The Local Calendar 6/11/15 Its Berry Season, GCM Soho House, Pizza at SBK 6/14, Spence Farm 6/19, West Loop Craft Beer Fest

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June 11, 2015 at 8:30 am

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Berry season has arrived. Strawberries are lined up at many of the booths at the market. If you haven’t already try this: buy a box of strawberries from a farmers market and buy a box of strawberries from a large grocer, then do a taste test. Hopefully, you will see how differently one tastes from the other. The just picked berries are full of flavor. They won’t last in your refrigerator as long because they haven’t been sprayed with that special gas that keeps them from going bad. But eating too many strawberries is not a bad thing!!!

We update this during the course of the month, so check below for new events! For this weekend 6/26-28 Bakery Open Houses at Publican Quality Bakery, Floriole and Bennison’s (Evanston), Strawberry Fest in Long Grove, Two Brothers Summer Festival in Aurora, Katherine Ann Confections Preview Party (Friday), Gourmet In The Garden at Piccolo Sogno, Bugs, Bees, Diversity AUA Field Day (Sunday0, A Greener Ravenswood 6/25

Outdoor farmers market season is in full swing. Are you still trying to figure out which farmers market is closest to you for work, home? Here are some links that offer great info on that topic. Chicago DCASE ( within Chicago), Local Harvest (Within Chicagoland and Illinois), Agrihappenigs (Published by the Ill. Dept of Agriculture, markets and happenings within the state).

Chicagogourmet tickets, 9/26-9/27 are available now! Green City Market BBQ, July 16 are on sale!

If you want a fun field trip for a weekend day in the summer, farm dinners are one way to go and the more popular ones are well on their way to being sold out. Heritage Prairie in Brundige, Mint Creek Farm in Stelle, Outstanding In The Field (nationwide farm tour that has stops in the Chicagoland area), Prairie Fruit Farm in Champaign and Slagel Family Farms in Fairbury.

The Peterson Garden Project has all sort of classes for you to grow and then cook your own food! Need help with bees? Interested in local chickens?  Garfield Park Conservatory has a class for you. Have questions about urban farming, ask someone at the Advocates for Urban Agriculture or farming outside of Chicago, ask the Land Connectionthe Illinois Stewardship Alliance  or the Talking Farm in Skokie.

With good weather comes lots of fun things to eat, drink and partake in. Dukes in Crystal Lake has a huge eco-friendly food and beer fest on Saturday, Sauce and Bread Kitchen is holding a pizza fundraiser in partnership with Dark Matter Coffee and Middle Brow Beer this Sunday, the West Loop has their Craft Beer Fest Saturday, Lumpen Radio has their fundraiser at Lagunitas Taproom 6/16 and Spence Farm has a very, very special fundraiser on Friday June 19, and the list goes on. Lots more on The Week Ahead!

 The Week Ahead

 June 11

FM - Chicago (Loop)Daley Plaza Farmers Market  (Through 10/29) 7am – 3pm Sponsored by the City of Chicago and COUNTRY Financial This year, all of the City of Chicago managed markets will accept LINK and will distribute double value coupons with every LINK purchase. Don’t forget to pick up your reusable bag from COUNTRY Financial at Daley Plaza or a market near you.

Chicago (River North)Cookie Love -5:30pm – 7pm Naha 500 N. Clark St.  $50 A book signing and reception to meet Mindy Segal, Pastry Chef “Extraordinaire”of Hot Chocolate and to celebrate her new book. RSVP info@naha-chicago.com

June 12

EvanstonFEW Friday Release Limited Edition Breakfast Gin – 5pm – 9pm 918 Chicago Ave.

June 13

Chicago - Urban Farm Open House  11am – 3pm Growing Home Wood Street Farm 5814 South Wood St. 

FM - Chicago (Hyde Park/Woodlawn) - 61st Farmers Market Outdoor (Through Dec. 19) 9am -2pm 61st and Dorchester Accepting Senior Coupons and doubling LINK up to $25 The Chicago Southside’s premier farmers market, straddling the Hyde Park and Woodlawn neighborhoods.

