Basket of Apples

Patrick’s Picks: Local Apple Harvest

September 23rd, 2021 / 0 comments

This is my favorite time of year! Locally fresh-picked apples are a real Midwest treat! We partner with some of our favorite local orchards, Mick Klug in Michigan and Garwood Orchards in Indiana to mention a couple, to bring you finest locally just picked apples in the Midwest. There is nothing better than fresh-picked apples […]

Apple Cider

Patrick’s Picks: Apple Cider

September 15th, 2021 / 0 comments

Nothing says fall to me like fresh apple cider! This year we have a great cider from Garwood Orchards. Garwood has been producing apple cider for 90 years and you can taste the difference. We are selling them in 1/2 gallon containers. Must be refrigerated. A little family tip; mom used to reduce 2 cups […]

Bartlett Pears

Patrick’s Picks: Bartlett Pears

September 8th, 2021 / 0 comments

The California Pear Season has started. New Crop Bartlett Pears are in. Still Green – Ripen them up at room temperature, once ripen good for 2-3 days. FYI – if you ripen them next to bananas they will ripen faster!

Cotton Candy Grapes

Patrick’s Picks: Cotton Candy Grapes

September 2nd, 2021 / 0 comments

Well folks we are in the middle of California Grape season. And with that comes the fun grapes. Cotton candy grapes have started and the taste does not disappoint. The season is coming in strong. Did you know it took millions of grapes and 12 years to come up with the cotton candy variety. Store […]

Candy Heart Grapes

Patrick’s Picks: Candy Heart Grapes

August 26th, 2021 / 0 comments

The California Grapes season is in full swing, and with that comes all of some of their amazing specialty grapes. We have Candy Heart Grapes. A red seedless grape much like the green cotton candy variety and just as sweet!! You’re gonna want to try these. Only grown in limited supplies. Store them in the […]

Hot Peppers

Patrick’s Picks: Hot Peppers

August 18th, 2021 / 0 comments

We have jalapeños and serranos from Garwood Orchards. On the Scoville heat scale, the jalapeños run about 5,000 and serranos are more than double! I love them in scrambled eggs in the morning and in guacamole at night. On the market, most people ate them whole – I can’t do that! These are really delicious!!

Heirloom Tomato Kit

Patrick’s Picks: Heirloom Tomatoes

August 11th, 2021 / 0 comments

Scheeringa Farms has been a partner with us for a number of years. Their 3rd generation family farm from Highland, Indiana was started in 1940! August is tomato season and Scheeringa has some of the best heirlooms around. It doesn’t get any more local than this. Brandywine, Purple Cherokees, Yellow Marbles and Red Beef Steak […]


Patrick’s Picks: Corn

August 4th, 2021 / 0 comments

What is summer without corn? My childhood memories of being on South Water Market and watching all of the farmers bring in their daily harvest is a fond one. The corn they brought in would still be warm from the fields and tender enough to eat right then and there. The midwest has the best […]

Local Farm Box

Patrick’s Picks: Local Farm Vegetable Box

July 21st, 2021 / 0 comments

Everything Local!! Born and raised in the Midwest, there is only one time in the year that we get both fruit and vegetables locally. That time is now! For a limited time only we have put together an All Local Produce Box. We have approx 20 items, ranging from Celery, Peppers, Cucumbers, Corn, Kale, Swiss […]

Grilling ingredients

Grilling Tips

July 16th, 2021 / 0 comments

With grilling season in full swing, our Food Guru, Tony, recently shared some of his best barbecue tips with WGN News. If you want to make the best burger, check this out! Tip #1 Roll meat into 8 oz or 10 oz balls, do not press hard. Form the balls into patties with a fork. […]