Local Food Events Calendar

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Bean to Bar: Chocolate Making Basics (Mar 7, 2015)
Angelic Organics Learning Center (Caledonia, IL)

Students will learn about chocolate ingredients, their varieties, and where they come from. We will explain chocolate making tools and machines and allow students to experience making nibs and to see some basic grinding techniques. (...)

Making Maple Syrup (Mar 8, 2015)
Angelic Organics Learning Center (Caledonia, IL)

Learn how to make your own maple syrup at this new workshop. From the history and how-to of tree tapping, to filtering and finishing your final sweet product, we'll cover everything you need to start sugaring! We'll discuss the basics of identifying the different trees you can tap and take a short winter hike to see if the sap is running. (...)

Canning Class (Mar 8, 2015)
Esther's Place / Lamb of God Farm (Big Rock, IL)

Learn how to make your own canned goods. We will make a pickle jam and soup and each person will take home a jar of each item. Learn both the techniques of water bath and pressure cooking canning. We will also be reviewing what it takes to get started with equipment and how to can with ingredients both fresh from the field and the frozen isle section of the grocery store. (...)

Count Your Chickens (Mar 14, 2015)
Angelic Organics Learning Center (Caledonia, IL)

Curious about starting a small flock of chickens? In this workshop, we'll address all you need to know before you get your birds: feeding, health, breeds, coops, protection from predators, year-round care, eggs, raising chicks and more. (...)

Preschoolers: Tremendous Chickens! (Mar 20, 2015)
Angelic Organics Learning Center (Caledonia, IL)

Come to Angelic Organics Learning Center for our farming series especially for preschoolers and their caregivers. Meet our brand-new baby chicks, collect eggs from our flock of laying hens, and make your own egg-cellent snack. (...)

Home-scale Mushroom Cultivation (Mar 21, 2015)
Angelic Organics Learning Center (Caledonia, IL)

Learn to grow your own mushrooms at home, using simple equipment and materials. After an overview of mycology, we'll get hands-on experience with inoculating shiitake, oyster, and reishi mushrooms in different growing mediums. (...)

Kidwatch (Mar 28, 2015)
Angelic Organics Learning Center (Caledonia, IL)

Come to the farm to learn about goats, play with new babies, and - if the timing is right - witness a live birth. You'll join us to feed the animals and learn about goat pregnancy and birth. The visit comes with naming rights for any goats born under your watch. (...)

Kids with Kids Day Camp, Ages 6 to 12 (Mar 30, 2015 - Apr 2, 2015)
Angelic Organics Learning Center (Caledonia, IL)

Spend your spring break working and playing with farm animals! Our 4-day spring break camp will introduce (people) kids to the goats, right in the middle of birthing season. We'll begin each morning with animal chores and health checks, then help care for baby goats and their mothers. (...)