FM - Chicago (Lincoln Park) Green City Market (Through 10/31) The market is located at the south end of Lincoln Park between Clark and Stockton Drive (approximately 1817 N. Clark) Doubling LINK up to $15 7am – 1pm Chef demo 10:30am – 11:30am Tim Graham Travelle

FM - Chicago (West Loop)  Green City Market -Fulton  (Through 10/31) 9am – 2pm Located in a lot at the SE corner of N. Halsted and W Fulton Streets, 799 W. Fulton Market.

Chicago (West Loop)- Neighbors of West Loop Craft Beer Festival – 12pm – 5pm 121 West Clinton The city’s original craft beer celebration on the streets of Chicago will commence with a VIP ($80) event beginning at 12:00pm, and General Admission ($50) running between 1:00pm to 5:00pm. Tickets will also be available at the festival for purchase ($65). Proceeds from the tickets purchased benefit the 501(c)3 non-profit community organization comprised of residents of the West Loop. Learn about the Neighbors of West Loop mission at NeighborsOfWestLoop.com.

Crystal Lake – Dukes Eco-Friendly Food and Beer Fest

FM - Evanston Downtown Evanston Farmers Market -(Through Nov. 7)  7:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Intersection of University Place and Oak Ave. (just east of East Railroad Ave.) Free parking is available in the adjacent 1800 Maple Avenue Self Park Fifty-seven vendors : fruits, vegetables, meat, flowers, cheese, milk, eggs and bakery items. Reusable and biodegradable bags are sold on site. LINK cards are accepted, and the Friends of Evanston Farmers Markets offers matching funds.

FDFairbury - Slagel Family Farm Dinner with the Publican and Publican Quality Meats -2:30pm  Chef Cosmo Goss and Chef Missy Corey (Sold Out)

FM – Morton Grove – Morton Grove Farmers Market - 8am – Noon -6210 Dempster St.

FM - Oak Park - Oak Park Farmers Market (Through 10/31) 7am – 1pm - Pilgrim Church Parking Lot 460 Lake St For a limited time, the Market offers a Link Double Coupon matching program, which gives Link card users $1 in coupons for each $1 in Market purchases, up to $20. Many vendors also accept the WIC and Senior Farmers Market Nutrition Program $3 coupons

June 14

Chicago (Edgewater) - Middle Matter Kitchen - PIZZA PARTY  6-9pm SBK Kitchen 6338 N Clark They are getting back to their roots and doing a much needed fundraiser for Glassworks (an awesome free youth arts and entrepreneurship project that works with Chicago Public High School students in the mystically fiery, fire arts) They are setting out on their own this summer to the Firehouse Art Studio on Roosevelt Street and need your help. They will feed you much magical pizza, beer, coffee and give you a chance to snag our collabo sauce (the Peachy Piri) that was based and aged from a Middle Brow Beer Co beer barrel that also aged Dark Matter Coffee .

FM - Chicago (Logan Square) - Logan Square Outside Market (Through Oct. 25) 10am – 3pm 3107 West Logan Blvd.

FM - Chicago (Rogers Park) Glenwood Outdoor Market (Through 10/25) 9am – 2pm On Glenwood Ave. between Morse and Lunt

FMChicago (West Loop) GCM Soho House (2nd Sunday of the month, 7/12, 8/9, 9/13, 10/11) in the lot behind Soho House on Halsted (south of Randolph) 9am – 2pm

Chicago (West Loop) Dose Market – Venue One 1034 W Randolph St 10am – 4pm

June 16

Chicago (Bridgeport)- Liquid Dreams The Lagunitas Tap Room Party - Fundraiser for WLPN, Lumpen Radio 5:30pm – 8:30pm 2607 W. 17th St.

FM - Chicago (Loop) - Federal Plaza Market   (Through 10/27) 7am – 3pm Sponsored by the City of Chicago and COUNTRY Financial This year, all of the City of Chicago managed markets will accept LINK and will distribute double value coupons with every LINK purchase. Don’t forget to pick up your reusable bag from COUNTRY Financial at Daley Plaza or a market near you.

