This Month in Cook County Agriculture
Farm Bureau Member Businesses are ready for you to shop all things FALL…mums, pumpkins, gourds, apples, straw, and décor! Member farm stands are still open too and bursting with color – red ripe tomatoes, green delicious zucchini, and yellow juicy sweet corn, and more!
Purchase all your local, farm grown produce at a member farm stand. To locate a member business near you, visit our ShopLocal online directory at:
- Buying Rural Farmland 101 Webinar on September 9, 6-8 p.m., presented by Liberty Prairie Foundation. The webinar will feature three experienced speakers – a realtor, a lending specialist, and an appraiser – who all specialize in working with farmers and farmland. The fee for attending the event is $10/person and to register go to: https://libertyprairiefoundation.salsalabs.org/BuyingRuralFarmland101/index.html?eType=EmailBlastContent&eId=866f86a1-3da2-4b5b-8d5b-fcbdd5c1eba2
- Crawl with us…during the 5th Farm Crawl of participating CCFB member Ag locations on Saturday, September 11, 2021. The family friendly crawl is self-guided using our Passport to visit participating locations, and will include location details, hours, with many offering special discounts that day. Turn in your passport and be entered into our raffle for Farm Funds too! Details & Passport at: https://cookcfb.org/stay-updated/upcoming-events/event/2021/09/11/farm-crawl-2021 or call the Farm Bureau at 708-354-3276.
- Cog Hill Golf & Country Club hosts their 4th annual Farm to Table Dinner on Sunday, September 12th, 3 pm - 7 pm. The dinner begins with a 3pm Cocktail Hour on Fairway Farms & Apiary, 5pm Dinner on the famous Pork Chop Hill, Dubsdread. Ticket info can be found at: http://coghillgolf.com/growing-green.
This article is for local farmstands, farmers’ markets, chefs and restaurants, and organizations that are hosting farm-related activities, events, workshops, and gatherings that will occur soon.
To promote your activity, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 708-354-3276 by the 15th of the month. Please include your name, the event date/time, a one-sentence description of the event, and how a reader can obtain further information in the email. We will edit submissions based on space allowances in the publication. In addition, we will post farm, garden, or livestock related photos on our social media platform if you forward those to: email@example.com.