Green City Wednesday and That’s About it on This Limited, Updated Local Calendar

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December 22, 2010 at 10:52 am

We hope you took our advice last week to get your local food and local food holiday presents, because your buying options for a good while, have become much more limited.  The only thing on this updated Local Calendar is today’s (Wednesday’s) Green City Market.  Do, however, look ahead to items, including the FamilyFarmed Expo in March, 2011

Do note that for the next few winter months, there will be various winter markets, but you may want to focus on the local food retail specialists listed below.  Also, this time of year, one of your best bets for local food is to sit in your comfy abode and order up from Irv and Shelly

WHAT TO BUY NOW

We are at the very end of the accumulating period of local food.  The following local foods may be found still:

Root vegetables: beets, rutabagas, carrots, celery root, sunchokes;  indoor grown greens like rocket (a/k/a arugula), chard, spinach or lettuces;  also radishes, winter squash, cabbages (and cabbage relatives like Brussels sprouts and kohrabi); storage crops like onionspotatoes, and apples, and winter stalwarts micro-greens/sprouts and mushrooms.

WHERE TO FIND LOCAL FOODS

These stores specialize in local foods:

We await the opening of Butcher and the Larder.

C&D Pastured Pork’s sales around town.

We bet, if you look around, you can also find local foods at various grocery stores, especially local apples, onions, winter squash and potatoes.

WHAT TO DO SOON

Wednesday – December 22

Green City Market at the Peggy Notebart Nature Museum from 8 AM to 1 PM.  Demonstration by Sarah Stegner and George Bumbaris of Prairie Fire and Prairie Grass Cafe

WHAT TO DO LATER

Wednesday – January 5

Soup and Bread at the Hideout benefiting local food pantries – 1354 W. Wabansia, Chicago – 530 PM – 730 PM

Sunday – January 9

Logan Square Farmers Market – 2135 N. Milwaukee – 10 – 2 PM – All sorts of things on for Sunday including Otter Creek cheddars, Mint Creek lamb, and Tempel Farms eggs; Otter Creek Organic Farm also has grass fed beef and pasture raised organic pork and chicken – Congress Theater, 2135 N. Milwaukee – 10 AM – 2 PM

Palatine – Winter market associated with Faith in Place at the Countryside Unitarian Universalist Church

Chicago/Glenwood (Rogers Park) – This well received, new market continues its indoor market with sausages, apples, and more including organic produce. The market will continue to accept Master Card and Visa and is extending our Market for All matching fund program for Link/SNAP guests. The Glenwood Sunday Market is located at the intersection of Glenwood & Morse Avenue (1400W-6900N) in Rogers Park, conveniently located at the Morse “L” stop. 9am -2pm

Monday - January 10

City Provisions Supper Club with Casa Noble Tequilla – Email supperclub@cityprovisions.com for details and reservations.

Saturday - January 15

Green City Market at the Peggy Notebart Nature Museum from 8 AM to 1 PM. Theme: Snout to Tail

Oak Park – Winter market associated with Faith in Place at Unity Temple – 875 Lake, Oak Park – 9 AM – 1 PM

Saturday – January 22

Beekeeping class at Hull House offered by Chicago Honey Co-op - 800 S. Halsted, Chicago – 10 AM – 3 PM

SAVE THE DATE!

March 17 – 19 – Familyfarmed.org Expo including Financing Farm to Fork, Chicago Food Policy Summit, Localicious Party and Consumer Day.

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