This is a listing of our current advertising partners. Please support these fine products, eating establishments, farms and businesses, as they are aligned with our mission to tell the stories of good food and good people.


Duke’s Alehouse & Kitchen


Farm-to-table sourced, local and organic American menu, over 150 craft beers. Also a vegetarian menu. Easy trip from Chicago on the Metra train. 110 N. Main St., Crystal Lake, 815-356-9980;

Piccolo Sogno


Fresh, seasonal rustic Italian fare, house made pastas. Award-winning menu and summer patio. 464 N. Halsted St., 312-421-0077;

Seasons 52

Fresh grill and wine bar that offers a seasonal menu inspired by the fresh appeal of a farmers market and what’s good now. Rustic cooking techniques and dishes that are naturally lighter. International selection of over 100 wines. Three Chicagoland locations: Shops at North Bridge in Downtown Chicago, Oakbrook and Schaumburg, 312-832-1752;

Uncommon Ground


Celebrating 25 years! Local, seasonal, organic menu and beverages featuring the Greenstar Organic Brewery at both locations. Devon location: 1st first certified organic rooftop farm in the country. EDGEWATER: 1401 W. Devon Ave., 773-465-9801; LAKEVIEW: 3800 N. Clark St., 773-929-3680;


Haan’s 1830 Inn

Take a trip back in time this season to historic Mackinac Island, MI, and stay at a beautifully restored Greek rRevival home. Open May–October. Family-owned, -restored and -operated for three generations. Children welcome. 906-847-6244;


Pastoral’s 6th Sixth Annual Artisan Producer Festival Presented by The Specialty Food Association and held at the Chicago French Market. Small-batch cheese, bread, confections, charcuterie, craft beer, local spirits, wine from close to 100 culinary artisans. Chef demos and more. Saturday, April 30, 11AM-am–3PM. Free to the public: 800-721-4781;

Chicago Gourmet

Created by the Illinois Restaurant Association and presented by Bon Appétit, is an annual a two-day food and drink extravaganza that includes many of Chicago’s and the country’s finest culinary professionals. Seminars, exhibitors, chef demonstrations, workshops, book signings and more. This year the emphasis will also include fine art. September 25–27, Millennium Park; 312-380-4129;


Chicago Gourmets

Membership club where guests enjoy fine dining at some of the Chicago area’s hottest restaurant establishments. Join like-minded foodies for great food, drink and conversation. Celebrating 20 years this coming fall. 847-571-1499;


Gayle’s Best Ever Grilled Cheese

Found at the Chicago’s Farmers Market, Green City Market, Logan Square Farmers Market and recently opened at its new store location at Block 37. Made with only in-season farmers market produce. Available for special events: 815-861-0012;

Goose Island Sofie Beer

Named after the founder’s granddaughter, it’s a sparkling Belgian Style Farmhouse Ale, wine- barrel-aged with an abundance of hand-zested orange peel. And sSpicy white pepper notes, light and refreshing and creamy vanilla finish. Find Sofie this Sspring and Ssummer at your favorite tap rooms, taprooms, package stores or events. To find a place nearest you: 800-466-7363;

Ludwig Farmstead Creamery

Award-winning, fifth-generation Illinois family farm producing European-style raw milk farmstead artisan aged cheeses. Certified Humane. Find Ludwig’s at Green City Market, Woodstock Market and retail locations in Chicagoland including Eataly, Mariano’s and Southport Grocery. For a full listing of locations call or visit the website: 217-213-3048; or visit  ludwigfarmsteadcreamery

Family-run New York City business for 60 years brings its fresh seafood to Chicago, direct to your door guaranteed. Also can deliver overnight anywhere in the U.S. 718-842-8850;

 Yogi Tea

The Yogi Tea collection offers 60 varieties of herbal, green and black teas that are rich in flavor and healthy for you. All Yogi Teas are made with natural and organic ingredients, and many are certified organic. 800-285-6457;


Global Gourmands

Chicago-based company offering professionally guided culinary travel excursions to small groups. Discover a culture through its food and drink. Travel journeys offered year round to exciting destinations around the globe. 312-724-6985;


Christy Webber Landscapes

Based in Chicago for 20 years, award- winning experience and passion provide detailed, high-quality landscape design, construction and maintenance, also featuring Edible Landscape design and classes. Visit their farm and garden retail store. 773-533-0477;

Gethsemane Garden Center

Gethsemane is a full- service year- round garden center offering annuals and perennials, trees, shrubs, custom-planted pots and window boxes, seeds, soil, and backyard edibles. Also a gift shop selling pottery, garden furniture, statuaries and fountains. Trained staff to help you maintain a beautiful garden. 773-878-5919;


Best Bees

Founded in 2010, the Best Bees Company is a professional full-service beekeeping operation, which includes the delivery, installation, maintenance and honey harvesting of beehives for residences and businesses in the Chicagoland area. 617-445-2322;


Country Financial

Insures your car, home and family. Also a proud presenting sponsor of Chicago’s Farmers Markets and the annual Country Chef challenge. 866-268-6879;


Band of Farmers

Is CSA project of Illinois Stewardship Alliance, and is made up of a network of CSA farms and supporters that serve the greater Chicago area offering farm- fresh produce, fruit and much more to members. Chicagoland pick up sites. Sign up now for shares: 708-370-8017;

Heartland Meats

All- natural USDA Piedmontese beef raised without the use of added hormones. Illinois multi-generational family farm and American Humane certified. Visit their table at the Evanston, Green City, Oak Park Markets and a listing of retail locations at the website. Wholesale also available: 815-538-5326;

Jake’s Country Meats

Pasture-raised, natural pork without antibiotics. Also sourcing the best -tasting Great Lakes Ffish. Jake’s is at many market locations throughout Chicagoland including Green City and Logan Square Farmers Markets. Check the website for a full listing of markets and retails locations: 269-445-3020;

Sandhill Family Farm

Growing and delivering high-quality organic produce, eggs, dairy and meat to CSA members for 12 years. The farm is located in Grayslake at the heart of Prairie Crossing, a conservation-oriented neighborhood of about 350 families. Pick up sites throughout the North Shore and Evanston, Hinsdale and Oak Park. Home delivery available to members in Chicago: 847-548-4030;

Woodstock Farmers Market

Running from May through October, Tuesday and Saturday., the market surrounds the Historic Woodstock Square with approximately. 40 vendors. The Market is a producers- only market, meaning everything purchased is grown and produced directly by the vendor. Musical performances and local artists also featured. The market also accepts LINK and Senior Benefit Vouchers.


Dirk’s Fish & Gourmet Shop

Chicago’s premier sustainable fish and seafood shop. Eat in or pick up. Events, weekly demos and cooking classes. 2070 N. Clybourn Ave., Chicago. 773-404-3475;

Pastoral Artisan Cheese, Bread & Wine

High-quality cheeses, wines and artisan food products. Retail store locations in Lakeview, Loop, Chicago French Market and Andersonville. Online ordering and gift catalog: 800-721-4781;