Meet the Beet Today – 2 Chances!

July 30, 2009 at 7:07 am

You have two opportunities to interact with Local Beetnicks today. 

Me, Rob, will be at Eli’s Cheesecake manning the Local Beet booth–look for the purple logo and table beet.  I’ll be there to answer all your questions about eating local including how to deal with the beets you’ll buy from Chad Nichols and how to preserve your harvest for the rest of the year.  I also look forward to hearing Jim Braun and Debbie Hillman speak.  6701 W. Forest Preserve Drive, Chicago (Near Narragansett and Montrose).

Melissa Graham, the Sustainable Cook will be at Chicago’s Downtown Farmstand, 66 E. Randolph, making peach-basil salsa.  Melissa can also answer all your questions on how to live la vida locavore as well as tell you how she’s part of the real food movement.  If you have not been to the Downtown Farmstand, you are missing an essential component to our eat local scene.  Among the finds I saw there yesterday were TJ’s farm fresh eggs and Sugar River Dairy yogurt.

Don’t forget to tell Melissa that you’ll be at the Purple Asparagus benefit on August 30.