This morning I rode my bike up to Green City Market in Lincoln Park to check out all of the new fall produce!
I came home with a bundle of goodies: one small butternut squash, one miniature pumpkin, one red onion, one sweet yellow onion, garlic, a bunch of kale, two ears of sweet corn, one jalape??o pepper, one small bundle of sage, one small bundle of thyme (I also wanted rosemary but it was sold out by the time I arrived! :() , a bunch of cilantro, okra, tiny fish peppers, and a variety of heirloom tomatoes (after tasting the sun gold tomatoes during yesterday’s trip to Green Youth Farm, I have been craving heirloom tomatoes).
I was told that these tiny fish peppers are extremely spicy if eaten raw, but are more mild if used in cooking and are a great way to season fish. These peppers were so tiny and cute I couldn’t resist buying a few; I can’t wait to cook with them! Has anyone ever cooked with fish peppers?
Sadly, the farmer’s markets around Chicago are usually only open through the end of October, so I am going to have to stock up on all my favorites the next couple of weekends!What’s your favorite piece of fall produce? I would have to say I’m a huge sucker for any and all kinds of squash; they look and taste so festive!
I wanted so badly to buy apples at the market this morning, but I am going apple picking at an orchard about an hour outside of the city tomorrow! The weather is supposed to be beautiful for the occasion and I’m looking forward to bringing home tons of apples, cider, mulling spices, and who knows what else!