Opening Day at Green City Market

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May 12, 2010 at 12:24 pm

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Cubs and Sox fans marked Opening Day on April 5 this year, but for lovers of the outdoor version of Green City market, today was Opening Day.

And the weather cooperated by being dry, yet had the temperature feel of some Cubs and Sox Opening Days in the past.

With the erratic schedule of the wintertime, you always hope that people have forgotten that today started the outdoor season.

But like Cubs and Sox fans, lovers of fresh local food had May 12 circled on their calendars for some time.

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The mushroom people were out, lots of asparagus could be found, apples, potatoes, rhubarb were all around.

The dogs were also out in full force, though they weren’t quite up to the sniffing pace they soon will set once the season gets a lot warmer. Small children also could be seen, including what looked like a school field trip to learn more about what the Green City Market had to offer.

I stocked up on mushrooms, forgetting that I didn’t need to buy 2 weeks at a time, like I do in the wintertime. I also picked up asparagus, spring onions, and fingerling potatoes. My girlfriend Lisa bought a lot more than I did, including purple asparagus, spinach and mixed greens, herbs, potatoes, and shallots.

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The market runs Wednesdays and Saturdays, so there is plenty of time to get what you need over the next few months. It’s a long season ahead, and like baseball, sometimes it’s best when the weather is warm and everything is in mid-season form.

all pictures taken by me.

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  1. I picked up some spinach from Green Acres and watercress from Genesis. With some green garlic, they’ll be transformed into spring pesto tomorrow at the Downtown Farmstand. I also got a mess of rhubarb for my next preservation project.

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