I have a weak spot for farmer's markets. There's something so romantic, old-world, and quaint about them. So I feel especially lucky to live in a city that has a locally-sustainable and green farmer's market a mile or two away from home. Green City Market is truly a jewel and a must-see if you live, or visit, Chicago.
The market has everything from farm-raised eggs and cheese to wild flowers, dried flowers, fresh-baked loafs of rustic bread, gorgeous produce and herbs. Come with a recipe in mind or you'll endlessly wander around taking photographs and chatting with vendors (which is equally enjoyable).