FM - Chicago (Streeterville) MCA Chicago Farmers Market (Through 10/27) 7am -3pm Managed by S.O.A.R.(Streeterville Organization of Active Residents)

Chicago (West Loop) - Publican Quality Meat Burger Night 6pm-9pm 825 West Fulton

June 17

Champaign - Prairie Fruit Farms Farm Open House 4-6pm

FM Chicago (Andersonville) Andersonville’s Farmers Market - Located on Berwyn between Clark and Ashland Every Wed through 9/2 3-8pm, 9/9-10/14 3-7pm @Shes_Cooking will be there at the Tomato Mountain Stand

FM Chicago (Lincoln Park) - Green City Market (Through 10/28) 7am – 1pm 10:30am – 11:30am Chef demo Eric David Pierre Gourmet The market is located at the south end of Lincoln Park between Clark and Stockton Drive (approximately 1817 N. Clark) Doubling LINK up to $15

June 18

Chicago (Bucktown)Rick Bayless’ Garden Tour By His Master Gardener Bill Shores and Mexican Dinner at Goddess and Grocer

FM - Chicago (Loop) - Daley Plaza Farmers Market  (Through 10/29) 7am – 3pm

June 19-21

Chicago (West Loop)- Taste of Randolph Street

June 19

Chicago (Loop) - Chef Pandel & Friends- A Five-Senses Dining Experience for Spence Farm Foundation7:00 pm Exclusive Farm to Table 10-course Menu with Wine Pairing Evolve Bistro, International Culinary School at the Institute of Art-Chicago Cost $300.00 30 Tickets Only All proceeds will benefit Spence Farm Foundation’s ground-breaking food system education programs for culinary and health care professionals

June 20

FM - Chicago (Hyde Park/Woodlawn) - 61st Farmers Market Outdoor (Through Dec. 19) 9am -2pm 61st and Dorchester Accepting Senior Coupons and doubling LINK up to $25 The Chicago Southside’s premier farmers market, straddling the Hyde Park and Woodlawn neighborhoods.

FM - Chicago (Lincoln Park) Green City Market (Through 10/31) The market is located at the south end of Lincoln Park between Clark and Stockton Drive (approximately 1817 N. Clark) Doubling LINK up to $15 7am – 1pm Chef demo 10:30am – 11:30am Jesus Delgado Tanta

FM - Chicago (West Loop)  Green City Market -Fulton  (Through 10/31) 9am – 2pm Located in a lot at the SE corner of N. Halsted and W Fulton Streets, 799 W. Fulton Market.

Lake BluffSummer Solstice Celebration at Northshore Distillery 6:30pm – 11pm 28913 N Herky Dr Unit 308

FM - Morton Grove - Morton Grove Farmers Market - 8am – Noon -6210 Dempster St.

FM - Oak Park - Oak Park Farmers Market (Through 10/31) 7am – 1pm - Pilgrim Church Parking Lot 460 Lake St For a limited time, the Market offers a Link Double Coupon matching program, which gives Link card users $1 in coupons for each $1 in Market purchases, up to $20. Many vendors also accept the WIC and Senior Farmers Market Nutrition Program $3 coupons

June 21

SUMMER SOLSTICE 11:39am

FM - Chicago (Logan Square) - Logan Square Outside Market (Through Oct. 25) 10am – 3pm 3107 West Logan Blvd.

June 23

FM - Chicago (Loop) - Federal Plaza Market   (Through 10/27) 7am – 3pm Sponsored by the City of Chicago and COUNTRY Financial This year, all of the City of Chicago managed markets will accept LINK and will distribute double value coupons with every LINK purchase. Don’t forget to pick up your reusable bag from COUNTRY Financial at Daley Plaza or a market near you.

