WBEZ | Farmers Market http://www.wbez.org/tags/farmers-market Latest from WBEZ Chicago Public Radio en Green City Market No. 3 farmers market in the nation http://www.wbez.org/sections/food/green-city-market-no-3-farmers-market-nation-108568 <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/main-images/farmers tomatoes.jpg" alt="" /><p><p dir="ltr">With its lush Lincoln Park location, long list of vendors, major chef support and year-round presence, Green City Market was voted the No. 3 farmers market in the nation by <a href="http://www.thedailymeal.com/101-best-farmers-markets-in-america">The Daily Meal website, which released its list of the 101 Best Farmers earlier this week. </a></p><p>Topping the list was Pike Place Farmers Market in Seattle followed by the Downtown Farmers Market in Des Moines. Rounding out the Top 5 were the St Paul Farmers Market in Minnesota &nbsp;at No. 4 and the Phoenix Public Market in Arizona at No. 5.</p><p>But Green City isn&rsquo;t the only farmers market in Chicago and some people, in fact, find it a little snooty, sceney and pricey. Still, it&rsquo;s the only market that the Daily Meal recognized in ALL of Chicago. The other two Illinois farmers markets that made the list are in Edwardsville and Zion.</p><p>Plus, I don&rsquo;t see Madison, Wisconsin&rsquo;s Dane County Farmers Market anywhere on the list. What&rsquo;s up with that?</p><p dir="ltr">What&rsquo;s your favorite farmers market in the Chicago area or not? And did it make the list? &nbsp;</p><div>&nbsp;</div></p> Thu, 29 Aug 2013 17:12:00 -0500 http://www.wbez.org/sections/food/green-city-market-no-3-farmers-market-nation-108568 LINK Card benefits now more nutritious http://www.wbez.org/sections/food/link-card-benefits-now-more-nutritious-107628 <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/main-images/flickr_matalie Maynor.jpg" alt="" /><p><p>Illinois families who receive government assistance can get more for their money when they head to a farmers&rsquo; market.</p><p>Low-income families who use the LINK card can get twice the dollar value when they use it at farmers&rsquo; markets.</p><p>The LINK card works the same way that food stamps do.</p><p>Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn announced that families can take advantage of the double value coupon program.</p><p>The program is designed to connect low-income residents with nutritious food options, such as fresh fruits and vegetables.</p><p>Quinn says many underserved communities have limited access to affordable fresh foods and healthy options sold at farmers markets can be more expensive.</p><p>He says the program helps support Illinois children and the economy, by driving LINK dollars to Illinois farmers.</p><p>But, the programs success may come down to marketing.</p><p>Mari Gallagher, principal with Mari Gallagher Research and Consulting Group, researches food deserts and some social services. She said expanded use of link card benefits poor families across the state who are part of SNAP or Supplemental Nutrition Access Program. She said these farmers markets, while typically seasonal, are not in every neighborhood, but are in many areas that low income families can access.</p><p>&ldquo;Incentives like double your bucks increases the value of using it at farmers market. The fact that they can purchase without stigma and complication does benefit the health and wellness of these families.&rdquo;</p><p>Gallagher added that successful marketing will encourage folks to get more for their money.