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Delicious, local, organic produce available in Western Springs from Green Earth Institute
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Western Springs Pickup Point Established for Green Earth Institute CSA

More and more, people are looking for fresh, local, and organic produce. Farmers markets and CSAs (community supported agriculture programs) become more popular every year, … Read more ›

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Chef Lena’s Raw Food Meetup at Whole Foods Market Hinsdale

Monday, June 11th 7 pm FREEIn the Lifestyle CenterChef Lena teaches a raw food meetup and monthly (non) cooking class at three Whole Foods Markets … Read more ›

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European Market at Whole Foods Market Hinsdale

Saturday, June 16th 11 am – 3 pm FREEOutside and around the storeYou’re invited to our first outdoor market with local vendors and artisan products … Read more ›

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Come explore the Northern Illinois Wine Trail

For Midwesterners, arriving in wine country means hopping a plane or driving for days. Or does it? In the last two decades, wineries have sprung … Read more ›

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Dine Away Hunger May 16

Dine Away Hunger comes to Southeast DuPage County on Wednesday, May 16. On that day, eat at the following restaurants and they’ll generously donate 10% … Read more ›

A variety of berries can be found at the local farmers market. (Heather Leszczewicz/TribLocal)

West suburban farmers market guide 2012

If you’re looking to add the freshest fruits, vegetables, baked goods, cheeses and flowers to your dinner table, look no further than in your own … Read more ›

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Local Chef: Paul Virant of Vie & Perennial Virant at Whole Foods Market Hinsdale

In the Cafe FREELocal Chef Paul Virant’s long awaited cookbook, Preservation Kitchen, has arrived. Whole Foods Market Hinsdale is excited to have Chef Paul return … Read more ›

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Local Chef: Paul Virant of Vie's Cookbook for Sale at Whole Foods Market Hinsdale

Chicagoland folks may know about the Western Springs acclaimed restaurant Vie just a hop away from Whole Foods Market Hinsdale. Iron Chef Paul Virant is … Read more ›

Seven Lettuces bagged salad with an April 11 freshness date has been recalled by the company. ( Company photo / April 15, 2012)

Dole ‘Seven Lettuces’ bagged salad recalled by company

Cases of bagged salad distributed by Dole Fresh Vegetables have been recalled because a New York state test of some of the salad found salmonella … Read more ›

Paula Deen's Kitchen at Harrah's Joliet Hotel & Casino.
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The Dish: Paula Deen's Kitchen serves up classic southern comfort food at Harrah's Joliet

On April 5, 2012, Paula Deen brought her southern-style buffet and restaurant to the Chicago area via Harrah's Casino in Joliet. Even with all the … Read more ›