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Event Mon Jun 08 2009

Our Growing Home Photo Contest Winner Announced

Congratulations to Whitney, our winner of the Growing Home Photo Contest. Her lovely picture of produce bought from Growing Home at the Green City Market won her two tickets to Growing Home's annual benefit event, which will be held at the Chicago Cultural Center this Thursday (tickets still available!).

More farmers markets in the city are opening this week:

Tuesday: MCA/Streeterville (at van der Rohe/Chicago), Lincoln Square (at Western/Leland), Prudential Plaza (at Lake/Beaubien).

Wednesday: Pullman (at Arcade Park, 111th and Cottage Grove), South Shore (at 70th and Jeffrey).

Saturday: North Center (at Lincoln/Damen), Printers Row (at Polk/Dearborn), Southport (at Southport/Grace)

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Feature Thu Dec 31 2015

The State of Food Writing

By Brandy Gonsoulin

In 2009, food blogging, social media and Yelp were gaining popularity, and America's revered gastronomic magazine Gourmet shuttered after 68 years in business. Former Cook's Illustrated editor-in-chief Chris Kimball followed with an editorial, stating that "The shuttering of Gourmet reminds...
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