Chicago Farmers Markets open for season

May 12, 2011 12:16:51 PM PDT
Locally grown fruits and vegetables are popping up across the city as Chicago's many farmers markets open for the season.

The 32nd Chicago Farmers Market Season kicked off at Daley Plaza on Thursay. It runs through October.

Seasonal items are available at the markets, as are fresh flowers, potting plants, baked goods and specialty items like honey and and canned goods.

Chef Greg Elliott of Lockwood Restaurant said local chefs also utilize the farmers markets to bring the freshest food choices into their restaurants. His recipes: Nichols Farm Asparagus Salad , Slow Roasted Amish Chicken Breast, and Chilled Pea Soup.

The one in Daley Plaza on Thursday is one of many in the area. Check out the list of Chicago Farmers Markets.

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