My peer, the always inquisitive Jeannie Houchins, MA, RD, has been making the most of the dog days of summer. I thought you’d enjoy her insights about the goodies that await at your local farmer’s market…
It’s August and summer is in its prime. This also means that you have a short window to taste summer’s bounty.
I recently visited my favorite Chicago farmer’s market also known as the Green City Market. This has yet to disappoint as I’m always amazed at the variety of produce, artisanal cheeses and home baked goods that are offered.
I get to speak with the growers and producers who are passionate about feeding and genuinely making people happy one tummy at a time. Green City Market takes a step further by offering culinary demonstrations from locals chefs using produce that’s offered at the market that day…truly illustrating the farm to table concept. While eating local is chic, eating with flavor is what keeps me going back for more.
To take advantage of a farmers market in your area visit localharvest.org. Don’t wait too long – before you know it’ll be fall!