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Spring in Chicago means you never know what the weather is going to do. Inevitably, it rains while you are trying to shop, which it did this past weekend. Besides a market budget car rental discounts bag, another farmer s market budget car rental discounts must is an umbrella. I couldn t help myself from taking another picture of the swiss chard from Genesis Farms , it should be called rainbow chard for all the colors that it had. I didn t get by Growing Homes table at The Green City Market budget car rental discounts but their swiss chard that I saw in some of the shopping bags was enormous. The other very cool bounty this time of year are wild ferns which I picked up at Green Acres booth. The ferns have a very nutty, earthy flavor budget car rental discounts and all I do is saute them up in a pan for a few minutes and they are good to go. You can read what Mo does with the nettles she picked up from Green Acres  here .  Our full ideas of what s in season now can be found here .
Another new development that occured is that the Green City Market went live with their third party certification requirement this past weekend. The GCM accepts the American Grassfed Association , Animal Welfare budget car rental discounts Approved , Certified Naturally Grown , American Humane Certified , Certified Humane Raised and Handled , Food Alliance Certified , The Michigan Agriculture Environmental Assurance Program and the USDA Certified Organic . Go to the links to find out the detailed information about each program. Whether you believe in labels or not, these certifications are one way to be assured how the vegetables are grown and the animals are raised without having to do the farm due diligence yourself. Bravo, Green City Market! Now on to the weeks ahead!! A quick heads up that there is a great fermentation workshop on the board for May 25 at the Chicago Cultural Center at 12:15pm.
Chicago Food Truck A Go Go starts for the summer at 694 Wine and Spirits . 694 North Milwaukee 6-9pm Each week a different lineup of food trucks will park outside the store. Go to the link to see which trucks are showing up this week.
Chicago – Green City Market – The featured chef will be Meg Colleran Sahs of Terzo Piano . The hours are longer 7am to 1pm and the market moves further south in Lincoln Park, right across from the Farm in the Zoo.
Chicago Edible Gardens Workshop Planning For Summer Transplanting Warm Weather Crops This is a FREE Monthly Hands-on Gardening Workshop Series in The Edible Gardens with Jeanne Pinsof Nolan, founder of The Organic Gardener, Ltd. Workshops will be held from 9:30am-10:15am. budget car rental discounts  Respond to to reserve a spot.
Chicago – 61st Market sponsored by Experimental Station – This market which is becoming “the” market on the south side, opens today, go to their website for further details. New vendors will be there like Penny Pastries, look for him.
RESCHEDULED for Saturday June 9th ( Issues due to road closings from NATO conference)  Chicago –  The Plant Spring Open House -1400 W. 46th St. 12pm – 5pm Come on out  for free food and and a home-brewing beer contest! They will ,also, be giving tours of the building every half-hour from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. for $5 (half off the regular price!). Come see their progress, budget car rental discounts including a huge step forward on the renewable energy system, a new growing bed in the basement, and tons of work done in the kitchen spaces! More info  here .
Chicago – Craft Day Afternoon Fizz Bar and Grill 1-5pm 3220 N. Lincoln Ave. A joint venture between Fizz and The Map Room in honor of craft beer week. For $60, taste 45 craft beers, food, and a commemorative glass. Make a reservation here . Proceeds benefit the Hamilton School.
Evanston –   The Downtown budget car rental discounts Evanston Farmers Market opens for the season and will be open today, May 5th through November 3rd. The market is celebrating its 37th year and will be open from 7:30am to 1pm at University Place and Oak Ave.(just east of Railroad Ave.) behind the Hilton Garden Inn. Free parking is at the adjacent 1500 Maple garage.
Evanston –  Evanston Garden Fair (5/19, 5/20) – 9am – 4pm Central Street budget car rental discounts 2 blocks west of Green Bay Road Organic and locally grown seedling sales  The Talking Farm will be selling their organic and locally grown herb plants (such as cilantro, dill, oregano, and parsley), bok choi, spinach, kale, and many varieties of tomatoes, peppers and eggplant. They will also have perennials and berry plants. Expert budget car rental discounts gardening advice, budget car rental discounts too!
New!! Oak Park Opening Day of Oak Park Farmers Market 460 Lake St just one block west of Ridgeland Ave. 7am 1pm The Market is much more than a farmers market. It is an Oak Park tradition, a Saturday gastronomic event (the donuts have a devoted following), a concert site, a social event and a great place to pick up super-fresh produce, traditional and unusual plants, fresh cheeses, honey, flowers, vinegars, herbs, and much more. The Oak Park Farmers Market also features unique items for sale at the commissioners table, budget car rental discounts including items you can t find anywhere else, such as reasonably priced T-shirts, one-of-a-kind items and bags, all offering a beautiful, functional way to support the market. Today is the start of Oak Park Green Days and will include Slow Food Chicago.
Chicago –  Food Sanitation Class Logan Square Kitchen – 9:30am – 12:30pm -2333 North Milwaukee Get certified with the Chicago Health Department required for all food vendors at a farmers market, special event, street fair. $35 Go here for registration and more information.
