Past Events – 2009

Annual Members Meeting

On 02/08/09 at 12:00 PM

Vandana Shiva to speak

On 03/11/09 at 7:30 PM
Located at: Loyola Univ. Mundelein Center Auditorium
Dr. Vandana Shiva, Slow Food International Vice President, will lead a discussion on “Sustainability and the Global Food Crisis.” Dr. Vandana Shiva, a Slow Food International Vice President, will speak and lead a discussion on Sustainability and the Global Food Crisis. Dr. Shiva is a fierce advocate for local food independence, indigenous farmers’ rights, and economic fairness in the area of agricultural policy. Her Research Foundation for Science, Technology, and Ecology, Navdanya, is a tireless defender of local farm autonomy, seed democracy, bioethics, and women’s rights.

Dr. Shiva was trained as a physicist, receiving her Ph.D. from the University of Western Ontario in 1978, but soon thereafter realized the problems that most needed solving, especially in her home country of India, were more down to earth. More specifically she began to address the ways in which a global agricultural policy adversely impacts the lives of everyday local farmers and concomitantly a nation’s ability to feed itself in healthy ways.

In addition to over 300 papers, she is the author of numerous books, including Harvest: The Hijacking of the Global Food Supply, and Earth Democracy: Justice, Sustainability and Peace.

She will be giving the Keynote Address for Loyola University’s Women’s History Month Program.

This event is free and open to the public.


On 08/26/09 at 11:30 AM
Located at: Daley Plaza – Chicago’s Loop


The Eat-In, on Wed. August 26th at Daley Plaza, is a free, fun, and inspiring rally in Daley Plaza in Chicago. Join us in supporting the change toward a more effective reauthorization of the Child Nutrition Act. Bring you own lunch or visit one of our participating providers to pick up your Slow lunch and join the table with city and state legislators, local farmers & purveyors, and National/Regional partner organization.

Contact your legislator & sign the petition.

The Program has been announced!
11:30 AM
M.C. Mike Nowak from the Mike Nowak Show on WCPT
Lynn Peemoeller, President Slow Food Chicago

Celebration of passage and signing of Illinois Food, Farms, and Jobs Act
Jim Braun, co-Chair IL Local & Organic Food & Farms Task Force & Slow Food USA Board Member
State Representative Julie Hamos

Cleo Record- Growing Power Youth Intern
Lucy Gomez Feliciano, Logan Square Neighborhood Association
Lynn Morton- co-Chair Power- PAC

Josh Viertel, President Slow Food USA

1:00-2:00 Stage program ends – Information booths available


Partner Organizations

Hull House
Local Beet
Angelic Organics Learning Center
Chicago Cooks
Windy City Harvest
Seven Generations Ahead
Green Mama
Edible Chicago
Green City Market
Dawes School
Food, Farm & Jobs
Organic School Project
Chicago Honey Co-op
Growing Power

Lunch Providers

Green Bag Lunch
Gourmet Gorilla
Southport Grocery
Hannah’s Bretzel
City Provisions
Local Fruit from:
Mick Klug Farms
Seeding Farm
Stover Farms
Lehman’s Orchards
A Kids Corner
Purple Asparagus


Press Coverage: Chicago Tribune, New York Times, Chicago Reader

Related Stories: Time Magazine, Chicago Tribune

Read more about Slow Food Chicago’s Dawes School Garden of Eatin’
Read more from the White House Garden

Fruit Tree Grafting Workshop

On 03/28/09 at 10:00 AM
Located at: Kilbourn Park by Oriana’s Home Orchard & Nursery

Saturday March 28th 10am to Noon
In this hands-on workshop, you will graft and take home a low-maintenance fruit tree that can produce fruit organically without harmful spraying. Oriana will also offer fruitgrowing tips for those with little space, how to add or change a variety in an established tree, and how to repair a damaged tree by bridge grafting. Fee: $20 + $5 material fee to bring home your own grafted pear tree!

