We think that we’ve seen the last of the Chicago snowstorms, so it’s time we all look forward to during warmer midwestern months.

Each summer the Chicago area plays host to an amazing number of farmers markets.  These markets bring in the best locally grown fruits, vegetables and other wonderful foods from farmers around the Chicago area.  Almost every neighborhood has one, so you can most likely find one not too far from home.

As part of my ongoing commitment to serve as your Chicago source of information I’ve compiled an updated list of local markets downloadable here.  This list includes market locations, hours and days of operation.   Most of these start up the first week of June.

Since we’re all trying to do our part for the environment, here are some other reasons to shop at your local farmers market:

  • Non-local produce travels an average of 1500 miles, compared to 56 miles for local.
  • Broccoli travels an average 1,800 miles, but probably grown within 20 miles of Chicago.
  • About 40% of our fruit is produced overseas.
  • There is no/little packaging or refrigeration needed at Farmers Markets.
  • At supermarkets, $.035 cents of each dollar actually goes to the farmer compared to $.80 – $.90 at Farmers Markets.

Join me in doing the right thing for our planet, (and your appetite!), by heading out to one of these great local markets this summer!


Need More GOT? Find Refuge In This Castle!

by Amanda on May 13, 2019

2326 West Giddings Street #302, CHICAGO, IL 60625 (MLS # 10342747)

Property Specifics: 3 Bedroom – 2 Bath

Additional Information: 2326 West Giddings #302 Detail Page

Neighborhood: Lincoln Square

Property Virtual Tour: 2326 West Giddings #302 Virtual Tour

Note: The below entry has been provided by the seller of the property.

House of Giddings, from the North. This home at 2326 W. Giddings Apt 302 could be your castle. It is very enviable, but please, don’t fight over it.

This three bedroom, two bathroom home in an exclusive, rarely available building has it all. Need a place to park your dragons? There are two tandem parking spots in the attached garage. Need some space to store your wildfire? There is a very large storage unit in the basement. Need an elevator and unit that is wheelchair accessible? Again, this home delivers… although you/your guest already knew that.

If you are successful in battle and need to throw a large party (complete with a Starbucks cup), the open concept layout and extra wide floor plan is ideal. The updated kitchen in this newer construction features a granite countertop, stylish backsplash and the appliances are stainless, not valyrian steel.

The master suite is also large enough to, um, entertain. Professional closets and a master bath with a dual vanity and separate shower and Jacuzzi are very inviting. The in-unit washer/dryer is also a great convenience, in case things get messy.

The location of this unit is probably one of the best in the city. Located directly in the heart of Lincoln Square in the North, this unit is centrally located to everything. Need to get somewhere in a hurry? The brown line CTA is about a block away. Need to physically train? There is an Orange Theory, Pure Barre, Fleet Feet and LSAC within a one-block radius. So you’ll have no excuse to take off a day of training when you’re sitting on your comfortably large couch in your warm and cozy home. Just tell yourself “Not today.”

And if training isn’t your thing, and you instead want to go drink and know things, there are plenty of options in this neighborhood as well. Gather, The Warbler, Gene’s Sausage (one of the best rooftops), Café SelMarie, Elizabeth, The Grafton, and more are all nearby.

And let’s not forget the children. Oh the children. If you want to keep the children safe from White Walkers while at work, there are several reputable daycares within blocks. There are also several parks (Winnemac and Welles) nearby. The neighborhood also hosts Maifest, Square Roots Festival and weekly concerts in the summer.

Schedule a showing today, while you can. There can only be one Queen/King of this castle.



2019 Chicago Home Partner March Madness

March 11, 2019

What does March mean to you? March is always a great month for us.  It means longer days, the heat of the Spring Real Estate Market, St. Patrick’s Day celebrations and for many of us… the anticipation of March Madness! This year marks the 11th year hosting our Chicago Home Partner March Madness Pool!  We […]

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2019 Chicago Real Estate Forecast & 2018 Year in Review

February 23, 2019

As Chicago real estate market experts, we take immense pride in releasing our 8th annual “Chicago Real Estate Roundup”, where we discuss the year in review and explain our predictions for the year to come. Our predictions for 2018 and results are listed below. Our 2018 predictions were spot on with the exception of “seller […]

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15th Annual Lurie Children’s Hospital Toy Drive – Chicago Home Partner

December 12, 2018

It’s that time of year again… people are full of cheer, the streets are glistening with festive lights and we are – for a short time – eager for the arrival of snow!  Yes, the holidays are officially among us. For the past 15 years, we at Chicago Home Partner have celebrated the holidays through […]

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Your 2018 Chicago Holiday Bucket List

November 30, 2018

Winter is here, and the holidays are right around the corner. The lights, the people and the energy really makes me love living in the city…  However, I know that the month of December often slips away with all the office parties, holiday dinners, and the never-ending consumerism. That’s why this month, I’m providing you […]

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The 12th Annual Chicago Home Partner Pumpkin Carving Contest

October 16, 2018

As the temperatures begin to tumble like the leaves outside, it’s time to begin thinking about winter, the holidays and most importantly HALLOWEEN! This is one of our favorite holidays here at Chicago Home Partner, and we are pleased to announce that this month will mark the 12th Annual Chicago Home Partner Pumpkin Carving Contest.  This is […]

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Top Autumn Farm Fun Near Chicago – Chicago Home Partner

October 3, 2018

Well, it’s about that time… darker mornings, earlier sunsets, shorter days and yes, the unpredictable temperatures of autumn in the Midwest! If you’re like me, you’re trying to squeeze as much outdoor time out of these months as possible. We all know that Mother Nature can toy with our emotions this time of year – […]

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3927 N. Greenview, #4S Chicago, IL 60613 (MLS # 09991816)

September 7, 2018

3927 N. Greenview, #4S Chicago, IL 60613 (MLS # 09991816) Property Specifics: 3 Bedroom – 2 Bath Additional Information: 3927 North Greenview Avenue detail Page Neighborhood: Lakeview / Southport Corridor Property Virtual Tour: 3927 North Greenview Avenue Virtual Tour Note: The below entry has been provided by the seller of the property. Anytime we returned to our […]

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2018 Chicago Home Partner Outdoor Dining Guide

July 20, 2018

For the past TWELVE years, we have suggested that you (our loyal Chicago Home Partner family) grab some friends, pack up the stroller, leash up your pups and get outside to enjoy some of the best al fresco dining that Chicago has to offer. Al Fresco:  From the Italian word al fresco meaning “in the […]

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