Celebrate Hyper-Local Food and Earth Day at the Peckish Pig 4/23

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April 15, 2017 at 12:01 pm

The Talking Farm, a 501(c)3,  a local food organization based in Skokie that manages a 6 acre urban farm on Skokie Park District land, The Howard Street Farm and is an incubator for training farmers and spreading knowledge of growing local foods to schools in the Evanston and Skokie areas is holding their annual Spring Thaw at The Peckish Pig on Sunday April 23 from 4-7pm.

Everyone loves the Peckish Pig, their food is delicious, they have a microbrewery in the attached “garage” to the restaurant. The event is a celebration of hyper-local food. The Talking Farm supplies the Peckish Pig, Found, Boltwood, Union Pizzeria and Farmhouse Evanston with hyper-local greens and produce along with food distributor and grocer, Local Foods.

This year at the event the new membership program of the farm will be unveiled which includes a weekly farm box of vegetables. This will be the first time residents can actually get local, local aka hyper-local food grown right in Skokie! The farm will ,also, be introducing their new hats, tee shirts and bags. Lucky attendees have a chance at receiving a Peckish Pig gift card and discounted leaf certificates to the farm’s annual Seedling Sales or a Talking Farm hat, bag or tee shirt. Evanston, local spirit maker, Few Spirits is sponsoring the welcome cocktail “The Spring Thaw”.

You can’t get much more local than The Talking Farm in Skokie. This event looks like a great way to celebrate Earth Day weekend, have delicious food and drink and celebrate local food right in your own backyard! Tickets can be purchased here.

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