Now is the best time of year to shop your local Farmer’s Market. The Summer Harvests are arriving and the bounty ripe for the picking!
Here are some tips for your next trip:
- Go early to get the best selection
- Know what is in season
- Have an idea of what you would like to purchase or how you would like to use produce in a few dishes ahead of time so you know what to look for
- Be open to new ideas and new items. You may discover a new item or find a new substitution to put a new twist on a favorite dish or recipe
- Don’t be afraid to ask questions. Most Farmer’s are extremely knowledgeable about not only their crop, but about preparing and using their produce in recipes as well
The Burr Ridge Market on the Green is on Thursdays and runs through September 26th. If you see a guy in a white chef’s coat, stop and say hi—it might be Chef Andrew!