Farmers' Market Report: Opening Day

Chicago

Chicago's Green City Market held its first outdoor market of the year today. Taking a brief stroll through the stalls – some already overflowing with early season produce – we felt ourselves breathing a sigh of relief. Spring. It's actually here.

We bought a bunch of the gorgeous French breakfast radishes above, which need nothing more than a little butter, salt and crusty bread. Read on for more sights from the market, plus related recipes and tips.

Butter lettuce from Green Acres
Tender baby Italian garlic
Bread bounty from Bennison's Bakery
Asparagus, purple and green
Maple syrup from Burton's Maplewood Farm
Chives
Wild fern from Green Acres

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Related: Green City Market: Now Year-Round

(Images: Joanna Miller)