THURSDAY: Last Daley Center Farmers’ Market & Inaugural Red Meat Market
The bad news first: Thursday is the last Daley Center Farmers’ Market of the season.
The good news: It is the inaugural Red Meat Market, which is partnering with the Daley Center market to bring good meat to the city. Celebrated in connection with Food Day 2012, the Red Meat Market will offer butcher demonstrations by Rob Levitt of the Butcher and Larder and Cosmo Goss of Publican Quality Meats, chef demonstrations from Sopraffina Market Caffe, and Kendall College’s School of Culinary Arts. There will be educational talks from Dan Rosenthal of the Green Chicago Restaurant Co-op, Dr. James Galloway, Asst. Surgeon General, The Zen Butcher, Bartlett Durand, and Alan Shannon the Director from the USDA. What’s more, you can spin the “Wheel of Meat” to win meat! (As yours truly has won meat after spinning the wheel of meat, I can’t tell you how fun that is.)
Meat will also be for sale (beef, pork, lamb and bison) from Slagel, LaPryor Farms, Black Earth Meats, Paulie’s Pastured Pork and Chicken, and Gourmet Grassfed. All cuts will be frozen, so take your cooler or insulated bag with you to work on Thursday.
The Red Meat Market runs from 7-4 pm. More information can be found here.