Bring on the fresh produce

June marks the typical beginning of the Farmer’s Market season, so brush off your sunhat and get out your burlap shopping bag. The City of Chicago site has information on all of the neighborhood markets and, loving fresh goodies as much as I do, here are my reviews of markets I’ve made it to in the past.

Daley Plaza Farmer’s Market
Thursdays from 7am – 3pm
This is the mother of all farmer’s markets. Not only is it huge, but the majority of goods are fairly priced. Aside from the normal fruits and vegetables, they usually have a great selection of flowers. My favorite? The sunflower bouquets.

Lincoln Square Farmer’s Market
Tuesdays from 7am – 2pm
I make it to this market usually weekly once the summer rolls around. It isn’t huge, but all of the produce is of great quality and varied. Get there early, because the best things run out by midmorning. My favorite? The booth that sells yummy mushrooms. The vendor will crack you up.

Roscoe Village Farmer’s Market

Sundays from 7am – 2pm
Very small, but the most convenient for me since it is right down the street. Also, Bulldog Bakery is usually there selling treatsies to nibble on while you shop. My favorite? The flower vendor with premade bouquets – they last FOREVER.

The Cooking and Hospitality Institute of Chicago Farmer’s Market
Sunday from 9am – 1pm
More eclectic than most markets, it also features work by artisans. Plus, you just know it is good being hosted by a culinary school. My favorite? The multicolored baby heirloom tomatoes.

Comments are closed.

Terms of use | Privacy Policy | Content: Creative Commons | Site and Design © 2009 | Metroblogging ® and Metblogs ® are registered trademarks of Bode Media, Inc.