The Local Calendar 8/5/16 Closed Loop Food Fest Sat, AUA Summer Soiree 8/11, Heritage BBQ 9/11 Peaches, Watermelon

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August 5, 2016 at 10:26 am

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The glories of the simple pleasures of summer, peaches at their peak, watermelon, wildflowers, wildlife and greenness everywhere. Get yourself to a farm dinner, Slagel Family Farms, Mint Creek, and Heritage Prairie still have dinners into September. Appreciate the abundance of local produce on the tables at the farmers markets. 

There are a few newsletters that I really enjoy reading, one is the 61st weekly market update, Prairie Fruits Farms and Brockman Family Farms. I think they are well written and offer tidbits be it recipes, insights or just tales of what the goats have been up to at Prairie Fruit.

The AUA has their annual Summer Soiree on Thursday August 11 at Big Delicious Planet. The Plant has reconfigured their annual Food Truck Rally to the Closed Loop Food Fest this Saturday.

Do you live in the Evanston/Skokie/Roger’s Park corridor? The Talking Farm is hosting informal BYOFB (bring your own food/beverage) BBQ’s at their Howard Street farm to bring the community together on Fridays once a month. The next BBQ is Friday August 26 but signup space is limited.

The event that is all about heritage breed pigs comes back September 11 for the Cochon 555 Heritage BBQ at the Lowes Hotel. It is now designed to be a very experiental event full of surprises, all supporting the importance of heritage breed animals and the farmers that raise them. It is not too late for Chicago Gourmet tickets September 23-25.

There are plenty of farmer markets to choose from this time of year and an abundance of produce. Take advantage of it!!

The Monthly Calendar

August 5

Chicago(Edgewater)Rooftop Farm Open House at Uncommon Ground Devon (9/2) 5pm – sundown

August 6

 GFChicago (Back of the Yards) - Closed Loop Food Fest (previously Monster Food Truck Rally at The Plant) -1pm  Join Plant Chicago and your favorite local food vendors, musicians, and closed loop producers for a fun and delicious afternoon at The Plant!

FM - Chicago (Back of the Yards) - The Plant Chicago Outdoor Market (Through 9/10, weekly)  - 10am -2pm 1400 W. 46th St. Credit/Debit, Cash, Link, and Senior Coupons are all accepted at the market. Link is doubled up to $25 per market.

FM - Chicago (Hyde Park/Woodlawn) - 61st Outdoor Farmers Market (weekly) -  61st and Dorchester Hours 9-2pm This market accepts the LINK card.

FM - Chicago (Lincoln Park ) - Green City Market 8am -1 pm 10:30am Chef demo: Chris Tong/My Private Chef This market accepts the LINK card. My favorites: pickled anything from Bushell & Peck’s especially their old school fermented pickles, pickled beets and sweet and sour pickles, Smit’s Farms herbs, just going into their booth is a dose of aromatherapy for you, goat milk gelato from Prairie Fruits Farm & Creamery, a shot of wheat grass from Chicago Indoor Garden it is liquid health insurance, popping corn from Nichol’s Farm, you will never ever by store bought popping corn again, asparagus Mick Klug, any kind of fruit from Ellis Farms, greens from Green Acres

FMChicago (West Loop) - Green City Market Peoria St (Thru 10/29) – 8am – 1pm  Chef Demo: Scott Green/Travelle Kitchen + Bar 211 S. Peoria St. (S. Peoria & W. Adams, across from Mary Bartelme Park) This market accepts the LINK card.

FM - Evanston - Downtown Evanston Farmers Market (Every Saturday through 11/5) 7:30am – 1pm Intersection of University Place and Oak Ave (behind Hilton Garden Inn, east of East Railroad Ave) The Farmers’ Market is accessible via CTA Bus #93 and runs every 25-30 minutes on Saturdays. LINK cards are accepted.

