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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Slice of Farm Life (Jul 13, 2014)
Esther's Place / Lamb of God Farm (Big Rock, IL)

Begin your day making bread. Then head off to the farm to get acquainted with the animals we raise. Bring out the farmer in you. Pick our organic produce.. head back to the shop and make homemade cheese and prepare and cook our evening meal together. (...)


Kid's Day on the Farm (Jul 18, 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 an apple tree, make ice cream. Pick dandelions and play games. Recommended for ages 5-12. (...)


Canning Class (Jul 20, 2014)
Esther's Place / Lamb of God Farm (Big Rock, IL)

Learn how to make your own canned goods. We will learn to make three types of canned goods (jam, water bath salsa/tomatoes and a pressure cooked soup item) and each person will have ideas, recipes and goodies to take home with them! We make canning fun and easy to do with ingredients fresh and frozen items. (...)


Blue Sky and Bloom (Jul 20, 2014)
Peasants' Plot (Manteno, IL)

Yoga in the Field (10:30-11:30, please arrive by 10:15) This gentle yoga class, taught by Bloom Yoga Studio owner Kerry Maiorca, is appropriate for all levels--no previous yoga experience needed! Bring a mat if you have one, otherwise a simple beach towel will do the trick. (...)


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. (...)


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. (...)


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. (...)