Having grown up on soups from red cans, I made this updated version of an old classic with some of the ingredients from our farmers' market.
Cipollini onions are great in this soup.
Use leftovers from an earlier chicken dinner, chicken bought pre-roasted or cooked fresh for the soup.
Look for carrots at the market with the green tops still attached. The fresh green leaves assure you that the carrots weren't picked a month ago, then peeled and made into small uniform-sized pieces and packaged.
Do your own double-blind controlled study at home and taste the difference.
So simple and so good. I think you will enjoy this.