Getting Fresh in Geneva
From 2005 to 2007, Purple Asparagus ran the Green City Market’s Sprouts program, which was great fun. Last year, however, when I became the market’s membership chair, I realized that to do both would be too much volunteering with one organization. So Purple Asparagus decided to take our show on the road offering similar programming to demographically and geographically diverse markets throughout Chicagoland. Last year, we made it to Southport, Evanston and Eli’s Market in Dunning. This year, we’ve gone further to expand our reach traveling to regions as far apart as 61st Street to Geneva. Shortly, I’ll be writing a piece on Experimental Station and the 61st Street Market, but in the meantime I want to share some of the photos that I took at Geneva.
Located right on the Fox River, the Geneva market is in a beautiful locale. It’s a small market, but well-attended with good offerings. Obviously, Heritage Prairie is there as is Hillside Orchards. They have breads, eggs, chickens and a few floral vendors. We made homemade raspberry sodas and yogurt with the kids, who were not in short supply. Despite the long trip, we may try to make it out there again in October.