Vera Wants You to Know What’s in Season and Where to Find It

March 4, 2015 at 4:33 pm

Eat Local Now


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So, you signed up for a CSA, but it’s not starting yet.  Don’t you still want local food?  There’s always  our sponsor Irv and Shelly’s Fresh Picks, whose local inventory currently includes beets, cabbage, burdock, green garlic and potatoes.  Plus a few winter markets left and our list of stores that focus on local food.  Hell, look around, just today we found Indiana onions in our neighborhood Fresh Market,


What’s In Season Now


From the Ground

  • Green garlic
  • Watercress

Indoor Crops

  • Spinach
  • Lettuce
  • Arugula
  • Sprouts

Storage Crops

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

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.


Indoor market put on by the Glenwood Sunday Market on Sunday March 8 from 9 AM to 2 PM -  6962 N. Glenwood

All sorts of food including sausages and tofu plus all you can Nosh await Sunday, March 8 from 10 AM to 3 PM at the Logan Square Farmer’s Market - 2755 N. Milwaukee Av

Green City Market at Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum on Saturday March 7 from 830 AM to 1 P M – 2430 N. Cannon

Oak Park

Faith in Place Winter Market at St. Giles Parish on Sunday, March 7 from 830 AM to 1 PM.  - 11o1 N. Columbian


Weekly winter market at the Evanston Ecology Center on Saturday, March 7 from 9 AM to 1 PM, with a chance to catch the Condiment Queen selling - 2024 N McCormick Blvd


Community Winter Market on  Saturday, March 7 from 9 AM to 1 PM - 327 Hamilton


Woodstock Farmer’s Market on Saturday March 7 from 9 AM to 12 PM – 1102 McConnel


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

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