This a FREE tasting and meet-the-maker event featuring producers of artisan cheese, bread, beer, wine, charcuterie, confections, and other food stuffs. Each year we are blown away by the support and enthusiasm of not just the producers that we and the other Chicago French Market vendors are proud to represent, but by the tremendous turn out by you, our loyal and wonderful customers.
This year’s festival features scores of producers in addition to tastings and demonstrations from a wide variety of your favorite Chicago French Market vendors.
In addition to cheese-makers and mongers from around the world, there will also be producers of beer, wine, and accoutrements. You’ll meet confectioners, beer and spirit makers from right here in Chicago and around the world. The event will also feature artisan producers featured at Pastoral’s neighboring Chicago French Market vendors.
Pastoral created its Artisan Producer Festival as part of the company’s mission to make buying and eating great food and wine a fun, inviting and educational experience for everyone. Many of the products featured at Pastoral’s Artisan Producer Festival are sold in the Midwest exclusively at Pastoral. Culture is thrilled to be a media sponsor of this year’s festival.
Chicagoans and visitors are encouraged to make the weekend of April 12 and April 13 a celebration of food with Pastoral’s Artisan Producer Festival happening on Saturday, April 12, 2014, at Chicago French Market and Cochon 555 happening the next day on Sunday, April 13, 2014 (a one-of-a-kind traveling culinary competition and tasting event to promote sustainable farming of heritage breed pigs).