Local Food Events Calendar

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Free film screening - Symphony of the Soil (Mar 4, 2015)
Liberty Prairie Foundation (Grayslake, IL)

The United Nations General Assembly has declared 2015 the International Year of Soils! Soil is alive, and its health and survival are intricately connected to that of all life.

Join the Liberty Prairie Foundation, College of Lake County, and Conserve Lake County for a FREE screening of the award-winning film, Symphony of the Soil. (...)

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. (...)

5th Annual CSA Expo (Mar 7, 2015)
KYF Chicago & NW Cook County Suburbs Weston A. Price Chapter (ARLINGTON HEIGHTS, IL)

Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) is a popular way for consumers to buy local, seasonal food directly from a farmer. Interested consumers purchase a share (aka a "membership" or "subscription") and in return receive a box of seasonal produce each week throughout the farming season. (...)

The Home Creamery Cheese and Yogurt Making Basics (Mar 7, 2015)
NuGenesis Farm (Oconomowoc, WI)

At the Petite Chef - 119 N. Main St. Dousman WI 53118 A hands-on workshop led by home cheese maker and Herbalist, Linda Conroy. Learn to make several styles of cheese and dairy products including cultured butter, feta cheese, mozzarella, kefir, yogurt and more. (...)

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. (...)

Soups, Stews, and Stocks (Mar 12, 2015)
NuGenesis Farm (Oconomowoc, WI)

At the Petite Chef - 119 N. Main St. Dousman WI 53118 Warm up with nourishing soups, stews and stocks! Learn to prepare fresh takes on classics, as well as new, flavorful recipes, all featuring seasonal, healthy ingredients. (...)

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. (...)