FM - Chicago (Streeterville) MCA Chicago Farmers Market (Through 10/27) 7am -3pm Managed by S.O.A.R.(Streeterville Organization of Active Residents)

Chicago (West Loop) - Publican Quality Meat Burger Night 6pm-9pm 825 West Fulton

June 24

Champaign - Prairie Fruit Farms Farm Open House 4-6pm

FM Chicago (Andersonville) Andersonville’s Farmers Market - Located on Berwyn between Clark and Ashland Every Wed through 9/2 3-8pm, 9/9-10/14 3-7pm @Shes_Cooking will be there at the Tomato Mountain Stand

FM Chicago (Lincoln Park) - Green City Market (Through 10/28) 7am – 1pm 10:30am – 11:30am Chef demo Molly Brewe Limelight The market is located at the south end of Lincoln Park between Clark and Stockton Drive (approximately 1817 N. Clark) Doubling LINK up to $15

Chicago (Loop) - Preview of Taste of Chicago at Daley Plaza 11am – 3pm

Chicago (Logan Square) – Bar YUSHO Release Party 

June 25

FM - Chicago (Loop) - Daley Plaza Farmers Market  (Through 10/29) 7am – 3pm

New!!!! Chicago (Ravenswood) - Support A Greener Ravenswood An event supporting neighborhood greening initiatives

New!!! FM Chicago (South Loop) – Opening South Loop Farmers Market4-8pm 1936 S. Michigan Ave. Michigan and Cullerton

Chicago (West Loop)- Starving Artist Benefit to support the Chicago Artists Coalition – VenueOne

June 26 -28

New!!!  Aurora - Two Brothers Summer Festival 

New!!! Long Grove2015 Strawberry Fest -

June 26

New!!! Chicago (Logan Square) - Katherine Anne Confections Preview Party – Yum!!!!!!!! 5:30pm – 8:30pm 2745 W. Ermitage

June 27

FM – Chicago (Back of the Yards) – Back of the Yards Community Market at The Plant (Through 9/9) 11am – 3:30pm

FM - Chicago (Hyde Park/Woodlawn) - 61st Farmers Market Outdoor (Through Dec. 19) 9am -2pm 61st and Dorchester Accepting Senior Coupons and doubling LINK up to $25 The Chicago Southside’s premier farmers market, straddling the Hyde Park and Woodlawn neighborhoods.

New!!! Chicago (Lincoln Park) - Bakery Open House at Floriole Cafe – 2-4pm 1220 W. Webster

FM - Chicago (Lincoln Park) Green City Market (Through 10/31) The market is located at the south end of Lincoln Park between Clark and Stockton Drive (approximately 1817 N. Clark) Doubling LINK up to $15 7am – 1pm Chef demo 10:30am – 11:30am 

FM - Chicago (West Loop)  Green City Market -Fulton  (Through 10/31) 9am – 2pm Located in a lot at the SE corner of N. Halsted and W Fulton Streets, 799 W. Fulton Market.

New!!! Chicago (West Loop) - Bakery Open House Publican Quality Bread - 10am – 4pm 808 W. Lake St. (Thanks to Janet Rausser Fuller at DNAInfo) An unusual opportunity to have a tour of otherwise wholesale Publican Quality Bread and learn about ancient grains in honor of The Bread Bakers Guild National Bakery Open House day.

Chicago (West Loop) - Beyond Gourmet – Gourmet In The Garden - Piccolo Sogno 1-4pm The leisurely afternoon event takes place on Piccolo Sogno’s lush garden patio and features several food stations featuring Executive Chef Tony Priolo’s award-winning Italian, complemented by 30 different wines by Partner and Wine Director Ciro Longobardo.

FD - Fairbury - Slagel Family Farm Dinner with Vie/Perennial Virant -2:30pm  Chef Paul Virant

FMGlenviewOpening Day Glenview Farmers Market 8am – 12pm Historic Wagner Farm 1510 Wagner Road

FM - Morton Grove - Morton Grove Farmers Market - 8am – Noon -6210 Dempster St.

