“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.
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.
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.
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
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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!
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HAPPY HIGH SUMMER from all of us at EDIBLE CHICAGO!
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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
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