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Who thought we’d see the day? The farmers’ market is an impressive improvement for the air industry, which is slowly shifting towards offering healthier options for fliers on flights as well.

— Samantha Shankman

The Chicago Department of Aviation (CDA) and HMSHost announced the opening of a new farmers market at O’Hare International. The new concession is inspired by the popular farmers markets offered throughout Chicago’s neighborhoods, offering fresh, locally-grown food and other healthy snacks to passengers and airport employees.

Farmers' Market

Eating fresh fruit and veggies is the perfect food to stay hydrated in dry aircraft cabins. Photo by Natalie Maynor.

Until now, produce grown in O’Hare’s aeroponic garden was used exclusively by select HMSHost airport restaurants. Now passengers traveling through O’Hare can purchase fresh herbs conveniently packaged in to-go containers.

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