FM - Oak Park - Oak Park Farmers Market (Through 10/31) 7am – 1pm - Pilgrim Church Parking Lot 460 Lake St For a limited time, the Market offers a Link Double Coupon matching program, which gives Link card users $1 in coupons for each $1 in Market purchases, up to $20. Many vendors also accept the WIC and Senior Farmers Market Nutrition Program $3 coupons

June 28

New!!! Chicago (Bucktown) - 4th Annual Share Our Strength BBQ at The Bristol 

Chicago (Edgewater) - Nepal Earthquake Relief Benefit -5-8pm The Firehouse Chicago 1545 W Rosemont Ave. Join them for great food to help rebuild Chanauti, a small village in Nepal, which was one of the worst hit areas of the earthquake.  Mindful Medicine has been serving this community for years and with your help we will rebuild the only health care clinic in the district and provide short-term housing for the poorest families who have lost the most. They will be providing eats for the event at the beautiful Firehouse Chicago.  Tickets can be purchased here

New!!!  Chicago (Humboldt Park, Logan Square) – Bugs, Bees, Diversity AUA Field Day 10am – 2pm

FM - Chicago (Logan Square) - Logan Square Outside Market (Through Oct. 25) 10am – 3pm 3107 West Logan Blvd.

FM - Chicago (Rogers Park) Glenwood Outdoor Market (Through 10/25) 9am – 2pm On Glenwood Ave. between Morse and Lunt

June 29

ChicagoMaking Farm To School A Reality Workshop – 6pm  Jane Adams Hull House Museum on the University of Illinois Chicago Campus The Illinois Farm to School Network and Illinois Stewardship Alliance are hosting a free public program and workshop highlighting successful Springfield and Chicago-area farm to school projects and how to get involved with making farm to school a reality in Illinois.

June 30

New!!!!! Chicago (Lincoln Park) - Grand Opening Celebration Local Foods – 12pm – 1pm 1427 W. Willow

FM - Chicago (Loop) - Federal Plaza Market   (Through 10/27) 7am – 3pm Sponsored by the City of Chicago and COUNTRY Financial This year, all of the City of Chicago managed markets will accept LINK and will distribute double value coupons with every LINK purchase. Don’t forget to pick up your reusable bag from COUNTRY Financial at Daley Plaza or a market near you.

FM - Chicago (StreetervilleMCA Chicago Farmers Market (Through 10/27) 7am -3pm Managed by S.O.A.R.(Streeterville Organization of Active Residents)

Chicago (West Loop) - Publican Quality Meat Burger Night 6pm-9pm 825 West Fulton

July 1

Champaign - Prairie Fruit Farms Farm Open House 4-6pm

FM Chicago (Andersonville)  Andersonville’s Farmers Market - Located on Berwyn between Clark and Ashland Every Wed through 9/2 3-8pm, 9/9-10/14 3-7pm @Shes_Cooking will be there at the Tomato Mountain Stand

FM Chicago (Lincoln Park) - Green City Market (Through 10/28) 7am – 1pm 10:30am – 11:30am Chef demo Elissa Narrow, Vie, Perennial Virant The market is located at the south end of Lincoln Park between Clark and Stockton Drive (approximately 1817 N. Clark) Doubling LINK up to $15

Springfield Making Farm To School A Reality Workshop - 6pm  Springfield Public Library Carnegie Room North. The Illinois Farm to School Network and Illinois Stewardship Alliance are hosting a free public program and workshop highlighting successful Springfield and Chicago-area farm to school projects and how to get involved with making farm to school a reality in Illinois.

July 2-4

Chicago (East Garfield Park) - Aaron Franklin Barbecue Dinner at Land and Sea Department Studios 7pm 3124 W. Carroll Land and Sea Dept. will be collaborating on a series of events with Aaron Franklin, of Franklin BBQ in Austin, Texas, here in Chicago in early July. Aaron Franklin is an Austin-based cook, educator, restauranteur and – most recently – a James Beard ‘Best Chef’ award winner, making him one of the most respected, well-known pit bosses in the word. The events are a part of a tour celebrating the release of Franklin’s acclaimed book debut, A Meat Smoking Manifesto, and signed copies will be available for purchase.

