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WICKER PARK - The very first Chicago Flea MKT is where you want to be this Sunday sometime between 10AM–5PM where 50 Midwest artisans are hocking their wares. Find everything from felted children's masks [pictured] and Russian nesting dolls masquerading as the cast from Dr. Who from Ben Rumback to Salty Caramel Swirl marshmallows from 240Sweet—all on an elementary school playground. Clothing, jewelry, and more Truffle Truffles than you can shake a candy bar at. 2009 W Schiller at Damen. [Previously]
GARFIELD PARK - Under the radar plant sale? Yes, it's true. The Garfield Park Conservatory is having its Annual Seedling Sale of flowering plants like lavender, chamomile and nasturtiums and vegetables like radishes, onions, beets, leeks, and lettuces. You can get in for free starting at 10AM this Saturday, May 4. [Pure Wow]
LINCOLN PARK - The scent of the flowering trees and the soft virgin earth underfoot after the thaw of spring. No higher feeling could you want on a Saturday morning in Lincoln Park—the actual park. Claim it, it's yours this Saturday because Chicago's best farmer's market, The Green City Market is moving outdoors and will feature a handful of new vendors. There will be a container gardening demo and two chef demos by chef Shelley Young of The Chopping Block and chef Andrew Hroza at Goose Island. [DI]