This morning, I headed to Green City Market in Lincoln Park. What a beautiful farmer's market! I could have easily bought one of everything! There were countless choices for fruits and vegetables and so many bright, gorgeous colors. The flowers, the desserts, the bread ... Green City Market rules! Here's a look:
Along with the Tomato Festival tastings happening today, Kristine Subido, the executive chef at WAVE, was on hand for some impressive demonstrations. My friend Linda and I had a sampling of her Corn Flake Crusted French Toast with fruit. Absolutely delish! Subido passed out her recipe, so I'll be sure to debut here shortly.
My main goal for today's trip was to purchase some vegetables for pickling. The August issue of Eating Well magazine has a fantastic article on how to preserve some of your veggies in this manner. I figured, with my current job hunting situation, that I definitely have the time to try this out. But I also grabbed some multi-colored cherry tomatoes, mini bell peppers, green zebra tomatoes, and an eggplant. For pickling, I'll be using cucumbers and purple haze carrots.
When it comes to flowers, I'm pretty much a sucker for taking photos. I love being at my parents' house when my Mom's flowers are in full bloom. Anyhow, here's a look at some of the loveliness at Green City Market.
Do you have a favorite farmer's market item or recipe?