Local Food Events Calendar

Use our calendar to find festivals, tours, workshops, field days, courses, and many other kinds of food and farming related events in your area. If you would like us to keep you up to date with any events happening close to you, make sure to sign up with our keep me posted feature.

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Town Center Marketplace (Jun 27, 2015 - Oct 3, 2015)
Mary Ann Thornton (South Holland , IL)

There is exciting news for the Village of South Holland's Town Center Marketplace! By popular demand, the market is moving to Saturdays, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., June 27 - October 3. The market will remain at its prime location - northeast corner of 162nd Street and South Park Avenue (across from Walgreens and the new Burger King, scheduled to open soon). (...)

Summertime Older Adult (60+) Healthy Cooking Class Series (Jul 16, 2015 - Sep 10, 2015)
Concordia University Chicago's Center for Gerontology and OP/RF Township (Oak Park, IL)

This series highlights seasonal recipes that stress the use of locally grown and organic ingredients. Attendees will take home each of the recipes, their nutritional information and tips on sourcing and purchasing the ingredients for less as well as proper food storage techniques. (...)

Delicious Day Camp, Ages 6 to 12 (Jul 27, 2015 - Jul 31, 2015)
Angelic Organics Learning Center (Caledonia, IL)

At this cooking camp for kids, we'll harvest fresh food from the farm, then create culinary treats to chow down on. We'll also help take care of the animals, and explore the farm. We'll even play Veggie Idol, a special farm version of the TV show. (...)

Soil Sisters Event (Jul 31, 2015 - Aug 2, 2015)
WFU, MOSES & Renewing the Countryside (Brodhead, WI)

For three days and with five unique components and involving more than twenty farms, the jam-packed SOIL SISTERS culinary event celebrates Wisconsin's family farms and rural life in and around the farming communities of Monroe and Brodhead, Wisconsin, over the first weekend of August, 2015. (...)

Say Cheese! A Cheesemaking Class for Families (Aug 1, 2015)
Angelic Organics Learning Center (Caledonia, IL)

At this family-friendly hands-on workshop, we'll introduce the process of cheese making from start to finish, from milking the goats to tasting fresh goat's cheese. The class will feature ricotta and queso blanco. (...)

Animal Day For Families (Aug 1, 2015)
Angelic Organics Learning Center (Caledonia, IL)

Bring your kids to the farm for a day of hands-on experiences with the animals. Help the crew milk the goats, feed the horses, and gather eggs from the chickens. See how you can produce soil from kitchen scraps with worm boxes. (...)

Growing, Cooking and Using Nourishing Herbs with Linda Conroy (Aug 1, 2015)
NuGenesis (Oconomowoc, WI)

Join herbal expert Linda Conroy and NuGenesis Gardener Greta Lewanski to learn about a variety of common nourishing garden herbs. Participants walk away with the knowledge to grow, maintain, harvest and preserve herbs for year-round use Make and take home a herbal vinegar, harvest herbs for a nourishing infusion and taste a fresh salad loaded with culinary herbs. (...)

Farm Camp, Ages 6 to 12 (Aug 3, 2015 - Aug 7, 2015)
Angelic Organics Learning Center (Caledonia, IL)

Be a farmer for a week! Take care of our farm animals, help tend the fruits and vegetables, and learn about what makes our farm organic, and celebrate your harvest with food from the fields. Bring lunch and hearty snack daily. (...)