The Local Food Remains a Click Away – Shop with Local Beet Sponsor Fresh Picks

October 22, 2013 at 9:26 am

Continue to Eat Local

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Has your area farmer’s market packed up for the season? A good chunk of Chicago area farmer’s markets are over for 2013, and nearly all the rest will be closed by the end of October. We’re not happy about this here at the Local Beet, but luckily we have a good alternative to remind you. The current inventory at Irv and Shelly’s Fresh Picks includes a full array of local produce. We expect that to continue for many more weeks, actually many months.  You can continue to eat local by shopping online.

For instance, take herbs. We love to cook with fresh herbs. You can find at Irv and Shelly many locally grown fresh herbs including basil, cilantro, parsley  chives, mint and oregano. The last two dry very well, so now is the time to ensure a full stock for many months. Your pasta sauce will thank you.

Speaking of colder months, we know that soon, your sole choice for fresh local fruit will be apples. So, we think you should be gorging now on whatever not apples remain out there. Irv and Shelly have local melons, grapes, pears and raspberries.

Finally, we’re never ready to give up on our favorite summer foods. We can hold out because Irv and Shelly still have local tomatoes, eggplants, and several kinds of peppers. Hell, they still have some local sweet corn.

Stock up at the farmer’s markets still open, but also know that you can meet your eat local needs through our friend and sponsor Fresh Picks.