You Can Find Local Food This Weekend – Evanston, Green City, Etc.
While nearly all Chicago area farmer’s markets rolled up their tents by the end of October, and the various winter markets have not unpacked their tables, there remains at least two farmer’s markets available for you this Saturday. Green City Market has moved to its indoor/outdoor location at the Peggy Notebart Nature Museum. The Evanston market holds its final run on Saturday, November 6. If you feel like you need more options, you can always travel to Madison, which holds its last market on the square for the season.
As cold as it’s been the last few days, there should be plenty of produce there for you locavore shoppers. Our complete guide for of what to look for and how long you can keep it is here. If you are like us, you will probably be scrambling around for the last tomatoes and peppers. We won’t be surprised if you find some still. We saw tomatoes at as farmer’s market as late as November 2. If you can wretch yourself away from the last, last, last summer items, we suggest that you also look for rutabagas because this good keeper is just not grown in enough quantities for all of us. Getit while you can. You can never have enough onions or garlic, so get some of that too.
Let us know about your extra-late season shopping.