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Growers and Chefs Paired at Harvest Benefit

Sept. 26 marked the third annual Evanston Harvest Celebration benefitting the Friends of Evanston Farmers’ Markets. The event brings together growers from the Evanston Farmers’ Markets and local chefs who use the farm-fresh produce to create delectable dishes to share with attendees. The celebration was held at Now We’re Cookin’, 1601 Payne St., which offers rentable […]

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Lessons from Those Who Can A New Generation Learns About Canning at the Farmers’ Market

For many people, preserving foods at home means refrigerating, freezing and remembering to eat it before it is too late. However, the few who have decided home canning is the way to go can look to the Evanston’s Farmers’ Market. Starting in June, a grant from Jarden Home Brands, maker of Ball mason jars, combined […]

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Cooking Matters, Particularly to Those on a Tight Budget

Congresswoman Jan Schakowsky, State Rep. Robyn Gabel and Evanston Mayor Elizabeth Tisdahl came together at the Jewel grocery store in Evanston on July 1 for a grocery tour and cooking demonstration intended to highlight and create awareness for Illinois food assistance programs. The event, funded by the federal Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, featured a grocery […]

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Grants to Howard Street And Dempster/Chicago Mechants Associations

At its June 26 meeting, the City’s Economic Development Committee (EDC) recommended that the Howard Street Merchants Association and the Dempster/Chicago Merchants Association each receive a $9,000 Great Merchants Grant. City Council subsequently approved the grants. The money will fund things like advertising in the areas, plantings and tree lighting during the holidays, and more. […]