Local farmers open virtual farmers market to fill gap left by restaurant orders during COVID-19

Chicago-based Closed Loop Farms, dependent on farmers markets, had to pivot to online sales with the closure of many public spaces as a response to COVID-19. Running a virtual farmers market, the local grower also sells sustainable, local products from other Chicago businesses. People are able to order their fresh produce, honey, and kombucha online and have it delivered to their door.

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