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Green City Market

August 28, 2011

I have exciting news! 

Can you guess??

Okay, I’ll tell you…
I got new running shoes!!!!!

Well, I’m pretty excited. I’ve been needing new shoes for a couple months now, but I wanted to wait until I started up running again, and then I just never made the time to go! To get my shoes I went to Fleet Feet Sports. They have tons of different brands and all the sales people are great with helping you find the right shoes for your specific needs. They also offer training programs for various types of races and sell plenty of other running gear in their two locations! 
I tried out a few different styles, but ended up choosing Adidas’ SNOVA Glide. I loved them because they are light weight but gave me plenty of arch support. So comfy! I can’t wait to try them out on a run tomorrow! I wore them out of the store and headed straight to the local farmers market, Green City Market! 

It was a beautiful day out, not to hot but plenty warm for me! Perfect for the market, and everyone else thought so too; I’d never seen it so busy! 

Green City Market’s mission is to improve the availability of a diverse range of high quality foods by providing a marketplace for purchasing sustainably grown food and to educate, promote, and connect farmers and local producers directly to chefs, restaurateurs and the greater Chicago community. We also support small family farms and promote a healthier society through education and appreciation for local, fresh, sustainably-raised products.”

I’m a big fan of local foods and helping out all these local farms and businesses, so I try and go whenever I can! Plus it’s just fun, I love strolling through and looking at all the kinds of produce and products. There are also food stands: Italian food, bakeries, tamales and crepes! 

I ended up getting some peaches and blueberries from Ellis Farms! Sooooo delicious! I wish I had stayed around longer but I was getting hungry and ready for lunch with my brother and sister-in-law! We ended up going to a placed called Frances’ Deli. It’s a favorite of theirs, and was very busy (and loud) today! 
They have been in Chicago since 1938 and in 2011 they were a Michelin Guide Favorite and a Bib Gourmand Winner! And I just thought it was a local deli… We went for lunch, but they also have great breakfast food! I came here before when my whole family visited last March! I got their grilled chicken salad, which ended up being a great choice. 
I got it with low-fat honey mustard dressing and dipped the chicken pieces in the dressing; it was almost like chicken tenders in honey mustard sauce! Which was an all-time favorite of mine growing up (okay… still is). My brother got his chicken sandwich on what they called Black Bread? Not sure about the name, but the bread was amazing! Hope you all are enjoying your weekend!
What is one of your favorite childhood dishes? 

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