The Local Calendar 10/31/12 Happy Halloween! The Weeks Ahead..
Joel and Cheri Espe of Hawks Hill Elk Ranch were in their costume finest at the last outdoor Green City Market this past Saturday. Green City moves to their winter location at the Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum this Saturday November 3 and the hours are 8am – 1pm. Parking is a bit easier in this area. So for those of you who have been putting off visiting the market because of not enough parking, winter is the time to visit!
As Chief Beet and his Local Family have been canning this Fall, if you don’t have the time to can, you can still take advantage of local canned products, like those of Beloit, organic grocer, Bushel and Peck’s, that sells their canned goods at the Green City Market!
Happy Halloween to all!!! Now on to the weeks ahead!!!
WHERE TO FIND LOCAL FOODS
These stores specialize in local foods:
Artisanal Wilmette – 414 Linden Ave. Wilmette
Butcher and Larder 1026 North Milwaukee in Noble Square, Chicago
City Provisions Deli 1818 West Wilson in Ravenswood, Chicago
Dill Pickle Food Co-op – 3039 West Fullerton, Chicago
Green Grocer 1402 West Grand Ave in West Town, Chicago GG has weekly wine and beer tastings check their website or twitter for details.
Marion Street Cheese Market 100 South Marion St. Oak Park
Publican Quality Meats – 835 W. Fulton, Chicago Has Tuesday night Burgers N Whiskey 6-9pm and Sunday Grilling Series starts this Sunday 3-8pm with guest chefs!
Southport Grocery and Cafe 3552 N. Southport, Chicago
Standard Market – 333 East Ogden Ave., Westmont
Chicago – Ravenswood Fall Wine Stroll – Multiple routes, lots of wines, $40 0ne route, $60 all routes including Provenance Wine and Spirits. 6:30 Pm
Chicago – Pasta Putttana’s Chef Table Series – Autumn Harvest Dinner with Squash Seed Oil Pairings – 1407 West Grand Ave. 7-9pm $90 (tax, gratuity and a bottle of oil provided) BYOB Please contact Jessica at 773-439-9623 or firstname.lastname@example.org to reserve your seats (payment confirms your reservation) Seating is limited, especially for groups of 4 or more.
November 2- 4
Chicago - Great Lakes Bioneers Conference – University of Illinois at Chicago Positive solutions guided by nature. Great Lakes Bioneers Chicago invites you to join local and international visionaries to create nature-inspired solutions to society’s most important challenges. Programming for all ages, including speakers, workshops, visual and performing arts, and an exhibit hall. Keynotes by Vandana Shiva(speaking on Seed Sovereignty and Navadanya, Nina Simons, John Edel, Gerould Wilhelm, Mark Lakeman, Starhawk, and Richard Heinberg. Help us start a long-term, local movement!
Chicago – Green City Market - Moves to Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum 8am – 1pm 2430 N. Cannon Drive
Chicago – Join the Fight to Get GE Foods Labeled in Chicago – Food and Water Watch meeting at Inspiration Cafe 2pm Free and Open to the public 4554 North Broadway The cafe is right off of the Howard Red Line stop so easy to get to!!!
Evanston – The Downtown Evanston Farmers Market (Last outdoor market today) Free parking is at the adjacent 1500 Maple garage. Intersection of University Place and Oak Ave. (behind Hilton Garden Inn, east of East Railroad Ave.)
Geneva – Geneva Winter Market 9am – 1pm 27 N. Bennett
La Fox – Heritage Prairie Indoor Farmers Market – 9am – 1pm 2N308 Brundige Road
Woodstock – Woodstock Winter Farmers Market 9am – 12pm McHenry County Farm Bureau Building 1102 McConnell Road
Chicago - The Logan Square Farmer’s Market 10-3pm Logan Boulevard (Ends october 28th)
Chicago – The Glenwood Sunday Outdoor Market 9am – 2pm Glenwood Avenue on the west side of the CTA Red Line between Morse and Lunt Avenues in Rogers Park from June 3 – October 28, 2012
Chicago - Healthy Kids Cookoff – Kendall College 12-4pm 900 North Branch Join Chefs Michael Kornick, Gary Walker & Nick Lacasse at this unique and exciting television style cooking competition for kids sponsored by Share Our Strength No Kid Hungry.
