Farmer’s Markets

I missed the first day at Federal Plaza on Tuesday, but I did manage to wander over to the opening of the Daley Plaza Farmer’s Market today.  These markets are a welcome change from the otherwise uninspiring loop lunch options.  Today I enjoyed the live music and came away with a basil plant and a mint plant ($2.50 each) and baguette for dinner tonight ($1.50).  Other items of note:  Fresh mozzarella, honey from a northern Illinois apiary, asparagus that was harvested yesterday evening and crates of assorted potatoes.  I will be sure to have more cash on me when I visit next week.

You can find a comprehensive list of Chicago farmer’s markets here (the sidebar has the markets divided into downtown, weekly and other).   I am anxiously awaiting the Logan Square market opening on June 3rd.

Additionally, for those not in Chicago the USDA has a listing of farmer’s markets by state or you can search by zip code at Local Harvest.

Wandering through the Daley Plaza offerings today made me miss my old garden in Hyde Park so much!  If only my new neighborhood had such a thing. . .

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ellen - last night i went to the logan square farmers market volunteer meeting. i’m sure they could use more helpers, so sign up!

debbie - hey! when did you move to logan square? i don’t know if its the same thing but there is a little community garden on sacramento, a teeny ways south from logan.

Gemma - Hi Debbie!
I moved to Logan Square last August. What is the cross street? This is exciting. Do you have a plot there?

Amanda Maurer - Hi!
I’ve been looking for food blogs and foodies – and I thought you might be interested to know that The Stew, one of the Chicago Tribune’s blogs, is hosting its first live web video chat today! The two hosts are looking for questions, so if you would like to ask a food/restaurant related question, post it as a comment here:
Recently, the hosts visited the National Restaurant Association Show – so they also plan on talking about things they found and saw there.
The chat is scheduled for 2 p.m., so make sure you post your questions soon!

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