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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Valentine's Day Open House (Feb 14, 2015)
Esther's Place / Lamb of God Farm (Big Rock, IL)

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Cheese Making Class (Feb 22, 2015)
Esther's Place / Lamb of God Farm (Big Rock, IL)

Discover the fun art of making cheese.. learn to make three types: ricotta, chevre, and feta. Class fee of $48 includes taking home culture, cheese cloth, recipes and samples of the cheeses produced during the class. (...)


Greenhouse Gathering (Mar 1, 2015)
Esther's Place / Lamb of God Farm (Big Rock, IL)

Come join us in preparing, planting and learning the skills of small greenhouse management. Plant thousands of heirloom transplants. Bring along any special varieties you'd like to plant. Wear garden friendly clothes and shoes. (...)


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. (...)


Slice of Life Farm Life (Apr 26, 2015)
Esther's Place / Lamb of God Farm (Big Rock, IL)

Begin your day by making bread, head to the farm and get acquainted with the sheep, ponies and chickens. Learn how we got started and inspire the farmer in you! We'll work in the gardens, learn about biodynamic farming and pick organic produce. (...)


Tea with the Shepherds (May 3, 2015)
Esther's Place / Lamb of God Farm (Big Rock, IL)

Join us for a celebration of Spring as we serve a charming Country Tea. Ship on three types of teas, choose a from a wide variety of tea sandwiches, cakes and cookies and enjoy wearing your tea time finery. (...)


Farm Days (Jun 6, 2015 - Jun 7, 2015)
Esther's Place / Lamb of God Farm (Big Rock, IL)

Celebrate Spring and Newborn Lambs!! Hold a lamb...see all the veggies growing on the farm,purchase freshly picked organic produce at our Farm Stand...tours start at 10:30 AM at Esther's Place, 201 Rt 30, Big Rock. (...)


CSA Registration Open! (Dec 4, 2015 - Dec 11, 2015)
Gray Farms (Watseka, IL)

Gray Farms 2015 CSA Program registration is open! Enjoy 20 weeks of fresh organic produce grown just south of Chicago - easy pickup on Wednesdays (or at our supported farmers market locations). Follow the farm through Illinois seasons with our CSA member-only weekly field notes, photos, and cooking demonstrations. (...)