The Peterson Garden Project will host its second annual spring plant sale and bake sale fundraiser on Friday May 10 through Sunday May 12, 10AM-4PM at 4642 N. Francisco, Chicago. (adjacent to Francisco Brown Line stop).
Seedlings are locally-grown, organic and include vegetable and herbs. Baked goods from local pastry chefs and bakeries.
No charge and all proceeds will benefit the Peterson Garden Project learning programs.
Want to learn how to grow your own food? Sign up for classes, volunteer, or better yet start your own edible garden plot in one of five Peterson Garden Project sponsored gardens.
Learn more at petersongarden.org.
Chicago Botanic Garden's Garden Chef Series runs on Saturdays and Sundays, May 25 - October 6, 1:30 and 2:30PM, 1000 Lake Cook Rd., Glencoe.
Learn to cook with garden-fresh ingredients all summer long. Noted chefs prepare recipes in the Regenstein Fruit & Vegetable Garden’s open-air amphitheater.
A partial listing of farm-to-table Chicago chefs and proprietors coming up this spring and early summer:
Saturday, May 25 312 Chicago Restaurant - Chef Luca Corazzina
Saturday, June 1 Big Bowl Restaurant - Executive Chef Marc Bernard and Chef Patricia Yeo
Sunday, June 16 Dirk's Fish and Gourmet Shop - Terry and Dirk Fucik, Proprietors
Saturday, June 22 The Fountainhead - Chef Cleetus Friedman
Seating is first-come, first-serve for these free demonstrations. Recipes available on the website.
According to the Botanic Garden, The Regenstein Fruit & Vegetable Garden is the Midwest's headquarters for fruit and vegetable gardening information and exhibits the best edible plants grown in the Chicago area.
More information: 708-835-5440. For a full chef schedule lisiting: www.chicagobotanic.org.
Enjoy a farm experience for the day this spring! Take a break from hectic city life for an afternoon or evening out in the country with your favorite Illinois farmer and guest chef(s) as hosts. Enjoy the fresh air, make new like-minded foodie friends. Tour the farm and enjoy a spectacular tasting meal served family-style made with farm fresh, local ingredients. For more detailed information about these farm dinners, and for ticket purchasing and directions, visit the following websites.
Here's a listing of spring farm dinners:
HERITAGE PRAIRIE FARM. Elburn, Illinois
Sunday, May 12, Mother's Day Brunch
Thursday, June 6, Pig Gig
MINT CREEK FARM. Stelle, Illinois
Saturday, May 11, Farm Tour and Mother's Day Eve Dinner
SLAGEL FAMILY FARM. Fairbury, Illinois
Saturday, May 18. Farm Tour and Dinner with Found Kitchen and Panozzo's Italian Market
Saturday, June 8, Farm Tour and Dinner with the Publican
Meet the triggerfish, the scup, the asian carp. These are fish that have traditionally been left off menus by chefs, discarded by fishermen, and are virtually unknown to the general public. During this family-style multi-course dinner, enjoy delicious fish that usually go unnoticed, prepared by ten great chefs from the Chicago area.
The event will be held on May 20 at Big Jones in Chicago's vibrant Andersonville neighborhood. The evening will start with a cocktail hour at 6pm and proceed to dinner service at 7pm.
Tickets can be purchased online. Limited seating: chefscollaborative.org/events/trash-fish-dinner-chicago
Participating chefs: Paul Febribach-Big Jones, Bruce Sherman-North Pond, Paul Kahan-avec, Blackbird, Publican, Erling Wu Bower-avec Paul Virant-Perennial Virant, Vie, Laura Piper-Trattoria No 10, Patrick Sheerin-Trenchermen, Michael Sheerin-Trenchermen, Sarah Stegner and George Bumbaris-Prairie Grass Café.
All proceeds benefit the work of Chefs Collaborative. The Chefs Collaborative is a leading non for profit who's mission is to work with chefs and the greater food community to celebrate local foods and foster a more sustainable food supply.
Pastoral Artisan Cheese, Bread & Wine will host its third annual Pastoral’s Artisan Producer Festival on Saturday, April 27, 2013, from 11:00 a.m - 3:00 p.m. at the Chicago French Market, 131 North Clinton Street, in Chicago. Guests have the chance to meet talented and award-winning culinary artisans from around the globe, experience their products and celebrate small batch food, beer, spirits and wine. And best of all, this event is totally FREE and open to the public!
Visitors to the festival will also get a chance to win free tickets to attend the Cochon 555 event the following day, supporting the movement to promote heritage breed pigs around the country.
Edible Chicago is a media sponsor for this event. Please stop by our table for a FREE issue of Edible Chicago!
Don't miss one of Chicago's favorite artisan producer festival. Over 90 food and beverage vendors will be available. You'll have a chance to "meet the maker" and sample delicious products. Join us on Saturday!