“Pasture-raised poultry” refers to the production system that raises poultry directly on pasture. This model has been developed over the last 20 years. The birds receive up to 30% of their food intake from pasture forage and bugs. This is important for their health and the nutritional value of their meat and eggs. Typically, this model is found only on small farms. When compared to cage-raised birds, pasture-raised has: less total fat, less saturated fat resulting in fewer calories, less cholesterol, more omega-3 fatty acids and vitamin A.

We encourage you to buy your holiday turkeys and meat locally, from the family farmers that raise them humanely and on pasture, without added hormones or antibiotics. These family farmers in the Tri-State area service Chicago land with convenient drop off locations and ordering online is available. Do order soon as these farmers have a limited supply of Thanksgiving turkeys and will sell out. Pick up between November 22-24.

CAVENY FARM, Monticello, IL. Raising Bourbon Red heritage turkeys for over 10 years. Chicagoland pickup locations include Evanston/Holiday Market-Emmanuel Lutheran Church, Lincoln Park/Green City Market, the House of Glunz/Downtown on Saturday, November 22 and Rustic Road Farm in Geneva on Sunday November 23. Contact info: cavenyfarm.com, Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 217-762-7767.

GUNTHORP FARMS, LaGrange, IN. Multi-generational family farm specializing in pasture-raised pigs, Cornish Cross chickens, ducks and broad breasted white turkeys. On location USDA inspected processing plant. Pre-order your holiday turkey or meat today. Contact info: gunthorpfarms.com; Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 260-499-0276. Their product can also be purchased at: Green Grocer Chicago, Irv & Shelly's Fresh PicksButcher & Larder or through Door to Door Organics.

JAKE’S COUNTRY MEATS, Cassopolis, MI. Natural pork raised without antibiotics. Holiday roasts, bacon and chops. Also Wild-caught Great Lakes fish: Whitefish, Lake Trout, Chinook Salmon, Walleye, Perch. Also smoked fish for your holiday table. Find Jake’s products at Green City Indoor Winter Market on Saturday’s, Logan Square Indoor Market on Sundays. For additional pick up locations throughout Chicagoland and more info: jakescountrymeats.com; 269-445-3020.

HEARTLAND MEATS, Mendota, IL. Piedmontese beef, all natural no added growth hormones. American humane certified. Holiday roasts - standing rib roast, filet mignon, short ribs, soup bones and many more cuts. Find Heartland Meats at Green City Market's Indoor Market, Evanston's Market, and drop off location in Naperville; heartlandmeats.com. Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call: 877-588-LEAN.

MINT CREEK FARM, Stelle, IL. Offering pasture raised lamb, goat, beef, pork and duck. Pasture raised white and heritage bronze turkeys for Thanksgiving – fresh or frozen. Pick up frozen on Saturday, November 22 at Green City Market, 61st Street Indoor Market, on Sunday, November 23 at Heritage Prairie Farm. Fresh Turkey Pick Up: Dill Pickle Co-op on Monday, November 24. Contact: mintcreekfarm.com; 815-953-5682.

RUSTIC ROAD FARM, Elburn, IL.Pasture raised poultry and eggs, Heritage Pork featuring Red Waggle, Mangalisa and Berkshire. Lamb and Goat available. Vegetarian fed without hormones or antibiotics. Pick-ups at the farm on Saturdays: 1N292 Brundige Road, Elburn, IL; 773-682-0490.

LOCAL SEAFOOD SOURCES:

DIRK’S GOURMET FISH, Chicago, IL. Family owned and operated, 39 years experience. Chicago’s premier fish and seafood shop. Healthy, fresh fish and sustainable seafood – best quality and variety. For your holiday entertaining, Dirk  Fucik can provide almost any species of fish – just ask. Special orders welcomed to your specifications. Dirksfish.com; 773-404-3475

JAKE’S COUNTRY MEATS, Casspolis, MI.  Wild-caught Great Lakes fish: Whitefish, Lake Trout, Chinook Salmon, Walleye, Perch. Also smoked fish for your holiday table. Find Jake’s products at Green City Indoor Winter Market on Saturday’s, Logan Square Indoor Market on Sundays. For additional pick up locations throughout Chicagoland and more info: jakescountrymeats.com; 269-445-3020.

Thursday, 11 September 2014 10:21

Chicago Gourmet on Sept 26-28

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EAT YOUR WAY to CHICAGO GOURMET! Chicago Gourmet 2014, presented by Bon Appetit, is culinary heaven. Imagine two full days to celebrating food and wine at beautiful Millenium Park. More than 150 of Chicago's finest restaurants and chefs will be participating, along with hundreds of renowned vintners, breweries, spirit makers from around the globe. Attendees can also participate in cookbook signings from culinary experts, live cooking demonstrations, tastings and food and drink related seminars. The event has become one of Chicago's premiere food events.

