The State of Illinois is hoping to prompt a new type of customer to visit farmers markets for fresh produce – those on food stamps.
Whether your garden is exploding with the ripe fruits of your labor or you couldn’t resist saving quite a bit of cash at the local farmer’s market by buying a bushel of apples instead of a peck, it’s time to preserve the harvest so it can be enjoyed all winter long. Because, honestly, you know you cannot possibly eat all of those apples during the next few weeks; plus you’re going to want some for that Thanksgiving Day pie.
With a surplus of farmers markets in the Chicagoland area, there’s nothing stopping most of us from making these weekly markets our grocery-shopping destinations. Aside from markets being, well, everywhere, here are FIVE compelling reasons to eat locally and take advantage of what our local farmers have to offer.
CBS 2′s Ed Curran was out at the Daley Plaza Farmers Market Thursday to watch Dale Levitstki, executive chef at Frog n Snail and 2012 Master of the Market, prepare this recipe.
This year’s unusual weather means you may not find your favorite item at your neighborhood farmers market this year.
Elmhurst, Chi-town’s suburban cousin to the West, is a fun place for day tripping year round. Here’s a list of all the things you can do in Elmhurst year-round, no matter what type of weather Mother Nature offers up!
Labor Day means the end of summer. Make it last forever with these delicious food and drink recipes to enjoy summer produce all year long.
If you are looking for something to do with the kids, head north to Andersonville: “A quaint village in the heart of a world class city.” Andersonville was founded by Swedish immigrants and remains a thriving Swedish community with plenty to offer families that visit or choose to make it their home.
The East Village, Ukrainian Village and Wicker Park neighborhoods, which are renown for their independent leanings, immigrant populations and hipster appeal, are also home to many family-friendly spots, especially during the summer.
The Green City Market is unlike any other open market out there – and maybe that’s why attendance is growing like a weed.