Pilsen Chicago Farmers Market

This morning I rode my bike down to the Pilsen Chicago Farmer’s Market on 18th and Halsted. This community market was much smaller than the Green City Market that I went to last weekend. Nevertheless they had great vendors and produce!


I came home with tomatoes, zucchini, fresh basil (since my windowsill herb garden is taking forever to grow!), peaches, mini tri-colored potatoes, and purplette onions. I was actually looking for standard red onions, but since no vendors had them, I went with purplette onions. Purplette onions look like mini red onions with a stalk similar to green onions. I’m not quite sure how to describe their taste, but its sort of a mixture between red, white, and green onions combined; quite delicious!

I made some fresh tomato salsa with some of my purchases for a healthy afternoon snack!



  • 3 tomatoes, chopped
  • 2 purplette onions, chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 jalape??o pepper, chopped
  • juice from 1/2 lime
  • 2-3 Tbsp fresh chopped cilantro
  • salt and pepper to taste

Combine all ingredients in a large bowl and refrigerate for 30 minutes to bring out all of the flavors. Serve with tortilla chips or atop your favorite Mexican dish! I made chips with some left over tortillas from last night so as not to waste them (I hate wasting food!).

Tonight I’m making ribs on the grill with corn on the cob and baked beans; can’t wait! Happy Father’s Day to all the dads out there!



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