FM - Homewood - Homewood Farmers Market (Weekly thru 10/8)-  It is free and open to the public. There is ample free parking.

FM - Morton Grove - Morton Grove Farmers Market (Weekly through 10/15) 6210 Dempster St. 8am – 12pm

FM - Oak Park - Oak Park Farmers Market -7am – 1pm  Pilgrim Church Parking lot at 460 Lake St., just one block west of Ridgeland Avenue.

FD - Pecatonica - Feast on the Farm – A farmer, a baker, a brewer, and a chef - Feast on the Farm at Hazzard Free Farms takes guests on a tour of the sprawling farms old barns along a beautiful creek before settling in for a three-course meal curated by Found’s Nicole Pederson and Hewn’s Ellen King, paired with craft brews specially forged just for the event by Claudia Jendron (Temperance Beer Company).

August 7

FM Chicago (Logan Square) Logan  Square Outdoor Farmers Market (Through 10/30) 10am – 3pm The Market provides an outlet for nutritious, conscientiously grown and produced local foods, and education about these foods, for all members of our community regardless of income level.

FM - Chicago (Rogers Park) - Glenwood Sunday Market (weekly) - Weekly outdoor markets are held Sundays from June through October on southbound Glenwood Avenue between Lunt and Morse Avenues right next to the CTA’s Red Line Morse Stop.

August 8

GF – Chicago (Avondale) - Fried Chicken and Moet & Chandon Champagne for Pilot Light  Honey Butter Fried Chicken (View) 3361 N. Elston

FD - Chicago (Logan Square) - Farm Dinner Night Lula Cafe (weekly) 3 new courses $43 6pm

August 9

FD - Chicago - OTIF dinner at City Farm with Abe Conlon of Fat Rice

FM - Chicago (The Loop) - Federal Plaza Farmers Market (Through October 25) – 7am – 3pm Adams & Dearborn This market accepts the LINK card.

FM - Chicago (Streeterville) - SOAR Farmers Market - MCA Chicago Plaza 7am – 2pm

GF - Chicago (West Loop) - Publican Quality Meat’s Burger Night Burgers, Bourbon, Beer and competition (weekly)   Honey Butter Fried Chicken vs. Parson’s Chicken & Fish

August 10

Chicago (Edgewater) - Taste of Andersonville Dinner Crawl Fight real hunger! $1 from each ticket sale will be donated to Care for Real, Edgewater’s food pantry

FD - Chicago - OTIF dinner at City Farm with Sarah Gruenberg of Monteverde

Chicago (Lincoln Park-Elston corridor) - The Hideout Veggie Bingo  Thru 8/31 5:30pm

FM - Andersonville Farmers Market (Through 10/19) - 3-8pm Berwyn btwn Clark and Ashland The Andersonville Farmers Market accepts Link, credit, and debit cards!

FM - Chicago (Lincoln Park ) - Green City Outdoor Market (weekly) 8am -1 pm The Chicago Green City Market’s Lincoln Park outdoor market is located at the south end of Lincoln Park between Clark and Stockton Drive (approximately 1817 N. Clark).This market accepts the LINK card. 10:30am Chef demo: Alfred Nogueira/Analogue

GF - Chicago (Wicker Park) - $10 Beer and Burger Night at The Trenchermen - (weekly) If you are reading this, yes, I am a little fixated on burgers. Number one, I think a burger is incredibly efficient nutritionally when cooked with good meat and composed well, which the Trencherman does, and the follks at PQM do. The burger changes up every week here and they do take requests for ideas for future burgers.

August 11

GF  - Chicago (West Town) - Grown In Chicago: Summer Soiree & Showcase organized by AUA Chicago, catered by Big Delicious Planet

FM - Chicago (The Loop) - Daley Plaza Farmers Market (weekly through 10/25) 7am – 3pm Washington & Dearborn Stop by and pick up Country Financial’s new market bag of the season! This market accepts the LINK card.

