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Chicago: Butcher Trainer to the World
Kari and her James Beard Award nominated book: The Art of Beef Cutting

Did you all catchthis fantastic article in the New York Times Magazine? Craft butchery has been popping up all over the country in recent years, and Chicago's no different. Kari Underly, of Range Meat Partners andGrrls Meat Camp, shared her plans for a comprehensive craft butchering academy at the Good Food Financing Fair this year. Bob Benenson's blog post checks in about her exciting plans. All 15 farms and food businesses from this year's Financing Fair, including Underly's Range Meat Academy, are actively seeking funds. We hope to exceed the results from last year's conference, whose participants have since raised over $3 million! Read more about Kari and her plans for a Chicago based craft butchering academy here! Seeks Training Partners has announced a new round of Food Safety and Wholesale Success Training Workshops for small to midsize produce farmers.  These trainings, led by experienced farmer and educator Atina Diffley, are based on the new edition of Wholesale Success: A Farmer's Guide to Food Safety, Selling, Postharvest Handling, and Packing Produce. In the past few years we have partnered with organizations around the country to train over 5,000 farmers. If you are interested in partnering with us to put on a training in your area, or have any questions about the Wholesale Success Workshops or Wholesale Success Farmers' Manual, please contact James Pirovano,  Please forward widely to get the word out! training at Green Festival Chicago!
We're happy to be hosting a pavilion at Green Festivals again this year!  We'll be joined by our friends atEdible Alchemy Foods Co-opIrv and Shelly's Fresh PicksWind Ridge Herb FarmEsther's Place FiberAbbey Brown Soap Artisan, and Scrumptious Pantry! Come say hi to all of us on May 18th and 19th at Navy Pier. Stay tuned to our blogfor a ticket giveaway coming soon!greenfest

Good Food Festival
Upcoming Good Food Events!

Celebrate Earth Day at a family-friendly concert with the Sugar Beet Co-op! April 20th, 2:45-4:30pm

Learn to butcher in Red Meat Market's hands on Cut and Carry classes!  Lamb, beef, or sausage, check out dates here!

Be a farmer for a day with Slow Food Chicago's crop mob at Radical Root Farm! RSVP to help out on Saturday 4/27.

Join Sandwich Me In for a full day of speakers, kids' activities, music, and Good Food fun!  Sunday 4/21 11am-8pm.

Join Sweet Home Organics and Breslin Farms for Go Green in Oak Brook!  Plant sales and fun activities Noon-4pm Saturday 4/20.

include Paul Hardej of FarmedHere and Bob Scaman of Goodness Greeness. Saturday 4/27.

April 2013

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Two new Farmers' Markets for 2013
tomatoes Lily Baker
Photo: Lily Baker

One new farmers' market is starting at North Ave and Oak Park Ave, and one at Rainbow Beach, off of 77th St in Chicago's South Shore Neighborhood. Organizers for both are seeking vendors now! 


For more information on the Oak Park market click here.


For the Rainbow Beach market, contact Qae-Dah Muhammad orclick here for the vendor application.


Commercial Kitchen Equipment Available
2013 Locavore Index Released
ACTION ALERT: Attn Farmers and Local Food Supporters

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