Miche and Multigrain Baguette from La Fournette Bakery Now Available at Pastoral!

Miche and Multigrain Baguette from La Fournette Bakery Now Available at Pastoral!

Posted on April 3, 2014
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A La Fournette favorite, this 2 pound loaf redefines the meaning of sourdough with its tight, spongy crumb. This is La Fournette’s signature bread made with sourdough starter, long fermentation and rye, wheat and whole wheat flours. It’s large size makes it the perfect crowd-pleaser, used as a bowl filled with savory dip or simply toasted with butter.

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Quince & Apple - Pastoral's Artisan Producer Festival Highlights

Quince & Apple - Pastoral's Artisan Producer Festival Highlights

Posted in Artisan Producer Festival, Bread, Jams, & Accompaniments, and Chicago French Market on April 2, 2014
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Quince & Apple small batch preserves are a husband and wife duo making hand-crafted artisan preserves late into the night in their tiny kitchen in Madison, Wisconsin. Matt and Clare Stoner-Fehsenfeld are committed to sourcing local fruits and ingredients with which to concoct their beautiful, not-too-sweet preserves. They do everything themselves, and taste test every step of each batch, allowing them to incorporate and adjust for seasonality and varietal from batch to batch.

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Milton Creamery - Pastoral's Artisan Producer Festival Highlights

Milton Creamery - Pastoral's Artisan Producer Festival Highlights

Posted in Artisan Producer Festival, Cheese, Events, American Artisan Cheese, and Chicago French Market on April 2, 2014
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The Musser family has trusted the cheesemaking to their son Galen, who has been in charge of cheese production since he was 16 years old - winning his first award at 17! The Pastoral favorite, Prairie Breeze not only secured Galen his first U.S. Cheese Championship award, but continues to be an award winning cheese to this day, with its crystalline texture and flaky shards of flavor.

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Olympic Provisions - Pastoral's Artisan Producer Festival Highlights

Olympic Provisions - Pastoral's Artisan Producer Festival Highlights

Posted in Artisan Producer Festival, Charcuterie, and Chicago French Market on March 31, 2014
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Oregon's first USDA approved salumeria was established in 2009 by head Salumist Elias Cairo (who will be attending the APF). He is a first generation Greek American- who watched and learned from his father who made salami at home. Elias then kindled his passion for all things salumi traveling and apprenticing in Europe learning the old world art and craft of salumi the tenants of which are everything is made by hand and comes to fruition with patience and time.

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Sweet Margy - Pastoral's Artisan Producer Festival Highlights

Sweet Margy - Pastoral's Artisan Producer Festival Highlights

Posted in Artisan Producer Festival and Chicago French Market on March 29, 2014
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Sweet Margy, Confection Diva is a small confectionary company that sprung out of a therapeutic hobby for Margy Kaye. Margy employs small batch production methods and European butter to create English style Toffee that is light and consistent, rather than teeth-breaking. Her artisanal toffee is then dipped in rich single origin milk and dark chocolate for a sweet confection that melts in your mouth.

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Ale Syndicate - Pastoral's Artisan Producer Festival Highlights

Ale Syndicate - Pastoral's Artisan Producer Festival Highlights

Posted in Artisan Producer Festival, Craft Beer , and Chicago French Market on March 28, 2014
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Samuel and Jesse Evans started their craft beer journey in California, bottling the very first and only craft beer in the city of Oakland. Success was abundant, but they missed Chicago and returned to establish a truly collaborative brewery focusing on strong flavors, pure ingredients and the power of coming together over something they love.

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Specialty Food Association and the sofi™ Award Winners Attending Pastoral's Artisan Producer Festival

Specialty Food Association and the sofi™ Award Winners Attending Pastoral's Artisan Producer Festival

Posted in Artisan Producer Festival and Specialty Food on March 27, 2014
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At Pastoral’s Artisan Producer Festival on April 12, the following sofi Awards winners from across the U.S. will provide tastes of their specialty food products: American Spoon Foods, Big Picture Farm, Creminelli Fine Meats, Cypress Grove Chevre, Effie’s Homemade, Rogue Creamery, and Vermont Creamery.

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