The Local Calendar 11/7/13 Artisan Market Streeterville, Glenwood Sunday Market, Shop Local For the Holidays
It is that time of year where holiday markets start cropping up and it is an opportunity to shop local. The Artisan Market in Streeterville includes friend of The Beet’s Jo Sno Syrups, and Karl’s Craft Soups of The NOSH. If you can’t get to this market and you can’t get to The NOSH, Artizone Chicago offers and delivers these products as well along with organic produce and other vendors like Katherine Anne Confections. So there are many ways to go local as the weather gets colder.
Green Grocer Chicago gives you the option to hop into their Fall Produce Share program at anytime. Not all the produce they provide this time of year is necessarily local but it is always organic and local where possible. Some of the winter markets alternate weeks and this week the Glenwood Sunday Winter(although winter has not officially started yet) market takes place at The Glenwood Bar. If you didn’t have the time or space to put up tomatoes or pickle beets or carrots, vendors like Bushel & Peck at the Green City Market have done it for you and you can pick up some of their pickled produce at the Notebaert Nature museum this Saturday.
If you were wondering how to use and cook the vegetables in season, Terra Brockman, gives you plenty of ideas here on The Beet. Want more ideas, you can subscribe to Terra’s Farm Fresh Now! Secrets of A Seasonal Cook. As Thanksgiving looms, there are local options, the Green Grocer is having their Turkey Day kick-off on Saturday from 3-6pm, taste Gunthorp turket, Koval whiskey and Cheap Tart bakery pies, SBK (Sauce and Bread Kitchen) has these T-day offerings. It may be cold but there is lots to do, shop, learn, eat, drink on the Local Calendar, onto the week ahead.
WHERE TO SOURCE LOCAL FOODS
These stores specialize in local foods:
Butcher and Larder 1026 North Milwaukee in Noble Square, 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
Green Grocer 1402 West Grand Ave in West Town This Saturday 11/9 is their Turkey Day cookoff 3-6pm We are roasting a turkey and a duck from Gunthorp Farms, sampling out pies from Cheap Tart Bakery and tasting whiskey from KOVAL Distillery.
LUSH Wine & Spirits - 2232 W. Roscoe, 1257 S. Halsted, 1412 W. Chicago – 11/10 Gamay tasting at their Roscoe locale, 2-5pm ahead the upcoming release day for Beaujolais Nouveau 11/21.
Marion Street Cheese Market 100 South Marion St. Oak Park
Provenance Food & Wine - 2 locations Logan Square 2528 N. California Lincoln Square 2312 W. Leland Ave . Remember to checkout Holidays On The Square on Dec. 7 Lincoln Square locale wine tasting every Thur 6-8pm, Logan Square wine tasting Saturdays 3-6pm
Publican Quality Meats – 835 W. Fulton, Chicago
Sauce and Bread Kitchen - 6338-40 N. Clark, Chicago
Sharpening By Dave - Green City Market and other locations throughout Chicagoland. If you want to eat local, you need to have sharp knives to prepare the produce!! Let Dave know that you read about him in the Local Beet and you will get one dollar off each knife sharpened.
Standard Market 333 West Ogden Ave. Westmont
Area resources for local food initiatives, workshop, classes: Advocates for Urban Agriculture ,Angelic Organics , Edible Evanston, Illinois Stewardship Alliance , The Land Connection, The Peterson Garden Project , The Spence Farm Foundation, The Talking Farm , WeFarmAmerica
The Week Ahead
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 This is an appropriate day to stock up on Spark of the Heart Soups
Chicago - 61st Farmers Market - 9am – 2pm Moves indoors to the Experimental Station 6100 South Blackstone through December 14, except Thanskgiving weekend. Say hello to Axel at Penny Pastry and taste some of his very yummy creations! Penny Pastry jams is on my “must buy” list!
Chicago - Green City Market Indoor Market at the Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum 8am – 1pm Chef demonstration this Saturday by Justin Hall Fig Catering 10:30am Stop by the Chicago Indoor Garden’s booth, say hi to Paula and taste her handcrafted hummus.
