Mike and I have a new obsession in our neighborhood: The Logan Square Farmers Market. We’ve been taking the fifteen minute walk from our apartment to the market for the past few weekends to do some grocery shopping and marvel over all the delicious goods. It’s a wonderland of organic fruits and vegetables, homemade cheeses, candles, and honey, fresh baked breads and pastries, and the prettiest fresh flowers you’ve ever seen.
We’ve been setting a budget of $20 and seeing what we can come up with from the lines of stalls. In case you’re wondering what you can buy with that kind of money, I’ll tell ya: a jalapeno, a zucchini, a pound of baby bella mushrooms, a beautiful bouquet of wildflowers, dog treats and a quart of blackberries. That’s what we came up with the first weekend, and I made the best pasta and ramen using those fresh vegetables.
On the second weekend we weren’t as practical, spending the money on donuts, cheese, an aloe plant and flowers. We also got the most perfect bulb of garlic and more of those baked dog treats for Brody. He loved them the first time around, so we figured we could spoil him again. The cheese was horseradish chive havarti and it was so dang good. The vendor let us try it first and we were instantly hooked. We might have to go back again next week to get more.
There’s so many amazing vendors that I think we’re going to have to go every week now so we can try everything. I’m especially excited to try more baked goods and cheese. I think next time we go we’ll have to have lunch there too; there’s quite a few vendors selling full on meals that looked so good.
The Logan Square Farmers Market is open every Sunday, year-round. From May to October, the outdoor market is located on Milwaukee Avenue and Logan Boulevard, and in the winter months, the market moves inside just a few blocks away on Milwaukee. It does get pretty crowded, so I would recommend going early to have your pick of the produce and to avoid the big crowds.
Have you been to the Logan Square Farmers Market? Which vendor is your favorite?