Kilbourn Park is located at 3501 N. Kilbourn Ave., just west of Milwaukee Ave., and Addison St. in Chicago. Questions can be directed to Kirsten Akre at 773.685.3359 or

Fruit Tree Grafting Workshop

On 03/29/09 at 1:00 PM
Located at: The Chicago Botanic Garden

The Midwest Fruit Explorers presents this hands-on workshop with step-by-step instructions on how to graft and care for fruit trees. The best varieties for the Midwest will be available, including apple, pear, and Asian pear trees. After purchasing root stock (approximately $4), you can follow the demonstration and leave with one or more trees ready to plant in the ground. Visitors to the Chicago Botanic Gardens will need to pay standard parking & admission costs.

Slow Food Sunday Supper

On 03/29/09 at 6:30 PM
Located at: HB Home Bistro at 3404 N Halsted

Title: Slow Food Sunday Supper – A Last Look at the Braising Season at HB Home Bistro
Description: A three course meal plus dessert, coffee, tea & Goose Island beer…BYOB wine. $35 per person plus tax & gratuity. Limited seating … to reserve please call 773-661-0299. HB Home Bistro is located at 3404 N Halsted.

Shedd Aquarium Dinner at Naha

On 03/30/09 at 6:00 PM
Located at: Naha at 500 N Clark

Spend an evening with Shedd experts while indulging in a four-course sustainable seafood dinner at NAHA. NAHA ‘s award-winning Chef Carrie Nahabedian has created a unique, ocean-friendly menu just for this event, featuring Great Lakes whitefish, Alaskan halibut, Dungeness crab, and more! Dinner will begin at 6 p.m. It includes appetizers, wine, dinner, dessert, a chat with a Shedd expert and a goodie bag.

Space is limited and will be offered by advance registration only. To register, please call 312-692-3123. Naha is located at 500 N Clark. $75 per person – mention you’re a Slow Food Member & receive $10 off!

Ecuadorian Chocolate Tasting

On 03/12/09 at 6:00 PM
Located at: Fine Arts Building at 410 S. Michigan

Slow Food Chicago and the Kallari Foundation Present A Unique Ecuadorian Chocolate Tasting Experience. Learn about the production of Cacao, intricacies of chocolate making and taste different chocolates paired with select wines and craft beers. Meet Master Chocolate Maker Enrique Cerda of Kallari Chocolate, and hear the story of the 850 indigenous Kichwa families from Ecuadorian Amazon who produce small batch chocolate in the Andes Mountains.

Kallari’s Organic Cacao Nacional is a Slow Food Presidium Award Winner

4th Annual Summit – Edible Change!

On 04/08/09 at 8:30 AM
Located at: Chicago Cultural Center

Join the Chicago Food Policy Advisory Council to learn, strategize & connect with others who are contributing to Edible Policy change in Chicago. Day includes reports on food policy successes, policy working groups and a keynote address from Chef Rick Bayless. General admission is $20 per person. Online registration & payment at If you have questions call 773-486-6005.

Slow Food University Scholarship Lunch

On 04/07/09 at 12:00 AM
Located at: The Hull House at 800 S Halsted St

The University of Gastronomic Sciences will hold information session in Chicago for prospective students interested in learning more about the schools programs and application procedures. Staff and alumni will be on hand to explain the educational philosophy of the university, present the undergraduate and graduate degrees, discuss internships and work opportunities post-graduation, and answer all other questions. The sessions are open to all students, professionals, and members of the public.

Dawes Volunteer Clean up Day

On 04/25/09 at 10:00 AM until Noon
Located at: The Dawes Garden in Evanston, in Evanston, corner of Oakton and Dodge

Brewmaster’s Dinner

On 04/29/09 at 6:00 PM
Located at: Uncommon Ground 1401 West Devon Avenue in Chicago

Brewmaster’s Dinner featuring the craft beers of Goose Island.
6pm Reception, 7pm Dinner. Limited seating available $75 per person includes a donation to Slow Food Chicago excludes tax & gratuity. Phone 773-465-9801 for reservations

The Menu

Reception Course
312 Urban Wheat Ale & Matilda
Chef’s selection of passed appetizers
entertainment by the Chris Graham Trio
First Course
Roof Top Salad
House made Chicarrones & Queso Blanco, Spring Onions & Hazelnut Vinaigrette
Second Course
Vanilla Bean Butter Poached Maine Lobster
Quinoa, Sauteed Spinach, Great Lakes Golden Whitefish Caviar

