Green City Market

While the Taste of Chicago, a 10-day food-a-thon that culminates on the Fourth of July, gets a lot of media attention as the food event of the summer in the city, serious foodies know that the season’s must-attend affair is the Green City Market Chef’s BBQ. Always held mid-July, this year’s event took place on […]

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I have many favorite vendors at the Green City Market, and one of them is Capriole, from Greenville, Indiana, a maker of farmstead goat cheese (cheese made using milk from the farm’s own animals). When, on my last two visits, the Piper’s Pyramide was on a special promotion, I didn’t hesitate a second to jump […]

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Where did June go? I have been back from my travels a few weeks now, and hitting Green City Market every Saturday morning. Gone are the English peas, asparagus, strawberries, and rhubarb! But at this unofficial mid-point of summer, local farmers are peddling the fruits and produce that early July in the Midwest brings: blueberries, […]

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I love it when I find something where I least expect it. On a recent free afternoon, I finally got myself to Hoosier Mama Pie Company shop in West Town. I was ready for a good piece of pie, which despite it being such an all-American dessert, can be hard to find. Pie that is […]

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Wheat Berry Salad

21 March 2010 · 1 comment

Localicious was the name of this year’s party for the FamilyFarmed EXPO held in Chicago March 11-13. What started five years ago from small beginnings has since grown into a three-day, agenda-packed event to connect family-owned farmers, artisanal food producers, buyers, policy makers, and the public with each other to promote the growth of local […]

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What a glorious morning: cool, dry, with some sun. Rare for Chicago in July, when it is usually beastly hot and humid. My half-hour walk to and from the Green City Market let me take in the crisp air, the flower gardens still holding droplets of water sparkling like jewels, and the quiet of a […]

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