Posted on September 13, 2010 1:27 PM
Monday Flickr Photo: September 13, 2010
by Anne Holub
A delicious rite of fall are the arrival of various types of squash at the grocery store and at the local farmer's markets, like these at the Andersonville Farmer's Market in Chicago. I've just started taking advantage of being able to sample some of the most interesting vegetables at these markets -- where I usually would pass them by because they're unfamiliar. But I love being able to talk to the farmer and get their opinions on the best way to cook their produce. Have you ever come back from the market with a new (to you) fruit or vegetable (or bread or cheese)? What was your favorite discovery? Submit your favorite foodie photos to our Explore Northeastern Illinois Flickr pool!
The GO TO 2040 draft plan emphasises a need for the region to promote local and sustainable food like that grown by area farmer's and delivered to neighborhoods in weekly markets.