Savor the Seasons
If you’ve ever tried to buy sweet corn in the winter or had a craving for butternut squash in the summer, you know that many fruits and vegetables are seasonal. While your local grocery store may carry most fruits and veggies year-round, many of these items have been shipped to the Midwest from all around the world, meaning that they have traveled long distances, losing their freshness and expending significant amounts of energy. It is safe to say that produce grown by our local farmers and purchased at the market is fresher and has more flavor than produce that has been handled, boxed, shipped, stored and sold in grocery stores.
The best part of eating seasonally is that you get the best tasting, healthiest food available! When food is grown closer to you and harvested at the peak of its season, you get the best tasting, healthiest food available!
At our Savor the Season programs, Green City Market market features a different fruit or vegetable that is in its “prime state”, inviting Chicagoans to stop by and taste the difference for themselves. From preparation and storing tips to new seasonal recipes, these festivals are a great way to take advantage of the season’s produce—and enhance your appreciation for the amazing bounty of our region and our farmers.