Shopping Local is Activism

Join Jody & Beth to learn more about shopping and eating locally as a form of political and economic activism.

You'll learn how you can have a positive impact on your community when you make thoughtful choices about where you spend your money. There will be an informational presentation and time to discuss and share.

The event is free, but an RSVP is requested.

Two dates & locations to choose from

Kinslahger Brewing Company

6806 W. Roosevelt
Oak Park

September 18

Begyle Brewing

1800 W. Cuyler Ave

October 16

Barnyard & Beer

Sunday, August 21
2:30 p.m.- 5:30 p.m.

$35 per person

We will begin here at the farm for a tour of Cedar Valley Sustainable. You'll see the animals and learn about how we started the Midwest's first meat CSA.

Next, we'll all head in to town for a behind the scenes look at Tangled Roots, Ottawa's 'farm to foam" craft brewery. The hour long tour will be presented by Awesome Ottawa Tours. We'll get a behind the scenes look at their state of the art brewery and historic building. The tour finishes with a complimentary flight of beer.

If you would like to enjoy a meal with Jody, Beth, and Tom (our Awesome local historian and tour guide) we can gather afterwards at The Lone Buffalo (the restaurant attached to the brewery). Dinner is not included in the price of the tour.

Cookout at the Creek

Saturday, July 2
11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m

This family friendly event will include a hayrack ride around the farm, a home cooked meal, and the opportunity to play in the creek that runs through the farm. (The picnic area is separated from the water and there is plenty of room to run around, but children *must* be accompanied by their adult when they are at or near the creek.)

The cost is $20 for adults and $10 for kids 3-13 (under 3 free). We will grill burgers and provide sides, desert, and lemonade.

There is a limited number of guests we can accommodate, so pre-registration is required.