New Finds At Green City Market - Chicago

New finds at Green City Market

The city's largest farmers' market is finally back outdoors.

Here's what not to miss as you wander Green City Market's aisles of fresh herbs, spring vegetables and other sights for sore eyes:

The Honest Meal Project: This market newcomer provides something we've longed for at Green City: brightly colored salads made with market products. Last week's offerings included roasted carrots with radish sprouts and cumin vinaigrette ($7), and shaved beets, carrots and radishes with Brunkow blue cheese ($8). This week, you'll find the nascent glut of asparagus turned into salads and soup.  

The table is stocked with vegetable purées, too, which serve as baby food, soup starters and sauces. They're available by the jar ($7 to $10 each for 5 ounces) or as purée CSA subscription.

Castle Rock Creamery: Buy milk, cream and cheese from this organic Wisconsin dairy, another new vendor. The best part: Milk samples are on hand for washing down Peerless Bread & Jam jam-bite cookies. 

Kinnikinnick Farm: Arrive early to score small-batch sausage ($8 per pound) made from this organic farm's pigs. Spanish and Mexican chorizo, Polish kielbasa and andouille are a few of the varieties they make.

Bushel & Peck: Aromatic, golden lemon verbena syrup ($5) is the latest addition to this preserve company's line.