Third Course
Pere Jacques
Crispy Duck Leg
Mushroom Barley Ragout, Grilled Spring Onions

Night Stalker Stout
Chocolate Cake
Roof Top Honey Glazed Black Walnuts & Caramel Sauce

Annual Morel Hunt-SOLD OUT, Click for location

On 05/02/09 at 9:00 AM
Located in: Palos Heights. The hunt location is at the Lake Katherine Nature Preserve in Palos Heights. MAP LINK

Join Leon Shernoff, mycologist and the editor of ‘Mushroom The Journal Wild Mushrooming’, forage for morels.
Location: NEW LOCATION- Lake Katherine Nature Preserve, Palos Heights, MAP

Join Leon Shernoff hunt for morels. Leon is a mycologist and the editor of ‘Mushroom The Journal of Wild Mushrooming’, the only North American consumer magazine for people who hunt morels, porcini, and other interesting fungi.

To attend the Hunt and not the lunch $10 per person/children free


Suggested gear: Sturdy shoes, small knife for trimming the ends of the mushroom, and a bag to hold the mushrooms

The Morel Lunch-Space available

On 05/02/09 at 12:00 PM
Located at: Vie Restaurant
A Slow Food Family Style Luncheon of multiple dishes that feature fresh morels with a cheese course to finish.

Chef Paul Virant, Best New Chef 2007, Food & Wine Magazine presents a Slow Food Family Style Luncheon. Vie reflects the seasons, local harvests and the world becoming a smaller place. The menu supports local family farms while at the same time, it takes advantage of the increased availability of specialty foods from across the globe.

Multiple dishes that feature fresh morels. Cheese course to finish. Goose Island Brewery will be sampling Matilda Beer.

To attend the Lunch and Morel Hunt, $55 per person/$20 per child under 12. Includes a donation to Slow Food Chicago. Excludes tax & gratuity & drinks. For reservations: Phone 708-246-2082.
Limited Seating Available. Lunch attendees can be Slow Food’s guest at the Hunt at no charge

Alice Waters at Green City Market

On 04/25/09 at 10:30 AM
Located at: The Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum
The Green City Market will host a special Market on Saturday, April 25, outdoors in the Eco-lot of the Peggy Notebaert Museum from 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Alice Waters will be visiting the Green City Market that day and will promote her book, The Edible Schoolyard. Ms. Waters will have a book signing from 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. and copies of her book will be for sale.

Slow Food Dinner at Urban Belly

On 05/11/09 at 7:00 PM
Located at: Urban Belly 3053 N California Ave

Come and enjoy an evening at Urban Belly featuring the cuisine of Chef Bill Kim paired with some of the newest releases from Goose Island, including; Sofie and Juliet! Greg Hall will be leading the dinner and introducing you to the new beers.

Menu and Pairings
Welcome beer

First Course
Duck & Foie Gras Dumpling Sweet & Spicy Crispy Sweetbreads Lamb & Brandy Dumpling

Second Course
Short Rib & Scallion Fried Rice
Naughty Goose

Main Course
Asian Bolognese with Udon, Ground Pork & Chinese Black Bean (May Substitute Cold Yam Noodle if Weather is Warm)

Dessert Course
Strawberry Rhubarb Pie by Mindy Segal, Hot Chocolate
Pere Jacques

Cost: $45.00 + tax and gratuities. Includes a donation to Slow Food Chicago

Urban Belly is BYO”

Sweet Summer Solstice Potluck Supper at the Chicago Honey Coop

On 06/19/09 at 6:00 PM
Located at: The Chicago Honey Coop
Slow Food Chicago and the Chicago Honey Coop annual potluck supper at the urban apiary and neighborhood garden.

Record numbers showed up despite the wicked weather for our Third Annual Sweet Summer Solstice Potluck Supper at the Chicago Honey Coop on June 19th. A beautiful salmon was donated and smoked by Plitt Seafood ( and served with a tasty tapenade and sour cream and lemon by chef Lissa Levy. Goose Island Brewery ( donated beer and soda, Italian Superior Bakery( donated bread. We were graced by the sounds of acoustic guitarist Neil Dixon Smith (

Thank you to everyone who came out that night knowing fully well what the weather report was. Proceeds from the event benefit The Chicago Honey Coop and Slow Food Chicago. The Chicago Honey Coop is an urban apiary dedicated to sustainable agricultural practices. This West Side bee farm houses about 100 chemical-free hives that produce organic products: jars of honey, candles, moisturizing bars, lip balm, and a honey-sugar body scrub. You can purchase their products at as well as local farmers markets.

