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Family Events at the Downtown Farmer’s Market

BeesCome and taste, meet some great local chefs, bring the kids – the Friend’s of Evanston Farmer’s Markets Tent is a happenin’ place!

They’re generally located in the south west corner of the market, close to the City of Evanston tent. Demonstrations, tastings and kid events run from 9 am to 11 am.

  • May 30 – Campus Kitchens – NU – tastings & news of CKNU charitable activities.
  • June 6  – Campus Kitchens – NU
  • June 20 – Evanston Garden Walk Ticket Sales (26th Annual Garden Walk takes place June 28 – benefits Evanston Environmental Assoc.)
  • June 27 – Hewn Bakery, Chef Ellen King plus Evanston Garden Walk Ticket Sales
  • July 4 – Peckish Pig, Chef Debbie Evans
  • July 11 – Chef Nina Barrett, Beginnings and Bookends, a James Beard award-winning chef
  • July 18- Garden Club of Evanston
  • July 25 – Now We’re Cooking, Chef Nell Funk
  • Aug. 1 – Campus Kitchens – NU
  • Aug. 8 – Found, Chef Nicole Pedersen
  • Aug. 15 – District 65 – fun, educational activities for kids
  • Aug. 22 – Heller Bees and Fireman vs Policeman Cook Off
  • Aug.29 – Farmhouse, Chef Eric Mansavage
  • Sept. 5 – Chef’s Station, Chef Elio Romero
  • Sept. 12 – Bravo, Chef Sven Lindroth
  • Sept. 19 – Smylie Bros, Chef Grant Carey
  • Oct. 3 – Boltwood, Chef Brian Huston
  • Oct. 17 – Heller Bees – get the buzz!
  • Oct. 24 – Campagnola, Chef Vince DiBattista

MARKET HOURS: The market opens at 7:30 am, closes at 1:00 pm.

Cooking for Kids at Downtown Evanston Farmer’s Market – Sat. June 29

Bring the kids and join in the fun on Sat. June 29, when Lisa Waldschmidt shows you how to make fun, delicious and healthy foods that kids love to eat!  Lisa will be doing demos and offering samples between 9 to11 am in the Friends of Evanston Farmers Markets Tent.
Joining Lisa will be some wonderful Dist. 65 teachers, members of DEC, orchestrating the fun MARKET BINGO game with lots of tasty prizes donated by the farmers. There are now three versions of the game, with different levels of difficulty for different ages. It’s educational as well as fun, and you might win some berries! Or beans! Or broccoli!!

Come have a taste in the Friends Tent from 9 am to 11 am this Saturday, south west corner of the market.

Upcoming events for kids:

JULY 27: DEC (D65) teachers- kid activities + Chef Lisa Waldschmidt – Cooking with Kids

AUG. 17: Bee-Wise – Heller Nature Center Bees & DEC (D65) teachers- kid activities

More info at: http://evanstonfarmersmarkets.org/