</p><p>&ldquo;I believe the USDA has a number of community partners on the ground. Those partners are really instrumental in getting their people out to the markets.&rdquo;</p><p>According to Gallagher Marketing, it will also help people understand how they can use their LINK card and, in doing so, it can remove some of the stigma, because all vendors will accept the card at participating farmers markets.</p><p>&ldquo;You don&rsquo;t have to go up sheepishly vendor to vendor,&rdquo; Gallagher said.&nbsp;</p><p>There are currently <a href="http://www.dhs.state.il.us/page.aspx?item=44172" target="_blank">59 Farmers Markets</a> across the state that are involved in the program.</p><p><em>The Associated Press contributed to this report.&nbsp;</em></p><p><em>Mariam Sobh reports for WBEZ and </em><em>is the Midday and Weekend anchor at WBEZ</em><em>. Follow her <a href="http://twitter.com/mariamsobh" target="_blank">@mariamsobh</a>.&nbsp;</em></p></p> Tue, 11 Jun 2013 07:52:00 -0500 http://www.wbez.org/sections/food/link-card-benefits-now-more-nutritious-107628 Farmers Market Report: May 28th http://www.wbez.org/ahill/2008/05/farmers-market-report-may-28th/231 <p>I should start all of these postings with the disclaimer that I NEVER get to the <a onclick="urchinTracker('/outgoing/http/www.chicagogreencitymarket.org/?referer=');urchinTracker('/outgoing/http/www.chicagogreencitymarket.org/?referer=');urchinTracker('/outgoing/http/www.chicagogreencitymarket.org/?referer=http://blogs.vocalo.org/wp-admin/post.php?action=edit&amp;post=231');urchinTracker('/outgoing/http/www.chicagogreencitymarket.org/?referer=http://blogs.vocalo.org/wp-admin/edit.php?author=16&amp;posted=231');urchinTracker('/outgoing/http/www.chicagogreencitymarket.org/?referer=http://blogs.vocalo.org/wp-admin/edit.php?author=16');urchinTracker('/outgoing/http/www.chicagogreencitymarket.org/?referer=http://blogs.vocalo.org/wp-admin/post.php?action=edit&amp;post=231');urchinTracker('/outgoing/http/www.chicagogreencitymarket.org/?referer=http://blogs.vocalo.org/wp-admin/edit.php?post_status=draft');urchinTracker('/outgoing/http/www.chicagogreencitymarket.org/?referer=http://blogs.vocalo.org/wp-admin/post.php?action=edit&amp;post=231');urchinTracker('/outgoing/http/www.chicagogreencitymarket.org/?referer=http://blogs.vocalo.org/wp-admin/edit.php?post_status=draft');urchinTracker('/outgoing/http/www.chicagogreencitymarket.org/?referer=http://blogs.vocalo.org/wp-admin/post-new.php');" href="http://http/www.chicagogreencitymarket.org/">Green City Market</a> before 10AM.<span> </span>So -- I have no doubt I'm missing some of the limited supply veggies and fruits that chefs snap up early in the day.<span> </span>Local menus are reflecting the spring harvest -- I'm checking out <a onclick="urchinTracker('/outgoing/www.greenzebrachicago.com/menu.html?referer=');urchinTracker('/outgoing/www.greenzebrachicago.com/menu.html?referer=');urchinTracker('/outgoing/www.greenzebrachicago.com/menu.html?referer=http://blogs.vocalo.org/wp-admin/post.php?action=edit&amp;post=231');urchinTracker('/outgoing/www.greenzebrachicago.com/menu.html?referer=http://blogs.vocalo.org/wp-admin/edit.php?author=16&amp;posted=231');urchinTracker('/outgoing/www.greenzebrachicago.com/menu.html?referer=http://blogs.vocalo.org/wp-admin/edit.php?author=16');urchinTracker('/outgoing/www.greenzebrachicago.com/menu.html?referer=http://blogs.vocalo.org/wp-admin/post.php?action=edit&amp;post=231');urchinTracker('/outgoing/www.greenzebrachicago.com/menu.html?referer=http://blogs.vocalo.org/wp-admin/edit.php?post_status=draft');urchinTracker('/outgoing/www.greenzebrachicago.com/menu.html?referer=http://blogs.vocalo.org/wp-admin/post.php?action=edit&amp;post=231');urchinTracker('/outgoing/www.greenzebrachicago.com/menu.html?referer=http://blogs.vocalo.org/wp-admin/edit.php?post_status=draft');urchinTracker('/outgoing/www.greenzebrachicago.com/menu.html?referer=http://blogs.vocalo.org/wp-admin/post-new.php');" href="http://www.greenzebrachicago.com/menu.html">Green