Are you a sucker for a farmers market?

Chicago, Erie Street Farmers Market

If you’re a sucker for a farmers market, the public relations firm for River North‘s Parc Huron wants to play you for a sucker.

This morning’s e-mail brought a “news release” with the headline “Homes Near Farmers Markets Are a Benefit for Foodies.”

The “news release” touted three of the firm’s client projects that are located near lame “farmers markets.”

The above picture, shot late last August, shows the complete Erie Street Farmers Market, just down the street from Yo’s offices, and just across the street from the Parc Huron apartments.

We quote from the news release:

For people who want to eat green – and live green – an apartment at Parc Huron, 469 W. Huron St. in Chicago’s River North neighborhood, is a smart choice. Parc Huron is Chicago’s first Gold LEED-certified apartment highrise and is located across the street from the seasonal farmers market held Sundays, June through October, at A. Montgomery Park (also nicknamed Erie Park).

“For many of our residents, the availability of fresh, local foods and specialty products like homemade cheese, honey or breads is a great benefit,” said Anthony Rossi, Sr., president of Chicago-based RMK Management Corp. “With proximity to not only this farmers market, but also many boutique wine shops, imported food retailers and some of the best restaurants in the city, Parc Huron is a great place to call home if you’re a ‘foodie’.”

Note that Rossi only implies but doesn’t explicitly state that you can find “homemade cheese, honey or breads” at the Erie Street Farmers Market. You couldn’t on the day I visited. You could barely find an actual farmer.

The Erie Street Farmers Market starts June 12. Reserve judgment until then.

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