4th Annual Pastoral’s Artisan Producer Festival




Chicago folks, check out this event, coming Saturday, April 12th, and featuring a ton of great cheesemakers and much more: 

Pastoral’s Artisan Producer Festival 
Saturday, April 12, 2014, 11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Pastoral Artisan Cheese, Bread & Wine and the Chicago French Market are proud to announce the 4th Annual Pastoral’s Artisan Producer Festival at the Chicago French Market from 11 AM to 3 PM on Saturday, April 12, 2014. This a FREE tasting and meet-the-maker event featuring producers of artisan cheese, bread, beer, wine, charcuterie, confections, and other food stuffs.  


Chicago French Market
131 North Clinton Street, Chicago, IL 60661

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This is the store I manage! You definitely do not want to miss this event. We are expecting 15,000 people this year. I’m sure people will run out of samples later in the day, so plan to get there early!

Remember this? It’s been almost a week and my feet still hurt. I finally caught up on my sleep just last night. I’m not even the one who put this thing on and I can’t count the hours I put in last week. All I know is my staff did an amazing job, the customers were in fantastic moods, the sun was shining, and the store had it’s best day ever. As soon as we closed I went to the after party, ate a million tacos, drank very much wine in very little time, then went home and slept for three hours, woke up and ordered (and ate) a pizza, then went back to bed and didn’t get up until 2 pm. Like a boss. A really, really, tired, aging boss.

(Reblogged from lindstifa)


Someone else is excited to be outside.

(Reblogged from garbagefingers)


Tomorrow is going to be ridiculous. Like, RIDICULOUS.

I worked 13 hours today. Took a shot with one of our owners and shared a glass of Riesling with the other. Had the loveliest conversation with the husband of the woman who makes the cheese that changed my life. Got a hug from the best cheese maker in the US. I’m kind of out of body right now.

Tomorrow is going to be ridiculous. Like, RIDICULOUS.

(Reblogged from beefranck)

I couldn’t say “granny” so she was Neeney. #tbt