Zebra</a> for ideas. <img class="alignleft alignnone size-full wp-image-239" style="float: left; border: 1px solid black; margin: 7px;" title="radish" src="/sites/default/files/archives/blogs/2008/05/radish.jpg" alt="" width="241" height="180" />I was able to buy my first baby arugula of the season at the market.<span> </span>I nibbled on it all afternoon.<span> </span>Asparagus, rhubarb and greens are still the stars of the market.<span> </span>I also bought some good looking radishes, more fresh garlic, and an Italian green that I don't have the name of. Strawberries remain elusive.<span> </span>One farmer told me that many crops were at least a few weeks delayed because of the weather this year.<span> </span> One thing I'm sure I want to cook this week -- asparagus risotto. <span> </span>I'm also contemplating a rhubarb compote <a onclick="urchinTracker('/outgoing/phatduck.blogspot.com/2006/05/softer-side-of-rhubarb.html?referer=');urchinTracker('/outgoing/phatduck.blogspot.com/2006/05/softer-side-of-rhubarb.html?referer=');urchinTracker('/outgoing/phatduck.blogspot.com/2006/05/softer-side-of-rhubarb.html?referer=http://blogs.vocalo.org/wp-admin/post.php?action=edit&amp;post=231');urchinTracker('/outgoing/phatduck.blogspot.com/2006/05/softer-side-of-rhubarb.html?referer=http://blogs.vocalo.org/wp-admin/edit.php?author=16&amp;posted=231');urchinTracker('/outgoing/phatduck.blogspot.com/2006/05/softer-side-of-rhubarb.html?referer=http://blogs.vocalo.org/wp-admin/edit.php?author=16');urchinTracker('/outgoing/phatduck.blogspot.com/2006/05/softer-side-of-rhubarb.html?referer=http://blogs.vocalo.org/wp-admin/post.php?action=edit&amp;post=231');urchinTracker('/outgoing/phatduck.blogspot.com/2006/05/softer-side-of-rhubarb.html?referer=http://blogs.vocalo.org/wp-admin/edit.php?post_status=draft');urchinTracker('/outgoing/phatduck.blogspot.com/2006/05/softer-side-of-rhubarb.html?referer=http://blogs.vocalo.org/wp-admin/post.php?action=edit&amp;post=231');urchinTracker('/outgoing/phatduck.blogspot.com/2006/05/softer-side-of-rhubarb.html?referer=http://blogs.vocalo.org/wp-admin/edit.php?post_status=draft');urchinTracker('/outgoing/phatduck.blogspot.com/2006/05/softer-side-of-rhubarb.html?referer=http://blogs.vocalo.org/wp-admin/post-new.php');" href="http://phatduck.blogspot.com/2006/05/softer-side-of-rhubarb.html">like this</a>.<span> </span></p> Wed, 28 May 2008 16:50:00 -0500 http://www.wbez.org/ahill/2008/05/farmers-market-report-may-28th/231 Farmers Market Report: May 21st http://www.wbez.org/ahill/2008/05/farmers-market-report-may-21st/189 <p><a onclick="urchinTracker('/outgoing/www.flickr.com/photos/chicagopublicradio/2512251648/?referer=http://blogs.vocalo.org/wp-admin/edit.php');" href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/chicagopublicradio/2512251648/" target="_blank"><img class="alignleft" style="float: left; border: 1px solid black; margin: 7px;" src="http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3283/2512251648_a2e74de7bc_m.jpg" alt="" width="240" height="180" /></a>The <a