August 12

GF - Chicago (Lincoln Park) - Gather: A Farm To Table Dinner at Lincoln Park Zoo

August 13

FD - Fairbury - Slagel Family Farm Tour & Dinner with Big Star, Bien Trucha & Antique Taco

FM - Chicago (Back of the Yards) - The Plant Chicago Outdoor Market (Through 9/10, weekly)  - 10am -2pm 1400 W. 46th St.

Chicago (Humboldt Park)Take a tour of Metropolitan Farms Aqua farm and greenhouse.

FM - Chicago (Hyde Park/Woodlawn) - 61st Outdoor Farmers Market (weekly) -  61st and Dorchester Hours 9-2pm

FM - Chicago (Lincoln Park ) - Green City Market 8am -1 pm 10:30am Chef demo: Josh Jones/Madison & Rayne

FM - Chicago (West Loop) - Green City Market Peoria St (Thru 10/29) - 8am – 1pm 211 S. Peoria St. (S. Peoria & W. Adams, across from Mary Bartelme Park)

FM - Evanston - Downtown Evanston Farmers Market (Every Saturday through 11/5) 7:30am – 1pm Intersection of University Place and Oak Ave (behind Hilton Garden Inn, east of East Railroad Ave) The Farmers’ Market is accessible via CTA Bus #93 and runs every 25-30 minutes on Saturdays.

FM - Homewood - Homewood Farmers Market (Weekly thru 10/8)-  It is free and open to the public. There is ample free parking.

FM - Morton Grove - Morton Grove Farmers Market (Weekly through 10/15) 6210 Dempster St. 8am – 12pm

FM - Oak Park - Oak Park Farmers Market - The market is held in the Pilgrim Church Parking lot at 460 Lake St., just one block west of Ridgeland Avenue. Market hours are 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. every Saturday from opening day through October.

August 14

FM Chicago (Logan Square) Logan  Square Outdoor Farmers Market (Through 10/30) 10am – 3pm

FM - Chicago (Rogers Park) - Glenwood Sunday Market (weekly) - Weekly outdoor markets are held Sundays from June through October on southbound Glenwood Avenue between Lunt and Morse Avenues right next to the CTA’s Red Line Morse Stop.

August 15

FD - Chicago (Logan Square) - Farm Dinner Night Lula Cafe (weekly) 3 new courses $43 6pm

August 16

FM - Chicago (The Loop) - Federal Plaza Farmers Market (Through October 25) – 7am – 3pm Adams & Dearborn

FM - Chicago (Streeterville) -  SOAR Farmers Market - MCA Chicago Plaza 7am – 2pm

GF - Chicago (West Loop) - Publican Quality Meat’s Burger Night: Burgers, Bourbon, Beer and competition (weekly)   Duck Inn vs. Scofflaw

August 17

FM - Chicago (Andersonville)  Andersonville Farmers Market (Through 10/19) - 3-8pm Berwyn btwn Clark and Ashland

Chicago (Lincoln Park-Elston corridor)The Hideout Veggie Bingo  Thru 8/31 5:30pm

FM - Chicago (Lincoln Park ) - Green City Outdoor Market (weekly) 8am -1 pm The Chicago Green City Market’s Lincoln Park outdoor market is located at the south end of Lincoln Park between Clark and Stockton Drive (approximately 1817 N. Clark). 10:30am Chef demo: Dennis Stover/Villains

GF - Chicago (Wicker Park) - $10 Beer and Burger Night at The Trenchermen - (weekly)

August 18

FM - Chicago (The Loop) - Daley Plaza Farmers Market (weekly through 10/25) 7am – 3pm Washington & Dearborn Stop by and pick up Country Financial’s new market bag of the season!

August 20-21

Air and Water Show

August 20

FM - Chicago (Back of the Yards) - The Plant Chicago Outdoor Market (Through 9/10, weekly)  - 10am -2pm 1400 W. 46th St.