Chicago - Bender: Underground Yoga Dance Party 2-5pm Den Theater 1333 N. Milwaukee Yoga, Food and Music
La Fox – Heritage Prairie Saturday Farmer’s Market 9am – 1pm 2N308 Brundige Road
Woodstock - Woodstock Indoor Market – 9am – Noon McHenry County Farm Bureau Building
Chicago - Logan Square Indoor Market 10am–3pm Logan Blvd 2755 North Milwaukee. The NOSH will share space with the Indoor Logan Square market at the old Pierre Bakery Building. The market runs 11/3/13 through 3/30/14 except for 12/1/13.
Rogers Park - Glenwood Sunday Market - At The Glenwood Bar – 9-2pm 6962 N. Glenwood
Chicago – Wine Wednesdays at Province – Seasonal farm to table 5 course tasting menu. 159 North Jefferson A Gold level LEED certified restaurant with 3 stars from the Green Restaurant Association.
Normal - Local and Regional Food Summit - 9am – 4:30pm (Doors open at 8:30 AM) at Heartland Community College, Astroth Community Education Center, 1500 West Raab Road, Normal, IL. This one-day event is hosted by the Illinois Farm Bureau, Illinois Department of Agriculture, and Heartland Community College.
SAVE THE DATE
Old Town - Old Town Specialty Retailers Showcase
Berwyn - Autre Monde - Natural Wine Dinner with Sicilys Frank Cornenissen 6:30pm Owners Christine Tully Aranza and John Aranza of Autre Monde Cafe & Sprits are honored to welcome special guest and winemaker Frank Cornelissen to their popular Berwyn restaurant. Renowned for his leadership in the natural wine movement, Cornelissen joins the Aranzas and Chefs Dan Pancake and Beth Partridge for an evening exploring and celebrating his wines as they are presented alongside a Mediterranean-inspired menu.
Chicago - Harvest Feast Chicago - Spence Farm Foundation Harvest Dinner – 900 N. Branch They need your support to keep expanding our local foodshed so get tickets now to their amazing fundraiser dinner at Kendall College. The dinner will feature selections by Chrissy Camba (Bar Pastoral), Nicole Pederson (Found), Mindy Segal (Hot Chocolate), and Molly Johnson (Calihan Catering). Tickets for the event are $150 and can be purchased here. All proceeds go to Spence Farm Foundation, an educational non-proﬁt organization working to preserve small family farming in the USA.
Chicago – NOMA Chef Makes One Day Only Appearance at Balena for a book signing and then dinner at The Bristol (Zagat) - The day begins at Balena with afternoon wine, some of Redzepi’s favorite dishes and a Q&A with the chef, moderated by Tasting Table’s Heather Sperling. They’ll discuss his new book, A Work in Progress. The festivities continue with a 10-course dinner at The Bristol, inspired by Noma and prepared by chef Chris Pandel. Tickets for the Q&A at Balena cost $135 (reserve online) and the dinner at The Bristol is $235 with an optional $75 wine pairing (call 773-862-5555 for reservations). Both events include a copy of Redzepi’s highly anticipated book.
Chicago – Hanukkahpalooza Supper – The Stew Supper Club held at SBK Sauce and Bread Kitchen 7-10pm
Chicago - Chicago Food Film Festival – Kendall College - It was great last year what can I say? This is a pretty fun event for anyone interested in Chicago, in food, in film, in fun!!! Taste what you see on the screen.
Glenview – Faith In Place Winter Market – 9am – 1pm Glenview New Church 74 Park Drive
Pecatonica – Farmstead Hoiday Fair and Thanksgiving Market – Hosted by Ms Mint at Hazzard Free Farm 10-4pm Rumor has it there may be a bus or transportation available to get there leaving from Chicago
Chicago - Faith In Place Luncheon and Fundraiser – 1pm The Conference Center 1 N. Wacker Drive 2nd Floor
Chicago – Tasting Table Open Market – Block 37 108 N. State St. A two-day artisan food fair featuring an unprecedented number of chefs and purveyors– the best of Chicago’s best–together under one roof.
Logan Square – Holidays On The Square Food and wine tastings, and other special holiday events and promotions.
December 12 – December 14
Chicago – Dismantling Racism Training in Chicago – Hosted by Growing Food & Justice For All Initiative
Chicago – Holiday Rock N Roll benefitting Share Our Strength – 6-8pm Sofitel Chicago Water Tower 20 E. Chestnut