Upcoming Events


The following dates for 2016 food swaps have been finalized. All events will take place at the Community Cooking School unless otherwise specified.
Other Events with Emily:
  • Printers Row Lit FestJune 12 at 3:30. Cooking demonstration and book signing.
  • Sugar Beet Food Co-opJune 18 at 1 pm. Book signing, samples and demonstration.
  • Bloomingdale Garden ClubJune 21 at 6:15 pm. I will be talking about ways to preserve the harvest and signing books. Visitors welcome!
  • The Chopping BlockJuly 19 at 6 pm. Demonstration and book signing.
  • Morton ArboretumAugust 27 at 10 am. Introduction to Jam demonstration class.
  • Morton ArboretumAugust 30 at 7 pm. Introduction to Pickling demonstration class.
  • Darien Garden ClubSeptember 6 at 7 pm. I will be talking about ways to preserve the harvest and signing books. One book will be given away as a door prize.  Visitors welcome!
  • 2112 Creative IncubatorSeptember 8 at 6 pm. "An Evening with Women Who Write," a book signing and panel discussion with me and several other local female authors.
  • Brookfield LibrarySeptember 12 at 7 pm. I will be talking about ways to preserve the harvest and signing books. Samples included and one book will be given away as a raffle prize!
  • Lake Zurich LibrarySeptember 28 at 7 pm. I will be talking about food swapping and signing books.

Please email founder Emily Paster at westoftheloop at gmail.com if you would like more information or, to stay abreast of all the latest happenings at the Chicago Food Swap, become a fan on Facebook.