Tag: Edible Chicago

Chicago Children's Museum ISO Vendors for Farmers Market

The Chicago Children’s Museum is searching for vendors to participate in a farmers market they are hosting on August 27th from 5PM-8PM. Vendors who provide fresh farm produce, crafts and music and in particular vendors/urban gardens that service Latino communities are sought. Up to two tables will be provided by CCM to vendors free of... Read more »

Chicago Farmers Markets

A list of Chicago’s farmers markets that get the MrBrownThumb Seal of Approval* and you should visit them now that the weather is cooperating. If you have a favorite I didn’t include make a case for it in the comments and I’ll add it.  Chicago Downtown Farmstand66 E. Randolph StreetM-F 11AM-7PM Saturday 11AM-4PMSee my post... Read more »

Urban Agriculture Projects in Chicago

The video, Urban Agriculture Projects in the Chicago Area, was released as part of the World Environment Day symposium, Urban Agriculture: Feeding the Movement, held by the Chicago Botanic Garden. It starts with a brief introduction to the history of agriculture in Chicago and continues to the present day and shows several projects in the... Read more »

Hull-House Kitchen: Re-thinking Soup

They say there is no such thing as a free lunch, but the Hull-House Museum is providing just that at the historic Residents’ Dining Hall next door. The dining hall was once the meeting place for social reformers like: Upton Sinclair, Ida B. Wells, W.E.B Duboise and Gertrude Stein. Building on the legacy of Jane... Read more »

Rick Bayless' Urban Edible Garden

Over the weekend I participated in a tour of Rick Bayless’ Urban/Edible garden with a group of garden bloggers from across the country that were visiting Chicago. I don’t think the word ‘garden’ does Rick’s place justice; perhaps “oasis,” “farm” or “Eden” would be a better word to describe it. The garden is tended by... Read more »

Local Produce Photo Contest

Growing Home is a non-profit urban agriculture business in Chicago. They provide job training in the horticulture field to homeless and low-income people in Chicago. On June 11, they are having their 7th Annual benefit at the Chicago Cultural Center. Over on GapersBlock they are giving away two tickets to the event which will feature... Read more »

So, You Wanna Be an Urban Farmer?

Whenever I do my own taxes I always linger on the line that asks you to check it off if a certain percentage of your income came from farming. My mind drifts and I begin to wonder what it would be like to be a farmer, maybe owning a small rural farm or an urban... Read more »

Chicago Tomato Fest 2009

Michael Thompson (right) of Chicago Honey Coop & Damien Casten (left) of Candid Wines discuss heirloom tomatoes at Chicago Tomato Fest Plant Sale Slow Food Chicago, Candid Wines and the Chicago Honey Coop are having two plants sales where Chicagoland gardeners will have the opportunity to purchase heirloom tomato plants. Heirloom tomatoes are plants that... Read more »

Community Grows for the Greater Good in Uptown

On May 9th a dedication ceremony was held for the GroGood community garden in Clarendon Park, in the Uptown neighborhood. A portion of the harvest will be donated to the Greater Chicago Food Depository, which recently reported a 32 percent increase in demand for emergency food assistance. Through its GroGood campaign, The Scotts Miracle-Gro Company... Read more »

Chicago's Downtown Farmstand

Chicago’s Downtown Farmstand opened in October of 2008 offering residents and visitors to the area and opportunity to eat locally grown food and edibles produced here, year-round. By April of 2009 after hearing about it on Twitter I went looking for the place but never wrote down the exact address. I knew it was on... Read more »