July 2

FM - Chicago (Loop) - Daley Plaza Farmers Market  (Through 10/29) 7am – 3pm

FM Chicago (South Loop) - South Loop Farmers Market - 4-8pm 1936 S. Michigan Ave. Michigan and Cullerton

July 3

Chicago (Edgewater) - First Fridays On the Farm - 5pm – sundown Uncommon Ground Devon 1401 W. Devon Ave.  First Fridays are FREE events and run from 5pm-sundown. No reservations necessary. They highly recommend stopping by the bar for some of their delicious Greenstar beer before heading up to the roof. The only thing that can improve watching the sunset from atop the first certified organic rooftop farm, is doing it with a cold pint of organic beer in your hand!

July 4

Happy Fourth!!!!!

July 5

FM - Chicago (Logan Square) - Logan Square Farmers Market (Through Oct. 25) 10am – 3pm 3107 West Logan Blvd.

FM - Chicago (Rogers Park) Glenwood Outdoor Market (Through 10/25) 9am – 2pm On Glenwood Ave. between Morse and Lunt

July 7

FM - Chicago (Loop) - Federal Plaza Market  (Through 10/27) 7am – 3pm Sponsored by the City of Chicago and COUNTRY Financial This year, all of the City of Chicago managed markets will accept LINK and will distribute double value coupons with every LINK purchase. Don’t forget to pick up your reusable bag from COUNTRY Financial at Daley Plaza or a market near you.

FM - Chicago (Streeterville) MCA Chicago Farmers Market (Through 10/27) 7am -3pm Managed by S.O.A.R.(Streeterville Organization of Active Residents)

Chicago (West Loop) - Publican Quality Meat Burger Night 6pm-9pm 825 West Fulton

July 8-12

Chicago - Taste of Chicago Grant Park

July 8

Champaign - Prairie Fruit Farms Farm Open House 4-6pm

FM Chicago (Andersonville) Andersonville’s Farmers Market - Located on Berwyn between Clark and Ashland Every Wed through 9/2 3-8pm, 9/9-10/14 3-7pm @Shes_Cooking will be there at the Tomato Mountain Stand

FM Chicago (Lincoln Park) - Green City Market (Through 10/28) 7am – 1pm 10:30am – 11:30am Chef demo Stephen Wambach Allium The market is located at the south end of Lincoln Park between Clark and Stockton Drive (approximately 1817 N. Clark) Doubling LINK up to $15

July 9

FM - Chicago (Loop) - Daley Plaza Farmers Market  (Through 10/29) 7am – 3pm

FM Chicago (South Loop) - South Loop Farmers Market - 4-8pm 1936 S. Michigan Ave. Michigan and Cullerton

July 10-12

Chicago (The Loop) -Windy City Smokeout Music, BBQ, Beer Grand Ave and the Chicago River

July 11

FM - Chicago (Hyde Park/Woodlawn) - 61st Farmers Market Outdoor (Through Dec. 19) 9am -2pm 61st and Dorchester Accepting Senior Coupons and doubling LINK up to $25 The Chicago Southside’s premier farmers market, straddling the Hyde Park and Woodlawn neighborhoods.

FM - Chicago (Lincoln Park) Green City Market (Through 10/31) The market is located at the south end of Lincoln Park between Clark and Stockton Drive (approximately 1817 N. Clark) Doubling LINK up to $15 7am – 1pm Chef demo 10:30am – 11:30am Paul Fehribach Big Jones 

FM - Chicago (West Loop)  Green City Market -Fulton  (Through 10/31) 9am – 2pm Located in a lot at the SE corner of N. Halsted and W Fulton Streets, 799 W. Fulton Market.

FM - Morton Grove - Morton Grove Farmers Market - 8am – Noon -6210 Dempster St.

