The Local Calender

December 12, 2008 at 9:16 am

Rob Gardner

Winter markets, Green City, Mado, yada, yada; this week’s calender sounds not too different from previous weeks calenders.  That’s good!  Local food is here.  Do see what else is on offer for the localvore.

Markets: Another chance to try local spring rolls Saturday at a winter market in the west loop; Sunday’s winter market serves the far suburbs (Elgin).  Joelle Molles of the Peninsula is doing the demo at Green City on Saturday; Geneva superstore and Heritage Prairie Market both also far west, Saturday.

if you cannot make any of the markets, don’t fret.  There’s Cassie’s Green Grocer and plenty of local cheeses, meats and sparkling wines at Marion Street.  Do not forget Downtown’s Farmstand.

On LTHForum, Ann Fischer lets everyone know that the Wettstein’s will bring their local, organic meat to Oak Park’s Buzz Cafe this Saturday from noon to 3.  Duck!

It’s another weekend, I know I won’t be able to hit the brunch at Mado, but I really want to try soon!  And in other Mado events you should attend ’cause I can’t; they’re doing a Juleboard on Christmas Eve and a gala celebration dinner on New Year’s Eve.  I’ll post more details soon.

In other events I wish I could attend, there’s this dinner Monday (12/15) offered by City Provisions, featuring fermented foods, sounds so up my alley.  One of these days, I’m gonna make my own kraut…

But we won’t put kraut on our hot dogs will we?  Bob Schwartz will tell you exactly what a Chicago hot dog is all about.  Hear Bob Saturday 10 AM at Kendall College, organized by the Culinary Historians.  His book would make an excellent present for any foodie you know.

Link love: Lanae got some press for her eat local efforts near Rockford; she’s dipped her toes back into blogging about it.

No excuses to forgo local food this weekend now are there?