Local Links on Wednesday
The biggest big news in local food, in Illinois at least, the State Senate passed the Illinois Local Food, Farms and Jobs Act. A few more procedural steps and this bill will be law in Illinois, helping to enhance or nascent local food systems. There are many, many responsible for this, but special shout-outs should go to Evanston’s Debbie Hillman and farmer-turned activist, Jim Braun.
There’s still a couple of tickets available for tonight’s Swan Creek benefit at Goose Island. Don’t be left out. I’ll be there. Call 312.951.0071 for reservations.
You don’t need a reservation to Beet-Up with us on May 30, Oak Park Farmer’s Market, around 1030 AM, but we’d like to get a count of how many people will join us for lunch at Marion Street Cheese.
You don’t need reservations to attend the Eli’s Cheesecake Farmer’s Market, but if you come after lunch you will find an outstanding lecture series on local foods. The full Eli’s schedule is here.
Show your love for Wisconsin cheese on Facebook.
Il Maestro talking local food in Toronto (where they have some great composting programs too!)
Eat local livermush. I guess that’s what they did in North Carolina and maybe a livermush renaissance is on the way.
David Tamarkin believes we need to ban our labels. Do we?
Time Out makes me very hungry with an article on collaborations between farms and restaurants.
Write Helen your best ode to a fictional pig for 2 tickets to the Cochon 555 event this Sunday.
Eat local cheese: Sula samples the magical cheese from Saxony of WI.
And keep an eye on Ellen’s new blog.
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