I was very happy to read today that the Daily Meal website named my favorite farmers’ market, Chicago’s Green City Market, number three among its 101 best farmers’ markets in America (http://www.thedailymeal.com/101-best-farmers-markets-in-america.) I have been volunteering at the Green City Market for five years and many of my recipes are inspired by ingredients I find at the market on Saturday mornings. It operates year round, outdoors in Lincoln Park near the Farm-in-the-Zoo (at Lincoln and Clark Streets) from May through October, and then moves indoors to the Nature Museum at Fullerton and Cannon Drive for the winter. It’s a fun place to spend Wednesday or Saturday mornings with a large number and variety of vendors (all organic or sustainable), chefs’ demos, music, great prepared food and activities for kids. The market also runs the Edible Gardens program at Lincoln Park Zoo to teach children how to grow and eat vegetables. You might even spot a celebrity chef or two. There is more information about the market on its website: http://www.greencitymarket.org.
What is your favorite farmers’ market?