Ohio Food Events

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COLUMBUS AREA

June 6, 2013

Class: Climate Change in Ohio and Its Effect on Your Garden
Join Ohio Environmental Council’s Joe Logan for an in-depth discussion on climate change in Central Ohio. Learn how this change is affecting our growing season and the outlook for the future. Joe will share strategies for coping with the changing weather and explain new opportunities brought about by the change in our weather patterns. 7-8:30, cost is FREE. Register at City Folk’s Farm Shop or by emailing shawn@cityfolksfarmshop.com

June 7-8, 2013

Park Street Festival 2013
Park Street Festival comes to the Arena District Friday, June 7th and Saturday, June 8th. The start of summer is right around the corner, so kick off the summer festival season with the annual Park Street Festival, a two day event featuring entertainment, arts and crafts, family fun, delicious food and great music for all ages. The festivities will begin at 5pm on the 7th, and continue through the evening of the 8th, with live music and special events. Whether you’re a parent looking for a great way to spend an afternoon with your kids, a food lover eager to taste an eclectic mix of the best food trucks and carts in Columbus, or a music fan looking to hear great live music and enjoy camaraderie among 20,000 friends, Park Street Festival is one event that offers something for everyone.

June 8, 2013

Downtown Luau
The Grass Skirt and The Hills Market Downtown are pairing up to celebrate summer with a Downtown Luau on Saturday, June 8th from 11:30am to 8pm. The Hills Market will provide fire-roasted Hawaiian pork sandwiches made by Slow Food Columbus from Athens, Ohio’s Red Wattle hogs served alongside a tropical fruit salad, while the Grass Skirt provides signature tiki drinks, coconut sangria and plenty of PBR and Red Stripe for the thirsty. Little Eater will be on site providing their famous vegetarian-friendly locally sourced and organic salads, as well. Live music by Francis Lacuna (12-2pm), The Twits (4-6pm) and members of Apocalypso (6-8pm) will happen all day, as well as some ukelele action and even a sideshow performer or two, all in the heart of the Discovery District. The Hills Market Downtown, 95 North Grant Avenue, Downtown Columbus.

June 11, 2013

Class: Solve Garden Problems Naturally
What are those bugs eating your vegetables? Why are your tomatoes rotting on the vine? What can you do about these and other garden problems without exposing yourself to dangerous chemicals? Talk with Rachel Tayse Baillieul of Harmonious Homestead about natural remedies and create a pest spray to take home. Bring descriptions/pictures of your garden problems and we’ll brainstorm ways to address them. 6:30-8pm. Cost is $20 per person. Register at City Folk’s Farm Shop by calling 614-946-5553 or by emailing shawn@cityfolksfarmshop.com.

June 20, 2013

Class: Breaking Down the Hog
Inspired from our “Breaking Down the Hog” class from the North Market Cooking Series, but very different – much more hands on! Activities: Get an in-depth breakdown (visual and verbal) of a half a hog. Find out where each cut comes from and how you can maximize your purchases. Take home materials that will keep everything you learned more organized and at your fingertips. Learn about knife sharpening, and the dos and don’ts of the trade. 6:30-9pm at Bluescreek Fam Meats at the North Market, 59 Spruce St, Columbus. Cost is $95 online or $92 cash (take home around $30 worth of meat that you’ve watched and learned about. Something to braise, bake and pan fry). Call 614-228-5727 for more information.

June 27, 2013

Wine Dinner Featuring La Follette Wines
Six course dinner paired with four La Follette Wines and two Veritas Tavern Cocktails with Winemaker Greg La Follette. All wine will be available for sale at retail pricing following the dinner.  7pm. $85 per person (does not include tax or gratuity). Seating is limited, and reservations are required by calling 740-417-4074. Veritas Tavern, 15 East Winter Street, Delaware.

June 29, 2013

When the Spirits Move You: A Winery Tour
It’s ironic that the Anti-Saloon League, the driving force behind the Prohibition movement, was headquartered in Westerville, Ohio. In spite of that, today the Columbus area boasts some outstanding purveyors of alcoholic beverages. We think it’s fitting that this 3 hour tour starts at the Anti Saloon League Museum in Westerville, OH. The League, founded in Oberlin, Ohio in 1893, was based in Westerville from 1909 to 1973. Is it any surprise that Westerville remained dry until 2006? Atere the docent-guided tour of Anti Saloon League Museum, we’ll caravan to Wyandotte Winery. At Wyandotte Winery (the first and oldest winery in Central Ohio), we’ll tour the winery guided by Chief Whiner, Valerie Coolidge. Next you’ll taste the wonderful Wyandotte wines and enjoy a panini lunch. Your special dessert will be a slice of one of Valerie’s famous wine cakes. Valerie may tell us the story of her previous cake business in dry Westerville. An outstanding feature of this tour is to experience firsthand the Wyandotte Winery slogan, “Enter a Stranger and Leave a Friend”. 11am-3pm. Ticket fee is $35 per person (includes tours, wine tasting, and lunch). Tickets can be purchased online. For more information, contact A La Carte Food Tours, 614-746-9931.

July 18, 2013

Bluescreek Farm Meats: Sausage Making Class
Learn how to bone out your own pork shoulder but (you will actually do this yourself) with guidance from us. We will grind all of the pork shoulder buts together, mix a few different types of seasonings, stuff and link the sausage there. You will get to link your own sausage and take it home with you (about 6 lbs per person – Brats, Polish, Mild Italian, or Hot Italian), and get to sample a few of the sausages there as a mid-evening snack. 6:30-9:30pm, cost is $95 online or $92 cash. For more information, call 614-228-5727. Bluescreek Farm Meats at the North Market, 59 Spruce St, Columbus.

