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Wendy Aeschlimann

Wendy Aeschlimann

Wendy Aeschlimann splits her time between Chicago, where she works as an attorney, and Fennville, Michigan, a small, rural town with a population of about 1,500 (and also an officially designated American Viticultural Area). In Fennville, she spends a lot of her time exploring the orchards, farm stands, cheesemakers, and berry farms along the back roads of the area, as well as investigating Western and Northwest Michigan's burgeoning wine and spirits industry. In Chicago, she is dedicated to cooking, storing, and canning local foods, and she is on her seventh year subscribing to a CSA. She can be found on Twitter @aschie30.

Posts by Wendy Aeschlimann:

ANNOUNCING: Seedling Sales at The Talking Farm, Every Weekend Through June 2nd

Grand Rapids Will Emphasize Local Foods With New Year-Round Market

Introducing the 2013 CSA Guide: What’s New, What’s Old in Community-Supported Agriculture

This Week, Michigan Cidermaker Vander Mill Tours Chicago

The Local Beet’s 2010 Restaurant Of The Year: City Provisions Delicatessen

Need To Jumpstart Cheesemaking Career? Wisconsin Cheesemaker Scholarship Available

Publican Quality Meats Featuring Stand-Out Local Winemaker Chateau Grand Traverse on Feb. 5th

It’s Back! The Local Beet’s Last Minute, Quirky Gift Guide for 2012

Annual Appeal for Good Food: Six Organizations Worth Your Donation

Environmental Fair at Wagner Farm, Thursday, Dec. 13th

Our Thanksgiving Turkey Table Has Other Uses

A Sad Goodbye to Western Avenue Bread (Masi’s Italian Superior Bakery)

Attention Michigan-based Entrepreneurs Connected to the Land and Food System: ShadeFund Offers Small Loans

FOOD DAY EVENT: Volunteer at The Talking Farm, Get Involved in Your Community, Hot Drinks, Toasted Marshmallows

THURSDAY: Last Daley Center Farmers’ Market & Inaugural Red Meat Market

Calling All Home Cooks: Flavors of Fall Cooking Contest

A Necessity For CSA’ers & Canners: Kuhn Rikon 4th Burner Pot

Review: Farmers’ Markets of the Heartland


On the Edge of a Locapocalypse

OVEN-DRIED TOMATOES: The Easy Preserving Alternative

Two Michigan Workshops to Learn About Growing Local Hops

The City’s Greenest Restaurant, Uncommon Ground, Introduces its New Executive Chef, Matthew Holmes

Unique Crop Mob and Mini-Vacation Opportunity at Kismet Farm in Michigan

Great Lakes Lamprey Crosses The Pond For The Queen’s Diamond Jubilee; Pleasant House Commemorates

Local Winespotting: NATO Summit, Frog n Snail

Every Last Morsel Helps Connect Community Gardens With Eaters

Updated Forecast on Western Michigan Fruit Says to Focus on Strawberries

Local Wine Update: Verterra Winery a Revelation at Pacific Rim Wine Competition; Michigan Rieslings Beat Finger Lakes At Their Own Game

Early Reports on Michigan Fruit Crop Are Devastating

Michigan Celebrates Michigan Wine Month 2012

Are You a CSA Purist? We’ve Got You Covered.

Ellen Malloy Says What Most of Us Are Thinking…

Outstanding in the Field Farm Dinners on Sale

Sky Full of Bacon’s The Butcher’s Karma Premieres as Part of the Good Food Festival

2012 CSA Guide

Green City Market: It’s February, But There’s Lots of Produce

Michigan’s “Riesling Specialist”: Chateau Grand Traverse’s Lot 49 Is Jancis Robinson’s Wine of the Week

Really, NY Times? Advocating For Winter Tomatoes?

GIVEAWAY! Tickets to Slow Wine Tasting at Spiaggia!

