Happy Sunday Gourmies!
I hope you are enjoying the wonderful weather. Yesterday I was itching to go to a farmers market, but hit a wall and ended up napping for 3 hours way to long… I guess I needed the rest because even with my long late nap I fell asleep immediately last night. Anyways, today is the opening day of the Glenwood Summer Sunday Market! I believe that this farmer’s market is the furthest north in the Chicago city limits. I live about 22 minutes south, walking, so I decided that this was exactly what I wanted to be doing this morning. I put on my sneakers and a hat, grabbed a reusable bag, and headed out the door. The weather is perfect in Chicago today: high of 75 degrees, sunny, with a slight cool breeze. As I’m sure you can imagine, I was all smiles walking around.
This market is smaller and unfortunately offered less produce than I hoped for; but, it had a lot of great local midwestern farmers and vendors. It took me about 20 minutes to visit and revisit each station. 

I purchased a few staples and a few splurges: shiitake mushrooms, asparagus, arugula (yes!!), sprouts, whole sprouted tortillas, raw sprouted “midwestern hummus”, and raw spiced kale chips. I would have loved to walk around with a friend, but thoroughly enjoyed the time to myself.

The start to my walk home:

How pretty is this balcony/porch!?

My purchases laid out for you:

My deliciously fresh lunch:

Do you like to shop at farmer’s markets?
What are your favorite produce purchases? Splurges?

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