onclick="urchinTracker('/outgoing/http//www.chicagogreencitymarket.org/?referer=http://blogs.vocalo.org/wp-admin/edit.php');urchinTracker('/outgoing/http//www.chicagogreencitymarket.org/?referer=http://blogs.vocalo.org/wp-admin/edit.php?post_status=draft');urchinTracker('/outgoing/http//www.chicagogreencitymarket.org/?referer=http://blogs.vocalo.org/wp-admin/post.php?action=edit&amp;post=189&amp;message=4');urchinTracker('/outgoing/http//www.chicagogreencitymarket.org/?referer=http://blogs.vocalo.org/wp-admin/post-new.php');" href="http://http//www.chicagogreencitymarket.org/">Green City Market</a> was dominated by asparagus today. I paid<a onclick="urchinTracker('/outgoing/http//www.michiganfarmbureau.com/farmnews/transform.php?xml=20080330/asparagus.xml&amp;referer=http://blogs.vocalo.org/wp-admin/edit.php');urchinTracker('/outgoing/http//www.michiganfarmbureau.com/farmnews/transform.php?xml=20080330/asparagus.xml&amp;referer=http://blogs.vocalo.org/wp-admin/edit.php?post_status=draft');urchinTracker('/outgoing/http//www.michiganfarmbureau.com/farmnews/transform.php?xml=20080330/asparagus.xml&amp;referer=http://blogs.vocalo.org/wp-admin/post.php?action=edit&amp;post=189&amp;message=4');urchinTracker('/outgoing/http//www.michiganfarmbureau.com/farmnews/transform.php?xml=20080330/asparagus.xml&amp;referer=http://blogs.vocalo.org/wp-admin/post-new.php');" href="http://http//www.michiganfarmbureau.com/farmnews/transform.php?xml=20080330/asparagus.xml"> $3.50 for a bunch</a>--I plan to gently steam it and then dip it in butter and lemon. I went out to farmer <a onclick="urchinTracker('/outgoing/http//www.sustainusa.org/familyfarmed/profile_kinnikinnick.html?referer=http://blogs.vocalo.org/wp-admin/edit.php');urchinTracker('/outgoing/http//www.sustainusa.org/familyfarmed/profile_kinnikinnick.html?referer=http://blogs.vocalo.org/wp-admin/edit.php?post_status=draft');urchinTracker('/outgoing/http//www.sustainusa.org/familyfarmed/profile_kinnikinnick.html?referer=http://blogs.vocalo.org/wp-admin/post.php?action=edit&amp;post=189&amp;message=4');urchinTracker('/outgoing/http//www.sustainusa.org/familyfarmed/profile_kinnikinnick.html?referer=http://blogs.vocalo.org/wp-admin/post-new.php');" href="http://http//www.sustainusa.org/familyfarmed/profile_kinnikinnick.html">David Cleverdon's farm</a> last year around this time to talk about organic farming and asparagus--<a onclick="urchinTracker('/outgoing/http//www.chicagopublicradio.org/Content.aspx?audioID=10943&amp;referer=http://blogs.vocalo.org/wp-admin/edit.php');urchinTracker('/outgoing/http//www.chicagopublicradio.org/Content.aspx?audioID=10943&amp;referer=http://blogs.vocalo.org/wp-admin/edit.php?post_status=draft');urchinTracker('/outgoing/http//www.chicagopublicradio.org/Content.aspx?audioID=10943&amp;referer=http://blogs.vocalo.org/wp-admin/post.php?action=edit&amp;post=189&amp;message=4');urchinTracker('/outgoing/http//www.chicagopublicradio.org/Content.aspx?audioID=10943&amp;referer=http://blogs.vocalo.org/wp-admin/post-new.php');" href="http://http//www.chicagopublicradio.org/Content.aspx?audioID=10943">the story </a>includes some great audio of squeaky fresh asparagus stalks &amp; Cleverdon's recommendations for picking the freshest asparagus. If you're one of those people who just can't get enough asparagus, there are all sorts of asparagus-themed activities in nearby Michigan, including <a