My roommate and I left for the Green City Market by about 6:50 this morning, and we got there at about 7:15. The Green City Market is the largest year round farmers market in Chicago (they hold it indoors during the winter months), and features many types of produce,meat, cheeses, canned goods- pickled beets,pickles, salsa, honey, etc, and artisian breads. This outing to the market was set up as an optional field trip by my Pastry theory chef, and I ran into him a couple of times at the market (and from what I can tell, I was the only one from my class to go!).
We had a lot of fun, walking around and just looking, along with purchasing a few items and buying breakfast.
Squash at the Green City Market. We saw more varieties of squash, beets, potatoes, and sweet potatoes than I knew existed!
Multi colored Carrots!!! Maybe next week…
Late raspberries that I bought at the market. They’re really good, and I was so excited to find good raspberries (that aren’t sour)!
After wandering around the market, and getting breakfast (quiche for Amanda and an Apple muffin for me), we sat and had breakfast in the coffee shop of the Hotel Lincoln.
Then we wandered into Treasure Island (a grocery store that claims they are the “America’s Most European Supermarket”). I don’t know about that claim, but they are a HUGE specialty store that you can find almost anything at (we found Meyer lemons, guava fruit, dragon fruit, and quince in the produce section- all fresh). This will come in handy when we stumble across a recipe we want to make but it has some odd ingredient in it.
The hot sauce section of Treasure Island.
Grapes hanging in the produce section.
We also found a spice shop and a pet store (that had kittens and puppies)…and all before 10 am! Successful early morning adventures!