Jan 172011

Update: Vote for entries on the GCM Contest Blog. Mine is towards the bottom of the page.

  • Bennison\'s Bakery

    Bennison\'s Bakery

    Pretzel Rolls

  • Fayette Creamery

    Fayette Creamery

    Banded Cheddar

  • Nichol\'s Farms

    Nichol\'s Farms


  • My haul of produce

    My haul of produce

    Butternut Squash, Pretzel Baguette, Cheddar

  • Chopping, Dicing

    Chopping, Dicing

  • Sauteing


  • Puree


  • Grating Cheese

    Grating Cheese

  • Golden Winter Soup

    Golden Winter Soup

  • Green City Market

    Green City Market

I decided to brave a cold, snowy Saturday to join in Green City Market’s Food to Table Photo Contest. The goal was to document a meal made from ingredients obtained from area farmers and food producers. I picked up items from Bennison’s Bakery, Fayette Creamery and Nichol’s Farm & Orchard for my Golden Winter Soup. It’s a great recipe that’s easy to make.

I followed the list of ingredients faithfully except for substituting vegetable broth for the chicken broth, and using a pretzel baguette and banded cheddar cheese instead of a regular baguette and Gruyère. The only thing I expected to find at market but couldn’t get from anyone were the leeks. I’m sure if I’d asked around, one of the farmers could have offered a substitution.

I have enough soup to last for a week or more, which is a good thing because the Green City Market won’t be back until February 12. In the meantime, I’m going to check out the other entries for the GCM Contest and pick up some ideas for winter recipes. If you entered the contest, let me know. I’d love to see what you made for your table.

More details available on Facebook.

  5 Responses to “Want to go from Food to Table? Try Green City Market.”

  1. @ChicagoBites Tammy, we got your photo contest entry! Winners announced after Feb. 1. Good luck!

  2. @GreenCityMarket Doesn’t matter if I win, the soup I made was pretty rewarding. 🙂 Will you have a list of entries somewhere?

  3. @ChicagoBites that’s great to hear! Hoping to compile entries somewhere on our site. Check back in a week-ish

  4. @ChicagoBites Check out http://gcmcontest.wordpress.com/ for all the #gcmcontest entries and rate your favorites!

  5. Hey, go vote for my @GreenCityMarket entry! Thx! // RT Checkout http://gcmcontest.wordpress.com/ for all the #gcmcontest entries & rate your favs!

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