onclick="urchinTracker('/outgoing/http//www.michigan.gov/agtourism/0_1607_7-220--142180--_00.html?referer=http://blogs.vocalo.org/wp-admin/edit.php');urchinTracker('/outgoing/http//www.michigan.gov/agtourism/0_1607_7-220--142180--_00.html?referer=http://blogs.vocalo.org/wp-admin/edit.php?post_status=draft');urchinTracker('/outgoing/http//www.michigan.gov/agtourism/0_1607_7-220--142180--_00.html?referer=http://blogs.vocalo.org/wp-admin/post.php?action=edit&amp;post=189&amp;message=4');" href="http://http//www.michigan.gov/agtourism/0,1607,7-220--142180--,00.html">U-pickfarms</a> and the <a onclick="urchinTracker('/outgoing/http//www.asparagus.org/maab/news.html?referer=http://blogs.vocalo.org/wp-admin/edit.php');urchinTracker('/outgoing/http//www.asparagus.org/maab/news.html?referer=http://blogs.vocalo.org/wp-admin/edit.php?post_status=draft');urchinTracker('/outgoing/http//www.asparagus.org/maab/news.html?referer=http://blogs.vocalo.org/wp-admin/post.php?action=edit&amp;post=189&amp;message=4');" href="http://http//www.asparagus.org/maab/news.html">National Asparagus Festival</a>.<!--break--><a onclick="urchinTracker('/outgoing/www.flickr.com/photos/chicagopublicradio/2511421123/in/set-72157601898405097?referer=http://blogs.vocalo.org/wp-admin/edit.php');" href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/chicagopublicradio/2511421123/in/set-72157601898405097" target="_blank"><img class="alignright" style="float: right; border: 1px solid black; margin: 7px;" src="http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2149/2511421123_378cd9167c_m.jpg" alt="" width="240" height="180" /></a> Also at the market today--rhubarb (but still no strawberries), onions, fresh garlic, chives, boc choi, lettuces, potatoes, lots of potted vegetable and herb plants. Last week I cooked my fresh garlic and spinach up together: (heat, nice olive oil, add sliced fresh garlic for a minute or two, add rinsed spinach and a pinch of salt and steam until spinach wilts.)</p> Wed, 21 May 2008 15:05:00 -0500 http://www.wbez.org/ahill/2008/05/farmers-market-report-may-21st/189 Farmers Market Report: May 14th http://www.wbez.org/ahill/2008/05/farmers-market-report-may-14th/89 <p><p class="MsoNormal" style="margin: 0in 0in 0pt;"><img class="alignleft" style="float: left; border: 1px solid black; margin-left: 8px; margin-right: 8px; margin-top: 7px; margin-bottom: 7px;" src="http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2162/2493446058_b520040a57_m.jpg" alt="" width="240" height="180" /><span style="font-size: 10pt; font-family: Arial; color: #333333;">As you may know<span>, I <a title="blocked::http://www.chicagopublicradio.org/Cityroom_Series.aspx?seriesID=50" onclick="urchinTracker('/outgoing/www.chicagopublicradio.org/Cityroom_Series.aspx?seriesID=50&amp;referer=');urchinTracker('/outgoing/www.chicagopublicradio.org/Cityroom_Series.aspx?seriesID=50&amp;referer=http://blogs.vocalo.org/');urchinTracker('/outgoing/www.chicagopublicradio.org/Cityroom_Series.aspx?seriesID=50&amp;referer=http://blogs.vocalo.org/');urchinTracker('/outgoing/www.chicagopublicradio.org/Cityroom_Series.aspx?seriesID=50&amp;referer=http://blogs.vocalo.org/');urchinTracker('/outgoing/www.chicagopublicradio.org/Cityroom_Series.aspx?seriesID=50&amp;referer=http://blogs.vocalo.org/');urchinTracker('/outgoing/www.chicagopublicradio.org/Cityroom_Series.aspx?seriesID=50&amp;referer=http://blogs.vocalo.org/wp-admin/edit.php?post_status=pending');urchinTracker('/outgoing/www.chicagopublicradio.org/Cityroom_Series.aspx?seriesID=50&amp;referer=http://blogs.vocalo.org/wp-admin/post-new.php');" href="http://www.chicagopublicradio.org/Cityroom_Series.aspx?seriesID=50">often cover food stories</a> for the News department here. <a