Tis the season for fresh produce, flowers, and local finds. Chicago’s neighborhoods offer several markets on the weekend for the city dwellers to enjoy. I love me a good grocery shopping trip, but nothing beats fresh items from local growers.
I like the challenge of bringing $20 to the market to see what succulent goodies I can score. With an abundance of fresh fruits and veggies, you can’t go wrong!
Here are a few tips to keep in mind for your next market adventure:
- Go Early: Seems like an obvious tip, but it’s worth mentioning. It’s best to have your choice before items are picked over.
- Bring cash: Most vendors only accept cash and you don’t want to miss out!
- Try something new: Ask the experts for recommendations on what’s in season and explore some new local goodies.
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Great suggestions!! I love my farmers market and supporting the local farmers. I took that suggestion of trying something new and mine was beets this summer! I then asked the farmer how he prepares and cooks and eats these delicious gems. It was simple and well wroth going outside my comfort zone of green beans and corn!