Wednesday, May 22, 2013
Farmers markets are opening around DuPage County. Find out where to find fresh produce, flowers and artisan made crafts and foods at the many markets held throughout the county.
Shopping in the grocery store is fine, but when spring and summer roll around, farmers markets are in full swing, offering a community experience along with the fresh produce, flowers and food items available. We share information on the various markets happening in our DuPage Patch communities. Find information in the photo captions.
Tuesday, July 12, 2011
Lots of delicious choices, but Renata says you must head to stall No. 6 for Jake's Country Meats' bone-in pork chops.
My best friend from college came over for dinner last week, so I decided to splurge on a few select items from Elmhurst Farmers Market, and what a treat it was! I bought lemon parsley mafaldine (www.pappardellespasta.com) and turned it into a vegetarian pasta salad chock full of farmers market veggies. The cheese I put out (www.thecheesepeople.com) with fresh berries was a visual stunner. The blue cheese, in particular, rivaled some I had the good fortune to sample in France. If you would like to taste it, go to stall No. 7, The Cheese People, and ask for a sample. That's what I did. “Give me the smelliest blue cheese you’ve got,” I said to a young man who was extremely knowledgable and demonstrated excellent customer service. Not …
Wednesday, June 29, 2011
Even the mayor stopped by to try some goodies.
Elmhurst Farmers Market celebrated its official grand opening Wednesday morning. Mayor Pete DiCianni stopped by and took a look at the variety of fresh vegetables, fruits and breads, as Elmhurst resident Kevin Connell handed him a sample of fresh-frozen berries from Roedger Brothers Blueberries. This was the first time DiCianni had visited this summer, but he said his wife, Rose, is a regular at the market, held each Wednesday during the summer just east of York and Vallette streets. “In fact,” said the mayor, “Rose was here earlier [this morning].” It will be Mrs. DiCianni cooking up the ingredients, too, he said. “My wife does the cooking,” he said, laughing. “Absolutely. I cook on Sundays. But I’ve got about two dishes down, so I can’…
Tuesday, October 12, 2010
The bounty will continue from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. every Wednesday through October at York and Vallette.
It's too late to pick up fresh peaches and berries, but fall and winter fruits and veggies are in plentiful supply. For three more Wednesdays, Oct. 13, 20 and 27, farmers will be bringing their best picks to the parking lot at York and Vallette streets for the Elmhurst Farmers Market. So, for anyone who has been putting off a visit to the market, now is the time. Jeffrey Farms of Fox River Grove offers a large variety of produce. So what's in season? "Mostly squash and root vegetables: turnips, parsnips, kohlrabi, fennel, celery," Brian Jeffrey said. Froehlich's Finest Fruits and Vegetables out of Berrien Center, Mich., has been making the two-hour trip to Elmhurst every week for about 10 years now. Their farm has been in the family for …