The indy scene for comestible provisions

A blog/resource site that’s been getting some attention the last few weeks is The author, “j3s”, blogs about the pleasant victuals that he finds at Chicago-area independent vendors — small grocers, farmers markets, bakeries, etc. There are also some recipes and photos.
Out here in suburbia, we’re a bit short on the independents, though the new Garden Fresh Market that opened in Northbrook (just next to the Edens) is an incredibly welcome addition to the scene. They have huge ethnic sections — Jewish/Kosher, Indian, Polish, etc. — and a gigantic deli. Definitely worth checking them out, at any of the four locations.

4 Comments so far

  1. j3s (unregistered) on July 16th, 2004 @ 4:43 am

    Hi, this is j3s, thanks for the post! Just wanted to clarify though: I’m a “she” not a “he” (jesica = jes = j3s, my old nick on efnet when jes was always taken). No worries, it’s a common mistake.
    As for FCG, I know it’s lacking a bit on suburban info, which I feel a little bad about; I don’t have a car, so my range is limited. Admittedly, I could do a better job of getting my ass off the Logan Square/Wicker Park area. Anyway, glad to hear you’ve found a good market; food acquisition matters a lot more than most people realize.

  2. Ed B (unregistered) on July 16th, 2004 @ 5:47 am

    but thanks for noticing the referrers!

  3. j3s (unregistered) on July 16th, 2004 @ 5:56 am

    Actually, I found the post because I read this site (found it via Gapers Block), not my referrer logs ;)

  4. Ed B (unregistered) on July 16th, 2004 @ 7:27 am

    ok, I’ll stop making assumptive comments and proceed to foot-in-mouth removal surgery now.

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