Forward Local Calendar: Green City Market BBQ, Taste of the Nation, Farm Dinners, Fermented Foods, Permaculture Workshops and More

June 18, 2014 at 9:41 am

To help with summer planning, here is our forward calendar. The GCM has announced their chef lineup for the BBQ, purchase tickets here,  support No Child Hungry at the Taste of the Nation, and so many well planned workshops ahead, check it all out below.

July 7

•••••• Oak Park - FERMENTED FOODS FOR HEALTH 7:00pm – 8:30pm The Sugar Beet Co-op 812 W Madison St Edible Alchemist, Andrea Mattson joins Dr. Paul Schattauer of The Green Medical Practice to present a workshop about fermented foods and the magic of probiotics in our diet. Guests will receive a jar of organic and local kimchi! $10 members $15 general admission preregistration required 

July 10

New!!! Chicago(Lakeview) – Grand Opening Celebration Greenstar Brewery and Uncommon Ground 23rd Anniversary Party – 6pm 3800 North Clark St.

July 11-13

New!!! ChicagoSqaure Roots Festival - The Old Town School of Folk Music and theLincoln Square Ravenswood Chamber of Commerce’s craft beer and music experience in Chicago’s Lincoln Square is right around the corner.

Chicago2nd Annual Windy City Smokeout -  Bub City is proud to announce the second annual “Windy City Smokeout,” taking place July 11th-13th. This summer festival will bring together the best of live country music, beer and BBQ to downtown Chicago.To purchase tickets CLICK HERE.

July 12

Chicago(Garfield Park) - The Garfield Park Community Council “Neighborhood Market” (2nd Saturday of each month through October) 10am – 1pm Southeast intersection of Kedzie and Lake Streets In addition to fresh locally grown produce from the GPCC Garden Network, vendors will be selling: kale chips, sauces, local honey and maple syrup, pickled items, handmade paper jewelry from Uganda, body oils, jewelry, local authors and their books and much more. There is live entertainment too!

FairburySlagel Farm Dinner with  with Nana Organic and Owen & Engine 2:30pm Bus option available from Chicago.

July 17

•••••• Lincoln ParkGreen City Market Annual BBQ - This is hyper local food and beverage fest, not to be missed, rain, wind or shine.

July 26

Chicago(Caledonia)7th Annual Angelic Organics Peak Harvest Dinner - 5pm – 9pm Presented by premier Chicago chefs, including Chef Paul Virant. You’ll enjoy a five-course gourmet meal made with seasonal produce fresh from the farm and other sustainable, local ingredients. All proceeds from the Farm Dinner support their educational programs that build the local food system. -

August 2-15

•••••• Chicago14 Day Intensive Urban Permaculture Design Workshop - Hosted by the Chicago Permaculture Guild and taught by Albert Bates Albert Bates was a civil sector representative at the Copenhagen climate conference, trying to point the world back towards a stable atmosphere using soils and trees – Garden Earth. His books include Climate in Crisis (1990), The Post-Petroleum Survival Guide and Cookbook (2006) and The Biochar Solution (2010). He has taught appropriate technology, natural building and ecovillage design to students from more than sixty nations. A co-founder and past president of the Global Ecovillage Network, he is presently retired and living in an ecovillage in rural Tennessee.

August 9

Fairbury - Slagel Farm Dinner with Found Kitchen & Rootstock 2:30pm Bus option available from Chicago.

August 13

•••••• ChicagoTaste of the Nation Chicago - No child should go hungry and 1 out of 5 in Illinois are. Attend this incredible event to provide fight hunger in Illinois.

August 16

Oak Park - 7th Annual Oak Park Micro Brew Review - Get to downtown Oak Park  for the largest zero-waste, craft beer event in the Midwest! Enjoy all Oak Park has to offer while sampling unique brews and delicious food on a beautiful mid-summer’s afternoon. Featuring over 150 inventive brews from the Midwest’s finest craft breweries, live music and small plates from popular local restaurants, this is one of Chicagoland’s top craft beer festivals of the summer. And, with nothing from the event going to land-fill, by coming to this event you’re doing a good thing for the planet too! Co-produced with the Illinois Craft Brewers Guild. The Micro Brew Review is a fundraiser benefiting Seven Generations Ahead and the Illinois Craft Brewers Guild. Tickets are non-refundable.

September 13

Fairbury - Slagel Farm Dinner with Three Aces, Bedford & Carriage House 2:30pm Bus option available from Chicago.