Voting Opens For One Seed Chicago 2012

WANTED: Candid Feedback on Your CSAs (Again)

The Local Beet’s Gift Guide for 2011

Chicago Honey Co-Op Must Move & Asks For Your Support

Local Michigan White Wine For Thanksgiving

The Local Beet’s Fall & Winter CSA Guide — Updated for 2011-2012

SUN-DRIED JULIET TOMATOES: The Easy Preserving Alternative

Bare Knuckle Farm Is Outstanding In The Field

Growing Power Receives James Beard Award

When Life Gives You Celery, Make Celery Salt

One Chance Left for 2011 Outstanding In The Field

Be Like Mario Batali & Drink Michigan Wine

Drink Your Cucumbers!

Support The Peterson Garden Project With Groupon

Yet Another New Downtown Market Opens: Plaza 300, Tuesdays

ALSO STARTING TODAY: New Market In The Polish Triangle

STARTING TODAY: New Downtown Thursday Market @ Trump Tower

Last Minute: Dinner with Local Hickory Creek Wines, 6/21 @ Marion Street Cheese Market

What do you think of this season’s strawberries?

RECYCLED – What To Do With 8-1/2 Quarts of Strawberries (Part I): Jam


Michigan Red Wine Tasting @ Webster’s Wine Bar, Sunday 5/15, 7 pm

Humboldt Park Community Gardening Event, May 14

Time To Start Busting The Myth That Farmer’s Markets Are More Expensive Than Supermarkets: The Atlantic

UPDATE on Logan Square Farmer’s Market: Information Meeting Tonight, 6 pm


[UPDATE: ALD. COLON WITHDRAWS REQUEST FOR HEARING] TODAY: Hearing on Ald. Colon’s Objection to Logan Square Market Permit, NOON

Updated Local Calendar: 19th Annual Green & Growing Fair, Wicker Park Market @ Big Star begins, Green City Market Moves Outdoors

“Morels in May” Annual Mushroom Hunt, May 10 @ Black Star Farms


Choosing The CSA That’s Right For You

Advocates For Urban Agriculture: Spring Meeting, 3/24 @ 5:30 & Potluck, 3/30 5:30-8:00

Family Farmed Expo Groupon: $10 for 2 tickets

Wanted: Candid Feedback On CSAs

2011 CSA Guide

Now Available: Bike Delivery For Your CSA Box

More Straight Meat Talk: Francis Lam Breaks Down Chicken

Paul Fehribach Of Big Jones Talks Straight About Sourcing Local Meat

Will New FDA Guidelines Affect Our Cheese?

Michigan Is #3 on Wine Enthusiast’s List of “Undiscovered Wine Regions”

The Local Beet’s Holiday Gift Guide for Eating & Drinking Local – UPDATED

What To Locapour On Thanksgiving

Get Your Great Lakes Drink Fix At Watershed

Another Opportunity To “Tweet & Taste” Local Wine: Sparkling Wine With Black Star Farms On 11/16, 6:30 pm CST

Top 5 Local Wines Available In Chicagoland

All-Michigan Wine Dinner @ Signature Room, Oct. 27

The Local Beet’s Fall & Winter CSA Guide

Going To The Heart Of Local Wine Country, Part I: Old Mission Peninsula

Saying Goodbye To Summer Loves

Drink Locavore Challenge: Cabernet Franc

Alpana Singh Makes Two Illinois Wine Selections For Big Bowl

Traverse City Wine & Art Festival Showcases The Best In Local Wine

Go To Traverse City’s Wine & Art Festival, Try Local Wine (this Sat. 8/21)

[RECYCLED] A Pictorial: Onesixtyblue’s Farm Dinner With Dietzler Farms

Locally-Made Bathtub Gin Makes A Comeback For A Good Cause At SPEAKEASY THROWBACK

CSA Gaffe: City tries To Shut Down Simply Wisconsin CSA Dropsite

Two Farm Dinners: One with Tony Mantuano @ Nichols Farm, the other with OneSixtyBlue @ Dietzler Farms

Drink Local Spirits For A Good Cause At Speakeasy Throwback, Aug. 5, 6-9 pm

Midwest Winemakers Get Respect From Chicago Tribune

Last Minute: Local Cocktail Co-op at In Fine Spirits — TONIGHT/FREE