The Goose Creek Slow Food Convivium (chapter) includes folks from Piatt and surrounding counties. It hasn’t been established long and welcomes new members. Each Convivium has particular interests based on those of its members. Goose Creek members want to learn how to better access locally grown or produced foods. They are also interested in learning how to help improve nutritional choices for children.
Finding farmers markets in Illinois towns is easy!
Use this site to search by county. It includes some roadside or farm stands too. Note the pdf of “What’s in Season” available here. http://www.agr.state.il.us/markets/farmers
If you are looking for a specific food, try http://www.illinoisfarmdirect.org
Goose Creek is now planning events for the coming year. We would like to hear your suggestions: Cooking demonstrations, potluck social dinners, dining out, wine dinners & education, gastronomical lectures, biodiversity discussions. Really, we are a “foodie” social club getting together with like-minded people and having a good time. Whether you choose to join the Convivium or not, we would love to have you come.
Preorder Caveny Farm Bourbon Red turkeys for pickup before Thanksgiving or Christmas. All turkeys are pre-sold. No additional birds are available at pickup. Processing is done at an inspected plant in an Amish community. All turkeys are processed shortly before pickup and delivered flash-frozen for peak flavor.
The facility processing our turkeys (and much of the turkeys raised by small Illinois farmers) will not clean gizzards. This is good news for those not using the extra bits stuck in the bird as they no longer pay for them. It is bad news for giblet gravy lovers but outside our control.
Caveny Farm delivers to select local & Chicago farmer’s markets for pickup for the holidays. Or choose on-farm pickup and get a $12 credit per bird! Order your Heritage turkey for Thanksgiving or Christmas now before some sizes sell out!