This Week’s Local Calendar – Superbowl, Asian Herbs, Morton Grove Market and More
Amazing what pops up at the winter markets. At the Green City Market last weekend, among the squash, turnips and winter greens, was Chef Jared Van Camp at a table selling his house-made charcuterie, including sopressata and toscano which will now be available at Publican Quality Meats as well. Morton Grove has their Winter Market this Saturday at the American Legion Civic Center, 6140 Dempster St. The Land Connection is a sponsor this weekend of workshops and events about Growing Asian Medicinal Herbs at the Jane Addams Hull House. Thursday Soup and Bread debuts at Fitzgerald’s in Berwyn. A new addtion to the forward calendar is the first annual Urban Livestock Expo on Feb. 16 , join the Google group “Chicago Chicken Enthusiasts“, for more information.
We try to keep up on events but miss some, some sites to check out for further detail on sustainable food/urban ag are the Illinois Stewardship Alliance out of Springfield and the Advocates for Urban Agriculture here in Chicago. Now on to the week 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
Edible Alchemy Foods Co-op - Located in the near-SW Pilsen neighborhood, the co-op has grown to five locations in, including Hyde Park, River North, Lakeview, and Logan Square
Marion Street Cheese Market 100 South Marion St. Oak Park
Publican Quality Meats – 835 W. Fulton, Chicago
Standard Market – 333 East Ogden Ave., Westmont
Chicago - Wine Wednesdays at Province Restaurant - Seasonal farm to table tasting menu 161 N. Jefferson
Chicago - Soup and Bread at The Hideout - 1354 W. Wabansia 5:30pm -8pm Oh gosh, I think this one will be a doozy! ”The 3Bs: Beans, Beer, and Bacon” with cooks drawn from the ranks of the culinary chat site LTH Forum and the good folks of Cedar Valley Sustainable Farm (instigators of the new Soup & Bread: Ottawa series). Bread generously donated by La Farine Bakery and Publican Quality Meats; our DJ is Sarah Gardiner. All proceeds benefit Lakeview Pantry.
Berwyn – Soup and Bread, yes, the same folks of the Hideout Soup and Bread and the cookbook debuts at Fitzgeralds. 6pm 6615 Roosevelt Rd. 6 blocks from the Forest Park Blue Line Stop This event benefits CBS Anti-Hunger Foundation, a 25-year-old organization that serves more than 200 families every week in the Berwyn/Cicero/Stickney area.
Chicago - C & D Family Farms Hyde Park 7am – 10am Harold Washington Park at 53rd & Hyde Park Blvd.
Chicago – Uptown Market Uptown Farmers’ Market is year round. Every Thursday from 7-1 inside Weiss Memorial Hospital or in the parking lot during the warmer months. 4646 N Marine Drive Spark of the Heart Soups will be there.
Chicago - Growing and Marketing Asian Medicinal Herbs - Pioneers in Ecological Medicine(PEM) Co-sponsored by The Land Connection A 2-day workshop open to farmers interested in diversifying their business with specialty crops. The workshop will introduce growers to the basic strategies of producing domestic East Asian medicinal herbs. 9am-6pm Jane Addams Hull House
Chicago – Food Entrepreneurship Boot Camp – 10am – 12pm – 415 N. Dearborn Free orientation given by Dr. Marcia Scheurer of Culinary Connections. Network with other Chicago Foodies and Food Entrepreneurs, hear about the latest food trends, and learn about the first Food Entrepreneurship Boot Camp. Although this is free, space is limited so register here.
Chicago – Green City Market at The Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum 8:30- 1pm 2430 North Cannon Drive The market runs indoors through April 27th
Chicago - C & D Family Farms 8:30am – 10:30am Northcenter On Belle Plaine off Lincoln across from the CVS 11:30am – 1:30pm Division St. at Clark
Elgin - Winter Market at Habitat for Humanity ReStore Elgin - 800 North State St. 9am – 3pm (thru May) Their mantra is “Keepin It Local1″ As such, their intention has always been to supply the local community with local products and crafts.
Evanston – Winter Evanston Farmer and Artisan Market at the Ecology Center 9-1pm 2024 McCormick Blvd. The market will be at this location for the next 5 months, today and every Saturday through April 27, 2013. Spark of the Heart Soups and C & D Family Farms will be there.
La Fox – Heritage Prairie Saturday Farmer’s Market 9am – 1pm 2N308 Brundige Road
Morton Grove - Winter Farmers Market - 9 am – 2 pm right next door to our regular season site, at the Morton Grove American Legion Civic Center (6140 Dempster St.) These indoor markets will feature over two dozen vendors selling foods, gifts, and decorations for the winter holidays.
Beverly - C & D Family Farm 8:30am – 10:30am In the parking lot at 95th and Longwood
Chicago – Andersonville C & D Family Farm 9am – 12pm St. Gregory parking lot on Ashland across from Jewel
Chicago – Logan Square Winter Market – 10-2pm Congress Theater Lobby 2135 North Milwaukee
Chicago - Farmacopeia - Purchase your tickets online today at the early bird rate. Invite your loved ones to be there too to celebrate and support the farmers who will be the pioneers in Midwestern cultivation of Chinese medicinal plants! 3-6pm Jane Addams Hull House Museum
SAVE THE DATE
Chicago - Tickled Pink for Bright Pink - The dynamic group at Tickled Pink are behind this event where proceeds support Bright Pink’s breast and ovarian cancer prevention and early detection programs for young women. 7-12pm River East Arts Center 435 East Illinois
Chicago – First Annual Chicago Urban Livestock Expo - 10am – 1pm Garfield Park Jensen Room The information, supplies, and support you need to keep backyard poultry, bees, goats, and rabbits Registration starts at 10AM Welcome, introductions, and presentations begin at 10:15AM In-depth briefings 11:15AM-12:15PM Browse info tables and network until 1PM Questions? Want to provide information or volunteer? Email email@example.com Sponsored by Advocates for Urban Agriculture (www.auachicago.org), Chicago Chicken Enthusiasts (www.chicagochickens.org), Angelic Organics Learning Center (www.learngrowconnect.org
Chicago – Butcher and Larder/La Sirena Clandestina Bare Knuckle Farms Dinner – 6-9 pm 954 West Fulton Rob Levitt and John Manion team up, Grubstreet Chicago has all the details.$85 $30 optional drink package
Glenview – Spice It Up Indian Style- Glenview Public Library – 7pm 1930 Glenview Road Join Spice House owners Tom and Patty Erd for their popular program on the history of spices at a library near you. The spice trade has shaped the course of history since the earliest civilizations. You’ll hear tales of adventure and piracy, and come home with new knowledge and a goody bag of spices.
Chicago – CSA Fair and Farmer Talent Show – 2-6pm The Hideout 1354 W. Wabansia Think farmers just milk your cows and pull your turnips? Think again, well-intentioned friends! Come out to watch them perform for YOU on stage. In between acts, browse each farmer’s booth for info on how to join a CSA farm for 2013
Chicago – Common Threads World Festival
Springfield – Local Foods Awareness Day
March 14-16 Good Food Festival 2013!!!! The festival bringing good food and farmers to Chicago!
Pinot Days - Saturday April 20th Navy Pier 2-5pm
Whiskyfest Friday April 26 - It sold out pretty darn quickly last year!! Better get your tickets now!