June 13, 2013
Watershed and Lauren Petersen Edwards of Sango LLC Announce Collaboration
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March 24th, 2013
Pastoral Announces Third Annual Artisan Producer Festival
Look forward to Pastoral's Third Annual Artisan Producer Festival at the Chicago French Market from 11am - 3pm Saturday, April 27th, 2013.
September 5th, 2012
Bar Pastoral Announces Hiring of Inaugural Chef
Chrissy Camba is announced as the inaugural chef at Bar Pastoral.
May 14, 2012
Pastoral Announces Development of Bar Pastoral
Pastoral is announces the creation of Bar Pastoral next to our Lakeview store, set to open in fall of 2012.
March 28, 2012
2nd Annual Pastoral's Artisan Producer Festival
Pastoral announces our second annual Pastoral's Artisan Producer Festival, a free meet-the-maker culinary event in the Chicago French Market.
September 22, 2011
American Cheese Month Celebrations
Pastoral celebrates American Cheese Month with special events, free tastings, fundraisers and exclusive offers throughout the month of October—together with the American Cheese Society and the farmers, cheesemakers, purveyors and chefs who bring American artisan cheese to the table
August 25, 2011
Meet the Market Open House
Chicago French Market Hosts First Ever "Meet the Market" Open House, a FREE event on Saturday, September 17
July 20, 2011
Pastoral has expanded its menu to include new sandwiches available at all three store locations, five new signature Picnics for Two, plus small batch wines and artisan beers selected especially for summer.
June 7, 2011
NEW Pastoral Web Site
With more than 70 percent of Pastoral’s online business now generated out-of-state and throughout the U.S., the company created a seamlessly integrated, personalized web site for both local and national customers to shop and stay connected to Pastoral.
April 30, 2011
First Annual Pastoral Artisan Producer Festival
Free event to meet Pastoral’s featured culinary artisans, sample their products and celebrate small batch food, beer & wine from across America
June 3, 2010
Introducing new sandwiches and salads, plus summer wines, artisan beers and new concert express grab-and-go picnic packs
December 3, 2009
Third Location - Chicago French Market
National award-winning Pastoral joins Chicago’s first and only year-round, European-inspired indoor market, offering the same distinctive small batch foods and wines available at its Broadway and Lake Street locations, plus online
June 1, 2009
Pastoral, the Official Picnic Partner of the Grant Park Music Festival, creates fresh ways to enjoy its distinctive selection of handcrafted food and wine for neighborhood businesses, residents, tourists and pre-theatre patrons
September 11, 2007
Second Location - Downtown Chicago
National award-winning Pastoral expands its market―in Chicago's Loop and now throughout the U.S. with a Williams-Sonoma partnership creating an American Farmstead Cheese Collection
July 9, 2007
NASFT Outstanding Retailer of the Year Award
Pastoral awarded Outstanding Specialty Food Retailer of 2007 by the National Association for the Specialty Food Trade, Inc (NASFT)