Farm & Garden

Pastoral's Artisan Producer Festival - Saturday, April 12

April 10 2014 - 9:00 AM

Pastoral Artisan Producer Festival

We here at Chicago Foodies love this city and the many awesome people who make it delicious. And, it turns out, we’re not the only ones with a serious gastronomic crush.

This Saturday, April 12, Pastoral Artisan Cheese, Bread & Wine will be hosting their fourth annual Artisan Producer Festival at the Chicago French Market. This FREE event will feature nearly 100 makers and shakers of all stripes showcasing hand-crafted products, handing out samples, leading demos and answering your questions.

f8b54e90349c9e86d80a8111_186x280Though some of the participants will be descending on Chicago from spots around the world, many of these folks are from our own Midwest backyard. Pick up some charcuterie from local meat wizards West Loop Salumi and pair it with a hunk of Wisconsin cheese from Clock Shadow Creamery. Or indulge in something sweeter from Katherine Anne Confections washed down with a Half Acre beer. Catch a demonstration on making Girl & Goat’s famous pig face dish or hang out with past Chicago Foodies featured distillers Koval and Letherbee.

If you want to get in on this celebration of craft food and drink, — and again, this is FREE, so why wouldn’t you? — pop on down to the Chicago French Market between 11:00 am and 3:00 pm. A full list of participants and a schedule of events is below, but check the Pastoral website for the latest information.

Pastoral’s Artisan Producer Festival

Saturday, April 12, 2014, 11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Chicago French Market
131 North Clinton Street, Chicago, IL 60661

The Participants

Alemar Cheese Company
Baetje Farms
Capriole Goat Cheese
Cellars at Jasper Hill
Clock Shadow Creamery – Cedar Grove Cheese
Columbia Cheese
Cypress Grove Chevre
Essex St. Cheese Company
Hidden Springs Creamery
Holland’s Family Cheese
Kenny’s Farmhouse Cheese
LaClare Family Farms
Marcoot Jersey Creamery
Milton Creamery
Neal’s Yard Dairy
Prairie Fruits Farm
Rodolphe le Meunier
Rogue Creamery
Sartori Cheese
Saxon Creamery
ShadowBrook Farm – Dutch Girl Creamery
Shepherd’s Way
Spring Brook Farm – Farms for City Kids Foundation
Uplands Cheese Company
Vermont Butter & Cheese Creamery
Vermont Farmstead Cheese Company
Widmer’s Cheese Cellar
Zingerman’s Creamery

Creminelli Fine Meats
Olympic Provisions
Smoking Goose Meatery
H. Forman & Sons
West Loop Salumi

Big Picture Farm
Confection Diva – Sweet Margy
Katherine Anne Confections
Whimsical Candy

5 Rabbit Cerveceria
Artisanal Imports
Half Acre Beer Company
Sixpoint Brewery
Ale Syndicate
FEW Spirits
Koval Distillery
Letherbee Distillery
Virtue Cider
Vandberg and Dewulf (Imports of Belgian Beer)
CH Distillery
Rhine Hall
Journeyman Distillery

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Candid Wines
Elk Cove Vineyards
Fox Valley Winery
Good Harbor Winery
Huneeus Vintners
Illinois Sparkling Company
L. Mawby Vineyards
Lieb Cellars
Girls in the Vineyard
Alexandria Nicole Cellars
Forlorn Hope Wines
Kermit Lynch Wine Merchant
Firelands Winery

Ameline Mustards
American Spoon Foods
Ames Farm Honey
Castleton Crackers
Counter Culture Coffee
Cook au Vin
Effie’s Oat Cakes
La Fournette Bakery
Pear Tree Preserves
Potter’s Crackers
Quince & Apple Small Batch Preserves
Savory Spoon Panforte
Stu’s Sour Pickles
Thornburg Preserves

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Beaver Coffee + Donuts
City Fresh Market
Delightful Pastries
Frietkoten Belgian Fries & Beer
Fumare Meats
Loop Juice
Klay Oven Kitchen
Lavazza Espression
Lillie’s Q
Little Goat Bread
Oh, Olive!
Saigon Sisters
Sam’s Gourmet Lasagna
Superior Nuts
Vanille Patisserie

Ovie Bar & Grill

Images courtesy of Pastoral Artisan Cheese & Wine