Chicago (Humboldt Park) - Take a tour of Metropolitan Farms Aqua farm and greenhouse.

FM - Chicago (Hyde Park/Woodlawn) - 61st Outdoor Farmers Market (weekly) -  61st and Dorchester Hours 9-2pm

FM - Chicago (Lincoln Park ) - Green City Market 8am -1 pm 10:30am Chef demo: Sarah Rinkvage/Lula Cafe

FM - Chicago (West Loop) -  Green City Market Peoria St (Thru 10/29) - 8am – 1pm 211 S. Peoria St. (S. Peoria & W. Adams, across from Mary Bartelme Park)

FM - Evanston - Downtown Evanston Farmers Market (Every Saturday through 11/5) 7:30am – 1pm Intersection of University Place and Oak Ave (behind Hilton Garden Inn, east of East Railroad Ave) The Farmers’ Market is accessible via CTA Bus #93 and runs every 25-30 minutes on Saturdays.

FM - Homewood - Homewood Farmers Market (Weekly thru 10/8)-  It is free and open to the public. There is ample free parking.

FM - Morton Grove - Morton Grove Farmers Market (Weekly through 10/15) 6210 Dempster St. 8am – 12pm

FM - Oak Park - Oak Park Farmers Market - The market is held in the Pilgrim Church Parking lot at 460 Lake St., just one block west of Ridgeland Avenue. Market hours are 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. every Saturday from opening day through October.

August 21

FM -  Chicago (Logan Square) -  Logan  Square Outdoor Farmers Market (Through 10/30) 10am – 3pm

FM - Chicago (Rogers Park) - Glenwood Sunday Market (weekly) - Weekly outdoor markets are held Sundays from June through October on southbound Glenwood Avenue between Lunt and Morse Avenues right next to the CTA’s Red Line Morse Stop.

August 22

FD - Chicago (Logan Square) - Farm Dinner Night Lula Cafe (weekly) 3 new courses $43 6pm

August 23

FM - Chicago (The Loop) - Federal Plaza Farmers Market (Through October 25) – 7am – 3pm Adams & Dearborn

FM - Chicago (Streeterville) -  SOAR Farmers Market - MCA Chicago Plaza 7am – 2pm

GF - Chicago (West Loop) - Publican Quality Meat’s Burger Night: Burgers, Bourbon, Beer and competition (weekly)   Regulars: Bill Mondi vs. Rob Pastor

August 24

FM - Andersonville Farmers Market (Through 10/19) - 3-8pm Berwyn btwn Clark and Ashland

Chicago (Lincoln Park-Elston corridor) - The Hideout Veggie Bingo Thru 8/31 5:30pm

FM - Chicago (Lincoln Park ) - Green City Outdoor Market (weekly) 8am -1 pm The Chicago Green City Market’s Lincoln Park outdoor market is located at the south end of Lincoln Park between Clark and Stockton Drive (approximately 1817 N. Clark). 10:30am Chef demo: Craig Couper/Michael Jordan’s Steakhouse

GF - Chicago (Wicker Park) - $10 Beer and Burger Night at The Trenchermen - (weekly)

August 25

FM - Chicago (The Loop) - Daley Plaza Farmers Market (weekly through 10/25) 7am – 3pm Washington & Dearborn Stop by and pick up Country Financial’s new market bag of the season!

August 26

SkokieThe Talking Farm is hosting informal BYOFB (bring your own food/beverage) BBQ’s at their Howard Street farm to bring the community together on Fridays once a month.

August 27

FD - Champaign - Prairie Fruit Farms Dinner with Chef de Cuisine Vie Restaurant Dan Compton Southern Soul

FM - Chicago (Back of the Yards) - The Plant Chicago Outdoor Market (Through 9/10, weekly)  - 10am -2pm 1400 W. 46th St.

Chicago (Humboldt Park) - Take a tour of Metropolitan Farms Aqua farm and greenhouse.

