Plant a Seedling with the Newest Local Calendar

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February 15, 2010 at 9:59 pm

Peter Klein of Seedling Fruits speaks Tuesday, February 16  at re-Thinking Soup at Hull House.  We heard that the house filled up last week for Tracey Vowells, so get there early for soup and discussion.

Did you reserved yet for Terra Brockman and Judith Dunbar-Hines of the Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs at Chicago’s Downtown Farmstand on February 24, 6 PM at the.  Additional information and a link to register can be found here.

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.

WHAT TO DO

MARKETS  AND EVENTS THIS WEEK

Tuesday – February 16

re-Thinking Soup with Peter Klein - Hull House – University of Illinois, Chicago – 800 S. Halsted, Chicago – 12 – 1 PM

Wednesday - February 10

Chicagoist brings the soup at the Hideout for Soup and Bread – 1354 W. Wabansia, Chicago – 530 – 8 PM

Saturday – February 20

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

Geneva Community Winter Market – 11 N. 5th Street, Geneva – 9 AM – 1 PM

Sunday – February 21

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

Organic Cultivation of Backyard Apple Trees – Slow Food City’s Edge - The Historic Clow House @ 10S404 Knoch Knolls Road Naperville, Illinois – 2 PM

MARKETS AND EVENTS COMING

Tuesday - February 23

Update!City Provisions Supper Club with North Shore Distillery – City Provisions – 1816 W. Wilson, Chicago – 630 PM

Wednesday – February 24

Chicago’s Downtown Farmstand market, presented in partnership with Edible Chicago, will present a Culinary Conversation with author, educator and farmer Terra Brockman discussing her new book with Judith Dunbar-Hines of the Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs on February 24 at 6:00 PM at the Downtown Farmstand. Come join us and plan to attend exciting event! Event is free but reservations are required.

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

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

Geneva Community Winter Market – 11 N. 5th Street, Geneva – 9 AM – 1 PM

Sunday – February 28

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

Saturday – March 6

Geneva Community Winter Market – 11 N. 5th Street, Geneva – 9 AM – 1 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

Tuesday - March 16

New!City Provisions Supper Club with August Hill Winery at Logan Square Kitchen – 2333 N. Milwaukee, Chicago   

Wednesday – March 17

Wisconsin vs. the World – Cheese Contest - Monona Terrace – Madison, Wisconsin 6-8 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

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First Evangelical Free Church-Andersonville

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

 

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