The Local Calendar 11/6/15 Meat Matters, Ramenfest, Green Grocer and Local Foods Turkey Tastings, Chicago Market Co-op Pop-Up

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November 6, 2015 at 9:29 am

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The calendar will be updated during the month so check back often. (Last updated 11/20) Resource Center Fundraiser at the Green ExchangeThe Lincoln Park “bookstore” Read It & Eat It has a SLEW of demos coming up in their kitchen! Healthy Eating On a Dime-sponsored by Chicago Market

Need some ideas for Thanksgiving? On Saturday, November 21, Chicago Market is hosting a Thanksgiving Co-op Pop-Up at The Foxhole in Ravenswood. Get your turkey directly from  Mint Creek (aztec)   or the Dill Pickle Coop turkeys from TJ’s Poultry.  At Publican Quality Meats (you can choose between a Slagel farms, Nicholas White Turkey or Carey Adamiec Blue Slate and White Hollands)  can take care of your entire meal as well and we can’t forget out friends at Sauce and Bread Kitchen who make some pretty yummy food!  The Sugar Beet Food Co-op in Oak Park is offering Ferndale or Garden Gate turkeys. Can’t forget Bang Bang’s pies for the big day or of course all that there is at Baker Miller in Logan Square. Artizone will deliver to your door, and check your favorite restaurant, Frontier Chicago has smoked turkeys for you to go , for example. 

Let’s Talk Turkey. Mint Creek Farm is offering aztec turkeys this year. From Mint Creek’s website “ The Aztecs (and surely other less famous Mesoamerican peoples also) first domesticated turkeys. This year our flock out on Mint Creek pasture is about half black Spanish turkeys. The stock these turkeys descend from was raised by both the Aztecs, originally, and then the Spanish, who brought them back to Europe. At Mint Creek, one of the most important parts of our farm are our flocks of turkeys. Turkeys are often forgotten and overlooked and the mainstream turkeys you’d find in a grocery store are conventionally raised in cruel confinement. Our turkeys at Mint Creek are vigorous, pasture-foraging birds with mysterious sounds and habits. There’s a video here where you can hear some of their sounds for yourself. You will have to go to Mint Creek’s website to talk more turkey with them.

Ferndale turkeys are popping up at Local Foods as well as the Sugar Beet Food Co-op. Farmer John Peterson from Ferndale made these comments, “ Our turkeys are Broad Breasted Whites and we choose a specific variety that’s well-suited to life outdoors with good skeletal structure and strong curiosity.  As you may have seen on our website, we continue to grow our birds outdoors and without the use of antibiotics.” Gunthorp Farms is offering broad-breasted whites as well.

Peterson Garden Project continues to grow in leaps and bounds, so go to this link to find all that is on their plate for November and December in growing your own food and cooking it too.

Lots on the calendar as we build up to Turkey day. Ramenfest is Saturday, VIP tickets are still available, Meat Matters, our friends at Graze magazine celebrate their final issue, the AUA’s Fall Gathering is at Loyola on 11/10, a culinary garage sale at NAHA next week for the Green City Market, of course, the farmers markets and more, on the monthly local calendar!

The Local Calendar

November 7

Chicago (Back of the Yards )The Plant Market  (First Saturdays, Oct. – May) 11am-2pm

FM - Chicago (Hyde Park/Woodlawn) - Experimental Station Indoor Farmers Market (Through Dec 19)- 9am – 2pm The market is open year round inside Experimental Station (6100 S. Blackstone).

Chicago (Lakeview)Graze Magazine Final Issue Release Party – 8pm Fizz Bar 3220 North Lincoln

FMChicago (Lincoln Park)Green City Market Indoor – The Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum 8am – 1pm

Chicago (River West)RAMENFEST – It’s back!!!!!!!!! 12pm Urbanbelly

Chicago (West Town)Taste All That You Can Order for Thanksgiving at the Green Grocer including Gunthorp Farms turkeysGreen Grocer Chicago

FM - Evanston Downtown Evanston Farmers Market -(last outdoor market)  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

November 8

FM - Chicago (Logan Square) - Logan Square Winter Farmers Market (Through 3/20/16 except 11/29/15) – 10am -3pm 2755 N. Milwaukee

FM – Chicago (Rogers Park) - Glenwood Sunday Market - (12/ 13, 1/10/16, 2/14, 3/13, 4/10, 5/15) 9am – 2pm The Glenwood Bar 6962 N. Glenwood

November 9

Chicago(Lakeview)  - A Night with Koval at Beef and Barley – 7-1pm

Chicago (West Loop)Sparkling Wine Dinner with L. Mawby Wines from the Leelinau Penisula in Michigan at City Winery

November 10

Chicago (Edgewater) - AUA Fall Gathering at Loyola 6-9pm

Chicago (Lincoln Park) - Chef’s Collaborative presents Meat Matters at Local Foods - Chefs Paul Fehribach (Big Jones, Chefs Collaborative Board Member), Rick Bayless (Frontera, Topolobampo, Xoco, Founding Member of Chefs Collaborative), and 12 other nationally-known chefsand food professionals are coming together for an intimate taste experience at Local Foods in Chicago. Meat Matters is a rare opportunity to explore The Butcher & Larder and Local Foods, learn about and celebrate responsibly-raised meat, and connect with leading change makers in the culinary world.

November 11-13

***New!!! Chicago (North Center) – Trout Kitchen Pop-Ups Lunch 11am -3pm Dinner 5-10pm

November 12

Chicago (Lincoln Park)Outside The Bun:How to Cook with Sausage at Local Foods

***New!!! Chicago (Loop) - Luxhome Chill -An International Wine & Culinary Event

***New!!! Chicago (West Town)Green Grocer Pot Luck

*NormalLocal and Regional Food Summit at Heartland College sponsored by the Illinois Farm Bureau and the Illinois Department of Agriculture

November 13

Chicago (Edgewater)Fancy Pie Party at the Fearless Food Kitchen Supporting Peterson Garden Project Grow2Give campaign. 