FM - Chicago (Hyde Park/Woodlawn) - 61st Outdoor Farmers Market (weekly) -  61st and Dorchester Hours 9-2pm

FM - Chicago (Lincoln Park ) - Green City Market 8am -1 pm Chef Demo: Charlie McKenna/Lillie Q, Chicken Shack

FM - Chicago (West Loop) - Green City Market Peoria St (Thru 10/29) - 8am – 1pm 211 S. Peoria St. (S. Peoria & W. Adams, across from Mary Bartelme Park)

FM - Evanston - Downtown Evanston Farmers Market (Every Saturday through 11/5) 7:30am – 1pm Intersection of University Place and Oak Ave (behind Hilton Garden Inn, east of East Railroad Ave) The Farmers’ Market is accessible via CTA Bus #93 and runs every 25-30 minutes on Saturdays.

FM - Homewood - Homewood Farmers Market (Weekly thru 10/8)-  It is free and open to the public. There is ample free parking.

FM - Morton Grove - Morton Grove Farmers Market (Weekly through 10/15) 6210 Dempster St. 8am – 12pm

FM - Oak Park - Oak Park Farmers Market - The market is held in the Pilgrim Church Parking lot at 460 Lake St., just one block west of Ridgeland Avenue. Market hours are 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. every Saturday from opening day through October.

August 28

FM Chicago (Logan Square) Logan  Square Outdoor Farmers Market (Through 10/30) 10am – 3pm

FM - Chicago (Rogers Park) - Glenwood Sunday Market (weekly) - Weekly outdoor markets are held Sundays from June through October on southbound Glenwood Avenue between Lunt and Morse Avenues right next to the CTA’s Red Line Morse Stop.

August 29

GDChicagoMichigan Wines Showcase at The Gage – 5-9pm

FD - Chicago (Logan Square) - Farm Dinner Night Lula Cafe (weekly) 3 new courses $43 6pm

August 30

FM - Chicago (The Loop) - Federal Plaza Farmers Market (Through October 25) – 7am – 3pm Adams & Dearborn

FM - Chicago (Streeterville) -  SOAR Farmers Market - MCA Chicago Plaza 7am – 2pm

GF - Chicago (West Loop) - Publican Quality Meat’s Burger Night: Burgers, Bourbon, Beer and competition (weekly)  Bad Hunter vs. Big Star

August 31

GDGreen OaksNorthshore Distillery Late Summer Cocktails Class 7pm

GF - Chicago (Lincoln Park) - Beef Shank on the Grill - Cook with Butcher Rob Levitt at Local Foods on Willow

FM - Andersonville Farmers Market (Through 10/19) - 3-8pm Berwyn btwn Clark and Ashland

Chicago (Lincoln Park-Elston corridor) - The Hideout Veggie Bingo Thru 8/31 5:30pm

FM - Chicago (Lincoln Park ) - Green City Outdoor Market (weekly) 8am -1 pm The Chicago Green City Market’s Lincoln Park outdoor market is located at the south end of Lincoln Park between Clark and Stockton Drive (approximately 1817 N. Clark). Chef demo: Ross Mendoza/The Pump Room

GF - Chicago (Wicker Park) - $10 Beer and Burger Night at The Trenchermen - (weekly)

September 1

FM - Chicago (The Loop) - Daley Plaza Farmers Market (weekly through 10/25) 7am – 3pm Washington & Dearborn Stop by and pick up Country Financial’s new market bag of the season!

September 2

Chicago(Edgewater) - Rooftop Farm Open House at Uncommon Ground Devon  5pm – sundown

September 3

FM - Chicago (Back of the Yards) - The Plant Chicago Outdoor Market (Through 9/10, weekly)  - 10am -2pm 1400 W. 46th St.

Chicago (Humboldt Park) - Take a tour of Metropolitan Farms Aqua farm and greenhouse.

