Never Stop Eating Local – What’s in Season and Where to Find It Sponsored by Vera Chicago

February 25, 2015 at 9:23 am

There is Always Local Food


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Who eats local in February?  You do.  Your sponsors at Vera do–go listen to Chef Mendez kvell over his 1871 milk.  Ok, it’s not a weekend filled with winter markets.  But you have something.  You can always shop  at these places.   Just as good, you can get your local food without leaving home by visiting our sponsor Irv and Shelly’s Fresh Picks.  And don’t forget, local food is not just the “fresh” stuff.

What’s In Season Now


Indoor Crops

  • Spinach
  • Lettuce
  • Arugula
  • Sprouts

Storage Crops

  • Potatoes
  • Sweet potatoes
  • Apples
  • Squash
  • Cabbage
  • Carrots
  • Beets
  • Celery root
  • Turnips
  • Radishes

Year round

  • Meats, poultry, lake fish
  • Eggs
  • Milk, cheese and other dairy
  • Mushrooms
  • Grains and breads
  • Preserved and jarred products

Where to Find Local Food

In addition to the following markets, there are several stores in the Chicago area that focus on selling local foods.


All sorts of food including sausages and tofu plus all you can Nosh await Sunday, March 1 from 10 AM to 3 PM at the Logan Square Farmer’s Market - 2755 N. Milwaukee Av

Faith in Place Winter Market at Beverly Unitarian Church on Saturday, February 28 from 9 AM to 1 PM.  - 10244 S. Longwood

Portage Park Winter Market on Sunday March 1 from 10 AM to 2 PM - Portage Theater, 4050 N. Milwaukee Av


Weekly winter market at the Evanston Ecology Center on Saturday, February 28 from 9 AM to 1 PM, with a chance to catch the Condiment Queen selling - 2024 N McCormick Blvd


Community Winter Market on  Saturday, February 14  from 9 AM to 1 PM - 327 Hamilton


If you know of any other farmer’s markets in the Chicago area, please let us know.

What's In Season and Where to Find It - Sponsored by Vera 1023 W. Lake, Chicago

What’s In Season and Where to Find It – Sponsored by Vera 1023 W. Lake, Chicago