Brewmaster’s Dinner at Osteria Via Stato-SOLD OUT

On 05/27/09 at 6:30 PM
Located at: Osteria Via Stato located at 620 North State Street
Osteria Via Stato and Goose Island Brewery offer a Brewmaster’s Dinner.
***Crispy Asparagus ~ Summertime Batter ~ Roman-Style Thin Crust Pizzas
****~Salumi and Ricotta ~ Broccoli Rabe and Roasted Tomato~
Beer Pairing: Summertime Kolsch 12oz

**** German Butterball, Fontina & Honkers Ale Soup
Beer Pairing: Honkers Ale 4oz
****Baked Ricotta Cheese with Simple Tomato Sauce, Crostini
Beer Pairing: Demolition Ale 4oz
Panzanella Salad with Spring Vegetables & 312 Vinaigrette
Beer Pairing: 312 Urban Wheat Ale 4oz
****Pork Shank slow braised in Demolition Ale with White Beans & Kale
Beer Pairing: Matilda Belgian Style Ale 4oz
****Ricotta Doughnuts with Cinnamon Sugar & Oatmeal Stout Gelato
Beer Pairing: Oatmeal Stout 4oz
Dinner will begin at 6:30 p.m. with a standing reception including passed antipasti and Summertime Ale on draft, followed by a seated family-style dinner at 7:00 p.m. The event will cost $35 per person excluding tax and gratuity. Reservations are required and can be made with Allison Gallese at Osteria Via Stato, 312-642-8450.

Strawberry Demo w/Amy

On 05/16/09 at 8:00 AM
Located at: Chicago’s Green City Market

Tomato Plant Sale

On 05/27/09 at 4:00 PM
Located at Garfield Park Conservatory – 300 N. Central Park Ave., Chicago, IL 60624

Grow your own delicious tomatoes this year! Slow Food Chicago is promoting heritage breed tomato plants. We encourage people all over Chicagoland to plant, grow & enjoy tomatoes of uncommon flavor. Heritage breed tomatoes are known to be unusual looking and have far more complex flavors than conventional varieties.

We will host our second annual Tomato Festival at the Chicago Honey Coop in early September where you can bring the fruits of the labor to share with other Chicagoland gardeners. Last year nearly fifty people attended & we enjoyed tasting almost that many varieties.

Please visit and for additional information on varieties and the fest.

Tomato Plant Sale

On 06/05/09 at 4:00 PM
Located at: Uncommon Ground Farmer Fridays & Honky Tonk Happy Hour 1401 W.Devon, Chicago,IL 60660

Grow your own delicious tomatoes this year! Slow Food Chicago is promoting heritage breed tomato plants. We encourage people all over Chicagoland to plant, grow & enjoy tomatoes of uncommon flavor. Heritage breed tomatoes are known to be unusual looking and have far more complex flavors than conventional varieties.

We will host our second annual Tomato Festival at the Chicago Honey Coop in early September where you can bring the fruits of the labor to share with other Chicagoland gardeners. Last year nearly fifty people attended & we enjoyed tasting almost that many varieties.

Please visit and for additional information on varieties and the fest.

Slow Food at Green City Market

On 06/06/09 at 8:00 AM
Located at: Green City Market – Clark and Lincoln
Come visit the Slow Food table at the market!
Stop by the Slow Food table at Green City Market (Clark and Lincoln) on June 6th from 8AM to 12:30PM!

Slow Food Board Members Greg Hall (Brewmaster for Goose Island Brewery) and Amy Cox (Founder of subURBAN homestead) to chat about ways to satiate your thirst! Greg can offer wisdom about locally crafted beer and soda that pair with your Market purchases, and Amy will talk to you about creative ways to grow and use your Market herbs to make herbal teas and tisane. Recipe available here.