FM - Chicago (Hyde Park/Woodlawn) - 61st Outdoor Farmers Market (weekly) -  61st and Dorchester Hours 9-2pm

FM - Chicago (Lincoln Park ) - Green City Market 8am -1 pm 10:30am Chef demo: Ajay Popli/Arami

FM - Chicago (West Loop) - Green City Market Peoria St (Thru 10/29) - 8am – 1pm 211 S. Peoria St. (S. Peoria & W. Adams, across from Mary Bartelme Park)

FM - Evanston - Downtown Evanston Farmers Market (Every Saturday through 11/5) 7:30am – 1pm Intersection of University Place and Oak Ave (behind Hilton Garden Inn, east of East Railroad Ave) The Farmers’ Market is accessible via CTA Bus #93 and runs every 25-30 minutes on Saturdays.

FM - Homewood - Homewood Farmers Market (Weekly thru 10/8)-  It is free and open to the public. There is ample free parking.

FM - Morton Grove - Morton Grove Farmers Market (Weekly through 10/15) 6210 Dempster St. 8am – 12pm

FM - Oak Park - Oak Park Farmers Market - The market is held in the Pilgrim Church Parking lot at 460 Lake St., just one block west of Ridgeland Avenue. Market hours are 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. every Saturday from opening day through October.

September 4

FM Chicago (Logan Square) Logan  Square Outdoor Farmers Market (Through 10/30) 10am – 3pm

FM - Chicago (Rogers Park) - Glenwood Sunday Market (weekly) - Weekly outdoor markets are held Sundays from June through October on southbound Glenwood Avenue between Lunt and Morse Avenues right next to the CTA’s Red Line Morse Stop.

September 5

Labor Day

FD - Chicago (Logan Square) - Farm Dinner Night Lula Cafe (weekly) 3 new courses $43 6pm

September 6

FM - Chicago (The Loop) - Federal Plaza Farmers Market (Through October 25) – 7am – 3pm Adams & Dearborn

FM - Chicago (Streeterville) -  SOAR Farmers Market - MCA Chicago Plaza 7am – 2pm

GF - Chicago (West Loop)

Publican Quality Meat’s Burger Night: Burgers, Bourbon, Beer and competition (weekly)   Nico Osteria vs. The Publican

September 7

FM - Andersonville Farmers Market (Through 10/19) - 3-8pm Berwyn btwn Clark and Ashland

Chicago (Lincoln Park-Elston corridor) - The Hideout Veggie Bingo Thru 8/31 5:30pm

FM - Chicago (Lincoln Park ) - Green City Outdoor Market (weekly) 8am -1 pm The Chicago Green City Market’s Lincoln Park outdoor market is located at the south end of Lincoln Park between Clark and Stockton Drive (approximately 1817 N. Clark). 10:30am Chef demo: Mike Cisternino/Catering By Michael

GF - Chicago (Wicker Park) - $10 Beer and Burger Night at The Trenchermen - (weekly)

September 8

FM - Chicago (The Loop) - Daley Plaza Farmers Market (weekly through 10/25) 7am – 3pm Washington & Dearborn Stop by and pick up Country Financial’s new market bag of the season!

September 10

FDComptonMint Creek Farm dinner – An Evening with Cellar Door Provisions

September 11

GF Chicago - Cochon 555 Heritage BBQ at Loews Hotel - THE GLOBAL BBQ EDITION OF COCHON555: A MODERN FOOD EVENT FEATURING CHEFS, WHOLE HERITAGE BREED PIGS AND GLOBAL GRILLING TECHNIQUES

September 14

GF - Chicago (Lincoln Park) - Sausage Making 101 -  Cook with Butcher Rob Levitt at Local Foods on Willow

September 23-25

GF – Chicago - Chicago Gourmet Festival - A chock-o-block schedule for a food-packed weekend!

FM = Farmers Market GF= Good Food FD = Farm Dinner GD = Good Drinks

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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