Chicago – Illinois Stewardship Alliance Farm to Table Workshop at Kendall College Chefs, cooks, bakers caterers, purchasing agents and anyone else involved in the food service industry. They’re going to be filled with great speakers and tips on local sourcing. Check out our webpage for super easy registration, or just email email@example.com. It’s that easy! http://www.ilstewards.org/farmtorestaurant
Evanston – NU Food Talks – Potluck - How is Northwestern University working to be part of the food sustainability solution? What are we doing now and what is in our future? Featuring Speakers: Rob Whittier, Director of Sustainability Steve Mangan, District Manager of nuCuisine
Chicago – Re-Thinking Soup Jane Addams Hull House 12pm – 1pm 800 S. Halsted
SAVE THE DATE
Chicago – Greennet Chicago’s Community Garden of the Year Annual Harvest Potluck 5:30pm – 8pm Jensen room at Garfield Park Conservatory 300 N. Central Park Ave. Nominate your community garden here.
Chicago - Dishcrawl Chicago – Participate in the debut of Dishcrawl Wicker Park, go on a food adventure, visiting 4 restaurants in Wicker Park. The event starts at 7pm and costs $39. Go to the link to find out more.
Chicago – Flavors of Fall Cooking Contest Final Showdown Party - 3-7pm Centered Chef Studios 177 N. Ada St. The Flavors of Fall Final Showdown pits the top vote getters from the artizone.com “Flavors of Fall Contest” to see what at-home chef has what it takes to demo their dish live on WCIU’s You & Me This Morning. The party will showcase the three finalists from the contest in a food showdown to select one grand prize winner as judged by our panel of fall food experts.
Chicago – Floriole Cafe and Bakery – Cassoulet dinner $35 7pm 1220 West Webster
Chicago – 2nd Annual Chicago Food and Film Festival - It is back for the second year, the food and film festival where you taste what you see on the screen.
Chicago - Farm to Film Table - An evening of sustainable dishes and fine wine from Frei Brothers Reserve. Chicago Food and Film Festival Kendall College 900 North Branch 6pm VIP 6:30 pm general Films shown include 10,000 Cases, Artisan Baker, , Speakeasy Supperclub, Sugar Shack, French Fries and Ice Cream, about El Ideas signature dish created by Chef Philip Foss and his inspiration and Farmer Poet, a 3 min film about organic livestock farmer Harry Carr of Mint Creek Farm made by Dan Fisher, Becky Liscum and Gail Grasso. Watch a preview of Farmer Poet here. Food will include an exlcusive tasting of French Fries + Ice Cream by El Ideas. Tickets $65 VIP, $45 general and purchase tickets here.
Chicago – Fish Fry Friday – Chicago Food and Film Festival Kendall College 900 North Branch 6pm VIP 6:30pm general An authentic Milwaukee fish fry plus perogies, pickles and more. $75 VIP $55 general purchase tickets here.
Chicago – Edible Adventure #006: Chicavo! Featuring Matt Timm’s Avocado Takedown – Food and Film Festival 12pm all ages $45 Kendall College 900 North Branch A cornucopia of unique eats plus Matt Timm’s Avocado Takedown presented by Avocados from Mexico, featuring 20 amateur chefs competing for cash prizes. You be the judge. Purchase tickets here.
November 17 – 18
La Fox – 4th Annual Heritage Prairie Artisan Food and Craft Fair – 9am – 1pm 2N308 Brundige Road
Chicago – Ms. Mint’s Local and Fair Trade Holiday Bazaar – She is back and this time it is at Goose Island Clybourn. Kate Gross, who carefully curates the artisans that are part of this unique event, has managed again to bring it together. Ms. Mint’s Trading Post provides gift baskets of small batch local and fair trade products of the midwest all on one site.