Join Slow Food Chicago and the Green City Market as they feature award winning Mixologist Adam Seger from Nacional 27 in a Farm to Glass demo on Saturday, June 6th at 11:30am. Adam will showcase the seasons freshest ingredients and offer tips on how to handcraft them into delicious drinks. Why not drink like you eat? Recipe available here

Slow Food Chicago/Goose Island Pig Extravaganza

On 08/30/09 at 3:00 PM
Located at: Goose Island Brewery
Pig Extravaganza benefit for Slow Food Chicago celebrating local foods and chefs


Celebrity chefs:

Chef Mike Sheerin of Blackbird and Chef Pat Sheerin Signature Room-
Chef John Manion of Goose Island Clybourn
Chef Chris Pandel of The Bristol
Chef Jackie Shen of Red Light
Chef Brian Millman of Uncommon Ground Devon

Pig Roast 2009 shirts will be available

For reservations:

Public Transportation: Green line and Ashland bus

Neighborhood Food Tour of Argyle St SOLD OUT

On 07/11/09 at 9:30 AM
Located at: Meet at Tank Restaurant 4953 N. Broadway
Join us on a tour of this neighborhood.

Neighborhood Food Tour on Devon Ave-SOLD OUT

On 07/18/09 at10:30 AM
Located at: Meet at Tahoora Restaurant
Join us for a taste of Devon Avenue! More tours planned for the fall.

Chef’s Collaborative National Summit

On 09/15/09 at 12:00 AM
Chicago, IL
Bringing Sustainability to the Table. 9/15-9/16

Join the conversation! The Chefs Collaborative National Summit will bring together leaders from around the country for conversations and workshops about our food and food systems. The Summit provides a great opportunity for chefs interested in sustainability to engage in meaningful conversation, continue their education through practical workshops, and share expertise from the culinary field.

Visit the Summit page for additional information.

Aphrodisiac Supper with Clandestino

On 07/17/09 at 7:00 PM-10:30PM
Located at: A Secret South Loop location-TBA
Fall in love at first bite!
7:00 to 10:30PM
Love is in the air – and on your plate!

Join Slow Food Chicago and Clandestino as we seduce your senses at an underground aphrodisiac supper on Friday, July 17 from 7:00 – 10:30 pm in a secret South Loop location.

Chef Efrain Cuevas and the Clandestino crew will have you falling in love at first bite with local black beans and huitlacoche, homemade pasta, sustainable seafood, and other delights – all served to the rousing rhythms of guitarrista, Neil Dixon Smith.

Clandestino’s underground suppers sell out very quickly, but Chef Efrain is reserving a limited number of seats **exclusively for friends of Slow Food Chicago.**

$75 per person, includes a donation to Slow Food Chicago.

Beautiful wines will be available for purchase at the location so no need to BYOB.

So…are you in the mood? Visit the website below to learn more & make your reservation:

Slow Food/Goose Island Dinner at Carnivale

On 08/12/09 at 7:00 PM
Located at: Carnivale 702 W. Fulton St
4 course family style dinner featuring local ingredients paired with Goose Island Beers.

$65.00 per person. Tax and gratuity included
Executive Chef Mark Mendez, Slow Food Chicago, and Goose Island Brewery present a 4 course family style menu featuring local ingredients paired with Goose Island beers in Carnivale’s spectacular Samba Room.
Passed appetizers
Mint Creek Lamb Albondignas
Kona Kampachi Cerviche
Goose Island Harvest Ale
First Course
Kinnikinnick Baby arugula, baby beets, spiced pecans, jicama, avacado with chipotle honey vinaigrette
Goose Island Sofie
Second Course
Becker Lane roast pork shoulder chimichurri
Swan Creek roast chicken salsa verde
Three Sisters corn with parmesan chile butter
Nichols Farm blue potatoes huancaina sause
Kinnikinnick heirloom tomatoes basil vinaigrette
Goose Island Matilda
Mick Klug peach empanada, Blue Marble yogurt
Seedling Farm plum tart
Capriole chesses
Goose Island Pere Jacques
Seating is limited.
Please call 312-850-5005 for reservations.
A portion of the proceeds benefit Slow Food Chicago”

Dawes Edible Schoolyard Annual Picnic

On 08/06/09 at 6:00 PM
Located at: Dawes School, Evanston, (SEE MAP – 440 Dodge, at corner with Oakton)

Join Slow Food Chicago and the Dawes Community at our ANNUAL GARDEN CELEBRATION

Please bring your own plates, utensils, and favorite non-alcoholic beverage along with a side dish to serve 10 people. Teachers are providing desserts.

