Meet the Beet with Our Local Calendar

May 29, 2009 at 8:35 am

Rob Gardner

Two exciting opportunities to mingle with the Local Beet and fellow travelers this weekend.

On Saturday, we attempt our first ever “Beet-Up”, an invitation to come hang with us at the Oak Park Farmer’s Market.  Shop together, swap recipes, have some coffee and donuts, but save room for a lunch afterwards at Oak Park’s Marion Street Cheese Market.  Melissa Graham, the Sustainable Cook, will be holding demonstrations from 9 until 1130.  Some of the Local Family will be promoting the magic of vinegar with our friend, Jim “the Vinegar Guy” Vitalo of Herbally Yours, and yours truly might just be found at a Local Beet table with other participants for the Market’s Go Green Day.  The Oak Park Market is on Lake Street between Elmwood and Scoville.  Details here.  Marion St. Cheese Market is at 100 S. Marion, Oak Park, IL.

On Sunday, the indefatigable Melissa Graham leads a kid’s sushi making class at Shedd Aquarium.  Learn to to roll sushi using sustainably caught and raised seafood. Seafood that is as good for the earth as it tastes. On hand will be a Shedd employee who will talk about the importance of sustainability in the aquatic world. $20.00 per adult, $5.00 per child. Adult and child beverages are included in the price. Families who arrive an hour early will receive free admission to the Aquarium.

We hope you can join us at these activities.  What else?  Go to our market finder on our home page.  Then expand the view.  Look at all the markets.  And not just in Illinois.  We have now included markets in Indiana, Michigan and Wisconsin to our finder, and we add new markets daily.

One of our favorite organizations, Growing Home, holds their benefit on June 11.  It features such Top Chefs as Rick Bayless, Paul Virant, and oh, and can she ever rest, Melissa Graham.  Need more?  We are very excited to have the opportunity to offer two tickets to the event.  Just give us your best eat local adventure.  Details here.

Meet the Beet this weekend.  And let us know any other good events.