November 14

Chicago (Bridgeport) – Bridgeport’s Got Beef - Help LumpenRadio setup their antenna

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 Indoor Market at The Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum (11/21, 11/25, 12/5, 12/19, 1/9, 1/23, 2/6, 2/20, 3/5, 3/19, 4/2, 4/16, 4/30) 8am – 1pm

Chicago (Rivernorth) - Green City Market Culinary Garage Sale 8am – 12pm Naha 500 North Clark St. ust in time for the Holidays, Green City Market’s Culinary Garage Sale! Come shop the treasures of top Chicago Chefs. All proceeds benefit GCM’s Educational Programming.

November 15

Chicago (Fulton Market)Shawnee Hills Midwest Wine Dinner at Publican Quality Meats -  A five-course Midwest wine dinner celebrating wines from Southern Illinois’ Shawnee Hill Wine Trail. Not only will it be a festive and delectable occasion, it’s also for a good cause. Part of the evening’s proceeds will go to Misericordia, an organization close to our hearts.

***New!!! Chicago (Logan Square) - S’Mores and More at Bang Bang Pie

FM - Chicago (Logan Square) - Logan Square Winter Farmers Market (Through 3/20/16 except 11/29/15) – 10am -3pm 2755 N. Milwaukee

***New!!! Chicago (North Center) - Healthy Eating On a Dime – Sponsored by Chicago Market 2-3pm Real Life Weddings 4330 N. Lincoln Ave.

Chicago (Riverwest) - Marinarathon 1-5pm Morgan Manufacturing

November 17

Chicago (Pilsen) - Illinois Farmers Market Association Fundraiser at Lagunitas Brewery

November 18

Chicago (Bucktown) - Thanksgiving Cooking Class The Bristol Chef Sean Pharr will guide you in creating your best turkey yet, and demonstrate incredible seasonal sides and more. The evening is $75 per person (inclusive of tax and gratuity) and includes the class, dinner and wine. Class starts at 6:30 p.m., dinner starts at approximately 7:30 p.m.Please RSVP to:nicole@nicoleaylward.com or call 773.862.5555 - Seating is extremely limited.

November 20-23

Chicago (River West) - Cassoulet Dinners at Publican Quality Meats Chef Paul Kahan and Chef David Campigotto of Chez David in Castelnaudary France collaboration Speaking from experience these dinners are as close as you can get for eating and drinking like you are in France without having to fly there!

November 20

***New!!! Chicago (Logan Square)Resource Center Fundraiser at the Green Exchange

November 21

FM - Chicago (Hyde Park/Woodlawn) - Experimental Station Indoor Farmers Market (Through Dec 19)- 9am – 2pm The market is open year round inside Experimental Station (6100 S. Blackstone).

FM - Chicago (Lincoln Park) - Green City Indoor Market at The Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum ( 11/25, 12/5, 12/19, 1/9, 1/23, 2/6, 2/20, 3/5, 3/19, 4/2, 4/16, 4/30) 8am – 1pm

Chicago(Ravenswood) - Chicago Market Thanksgiving Co-op Pop-Up at the Foxhole

FM – Geneva - Faith In Place Winter Markets First Congregational Church of Geneva321 Hamilton St, Geneva 9am-1pm

November 22

FM - Chicago (Logan Square) - Logan Square Winter Farmers Market (Through 3/20/16 except 11/29/15) – 10am -3pm 2755 N. Milwaukee

Chicago (Logan Square)SURF/TURF 5: Logan Square All-Star Thanksgiving at SINK/SWIM Their upcoming rendition will be a friendly gathering of neighborhood chefs, and will also serve as an homage to the year’s greatest meal: Thanksgiving Dinner! Chefs Jason Hammel of Lula Cafe, Hunter Moore of Parson’s Chicken and Fish, Alfredo Nogueira of Analogue, and Patrick Cloud of Bang Bang Pie Shop, along with their own Matt Danko will each bring a unique take on a classic Thanksgiving dish—tehy’ll be mixing a variety of flavors from the sea, as usual — to make a full on Thanksgiving Menu spread across six courses.  Seats are just $60 each and sure to fill up soon. Reservations are required, so book your spot today

FMNaperville - Faith In Place Winter Markets DuPage Unitarian Universalist Church 1828 Old Naperville Rd 10am-2pm

November 25

FM - Chicago (Lincoln Park) - Green City Indoor Market at The Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum (12/5, 12/19, 1/9, 1/23, 2/6, 2/20, 3/5, 3/19, 4/2, 4/16, 4/30) 8am – 1pm

November 26

Happy Thanksgiving!!!

November 28

FM - Chicago (Hyde Park/Woodlawn) - Experimental Station Indoor Farmers Market (Through Dec 19)- 9am – 2pm The market is open year round inside Experimental Station (6100 S. Blackstone).

December 5

FMChicago (Lincoln Square) –  Faith In Place Winter Markets Berry United Methodist Church 4754 N Leavitt St, Chicago, 60625 (Lincoln Square neighborhood) 10am-2pm

Chicago (West Loop) - Tasting Table Open Market at Revel

FMEvanstonEcology Center Winter Market (Through April 30) – 9am – 1pm

FM – Morton Grove – Morton Grove Winter Farmers Market – Morton Grove Civic Center 9am -2pm

December 13

FM - Chicago (Rogers Park)Glenwood Sunday Market Winter (1/10/16, 2/14, 3/13, 4/10, 5/15) 9am – 2pm The Glenwood Bar 6962 N. Glenwood

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