Green City Market

Saturday marked the last outdoor market of the season for Green City Market, which always seems to come too soon and means winter is not too far off, especially as major snowfalls hit the East coast this past weekend. But it still officially is fall. And we were grateful to have sun in Chicago and farm […]


Sunday Dinner Burger

19 September 2011 · 0 comments

My idea of breakfast is usually oatmeal. So ordering a hamburger last Saturday morning from Sunday Dinner’s stand at Green City Market was a first for me. And if you come hungry first thing, you might find yourself having one, too.   Chef-owners Christine Cikowski and Joshua Kulp offer a simple menu using only market […]


September Market Bounty

18 September 2011 · 0 comments

The fading of Labor Day memories and the shortening of the days makes it feel like summer is over. But a stroll through any farmers’ market this past weekend helped bring back that summer feeling. At yesterday’s Green City Market there was so much color that even the most careful shopper most likely came back […]


It was dang hot last week in Chicago. Thursday, July 21, was forecasted to be the hottest day of the year, the date of this year’s Green City Market BBQ benefit. Friends were Facebooking their nervousness about the heat. My sister Martha, my BBQ invitee, had her doubts about whether she could make it through the evening. […]


With so many great supermarkets and food shops in Chicago I never imagined getting produce through the mail, but every two weeks during the cold months this box arrives by US Priority Mail from Snug Haven Farm in Belleville, Wisconsin, located in the south-central part of the state. It contains a 1-pound bag of the best […]


Not until I turn my calendar to September and the temperatures start to drop do I feel ready for apples. And although apples started showing up early this year at Green City Market, only in recent weeks have the numbers of baskets and bushels multiplied and signs screaming “We Have Honeycrisps” popped up all over. […]


Heirloom Tomatoes

29 August 2010 · 1 comment

It is said that dogs look like their owners. And I have come to the conclusion that the same can be said for the types of produce a farmer grows and the type of person he or she is. A visit to Leaning Shed Farm’s stand at Green City Market this time of year reveals […]

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Pity the poor plum. Often the Rodney Dangerfield of fruit, it gets no respect. Bright golden peaches and nectarines often steal the show at the height of the summer fruit season or get elbowed out by blueberries and raspberries. But let plums prance on stage for a change and give them a try. And if […]


Great Greens

4 August 2010 · 0 comments

During the winter, I’m not much of a salad eater. It’s not that I don’t like salads, but they often fail to appeal in the colder months. But come summer, I’m a changed woman. I crave fresh greens and buy salad every week at Green City Market. I have tried various lettuce mixes, but I’m […]


Among the many great things about summer in Chicago is the ease of being able to eat well thanks to nature’s bounty at the farmers markets. And easy is the operative idea here. Come the dog days of July, give me easy, fast, and out of the kitchen. One way I do that is by […]