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Pastoral Artisan Producer Festival Taking Over French Market

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On April 27, more than 80 artisan cheesemakers, brewers, distilleries, wineries, confectioners, dry good producers, and charcuterie producers from around the world will flood the Chicago French Market—and it's totally free. The third annual Pastoral Artisan Producer Festival will offer attendees small-batch tastes of all of these vendors, plus a book signing with author and Zingerman's co-founder Ari Weinzweig and a Cochon 555 ticket giveaway which takes place the following day. Last year's festival drew over 10,000 people.

Started by Pastoral founders Greg O'Neill and Ken Miller, there's not many places where foodies can find this array of products and samples all in one place. It's happening from 11 a.m. until 3 p.m. on April 27.

LIST OF PARTICIPATING ARTISANS TO DATE—NATIONAL AND INTERNATIONAL

CHEESEMAKERS
Beehive Cheese Company (Utah)
Capriole Goat Cheeses (Indiana)
Columbia Cheese (representing cheeses from Switzerland, Germany and Italy)
Consider Bardwell Farm (Vermont)
Holland's Family Cheese (Wisconsin)
Milton Creamery (Iowa)
Rogue Creamery (Oregon)
Vermont Butter & Cheese Creamery (Vermont)
Cypress Grove Chevre (California)
Alemar Cheese Co. (Minnesota)
Cellars at Jasper Hill (Vermont)
Dutch Girl Creamery (Nebraska)
Vermont Farmstead Cheese Co (Vermont)
Kenny's Farmhouse Cheese (Kentucky)
Zingerman's Creamery (Michigan)
Marcoot Jersey Creamery (Illinois)
Roelli Cheese Haus (Wisconsin)
Point Reyes Farmstead Cheese Co. (California)
LaClare Family Farm (Wisconsin)
Beecher's Handmade Cheese (Washington)
Clock Shadow Creamery (Wisconsin)
Spring Brook Farm - Farms for City Kids Foundation (Vermont)
Prairie Fruits Farm (Illinois)
Uplands Cheese Co (Wisconsin)
Olivia's Beer Cheese (Kentucky)

CHARCUTERIE
Creminelli Fine Meats (Utah)
Smoking Goose Meatery (Indiana)

CONFECTIONS
Katherine Anne Confections (Illinois)
Whimsical Candy (Illinois)
Salted Caramel (Illinois)
Taza (Massachusetts)

BEER
Sixpoint Brewery (New York)
Sunner** (Germany)
5 Rabbits Cerveceria (Illinois)
Brouwerij Bosteels Kwak** (Belgium)
Half Acre Brewery (Illinois)
La Trappe** (Netherlands)
Meantime Brewing Company** (England)
Ale Syndicate* (Illinois)
Uncle John's Cider* (Michigan)

*Represented by Fresh Coast Distributors (Illinois)
**Represented by Artisanal Imports (Texas)

WINE / SPIRITS
FEW Spirits (Illinois)
Koval Distillery (Illinois)
L. Mawby Vineyards (Michigan)
Candid Wines (Illinois)
Good Harbor Vineyards***** (Michigan)
Illinois Sparkling Co. (Illinois)
Orin Swift Cellars*** (California)
Flowers Vineyard and Winery*** (California)
Elk Cove Vineyards (Oregon)
Domaine de Boissan**** (France)
Lieb Cellars (New York)
Domaine Berrien Cellars* (Michigan)

***Represented by Hunes Wines
****Represented by Merritt Wines
*****Represented by Lagniappe Beverage

DRY GOODS
Castleton Crackers (Vermont)
Quince & Apple Small Batch Preserves (Wisconsin)
Thornburg and Company (Michigan)
Stu's Sour Pickles (Illinois)
Ames Farm (Minnesota)
Ameline Gourmet Mustards (France)
Cook au Vin (Illinois)
Effie's Homemade (Massachusetts)
Potter's Crackers (Wisconsin)

PARTICIPATING CHICAGO FRENCH MARKET VENDORS
Bello Tea
City Fresh Market
Delightful Pastries
EJ Sushi
FliP Crepes
Fumare Meats
Espression by Lavazza
Lillie's Q
Loop Juice
Oh, Olive!
Saigon Sisters
Sam's Gourmet Lasagna & Pasta
Spicy Monkey Soup Co.
Superior Nut & Candy
WISMA

· Third Annual Pastoral Artisan Producer Festival [Official Site]

Chicago French Market

131 N. Clinton St., Chicago, IL

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