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Tuesday, October 19

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« Wanted: Fresh Meat Who's Got the Beef?, Part II »

Event Wed Jul 07 2010

Wanna Play Farmer?

Last weekend an organic and sustainable farm that provides local CSA shares was hit by a tornado. Genesis Growers is seeking volunteers who are willing to pack a lunch and head to the farm for a half-day of weeding by hand. If you can help volunteers will meet at Southport Grocery and Cafe (3552 N Southport, Chicago) at 8am on Saturday. The only tools you need are two hands and a big heart.

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Lindsay B / July 9, 2010 11:01 AM

It looks like you also need a car...unless you want to chance it and arrive with hopes that someone will give you a ride. But that's probably a good possibility since people volunteering half a Saturday to help out an organic farm are probably nice folks!

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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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