Local Food Events Calendar

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Midwestern Herb and Garden Show Feb. 13 through 15, Mt. Vernon, IL (Feb 13, 2015 - Feb 15, 2015)
Herbs for Fun and Health Club and Mt. Vernon, IL Tourism (Mt. Vernon, IL)

Wilsons Gourds invites all to The 27th Annual Midwestern Herb and Garden Show, Times Square Mall, Mt. Vernon, IL Feb. 13 and 14 from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Feb. 15 noon to 5 p.m. to attend free classes and seminars (note there are some fees for supplies), for the public to attend all three days plus lots of unique vendors with fresh herb plants, garden art, fragrances, gourds, books, seeds, herbal products, and so much more. (...)


Gourd Workshop - Midwestern Herb and Garden Show, Feb. 14, 2015 at 6 p.m. (Feb 16, 2015)
Wilsons Gourds hosting this workshop (Kell, IL)

Wilsons Gourds, Region 1 and 2 contacts for Illinois Gourd Society and members of The American Gourd Society, Members of Herbs for Fun and Health Club, and Food Works is hosting a Gourd Workshop with the public at The Midwestern Herb and Garden Show, Times Square Mall, Broadway and 42nd Street, Mt. (...)


Alpaca 101: Fundamentals of Alpaca Husbandry (Winter Session) (Feb 21, 2015)
White Violet Center for Eco-Justice (St. Mary-of-the-Woods, IN)

A one-day workshop on the fundamentals of alpaca husbandry geared toward those who are considering owning alpacas or those very new in the business. Topics include: herd health issues, injections, feeds, barns and sheds, pasture care, toenails, developing goals, fiber, record keeping, nutrition and 90 minutes of hands-on work. (...)


Beginning Spinning (Feb 28, 2015)
White Violet Center for Eco-Justice (St. Mary-of-the-Woods, IN)

Learn how to create your own yarns for crocheting, weaving, knitting or other craft projects. Wool, workshop roving and spinning wheels will be provided, though students are encouraged to bring their own wheels or fiber if they wish. (...)


CHEESE MAKING CLASSES w/ Merryl Winstein, March 21-22, 2015, cheesemaking! (Mar 21, 2015 - Mar 22, 2015)
Alpine Dairy Cheesemaking Classes of St. Louis, MO Cheese Making Classes with Merryl Winstein (St. Louis, MO)

ALL DAY CHEESEMAKING CLASSES with Merryl Winstein, Cheese Maker St. Louis, Missouri, USA 63144

Classes fill quickly! Sign up online at: www.cheesemakingclass.com

Have fun learning a full array of accurate traditional and professional cheese making techniques, for goat and cow milk, in every class. (...)


Beginning Weaving (Mar 21, 2015)
White Violet Center for Eco-Justice (St. Mary-of-the-Woods, IN)

Learn how to weave beautiful fabrics for scarves, table runners, napkins and more. You are limited only by your imagination! Learn how to weave on four-shaft floor looms and complete several mug rug coasters to take home. (...)


Basics of Vegetable Fermentation (Apr 4, 2015)
White Violet Center for Eco-Justice (St. Mary-of-the-Woods, IN)

Like sauerkraut? Sour pickles? Vegetable ferments are a safe and easy way to help preserve the summer garden's bounty, all while packing a powerful nutritional punch. Learn how to make your own in this hands-on workshop. (...)


17th Annual Earth Day Celebration (Apr 18, 2015)
White Violet Center for Eco-Justice (St. Mary-of-the-Woods, IN)

Dozens of educational exhibits on display, food and wares from local vendors, live music, children�s activities and more! This 17th annual event is the largest and longest running Earth Day celebration in the Wabash Valley!

Event is held at White Violet Center for Eco-Justice and the northwest field of Saint Mary-of-the-Woods. (...)