This event will sell out soon! Single tickets remain for Sunday's main day event held from noon until 5PM. To puchase online visit: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/chicago-gourmet-2014-presented-by-bon-appetit-tickets-9365431257

You also have time to WIN a one day complinentary pass by participating in their "Dine Around Town" edition. Dine out five times at a choice of 90 participating Dine Around restaurnats by September 18 to qualify. Tickets are limited. More information here: http://www.chicagogourmet.org/?page=DineAround

EDIBLE CHICAGO is available by print and now digital subscription on our website. Or complimentary print copies are available from many of our advertisers and at select distribution points around the city and suburbs. If you want to get your hands on a copy right away, download our digital for iPad, Iphone at iTunes (Newsstand) and for android with Google play. 

By subscribing to EDIBLE CHICAGO you help us GROW so that we can tell more compelling stories about our city's great artisans, chefs, growers, local food distributors and our local farmers. As a community, we can help create a vibrant food system and strengthen our local economy.

Thursday, 31 July 2014 13:08

SEASONAL RECIPE: Gluten-Free Peach Cobbler

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Gluten-free peach CObbler

 

BATTER

  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 1 cup King Arthur Gluten-Free All-Purpose Baking Mix
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 3/4 cup milk
  • 1 large egg
  • fruit
  • 2 1/2 cups fresh or frozen peaches (about 3 or 4 peaches)
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • pinch of salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon or 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg, optional
  • Directions:

  • 1) Preheat the oven to 375°F.

    2) To prepare the pan: Melt 1/4 cup of butter in the bottom of an 8" square or 9" round pan; set the pan aside while you make the batter.

    3) To make the batter: Mix the baking mix and sugar.

    4) Blend in the milk and egg; pour the batter over the melted butter in the pan.

    5) To prepare the fruit: If you're using fresh peaches, peel, pit, and slice them. If the peaches are sliced/frozen, thaw them.

    6) Mix the sugar, salt, and cinnamon or nutmeg into the peaches.

    7) To assemble and bake: Spoon the peach mixture over the top of the batter.

    8) Bake until the top is lightly browned and the fruit is bubbling, about 40 to 45 minutes.

    9) Remove the cobbler from the oven, and allow it to cool for 5 to 10 minutes before serving.

  • Garnish with a mint leaf and a scoop of your favorite vanilla ice cream.
  •  

    Yield: 8 servings.

  • Recipe source: King Arthur Flour
Thursday, 31 July 2014 12:52

The NEW High Summer Issue is Here!

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We are pleased to announce that the NEW issue of EDIBLE CHICAGO will hit the streets the week of August 4. Highlights include Mic Klug Farms peaches, cold summer soup and heirloom tomato recipes. Also up close and personal stories about Terry Opalek of Terry's Toffee, Angela Lee of Grange Hall Burger Bar, Jessie Oloroso of Black Dog Gelato. Get to know the husband and wife team of Aurora's Katic Family Breads.We also include mason jar libation recipes for your favorite outdoor events and a list of some of the season's hottest craft beer picks. And we include a listing of some of our favorite U-Pick it berry destinations, amd more!

We'll be listing our places of distribution here and by social network next week - Facebook and Twitter. To our subscribers, we thank you - your copy is on the way to your door!

HAPPY HIGH SUMMER from all of us at EDIBLE CHICAGO! 

As of Monday, August 4 find a complimentary copy at our advertiser and select distribution points : 

Farmer's Markets: Green City Market (Info Desk) and Vendors: Mick Klug Farms. Jake's Country Meats, Mint Creek Farm, Heartland Meats. Oak Park Farmer's Market (Info desk) Evanston Farmers' Market (Henry Brockman's table) 

Gold Coast: Big Bowl (Cedar Location)

Lincoln Square:  Provenance Food and Wine, Bang Bang Pie Shop

Logan Square: Provenance Food and Wine, Dill Pickle Co-op

Lincoln Park: Dirk's Gourmet Fish, The Spice House, Elaine's Coffee (James Hotel) North Pond, Kingsbury Street Cafe, Whole Foods Lincoln Park, Sandwich Me In

River North: Pot Belly's, Sable Grill and Bar 

Streeterville:  Soprafinna/Cichetti

West Loop:  Grange Hall Burger Mar

West Town: Terry's Toffee, Green Grocer Chicago, Piccolo Sogno 

Western Suburbs: Oak Park: Marion Street Cheese Market, UPS Store on Marion, Potbelly's Praire Bread. Forest Park:  Counter Coffee, Blue Max Cafe, Amelia's

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