Less on the Local Calendar

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February 3, 2010 at 11:43 am

Last week we had a bevy of events and other happenings for your Local Calendar.  You could meet such local heroes as Dunn, Nowak, Slama and Green.  This week, we have a bit less for you.  There’s only one winter market in the Chicago area, the Sunday Logan Square market.   Per chance a roadtrip?  More winter markets to use the following weekend.

WHAT TO BUY NOW

We see some  local apples still, but mostly of the (less than) Delicious variety–did you know that there is no relationship between Red Delicious and Yellow Delicious apples.  We also see local potatoes.

Think there’s no other local foods?  A good way to gauge what can be out there is to look at Irv and Shelly’s Freshpicks site.  Local items include  beets, squash,  micro-greens/sprouts,  mushrooms, rutabagas, lettuces,  and cabbage.

From indoor growers like Windy City Harvest, you might also find rocket, collards and chard.   We bet you might spy a sunchoke.

The Produce Express stand at the Chicago French Market still have  has Illinois grown, indoor tomatoes as well as local potatoes and squash.

When there is no fresh fruit around, there is still fruits dried and frozen.  Tomato Mountain and River Valley Ranch offer canned local goods.

Let us know what other local goods you are still seeing for sale.

 WHERE TO FIND LOCAL FOODS

These stores specialize in local foods:

As noted above, local apples and potatoes can be had for excellent prices.  Look soon for an update on what’s local at  the French Market at Metra Market. Until then here’s our previous report.

C&D Pastured Pork’s sales around town

WHAT TO DO

MARKETS  AND EVENTS THIS WEEK

Wednesday - February 3

Soup and Bread – Hideout – Tto benefit the Greater Chicago Food Depository.  1354 West Wabansia, Chicago – 530 – 8 PM

 Saturday – February 6

City of Chicago and Green City Market host a Farmer’s Forum.  This event promotes local food and farms by helping farmers, market managers, and chefs connect. In addition, farmers can learn how to become part of the City of Chicago’s Farmers market program as well as improve their direct sales and learn how to better market their products and services.   Kendall College – 9 AM – 2 PM

Slow Food lunch in Michigan City, IN – Brother and sister farmers and Slow Food members Alex and Patty Panozzo are set to host a sustainable harvest lunch  in recognition of Terra Madre, a biannual celebration of Slow Food chapters across the globe. With 2010 being a Terra Madre year, Patty Panozzo is opening her Michigan City, Indiana home to supporters and heralding the day with a festive luncheon.   The sustainable harvest lunch will take place from 1 p.m. until 3 p.m. cst and will feature a lavish spread of homegrown food from the Panozzo’s “Victory Garden.” While guests dine, they’ll be treated to a slide show presentation of that very garden. Attendance is free, though donations to Slow Food are appreciated. RSVP is required by February 1.
 

Sunday  – February 7

Logan Square Farmers Market – 2135 N. Milwaukee, Chicago – 10 – 2 PM

Wednesday - February 10

Love Bites at Carnivale – One of our favorite organizations, Slow Food Chicago, stops for the night, at one of our favorite restaurants, Carnivale for a pre-Valentine’s Day celebration.   “Love Bites” promises to be a festive evening of sustainable, Latin-flavored bites from Chef Mark Mendez paired with wines selected by wife and Carnivale Wine Director Elizabeth Mendez.  The event takes place from 6:30 p.m. until 8:30 p.m., with live music by Son De La Habana set to start pumping at 7:30 p.m.  The cost is $30 per person, with a portion of the proceeds benefiting Slow Food Chicago. Reservations will only be taken by calling the restaurant at (312) 850-5005. Carnivale is located at 702 W. Fulton St, Chicago. [Made our reservations last night.  See ya there!]

MARKETS AND EVENTS COMING

Saturday – February 13

Winter Market, Oak Park – Euclid Avenue United Methodist Church – 405 S. Euclid, Oak Park – 9 AM – 1PM

Chicago Green City Market at the Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum, 8:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m (Directions) – The theme is “Meat and Potatoes”

New! – A Tasting of Local Candy – Pastoral – Whimsical Candy: Chris Kadow-Dougherty will sample her artisan La Dee Dahs confection, handmade swirls of white chocolate nougat and sea salt caramel hand-dipped in premium dark chocolate.  1:00p.m. – 3:00 p.m – 2945 N. Broadway, Chicago

Sunday – February 14

Logan Square Farmers Market – 2135 N. Milwaukee, Chicago – 10 – 2 PM

Winter Market – Milwaukee – Lake Park ELCA Lutheran Church – 2647 N Stowell Ave, Milwaukee – 9 AM - 1230 PM 

Saturday – February 20

Winter Market, United Church of Rogers Park – 1545 W. Morse, Chicago - 9 AM – 1 PM

Sunday – February 21

Logan Square Farmers Market – 2135 N. Milwaukee, Chicago – 10 – 2 PM

Tuesday - February 23

City Provisions Supper Club with North Shore Distillery (venue TBD)

Saturday – February 27

Chicago Green City Market at the Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum, 8:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m (Directions) – The theme is “Meat and Potatoes”

Portage Park – Irving Park and Central, Chicago - 10 – 2 PM

New!Empty Bottle – 1035 N. Western, Chicago – 11 – 5PM

Sunday – February 28

Logan Square Farmers Market – 2135 N. Milwaukee, Chicago – 10 – 2 PM

Sunday – March 7

Winter Market, St. Giles Church – 1025 Colombian, Oak Park – Times not posted

Logan Square Farmers Market – 2135 N. Milwaukee, Chicago – 10 – 2 PM

Thursday - March 11

Family Farmed Expo – Financing Farm to Fork Conference - UIC Forum, Chicago

Friday - March 12

Family Farmed Expo – Trade Conference – UIC Forum, Chicago

Localious Party with FamilyFarmed – UIC Forum, Chicag0 – 7 – 10PM

Chicago Food Policy Summit - UIC Forum, Chicago

Saturday – March 13

Chicago Green City Market at the Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum, 8:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m (Directions) – The theme is “Greens, Eggs and Ham”

Family Farmed Expo – Consumer Day – UIC Forum, Chicago

Sunday – March 14

Winter Market, Park Ridge Community Church, 100 Courtland, Park Ridge – 930 AM - 130 PM

Saturday – March 20

Ebenezer Luthern Church – 1650, W. Foster, Chicago – 9 AM – 1 PM

Sunday – March 20

Unitarian Universalist Church of Elgin – 39W830 Highland, Elgin – 1 – 3 PM

Saturday – March 27

Chicago Green City Market at the Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum, 8:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m (Directions) – The theme is still Greens, Eggs, and Ham (we think).

Portage Park – Irving Park and Central, Chicago - 10 – 2 PM

Saturday - April 10

Chicago Green City Market at the Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum, 8:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m (Directions) – The theme is Cheese

Saturday – April 24

Chicago Green City Market at the Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum, 8:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m (Directions) – The theme is Cheese.

Portage Park – Irving Park and Central, Chicago - 10 – 2 PM

NO DATES ANNOUNCED

St. Benedict Parish-Northcenter

First Evangelical Free Church-Andersonville

Keep you eye on Local Beet as we have all your winter needs covered.

 

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