Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Chicagoing: Wicker Park Farmer's Market and Brun-uusto Cheese

Ever since my days back in Nebraska, I have always loved going to Farmer's Markets. Luckily for me, there is a Farmer's Market nearly every day in one of the Chicago neighborhoods. We live closest to the Wicker Park market, so on Sunday mornings we round up the pooches and head out. The good thing about this market is that it is very dog friendly. The booths are spaced out well so the dogs can walk without getting tempted by any of the goods; we can also rest in the park or sit by the fountain. Lots of people come over to pet the dogs, which makes them happy. Check out these smiling faces:
On the other hand, I don't find a lot of selection at this market. I usually go to the markets to pick up flowers; however, at this market there is only one vendor with more expensive and lesser quality flowers. The one redeeming thing of this whole market is The Cheeseman. He brings his cheese all the way from Wisconsin, and it's usually pretty amazing.
Today we bought a raw milk cheddar spread--perfect for the Millennium Park Concert Series--and the Brun-uusto baked cheese with jalapenos. This cheese is actually a Finnish Juustalepia, or bread cheese. As you bake it, it develops a bread-like crust; it tastes amazing! So even though the market is lacking in several areas, we will be returning to get pets for the pooches and pick up more Brun-uusto.

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