If you are strolling near the historic Water Tower in Western Springs this Thursday, you might come across a sea of vivid yellow and red hues. Corn and tomatoes are in season at the Western Springs French Market and are bursting with their vibrant flavors. Whether you have been meaning to recreate those Mexican Elotes you’ve recently tried, or you just want to indulge in the classic flavors of a homemade Caprese Salad – the farmers at the French market provide those essential ingredients.
Don’t forget its National Farmer’s Market Week, until August 11; another reason to visit the French market and join in on the festivities.
Each Thursday, from 2 p.m. to 7 p.m. through October 25; Bensidoun USA hosts the open-air market in on Hilgrove Ave. between Lawn and Grand Ave. Public markets have been a long-standing tradition in Europe — a place where people gather daily to choose from the best produce, crafts and other goods their geographic region had to offer. The Bensidoun family manages 32 markets in the city of Paris, as well as in New York City, Michigan and the Chicagoland area. For more information, please visit bensidounusa.com.