Apples to Onions

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!


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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.

One thought on “Apples to Onions

  1. 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!


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