There’s a Picnic on City’s Edge

July 18, 2012 at 4:16 pm


Our friends at Slow Food Chicago do a lot of things around town.  Recently, they ran a workshop on canning fennel, and they threw a pot-luck with the Chicago Honey Co-op.  Slow Food Chicago knows that their friends do not just live in the City of Chicago.  Of course, some of the friends of Slow Food Chicago do live way on the city’s edge, far enough from the rest of the pack, that they formed their own chapter (or what used to be known as a Convivia), known, accurately enough as Slow Food City’s Edge.  Now, Slow Food Chicago and Slow Food City’s Edge have teamed up to treat you to a picnic and day at Garfield Farm in LaFox, Illinois on July 29.  While the purpose of the day is to share the pleasures of food, experience farm life, and get out to the country; the event is also about raising some funds to assist in sending participants to the Terra Madre show this fall in Turin, Italy.

Details of this happening are below.  Hope you can make the trek.

On Sunday, July 29, Slow Food Chicago and Slow FoodCity’s Edge will co-host a picnic day at Garfield FarmInn and Museum in LaFox, Illinois. Join us at the historic farm for a beautiful afternoon of shared food,farm tours, music, games and more. Guests will have the opportunity to visit with heritage breed livestock, explore the barns and learn about life on a 19th century farmstead. Food and drinks will be on hand, but be sure to bring a small potluck dish to share and a blanket to sit on! Slow Food Chicago will provide dessert.
Garfield Farm is a 281-acre farmstead and former 1840′s teamster inn 40 miles west of Chicago. The latest inn owner, Elva Ruth Garfield, founded the museum in 1977 to teach about America’s prairie farm heritage.
The event runs from 2:30 p.m. until 6:00 p.m. Tickets are on sale, and the cost to attend is $15 for adults, $5 for kids 4-12 or $32 special pricing for families. Kids 3 and under are free. An extra $5 donation goes to sending Slow Food delegates to Terra Madre. To purchase tickets, visit here.