Our third "Raise the Barn" crop mob will be at Star Farm, an urban farm maintaining a food pantry, a youth training program, a children's community garden, a CSA, and farmer's market. Help us get them in good shape for the growing season!
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Join us as we celebrate the longest day of the year at our annual Summer Solstice Potluck!
We still have a few heirloom tomato (and red bell pepper) seedlings looking for a good home! So we're returning to the pie garden this Sunday with our planty friends in tow. Biscuits, pie, and seedlings, oh my! Sounds like the perfect holiday weekend to us!
Our annual tomato seedling sale returns in the pie garden at !Bang Bang! Logan Square. Tons of varieties of heirloom tomato seedlings will be available for purchase until we sell out so you can #growyourown this season.
Join us for a May crop mob at EGMK Community Garden (Earl's Garden Mae's Kitchen) in Englewood.
Join us for a May volunteer day at the preSERVE Garden.
Join AUA and Slow Food Chicago as we kick off an exciting year-long collaboration of "Raise the Barn Crop Mobs" at urban farms and gardens! Our first volunteer site will be the South Merrill Community Garden. Hope you can join us!
Join us for the April edition of Slow Food Chicago's Food Book Club. We will be discussing the graphic novel Relish : My Life in the Kitchen by local cartoonist and author, Lucy Knisley.
Join Slow Food Chicago Board Member Heidi Hedeker for a workshop at Chicago Public Library's Brainerd branch to discuss breads and pastries made from three Ark of Taste wheats - White Sonoran Wheat, Purple Straw Wheat and Turkey Red Wheat.
Join us for the first preSERVE Garden volunteer day of the 2017 growing season!
Join Slow Food Chicago Board Member Heidi Hedeker for a workshop at Chicago Public Library's Thurgood Marshall branch to discuss breads and pastries made from three Ark of Taste wheats - White Sonoran Wheat, Purple Straw Wheat and Turkey Red Wheat.
Join us for a March edition for Food Book Club - as we meet to discuss the topic of slow living along with the book Skin Cleanse by S.W. Basics founder, Adina Grigore.
Come to the preSERVE Garden in North Lawndale for a (free!) hands-on fruit tree and pruning workshop.
Join us for the first food book club meeting of 2017 - as we discuss The Third Plate : Field Notes on the Future of Food by Dan Barber.
Join Slow Food Chicago Board Member Heidi Hedeker for a workshop at Chicago Public Library's South Chicago branch to discuss breads and pastries makes from three Ark of Taste wheats - White Sonoran Wheat, Purple Straw Wheat and Turkey Red Wheat.
Come along to our Annual Meeting to learn about our work this year, celebrate Terra Madre day, and hear from local producers, chefs, and advocates who care about good, clean, and fair food. Grab a friend to taste, learn, and share with us!
Join us for November's food book club as we read and discuss The Seasons on Henry's Farm with special guest - author, Terra Brockman.
Learn more about how to keep bees and why they're so important to our food system. This workshop will be led by Slow Food Chicago board member Naaman Gambill, who is the head beekeeper for Westside Bee Boyz and founder of The Hive: Chicago's Beekeeping Supply Store.
In this workshop, we'll discuss breads and pastries made from three Ark of Taste wheats – White Sonoran wheat, Purple Straw wheat and Turkey Red wheat.
With final harvest, cleaning, and preparing beds for the winter, the end of the year is an especially busy time for farmers! Join Slow Food Chicago at Growing Home on Saturday, November 5th from 9AM-Noon to pull tomatoes and get beds ready for the winter.
Learn more about the Slow Food movement at these wonderful CHF programs in November.
Join Slow Food Chicago at The Pie Patch certified organic farm on Saturday, October 22nd from Noon-3PM to prep the raspberry patch for winter, renovate walking paths, turn compost, and pre-dig sweet potatoes!
The October Food Book Club book will be The Soil Will Save Us by Kristin Ohlson.
It's the last preSERVE volunteer day of the growing season. Hope you can join us!
Join us on the evening of Thursday, September 29th to get your hands dirty in the garden. After the hard work is done, stick around for a quick bite with your fellow gardeners!
Join Slow Food Chicago at City Farm on Saturday, September 24th from 10AM-2PM to help as the farm transitions to a new home, weed the fall fields, and constructs a rabbit fence to protect the new site for next year.
Join us for a weekend volunteer day this September at the preSERVE garden in North Lawndale.
Slow Food Chicago's annual fundraiser - the Farm Roast - will be back at Local Foods this September 11th!
Kick off your 2016 Farm Roast experience sipping on bubbles, while watching Rob Levitt of Butcher and Larder show guests how to breakdown and prepare a culatello, the “little backside” of a heritage breed pork leg.
Join us on the evening of Thursday, August 25th to get your hands dirty in the garden. After the hard work is done, join us for a quick bite with your fellow gardeners!
Tickets go fast every year. Be sure to mark your calendar for this veggie friendly farm to table dinner at Snail of Approval recipient Uncommon Ground.