How can I put this nicely? Um…don’t be an idiot and miss out on the summer season of farmer markets. This is the time to savor fresh fruits and vegetables coming right out of the ground at a farm near you. Your culinary creations will taste better, and you’ll be doing good to the planet. And you’ll be kicking yourself in January that you didn’t take advantage of fresh ingredients when you had the chance!
The City of Chicago has a nice site listing city markets, and there are more. Do the research. There is a market on every day of the week. There are markets in the morning and in the evening. There is probably one very close to you. So no excuses! Support your local farmers and your taste buds – and ultimately your health – will thank you.