Slice of Life: Farmers Markets Season is Back!
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Slice of Life: Farmers Markets Season is Back!

Sure, they’re haphazard and overpriced, but there’s something about Chicago’s farmers markets that make us want to crack open our wallets and exchange greens with people from far-off exotic places like Michigan, and Indiana. This was the scene yesterday at the farmers market at Federal Plaza.  It looks like a pretty good turnout in terms of vendors.  Last year was paltry, and some markets even shut down due to lack...

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The Amish Are Coming! The Amish Are Coming!

Summer’s farmers markets are over in Chicago, but it turns out there is still a place where you can get a taste of the rural life in the Loop. The shuttered Wolf Camera shop at 42 South Clark Street has reopened as the “Rise ‘n Roll Amish Market” — a store selling Amish goods from Shipshewana, Indiana. The store was closed when I went past on a recent morning, so I don’t know if this is a pop-up...

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Don’t Forget Your Chicago Farmers Markets

Just spent the morning at the farmers market at the Museum of Contemporary Art.  Based on the growing variety of flowers, fruits, and vegetables available, we’re rapidly approaching the peak of farmers market season. If you haven’t been to one in your neighborhood yet, do go.  See our article from last month which has a link to a calendar (web page or iCal file) listing all of the market days and locations...

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