Wednesday, September 06, 2006

Green City Market

After months of curiosity, I finally managed to make it to the Green City Market, the well-regarded farmers market on Chicago's north side that regularly draws all of the city's big name chefs for their super-fresh produce and artisanal creations.

Needless to say, I felt a little out of my league - wouldn't you feel that way around any stand that boasts over 80 varieties of tomatoes? - but there was plenty for even the layman to enjoy. Alma and I bought some delicious crepes (she peach, me blueberry), plus Normandy bread (and amazing apple-sweetened loaf), red and yellow raspberries, cheese and a couple of tomatoes.

We're lucky that the local Oak Park farmers market is so similarly strong, but this was still a nice change of pace. And on a beautiful day, what really beats spending some time outside in the park, shopping for fruits and veggies in the shadow of star chefs and the people that actually grow the food?


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