RSVP to: (Leave name and number of people attending in your party). Reservations limited to 80 people. There is no rain date.

The garden is behind the school on the Oakton side. Park behind the school or on Oakton.

Slow Food Farm Dinner at uncommon ground

On 08/18/09 at 6:00 PM
Located at: Uncommon ground – 1401 West Devon Avenue, Chicago
Join for dinner at this only organic certified roof garden. Dinner celebrates all things local!

Rooftop Farm Reception at 6pm with Slow Food Dinner at 7pm
Reservations include a summer cocktail reception, a group tour of the nation’s first certified organic rooftop farm and a 3-course Slow Food dinner

Seating is limited. Reservations: 773-465-9801
$50 per person includes a donation to Slow Food Chicago excludes tax & gratuity

the menu

rooftop reception

Summer Mixed Berry shooter with herb-goat cheese crumble

Pulled La Belle Rouge Chickenin a tart cherry BBQ sauce
on a crispy blue corn polenta cake
Lamb Kabob Lollipopwith ground cherry jam

Melon Agua Frescawith organic spelt spirit

first course

Roasted Beets, Plums, Toasted Walnuts,
Goat Cheese, Mixed Greens, Champagne Vinaigrette
wine pairing
second course

Apricot & Mustard Glazed Pork Loin
Crispy Potato Cake, Swiss Chard, Plum Apple Sauce
wine pairing

Peach & Blueberry Napoleon with Melon Gelato
wine pairing


Seedling Farm Fruit

Harvest Moon Organic Farm Produce

Capriole Goat Cheese

Slagel Family Farm Pork

Mint Creek Farm Lamb

Koval Organic Spirits

Wine Pairings by Imports, Inc / Chicago

Desserts by Black Dog Gelato

Summer’s Eve Dinner

On 08/23/09 at 5:30 PM
Located at: Osteria Via Stato at 650 N State Street
Kick off dinner for the Chicago Tomato Fest! Reception and family style dinner featuring local food!
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Join Executive Chef David DiGregorio for “A Summer’s Eve Dinner” with Slow Food Chicago, Kinnikinnick Farm and Candid Wines. Our “Summer’s Eve Dinner” will begin at 5:30 p.m. with a brief reception followed by a family style dinner beginning at 6:00 p.m. The evening will include an informal talk about the Midwest tomato season led by David Cleverdon, farmer & owner of Kinnikinnick Farm.

For Reservations: Osteria Via Stato Events Manager, Allison Gallese 312-642-8450
Cost: $35.00 includes a donation to Slow Food Chicago. Excludes tax and tip

Passed Hors D’ Oeuvres
Mini BLT with Applewood Smoked Bacon
Roman-Style Pizza with Eggplant, Fontina and Oven Dried Tomatoes

Wine: Tenuta Santome Prosecco, NV 100% Prosecco grapes from Treviso, fermented using natural yeasts.
Baconcello~bacon infused vodka~

Caprese with Fresh Tomatoes and Hand-Pulled Mozzarella
Panzanella Salad with Farmer’s Market Vegetables
Housemade Tomato Foccacia

Tagliatelle with Tomatoes, Garlic and Fresh Basil
Slagel Farms Pork Tenderloin with Local Bacon, Onions, Peppers and Balsamic

Almond Cake with Local Peaches and Raspberries; Housemade Vanilla Gelato

White: Jasci Trebbiano 2007~This Trebbiano is a dry, but rich wine that tastes like a combination of citrus and hazelnuts. Made from organically grown grapes from the Adriatic Coast.
Red: Jasci Montepulciano di Abruzzo~Montepulciano is the name of the grape. A perfect pair with Osteria Via Stato’s food this wine has good weight and bright, juicy fruit flavors. Like its white companion, Jasci’s Montepulciano is made from organically grown grapes.