FM - Oak Park - Oak Park Farmers Market (Through 10/31) 7am – 1pm - Pilgrim Church Parking Lot 460 Lake St For a limited time, the Market offers a Link Double Coupon matching program, which gives Link card users $1 in coupons for each $1 in Market purchases, up to $20. Many vendors also accept the WIC and Senior Farmers Market Nutrition Program $3 coupons

July 12

FM - Chicago (Logan Square) - Logan Square Outside Market (Through Oct. 25) 10am – 3pm 3107 West Logan Blvd.

FM - Chicago (Rogers Park) Glenwood Outdoor Market (Through 10/25) 9am – 2pm On Glenwood Ave. between Morse and Lunt

FM - Chicago (West Loop) GCM Soho House (2nd Sunday of the month 8/9, 9/13, 10/11) in the lot behind Soho House on Halsted (south of Randolph) 9am – 2pm

July 14

FM - Chicago (Loop) - Federal Plaza Market  (Through 10/27) 7am – 3pm Sponsored by the City of Chicago and COUNTRY Financial This year, all of the City of Chicago managed markets will accept LINK and will distribute double value coupons with every LINK purchase. Don’t forget to pick up your reusable bag from COUNTRY Financial at Daley Plaza or a market near you.

Chicago (West Loop) - Publican Quality Meat Burger Night 6pm-9pm 825 West Fulton

July 16

Chicago (Lincoln Park)Green City Market BBQ

FM - Chicago (Loop) - Daley Plaza Farmers Market  (Through 10/29) 7am – 3pm

FM Chicago (South Loop) - South Loop Farmers Market - 4-8pm 1936 S. Michigan Ave. Michigan and Cullerton

July 18

Chicago (Edgewater)Chicago Food Swap at The Fearless Food Kitchen 2-4pm Broadway Armory Fieldhouse 2nd floor 5917 N. Broadway

Chicago (Lincoln Square) - Chicago Market Open House2PM – 3:30PM Sulzer Library Informational session to find out about what the new Chicago Market Food coop is all about.

FD - Fairbury - Slag el Family Farm Dinner with Three Aces, Bedford & Carriage House -2:30pm  Chef Matt Troost Chef Mike Galen

July 23

New!!! Chicago(West Town) - Grown In Chicago: Summer Soiree & Showcase 6pm Big Delicious Planet 412 N. Wolcott Urban agriculture is thriving in Chicago, so let’s CELEBRATE! Join AUA for a very special summer night of local food & drinks, a one-of-a-kind urban agriculture showcase & market, live music, and new connections.

July 25

FD - Caledonia - 8th Annual Angelic Organics Peal Harvest Dinner 4pm Cocktails 6pm Dinner

FM - Chicago (Loop) - Daley Plaza Farmers Market  (Through 10/29) 7am – 3pm

FM Chicago (South Loop) - South Loop Farmers Market - 4-8pm 1936 S. Michigan Ave. Michigan and Cullerton

July 31

Oak Park - Sugar Beet Coop Grand Opening!

August 2

Chicago (Lincoln Park)Bourbon Bluegrass and Fried Chicken – Edible Chicago events 12pm Ignite Glass Studio 401 West Armitage

August 9

FM - Chicago (West Loop) GCM Soho House (2nd Sunday of the month 9/13, 10/11) in the lot behind Soho House on Halsted (south of Randolph) 9am – 2pm

August 15-16

Lisle - Veggie Fest – It’s back and big and better than ever! Vegetarian Food Festival 11am – 8pm Benedictine University

August 18

FD - Fairbury - Slagel Family Farm Dinner with Oak & Char -2:30pm  Chef Joe Heppe

August 23

Chicago (Logan Square)Corks and Crayons Benefit for Purple Asparagus 3-6pm The Greenhouse Loft 2445 W. Diversey Ave.

August 28-30

Chicago (Lincoln Park) – Chicago Food & Wine FestivalPresented by Food & Wine magazine Eat, Drink & Be Merry Tickets They have an incredible chef lineup, culinary demos and lots more!

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