Farm -- to city -- to table
Posted: 08.30.12 BY: Vickie Apostolopoulos
There are many perks to working in the Loop, but one has to be the variety of things to do during your lunch break. From shopping on State Street to picnicking in Millennium Park, the Loop offers a ton of ways to escape from the office. One of our favorites is hitting up the farmers market. There are two markets a week offered in the Loop: Tuesdays at Federal Plaza and Thursdays at Daley Plaza. If you have never been one of the farmers markets in the Loop, you absolutely must check out this chance to see rural meet urban. Where else can you see heirloom tomatoes reflected in a modernist glass and steel skyscraper? And, how often do you see a man in a suit and tie selecting ears of corn? The variety of produce is really amazing. Peaches, peppers, blueberries, green beans, watermelons, potatoes, herbs, cucumbers, squash, onions -- you name it, they’re growing, and selling, it.
The farmers markets in the Loop are open through October 18:
Tuesdays 7 am - 3 pm at Federal Plaza (Adams and Dearborn)
Thursdays 7 am - 3 pm at Daley Plaza (Washington and Dearborn)