2nd Annual Chicago TomatoFest Heirloom Potluck Supper

On 09/10/09 at 12:00 AM
Located at: The Chicago Honey Coop at 3740 W. Fillmore
Celebrate the tomato at the Second Annual Tomato Potluck Supper.

Celebrate heirloom tomatoes with the Second Annual Chicago TomatoFest Heirloom Potluck supper! Bring a tomato you grew at home or a dish you made yourself to share with local food loving Chicagoans.
All proceeds will benefit Slow Food Chicago. Organically grown wine provided by Candid Wines. Goose Island Craft beer and Soda.

Cost: $10 Slow Food/Honey Coop members, $15 Non-members and your potluck dish! Children Welcome
For Tickets:

Join the committee and make this event a bigger success! Contact us:!”

Forgotten Fruits of the Great Lakes: Field Trip to Kline Creek Farm

On 09/16/09 at 2:00 PM-6:30PM
Located at: The Forest Preserve District of Du Page County
Learn more about heritage fruits of our region. Join the Renewing Americas Food Traditions (RAFT) Alliance on a field trip and tour of a historic farm museum preserved from the 1890s. Kline Creek Farm has a small heritage orchard with several varieties from the original farm. In addition, the farm has an heirloom vegetable garden and a range of programs teaching 19th century activities like baking, canning, planting, harvesting, sheep shearing and ice cutting.

$20 covers cost of round trip transportation from downtown.
Field trip to Kline Creek Farm in the Forest Preserve District of DuPage County

Pickup is in the Lincoln Park Zoo at Cafe Brauer, 2021 N. Stockton Drive, Chicago, IL 60614
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Learn more about heritage fruits of our region. Join the Renewing Americas Food Traditions (RAFT) Alliance on a field trip and tour of a historic farm museum preserved from the 1890s. During the tour you will enjoy the company of ethnobotanist Gary Paul Nabhan and local orchard historian Dan Bussey as they discuss the history of forgotten fruits of the Great Lakes region.

Sponsored by Native Seeds/SEARCH, a RAFT Alliance partner organizationFor more information about the RAFT Alliance, go to:

Forgotten Fruits of the Great Lakes: Heritage Apple & Cider Tasting

On 09/17/09 at 6:00 PM
Located at: Southport Grocery & Cafe at 3552 N. Southport, Chicago IL 60657 (773) 665-0100
Featuring hard and sweet ciders, heritage apples, artisanal cheeses and breads. Speakers will include Dr. Gary Nabhan, and “Cider, Hard and Sweet” author Ben Watson.

$25- proceeds will benefit the Chicago Rarities Orchard Project.

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Join Slow Food Chicago for a tasting of forgotten fruits of the Great Lakes Region. The evening’s “sparkling” fare will feature hard and sweet cider tastings, regional fruits and other heritage foods, including artisanal cheeses and breads.

Speakers will include Dr. Gary Nabhan, founder and facilitator of the RAFT alliance, who will talk about the need to restore the abundance of heirloom apples and other fruits to our landscape. He’ll also discuss the culture of apples: the recipes, songs, stories and the skills to graft, plant and make cider or pies with particular apples.

“Cider, Hard and Sweet” author Ben Watson will also speak, along with local farmers on heritage orchard restoration and production, and honoring craft cider growing. $25- all proceeds will benefit the Chicago Rarities Orchard Project.

CANCELLED-TomatoFest Finale-Harvest Dinner At Socca

On 09/20/09 at 4:00 PM
Located at: Socca, 3301 N ClarkSt
Harvest celebration of heirloom tomatoes”

FRESH! Special screening

On 09/24/09 at 6:00 PM
Located at: Unity Church – 1925 W Thome Ave, Chicago, IL

FRESH! Special screening from Mindful Metropolis
FRESH! celebrates the farmers, thinkers and business people across America who are re-inventing our food system.

For the ticket price of $15 you get:

* General admission to a great film concerning decisions we all make about what we eat and how it is produced
* A fantastic speaker presentation by representatives from Slow Food Chicago and City Provisions
* Complimentary hors d’Å“uvres
* Complimentary beverages
* Networking opportunities with community sponsors and providers of goods and services in sync with the mission of FRESH! and Mindful Metropolis
* Free parking

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