Food and Farming 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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2014 Opening Date (Jul 29, 2014 - Oct 31, 2014)
Donnie Appleseed Orchard (LaSalle, IL)

Our 2014 start up date looks like it will be July 29 at the LaSalle Farmers Market. As we all know Mother Nature has to cooperate, barring that we'll be ready to go. Check our website for other markets including our roadside stand as well. (...)


Green Thumb Saturday (Aug 9, 2014)
Village of Homewood & University of Illinois Extension Master Gardener Program (Homewood, IL)

Green Thumb Saturdays is a free, monthly presentation about various gardening topics, co-sponsored by the University of Illinois Extension Master Gardener Program and The Village of Homewoodâ?™s Tree Committee. (...)


Kid's Day at the Farm (Aug 15, 2014)
Esther's Place / Lamb of God Farm (Big Rock, IL)

Spend a day on the farm. Do chores with the sheep, take a pasture walk, feed the ponies. Garden and eat lunch under the apple tree, make ice cream. Pick dandelions and play games. Recommended for ages 5-12. (...)


Freezing and Dehydrating Class (Aug 17, 2014)
Esther's Place / Lamb of God Farm (Big Rock, IL)

Learn how to get the most out of your produce with simple techniques to freeze and dehydrate using all equipment you have in your kitchen. Enjoy the bounty all year long.. like fresh tomatoes, sweet corn, herbs and more as we walk thru several ways to preserve these methods. (...)


3rd Annual Livingston County Farm Crawl (Aug 23, 2014 - Aug 24, 2014)
Farmer in Odell (Odell, IL)

Hours: 10 am - 5 pm both days.

Spend a day, or the weekend, visiting five old-fashioned family farms that are fairly close in proximity. Youâ?™ll see a variety of animals, various demonstrations and have the opportunity to purchase an assortment of products. (...)


Livingston County Farm Crawl (Aug 23, 2014 - Aug 24, 2014)
Edens Harvest Farm (Blackstone, IL)

What's a farm crawl? It's a chance for you to spend a day in the country visiting 5 small family farms on a single day. 10AM-5PM each day. All of the farms are in close proximity. You'll be able to see a variety of animals, demonstrations and buy locally grown and made products directly from the farmers who grow and make them! The event is free but there is a $3 per person charge for the corn maze if you choose to participate. (...)


Livingston County Farm Crawl (Aug 23, 2014 - Aug 24, 2014)
Cherokee Winds (Blackstone, IL)

5 local Farms open our doors to the public to show how it's done. There will be demonstrations thru out the day. It's a great to to visit the country!


Green Thumb Saturday (Sep 13, 2014)
Village of Homewood & University of Illinois Extension Master Gardener Program (Homewood, IL)

Green Thumb Saturdays is a free, monthly presentation about various gardening topics, co-sponsored by the University of Illinois Extension Master Gardener Program and The Village of Homewoodâ?™s Tree Committee. (...)