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. (...)

Garlic 2015 Harvest White German Hardneck (Jul 31, 2015 - Aug 22, 2015)
Creaking Tree Farm (Alvin, IL)

Garlic is ready!!! White German Hardneck ready for sale or planting.

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. (...)

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. (...)

Wild Edibles Weekend (Aug 8, 2015 - Aug 9, 2015)
Angelic Organics Learning Center (Caledonia, IL)

Learn how to identify, harvest, prepare and eat wild edible plants at this hands-on weekend workshop for the future forager. We'll spend time learning to identify wild plants in different ecosystems, including woods, wetlands, farms, gardens and even lawns. (...)