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Event Sat Dec 05 2009

Winter Markets Benefit Illinois Farmers

Tomorrow kicks off this season's series of winter farmer's markets, held in churches all around the city. A portion of the proceeds go to Faith In Place, an organization that supports farmers who face unexpected crises that limit their ability to work and threaten their well-being. Tomorrow's market will be held in the First Evangelical Free Church at 5255 N. Ashland Ave. Check out the full schedule here.

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jen / December 7, 2009 10:11 AM

Dana, this is confusing and not entirely accurate. The city already has two winter farmers markets that I can think of (Green City and Logan Square). This appears to be a different animal, sponsored by Faith in Place and Churches' Center for Land and People (CCLP), for the benefit of the farmers AND Faith in Place, etc.

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Feature Thu Dec 31 2015

The State of Food Writing

By Brandy Gonsoulin

In 2009, food blogging, social media and Yelp were gaining popularity, and America's revered gastronomic magazine Gourmet shuttered after 68 years in business. Former Cook's Illustrated editor-in-chief Chris Kimball followed with an editorial, stating that "The shuttering of Gourmet reminds...
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