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Lincoln Park Green Market

Lincoln Park Farmer’s Market
Lincoln Park Farmer’s Market

by Peggy DePersia, guest blogger

Who doesn’t like a ‘farmer’s market’?

With breezes scuttling across Lake Michigan and blowing the leaves in the tree canopy above the vendors’ displays of fruits, vegetables, canned goods, flowers and yummy baked goods, the experience is exponentially enhanced.

The Lincoln Park Farmer’s Market is just one more reason to enjoy the city of Chicago on a  Saturday morning.

Lincoln Park Farmer’s Market
Lincoln Park Farmer’s Market
Lincoln Park Farmer’s Market

It is one of the best things about such places. If you visit frequently enough, you find opportunities to break from the tried and true paths of museums, restaurants, shopping venues and tourist sights and explore what often makes a city feel alive; the neighborhoods, a hallmark of the city of Chicago and a source of great pride. Lincoln Park, Lakeview, Roscoe Village, Roger’s Park, Bucktown, Wrigleyville, to name a few: the list goes on and on and the neighborhoods listed and more recently discovered by this city lover, merely represent the tip of the iceberg.

Lincoln Park Farmer’s Market


Having tasted bits and pieces, I am eager to explore. I am reminded of Mt. Adams or Clifton heights in Cincinnati ( after all, Cincinnati, once the Western frontier, was built on 7 hills) Broadripple (home of David Letterman and Jane Pauley) in Indianapolis, Cherry Hill and Fulton Heights in Grand Rapids, Michigan, and Squirrel Hill in Pittsburgh. Neighborhoods with unique character, history and allure; they are the puzzle pieces of our wonderful American cities.

Yet, I digress. Back to Lincoln Park in Chicago. There is the Lincoln Park Zoo; thus the couples with strollers and toddlers to say nothing of the nanas and papas doting on their broods.

Lincoln Park Zoo


There is the Cafe Brauer for a leisurely breakfast in a historic venue overlooking an inviting area of natural beauty (lake included), and then again, the green market. That steaming cup of coffee and fresh baked, fresh fruit pastry are ‘just the ticket’. And then, in keeping with all things of romantic appeal, one might run across a business at the market such as Bushel and a Peck with the best canned goods ever; yet tailored to 21st century sophistication and taste; though one couldn’t beat the pickled beets for sure.



In your memory, you may even hear a couple of notes from an old song that might have been hummed by your grandma……’bushel and a peck’; rings a bell!

Bushel & Pecks


Photo1Peggy DePersia recently retired as a high school art teacher and now devotes her time to teaching at Kendall College of Art and Design and living creatively.

They both enjoy travel and time with their darling grand son Oliver.

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Susan J. Smith
Susan's career includes writing for newspapers, lots of community work and a wonderful family life. Now she is enjoying traveling, photography and writing for DesignDestinations and Grand Rapids Magazine. She welcomes you on her journey and appreciates your comments.


  1. posted by
    ann cabezas creed
    Sep 8, 2015 Reply

    I love farmers markets. I shop q Saturday morning at the Alajuela Farmers Market in Alajuela, Costa Rica. There the vendors present their fresh tropical fruits and vegetable in an open air setting covered with a large red canopy. This makes cooking a pleasure…
    Ann Cabezas Creed

    • posted by
      Susan J. Smith
      Sep 10, 2015 Reply

      Your Costa Rica experience sounds lovely. I’ll bet you really enjoy your time in Costa Rica.

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