Favorite Chicago Farm to Table Picks for the New Year
Rosh HaShanah, the Jewish New Year is right around the corner. In accordance with tradition we dip our apples in honey to commemorate a sweet new year. Sure we have all had the standard bakery honey cake so why not try something new and more exciting this year? If an effort to eat more sustainable this year, we spent the morning at two local farmers markets.
Here are our favorite Chicago farm to table picks for the new year.
Chaussons Aux Pommes (Apple Pastry)
Verzenay Patisserie at Green City Market
This flaky beauty is right out of the heart of Paris. A delicious soft apple filling is sandwiched between a light and buttery crust. An ideal encore to your Bubbe’s brisket.
Hahn’s Bakery at the Lakeview East Farmers Market at Melrose and Broadway
More like a pie than a tart, this decadent treat is oozing with apples and covered with a delectable crumb topping. Perfect for sharing or to conquer on your own if you are feeling particularly ambitious!
Bushel and Peck’s at Green City Market
Tired of spreading butter and honey on your challah? Switch to apple butter and elevate your schmear. With deep apple and cinnamon flavor, this spread is like taking a bite out of autumn.
Garlic and Honey
Chicago Honey Coop at Green City Market
If you are a foodie who is looking to make a statement this Rosh HaShanah this is the product for you. Whole cloves of garlic marinated in honey pack a sweet and spicy punch. You might be a be less kissable afterwards, but your palate will be pleased!
If you are feeling up for making a homemade dessert this year, stop by the farmers market, pick up five of your favorite apples and try out this simple crowd pleasing recipe!
Written by Leslie Finkel and Jeremie Lappe
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