible advocate for locally grown foods and sustainable agriculture, not to mention a top-notch chef, Alice Waters is a rock star in foodie circles. Waters is the chef and owner of Chez Panisse, a 37-year-old institution of what we now know to be farm-to-table cuisine located in Berkeley, California, as well as Chez Fanny, a more casual cafe that opened in 1984. She also is a celebrated author and active member of several organizations and foundations that further the cause of organic, local and sustainable foods, such as Slow Food, Edible Schoolyard and the San Francisco Ferry Plaza Farmers Market.
As one might expect, Waters is a fan of the Green City Market, Chicago's own outlet for locally grown produce and other products. In fact, when Waters created a menu for a luncheon for Michelle Obama last year, she insisted that all of the ingredients come from the Market. So, Waters' appearance at the Green City Market next Saturday, April 25 is sure to be a special one. She will be on hand signing copies of her book "The Edible Schoolyard," which details the gardening program she created at a Berkeley middle school that serves as the basis of the concept of "edible education." The signing will take place from 10:30-11:30AM in the North Gallery of the Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum followed by a market tour.
The Green City Market will take place from 8AM-1PM on Saturday, April 25, and it will be the year's first outdoor installment, setting up in the Eco-Parking Lot at the museum (2430 N. Cannon Dr.).