Every Tuesday in Chicago at Federal Plaza (Adams/Dearborn) there is a farmers market that has lots of different booths with everything from produce (usually Illinois/Indiana/Michigan represented) to coffee to cheese to flowers to….the typical farmers market. Since I work so close to this location going there during the summer is my weekly ritual and this week there was all sorts of stuff available. I bought:
- Apples: Quinte (2) from Nichols Farm
- Blue Raspberries (1 pint)
- 3 ears of sweet corn from a farm in Indiana.
- Wax beans from a farm in Indiana
9 weeks into it there is plenty available. Week 8 brought the one supply of golden raspberries and the end of the strawberries. The several weeks before that lots of different berries were available including strawberries, raspberries as well as sweet/tart cherries. I purchased two quarts of cherries (Morello and Montmorency) for freezing to make pie later in the season. Except for the first few weeks several types of vegetables have been available such as onions, lettuce, etc.