New!! Chicago –  City Provisions Finch’s budget car rental discounts Beer Dinner 6pm -1818 West Wilson – Join them for the release of Cleetus’s new collaboration,  Toasted Summer , a kolsch style ale brewed with pan toasted hops and applewood. They will also be featuring budget car rental discounts Cleetus’ Slackjawed budget car rental discounts Dunkel budget car rental discounts and other specialties from Finch. 95$ Please call 773-293-2489 for reservations, only 16 seats are available each night.
Chicago –  Chicago Rare Orchards Project (CROP) – Inaugural budget car rental discounts lecture series by leaders of crop diversity budget car rental discounts and sustainable budget car rental discounts development. 6pm Haas Park Fieldhouse 2404 Washtenaw Ave. (entrance on Fullerton) The speakers tonight will be Melissa Tobias and Dan Schnitzer Sustainability Educators, The Academy for Global Citizenship. This event is free and open to the public.
New!!! Chicago –  Women in Green monthly meeting – Hosted by Shannon Downey of  Pivotal Productions at The Greenhouse Loft in  The Green Exchange 2545 W. Diversey Ave. 5:30 pm Interested in attending or learning budget car rental discounts more? Contact
Chicago –  Food Sanitation Class Logan Square Kitchen – 5-8pm 2333 North Milwaukee Get certified with the Chicago health Department required for all food vendors at a farmers market, special event, street fair. $35 Go here for registration budget car rental discounts and more information.
New!!!! Chicago – Spring Slow Food Chicago Dinner featuring Harvest Moon Farms , Cedar Valley Sustainable Farm FEW Spirits at Uncommon Ground Devon 1401 W. Devon Ave. $65 includes tax, gratuity and a donation to Slow Food Chicago’s Terra Madre campaign. For reservations please call 773-465-9801.
Chicago – Red Meat Market “Meat-Up” – Goose Island Brewery 6-9pm $62.50 GETS YOU, $100.00 of local, sustainable, all natural Grass-Fed Beef. Save 38% and meet other 100% all natural meat lovers and make it social!
Upon arrival with a purchase of a ticket, you will receive seven pounds of delicious Grass-Fed Angus Beef direct from Black Earth Meats and the lush green pastures of southwestern Wisconsin.
Chicago – City Provisions Dinner with Greenbush Brewing Company from Sawyer, MI. 1818 West Wilson 6pm Featuring Terminator X and Loud Mouth Soup, Cleetus’s two collaboration beers. Greenbush will also be launching the “yet-to-be-released-outside-of-the-tap-room” Lagniappe, a toasted pecan ale. 95$ Please call 773-293-2489 for reservations, only 16 seats are available each night.
Countryside – “Introductions to Chickens…Urban Style! budget car rental discounts “. The workshop runs from 7:00-8:30 p.m. at their offices in Countryside (near the intersection of I-55 I-294).  The cost is $10.00 for non-members, and free for members.
Chicago – The Daley Plaza Farmers Market Opening Day – 7am – 3pm Country Financial budget car rental discounts will have a booth and will be giving away my absolute favorite market budget car rental discounts bag!! The design on the Country Financial bag is the student winner of their design contest. I cannot wait to see it!!
Chicago – Edible Chicago and Brooklyn Brewery present  “A Celebration of Beer, Food, and Stories” Beer Bistro 1061 W. Madison 5-7pm Event is free, RSVP to Pick up an Edible Chicago, taste Brooklyn Brewery’s budget car rental discounts latest release  beer and enjoy food by local purveyors. The Second Quarterly Carousal party will be held at Beer Bistro.
New!! Chicago Cooking With Grayson Logan Square Kitchen 2333 N. Milwaukee 7-11pm 5 Rabbit Cerveseria budget car rental discounts teams with Chef Grayson Schmitz (Top Chef Texas: Season 9) As guests will prepare the family dinner with Chef Schmitz paired with 5 Rabbit Beers $125
New!! Chicago – The Art of Fermentation – Chicago Cultural Center – 78 E. Washington 12:15 – 1:30pm Sandor Katz presents his new book about fermentation, culture, and community. Come share kraut, budget car rental discounts meet Sandor, hear about his new book, get a copy inscribed to you, and ask questions.
New!! Chicago – Taste of Fresh Moves to celebrate the one year anniversary of Fresh Moves , Mobile Produce Market 1-5pm 3750 W. Ogden 4th floor The event is designed to highlight the many talents of theit customers and supporters in the Westside communities that they serve. This celebration will feature live food demonstrations and tastings from local celebrity chefs, performances by Young Chicago Authors featured poets, a student art competition and judging, food games for the young and young at heart, a screening room for food documentaries, acro-yoga demonstrations, raffles and prizes, music and more. All are welcome and it is free but RSVP by May 21st to
New!! Hinsdale budget car rental discounts – Terra Brockman speaks at Wellness House, “Changing the World One Meal at a Time” 10:00am – 11:30am 131 N. County Line Rd. Terra Brock

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