onclick="urchinTracker('/outgoing/http//www.wbez.org/Content.aspx?audioID=23035&amp;referer=');urchinTracker('/outgoing/http//www.wbez.org/Content.aspx?audioID=23035&amp;referer=http://blogs.vocalo.org/');urchinTracker('/outgoing/http//www.wbez.org/Content.aspx?audioID=23035&amp;referer=http://blogs.vocalo.org/');urchinTracker('/outgoing/http//www.wbez.org/Content.aspx?audioID=23035&amp;referer=http://blogs.vocalo.org/');urchinTracker('/outgoing/http//www.wbez.org/Content.aspx?audioID=23035&amp;referer=http://blogs.vocalo.org/');urchinTracker('/outgoing/http//www.wbez.org/Content.aspx?audioID=23035&amp;referer=http://blogs.vocalo.org/wp-admin/edit.php?post_status=pending');urchinTracker('/outgoing/http//www.wbez.org/Content.aspx?audioID=23035&amp;referer=http://blogs.vocalo.org/wp-admin/post-new.php');" href="http://http//www.wbez.org/Content.aspx?audioID=23035">Today was no exception</a>. The <a title="blocked::http://www.chicagogreencitymarket.org/" onclick="urchinTracker('/outgoing/www.chicagogreencitymarket.org/?referer=');urchinTracker('/outgoing/www.chicagogreencitymarket.org/?referer=http://blogs.vocalo.org/');urchinTracker('/outgoing/www.chicagogreencitymarket.org/?referer=http://blogs.vocalo.org/');urchinTracker('/outgoing/www.chicagogreencitymarket.org/?referer=http://blogs.vocalo.org/');urchinTracker('/outgoing/www.chicagogreencitymarket.org/?referer=http://blogs.vocalo.org/');urchinTracker('/outgoing/www.chicagogreencitymarket.org/?referer=http://blogs.vocalo.org/wp-admin/edit.php?post_status=pending');urchinTracker('/outgoing/www.chicagogreencitymarket.org/?referer=http://blogs.vocalo.org/wp-admin/post-new.php');" href="http://www.chicagogreencitymarket.org/"><span>Green City Market</span></a> started today -- which means it's time for me to put away my <a title="blocked::http://www.chipublib.org/search/details/cn/1961877/results/1/" onclick="urchinTracker('/outgoing/www.chipublib.org/search/details/cn/1961877/results/1/?referer=');urchinTracker('/outgoing/www.chipublib.org/search/details/cn/1961877/results/1/?referer=http://blogs.vocalo.org/');urchinTracker('/outgoing/www.chipublib.org/search/details/cn/1961877/results/1/?referer=http://blogs.vocalo.org/');urchinTracker('/outgoing/www.chipublib.org/search/details/cn/1961877/results/1/?referer=http://blogs.vocalo.org/');urchinTracker('/outgoing/www.chipublib.org/search/details/cn/1961877/results/1/?referer=http://blogs.vocalo.org/');urchinTracker('/outgoing/www.chipublib.org/search/details/cn/1961877/results/1/?referer=http://blogs.vocalo.org/wp-admin/edit.php?post_status=pending');urchinTracker('/outgoing/www.chipublib.org/search/details/cn/1961877/results/1/?referer=http://blogs.vocalo.org/wp-admin/post-new.php');" href="http://www.chipublib.org/search/details/cn/1961877/results/1/"><span>favorite braising cookbook</span></a> -- and start <a title="blocked::http://www.chipublib.org/search/details/cn/1297662" onclick="urchinTracker('/outgoing/www.chipublib.org/search/details/cn/1297662?referer=');urchinTracker('/outgoing/www.chipublib.org/search/details/cn/1297662?referer=http://blogs.vocalo.org/');urchinTracker('/outgoing/www.chipublib.org/search/details/cn/1297662?referer=http://blogs.vocalo.org/');urchinTracker('/outgoing/www.chipublib.org/search/details/cn/1297662?referer=http://blogs.vocalo.org/');urchinTracker('/outgoing/www.chipublib.org/search/details/cn/1297662?referer=http://blogs.vocalo.org/');urchinTracker('/outgoing/www.chipublib.org/search/details/cn/1297662?referer=http://blogs.vocalo.org/wp-admin/edit.php?post_status=pending');urchinTracker('/outgoing/www.chipublib.org/search/details/cn/1297662?referer=http://blogs.vocalo.org/wp-admin/post-new.php');" href="http://www.chipublib.org/search/details/cn/1297662"><span>thinking vegetables</span></a>.