Green City Market INDOOR winter farmers market

Oh the winter is a cold, dark place where fresh produce needs to travel thousands of miles to our grocery stores….or, maybe not! Today I went to Chicago’s indoor farmers market at the Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum. Delightful! The Diversey 76 bus ends its eastbound route at the front steps of the museum, located at the northern part of Lincoln Park. I was enamored with the museum-market marriage from the moment I walked into the sunlight lobby. The farmers market, albeit smaller than in the summer, was bustling with meat, produce, bakeries, cheese, honey, and preserves stands! I was educated by a 30 minute chef demonstration on grilled pork belly and kimchi salad, both entertaining and informative! (and tasty šŸ™‚ ) I left with a bounty of carrots, radish, celery root, mushroom mix and bulk turkey sausage! The market is a perfect way to escape the grey Chicago winter and re-inspire my cooking endeavors.

Adventure begins!


One of the two rooms of stands!


Demo by chef at Yusho (new Japanese restaurant!)


Chestnuts snuggled in its porcupine shell!

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1 Comment »

  1. Jackie Hartson Said:

    Hah, like you need to be inspired???
    Maybe you should go into botany Jamie. You have an infinity/curiosity for it.
    Wow, an amazingly hugh chestnut “snuggled in its prcupine shell” (clever)


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