Irv and Shelly Welcome You to Fresh Picks + Farmers, Pig Roast & More – Sunday April 6

April 1, 2014 at 7:05 am

It’s the start of April. This is the hungry season for locavores. Winter stores have depleted. The idea of “Spring” crops remains highly illusive. As many bananas and artichokes you’re willing to cheat with, you still want to eat local. What to do? Well, even in these lean times, Irv and Shelly offer a variety of local fruit and vegetables. Their current inventory of local foods includes apples, carrots, celery root, cabbage, onions and potatoes. They even have some local herbs right now. See, Irv and Shelly know the region. They cultivated relationships with all sorts of growers, ranchers, and artisans. So they want to share some of that with you this weekend. On Sunday April 6, from 3 to 6 PM, Irv and Shelly are hosting an open house and tour at their facilities in Niles (5625 W Howard St). It’s a chance to see what they do; how they do it, and also have a little fun.

They’ll be roasting a Gunthrop Farm hog, including a vegetarian cooking demo; fermented drinks range from Goose Island beer to Kama Kombucha. Several local farmers will be there to meet and greet and talk dirty to you (you know what we mean). Sounds like a great way to support the local food community.

Additional details can be found here. They’d love for you to RSVP to so they can help their chefs plan!