</span> </span></p> <p class="MsoNormal" style="margin: 0in 0in 0pt;"><span style="font-size: 10pt; font-family: Arial; color: #333333;"> </span></p> <p class="MsoNormal" style="margin: 0in 0in 0pt;"><span style="font-size: 10pt; font-family: Arial; color: #333333;">The market today was dominated by greens: baby arugula (which I missed), baby lettuce (also gone when I got there), asparagus, green garlic, chives, and radishes. Strawberries probably won't start showing up until June. </span><span style="font-size: 10pt; font-family: Arial; color: #333333;">I'm excite<span>d for my first strawberry and rhubarb pie of the season. I think I'll try <a title="blocked::http://www.saveur.com/food/classic-recipes/favorite-flavors-55177.html" onclick="urchinTracker('/outgoing/www.saveur.com/food/classic-recipes/favorite-flavors-55177.html?referer=');urchinTracker('/outgoing/www.saveur.com/food/classic-recipes/favorite-flavors-55177.html?referer=http://blogs.vocalo.org/');urchinTracker('/outgoing/www.saveur.com/food/classic-recipes/favorite-flavors-55177.html?referer=http://blogs.vocalo.org/');urchinTracker('/outgoing/www.saveur.com/food/classic-recipes/favorite-flavors-55177.html?referer=http://blogs.vocalo.org/');urchinTracker('/outgoing/www.saveur.com/food/classic-recipes/favorite-flavors-55177.html?referer=http://blogs.vocalo.org/');urchinTracker('/outgoing/www.saveur.com/food/classic-recipes/favorite-flavors-55177.html?referer=http://blogs.vocalo.org/wp-admin/edit.php?post_status=pending');urchinTracker('/outgoing/www.saveur.com/food/classic-recipes/favorite-flavors-55177.html?referer=http://blogs.vocalo.org/wp-admin/post-new.php');" href="http://www.saveur.com/food/classic-recipes/favorite-flavors-55177.html"><span>this recipe</span></a>. </span></span><span style="color: #333333;"><img class="alignright" style="float: right; border: 1px solid black; margin-left: 8px; margin-right: 8px; margin-top: 7px; margin-bottom: 7px;" src="http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3271/2492624461_5238fe370b_m.jpg" alt="" width="240" height="180" /></span><span style="font-size: 10pt; font-family: Arial; color: #333333;"><span>Do you have any other suggestions?</span></span></p> <p class="MsoNormal" style="margin: 0in 0in 0pt;"><span style="font-size: 10pt; font-family: Arial; color: #333333;"> </span></p> <p class="MsoNormal" style="margin: 0in 0in 0pt;"><span style="font-size: 10pt; font-family: Arial; color: #333333;"><span>I did end up buying a few basil plants. Pesto season isn't t</span>hat far away now either"¦</span></p> <p class="MsoNormal" style="margin: 0in 0in 0pt;"><span style="font-size: 10pt; font-family: Arial; color: #333333;"> </span></p> <p class="MsoNormal" style="margin: 0in 0in 0pt;"><span style="font-size: 10pt; font-family: Arial; color: #333333;">One more thing -- the cost of parking is up at the lot near the market.<span style="mso-spacerun: yes;"> </span>Last year I paid 4 dollars to park (1 hour with validation).<span style="mso-spacerun: yes;"> </span>This year it's 9 dollars (buys you two hours.)<span style="mso-spacerun: yes;"> </span>That means I'll need to come up with some other way to get there, or come up with a new market.</span></p></p> Wed, 14 May 2008 17:03:00 -0500 http://www.wbez.org/ahill/2008/05/farmers-market-report-may-14th/89