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Market Scene: Logan Square Farmers Market in Chicago

Summer has come and gone and fall is definitely here to stay. If the cooler weather isn't proof positive enough for you, you'll have to believe it based on the produce available at your local farmers' market. After having visited many of the smaller ones in Chicago, we finally made it to Logan Square farmers' market, one of the city's largest (after Green City Market in Lincoln Park). Here, pumpkins, squash, root vegetables, apples and pears were well in abundance which means pies, soups, roasted vegetables and more pies! Time to turn that oven on, folks! More

Market Scene: Bronzeville Community Market, Chicago

This week we headed to a little farmers' market in one of Chicago's "food deserts" in the Southern part of the Bronzeville neighborhood. Located right off a busy street at 4400 S. Cottage Grove Avenue, the modest market definitely had some hidden gems in its bounty. One of the main concerns of low-income neighborhoods is the lack of access to fresh produce. Grocery stores are few and far between in this neighborhood, so a farmers' market offering fresh local produce is an oasis in the midst of a "food desert." More

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