It doesn't take much to get me really excited about food. So it should come as no surprise that when I realized there was a farmers market in Chicago during the off-season, I was absolutely ecstatic. A few weeks back we went to the Family Farmed Expo. We only went to the part that had the booths, but there was tons of information.
One of the most informative booths was the Green City Market.
I even bought a cute bag for the occasion.
I also bought chicken eggs, goat cheese with chili (incredible - I highly recommend it), scallions, carrots, and the most amazing honey crisp apples I have ever had. I made a yummy, local breakfast that was easy and fairly healthy! Here's what I did:
Add the eggs and stir with a spatula as if you're making scrambled eggs. I do this all over low heat so that it's easier to add the cheese and make it nice and smushy... yes, it's a technical term for scrambled eggs with cheese. Then for the best part:
If you have never been to a farmers market, this is the absolute best time to get started! Since they are the new cool thing to do, they are everywhere, and they offer tons of food items other than just fruits and vegetables. Tons of them have meat vendors, mushrooms, jams, local honey and maple syrup, and fresh baked goods. (The one we went to even had freshly made apple donuts!) It is honestly a great way to understand more about the food you eat and how difficult it is to make it that way. And the vendors are always more than willing to give you advice and talk to you about their products. Check it out, it's really neat!
Scrambled Eggs with Goat Cheese
3-4 tablespoons olive oil
4 eggs, lightly beaten
2 scallions chopped
2 heaping spoonfuls of your favorite goat cheese