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The Band Of Farmers Talent Show is this Saturday (April 7)... Begyle Brewery in Chicago, 6 to 10 p.m. Enjoy the musical and comic stylings of some of Chicagoland's most talented farmers in a show that's guaranteed to grow on you! More details below.

Craft Beer... Farmers...Talent... More Beer!

The Band of Farmers Talent Show is back — this Saturday! — with a bumper crop of homegrown entertainment that we guarantee you will not find anywhere else. And thanks to our hosts at Begyle Brewery (1800 W. Cuyler Ave. in Chicago's Ravenswood neighborhood), there will be food and an open bar featuring some of Chicago's best craft beers that will make you shout for encores!

Tickets are $20, and half of the proceeds will be divided between Band of Farmers and our partners at the Chillinois Young Farmer Coalition. We will have raffle prizes...  including $25 gift cards from Sitka Salmon, dinner for two at Publican Anker (including wine), & one signed copy of Chef Paul Kahan's award-winning cookbook Cheers to The Publican! 

Even better, there is still time to sign up to perform! We want to see you or someone from your farm or organization play a song, read a poem, juggle, burp the alphabet, name every state capital, perform magic tricks, dance, whatever!  This is all just about having fun!  Performer Sign up here!

Doors open at 6 p.m., with performances starting at 7.

Congrats to Sandbox Organics... + Annual Meeting on 4/14 

Congratulations to Yoram Shanan of Sandbox Organics, who received the 2018 Beginning Farmer of the Year Award — presented by Routes to Farm — at FamilyFarmed's Good Food EXPO in Chicago on March 23. Yoram, a member of the Band of Farmers board, is coordinating this Saturday's Farmer Talent Show (see article to the left for details). 

Visit Sandbox Organics' website to learn more about its excellent pork and produce CSA offerings. (Photo: Bob Benenson/FamilyFarmed)

The best way to find the right CSA program for you is to get to know your farmer. Here's where you'll find Band of Farmers members at upcoming events:

Band of Farmers Arlington Heights CSA EXPO
Join us Saturday, April 14, 12-5 p.m. at the Arlington Heights Memorial Library for this annual CSA Kickoff event. The Arlington Heights CSA Expo always offers an opportunity to meet local farmers, learn more about their farming techniques and practices, and get a window into what they have under way this spring.

SCARCE Growin' Green Garden Market
Members of the Band of Farmers will join the SCARCE Growin' Green Garden Market, which takes place on Saturday, May 5 from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. at 799 Roosevelt Road in Glen Ellyn. This event kicks off the growing season with variety of native and plant seedlings, compost amended with food scrap, mini-workshops and more.   

Check our Facebook events page to find more details. We look forward to seeing you!


2018 Band Members

All Grass Farms
Angelic Organics
Artisan Harvest Farm
Avium Flowers Company
Beaver Creek Gardens
Big Rock Organics at Lamb of God Farm
Bob's fresh & local
Bray Grove Farm
Brian Severson Farms
Broad Branch Farm
Cedar Valley Sustainable Farm
Chicago Honey Co-op
Dierks Farms Grass-Fed Beef
Earth First Farms
Edgewood Farm Organics
Five Hands Farm
Foxtrot Organic Farm
Fresh For Life Organics
Genesis Growers
Geneva Lakes Produce
Global Garden Refugee Training Farm
Granor Farm
Grateful Plains
Gray Farms
Green Acres
Green Earth Institute
Harrison Market Gardens
Hidden Hive Flowers
Hildreth Organics
JK and Ace Garden and Farm
Kings Hill Farm
Midnight Sun Farm
Mint Creek Farm
Moss Funnel Farms
Nichols Farm and Orchard
Prairie Wind Family Farm
Radical Root Farm
Red Flower Organics
Riemer Family Farm
Sandbox Organics
Scotch Hill Farm
The Urban Canopy
The Wright Way Farm
Three Plaid Farmers
Tomato Mountain Farm
Tree of Life Farm
Trogg's Hollow
Turtle Creek Gardens
Walnut Acres Family Farm
Wholesome Harvest
Wild Beet Farm
Willow Ridge Organic Farm

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