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Farmer's Markets - for a tourist....


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Farmer's Markets - for a tourist....

ylsf | Aug 16, 2010 06:49 PM

Hello All,

I am visiting Chicago this upcoming weekend (Thursday to Monday morning) from Toronto, Canada. I have been doing some research including reading up here on Chow and trying to figure out what to see and do. Food wise, I think I will be sticking to "cheap eats" and casual spots this time but I would also like to check out one of your markets to absorb the atmosphere and maybe buy lunch there. I won't be buying produce/meat/etc as I have no where to cook it while in Chicago but I enjoy seeing markets while traveling. So, I found this link with a huge listing of different farmers markets in Chicago:

Thinking of checking out the GreenCity market on the Saturday. I tried searching around here but I can't seem to find a definitive answer if this the most prominent/ visit worthy of the bunch of if I should check out another of the markets.

Also looking for any other "non-restaurant" food related spots.. Like tours, educational spots, etc.

EDIT: I also read about this ice cream vendor at the market, (Snookelfritz) is she around still? Looking to try some unique ice cream in Chicago too:

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