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Slagel Family Farm, Virant Team Up For Farm Dinner

By Chuck Sudo in Food on Jun 26, 2013 7:00PM

Summer in the Chicago area tends to bring with it announcements for so many farm dinners within driving distance it’s hard for slow food proponents to choose which ones to spend their money on. From the popular Outstanding in the Field farm dinner series to smaller affairs co-produced by local farms and restaurants, these serve as an excuse to see where your food comes from and have a leisurely day in the country.

Slagel Family Farm, one of the most respected local purveyors of hormone-free pork, beef, lamb, goat, chickens and ducks, has been hosting farm dinners on their grounds in Fariview, Ill. for a few years now and their upcoming July 20 dinner features the cooking of Paul Virant (Vie, Perennial Virant). These all day affairs include a tour of the farm and transportation to and from Slagel. Children are welcome with an adult and, at $125 per person, it’s a bargain. Buy your tickets here.