Over the weekend we enjoyed some nice 83-degree weather at the Green City Market in Chicago. City folks and chefs alike were out doing their daily shopping. For the 2010 season, there are approximately 55 vendors including new vendors Becker Lane and Dietzler Farms. And while you shop, bring your dull knives to Sharpening by Dave until June 19 to have them sharpened.
If you're an early riser, I recommend arriving soon after they open at 7 a.m. to find the best pick. Who knows, you might even run into Rick Bayless (he frequents the market). By 9 a.m., the market was already bustling with people shopping for local produce and meat, and enjoying the free chef demos. Check the Green City Market calendar for upcoming events. And before you do your shopping at the market, be sure to read these 10 tips on shopping at the farmers' market.
Asparagus Rhubarb Leafy greens Spring onions Plums Herbs Radish
Cherries Plums Peaches Corn Summer squash Tomatoes Watermelon