August 13, 2013

Bluescreek Farm Meats: Offal Class
Learn about the offal cuts themselves; where they come from, the texture of the meat, and some of the taste differences between species (beef, lamb, goat, pork). Learn about the cooking techniques for some of those offal cuts that most people try to avoid. Taste a little bit of everything: beef tongue, beef heart, lamb liver, lamb kidneys, lamb mountain oysters, and goat liver! Come to this class with an open mind and an empty stomach. Take home recipes and knowledge that you can use to enjoy these offal cuts for years to come! 6:30-9:30pm, cost is $50 per person online or $47 cash. Bluescreek Farm Meats at the North Market, 59 Spruce St, Columbus. 614-228-5727.

August 14, 2013

Taste of Hilliard
We are starting to make great progress on this event to be held on Wednesday August 14th at the Makoy Center from 4:30-7:30pm. We will feature our area restaurants and our businesses at the same time. Restaurants/organizations who have already committed to be there are: Ange’s Pizza, Applebee’s, Average Joe’s Pub and Grill, Carrabba’s Italian Grill, Culver’s of Columbus, DelFornos, Domino’s Pizza, Firehouse Subs,  Flyers Pizza and Subs, Heritage Golf Club, Jet’s Pizza, Kitamu Coffee, Makoy Center, Mayfair Village Nursing Center, Mill Run Gardens & Care Center, Old Bag of Nails, Outback Steakhouse, Reception House at Raymond Memorial by Schmidt’s, Roadhouse Wings and Grill, Rusty Bucket Dublin, Tequila Mike’s The Goat, and the Olive Tree Cafe. Save the date, more information to come.

September 25, 2013

Bluescreek Farm Meats: Lamb Cutting Class
Watch an entire lamb get broken down and explained to you in detail, then do a little cutting yourself (that you will be taking home with you). Also, enjoy some braised lamb at the end of the class. Find out about different breeds, different ways a lamb can be broken down, and different ways to cook different cuts. Note taking materials will be provided (diagrams included) for you to take home with you. Make it an experience  you can use forever. Come with questions, thoughts or knowledge from your own personal experience working with lamb. 6:30-9:30 pm, cost is $95 online/credit card or $92 cash. Bluescreek Farm Meats at the North Market, 59 Spruce St, Columbus. 614-228-5727.

September 28, 2013

When the Spirits Move You: A Winery Tour
It’s ironic that the Anti-Saloon League, the driving force behind the Prohibition movement, was headquartered in Westerville, Ohio. In spite of that, today the Columbus area boasts some outstanding purveyors of alcoholic beverages. We think it’s fitting that this 3 hour tour starts at the Anti Saloon League Museum in Westerville, OH. The League, founded in Oberlin, Ohio in 1893, was based in Westerville from 1909 to 1973. Is it any surprise that Westerville remained dry until 2006? Atere the docent-guided tour of Anti Saloon League Museum, we’ll caravan to Wyandotte Winery. At Wyandotte Winery (the first and oldest winery in Central Ohio), we’ll tour the winery guided by Chief Whiner, Valerie Coolidge. Next you’ll taste the wonderful Wyandotte wines and enjoy a panini lunch. Your special dessert will be a slice of one of Valerie’s famous wine cakes. Valerie may tell us the story of her previous cake business in dry Westerville. An outstanding feature of this tour is to experience firsthand the Wyandotte Winery slogan, “Enter a Stranger and Leave a Friend”. 11am-3pm. Ticket fee is $35 per person (includes tours, wine tasting, and lunch). Tickets can be purchased online. For more information, contact A La Carte Food Tours, 614-746-9931.

November 9, 2013

When the Spirits Move You: A Winery Tour
It’s ironic that the Anti-Saloon League, the driving force behind the Prohibition movement, was headquartered in Westerville, Ohio. In spite of that, today the Columbus area boasts some outstanding purveyors of alcoholic beverages. We think it’s fitting that this 3 hour tour starts at the Anti Saloon League Museum in Westerville, OH. The League, founded in Oberlin, Ohio in 1893, was based in Westerville from 1909 to 1973. Is it any surprise that Westerville remained dry until 2006? Atere the docent-guided tour of Anti Saloon League Museum, we’ll caravan to Wyandotte Winery. At Wyandotte Winery (the first and oldest winery in Central Ohio), we’ll tour the winery guided by Chief Whiner, Valerie Coolidge. Next you’ll taste the wonderful Wyandotte wines and enjoy a panini lunch. Your special dessert will be a slice of one of Valerie’s famous wine cakes. Valerie may tell us the story of her previous cake business in dry Westerville. An outstanding feature of this tour is to experience firsthand the Wyandotte Winery slogan, “Enter a Stranger and Leave a Friend”. 11am-3pm. Ticket fee is $35 per person (includes tours, wine tasting, and lunch). Tickets can be purchased online. For more information, contact A La Carte Food Tours, 614-746-9931.

Ongoing

Bluescreek Farm Meats: Be a Butcher for a Day!
This is a four hour experience where you cut right alongside David for some one on one advice and instruction. This is for someone who TRULY wants to expand their experience and knowledge base. Leave these four hours with experience, knowledge, and a piece of meat that you have helped cut (David chooses the cut you take with you). Purchase this experience online and then contact us ASAP so we can schedule you for your day! Cost is $200 (includes a four hour period where you will be cutting the piece of meat you’ll be taking home, that you helped cut). Bluescreek Farm Meats at the North Market, 59 Spruce St, Columbus. 614-228-5727.

ELSEWHERE IN OHIO

June 14-15, 2013

8th Annual Jungle Jim’s International Beer Fest
Jungle Jim goes all out for our festivals, and as he says, “The bigger the better, Baby!” We’ll have more breweries and better quality beers than any other beer festival in Cincinnati! That’s 350 beers from 100 different breweries – where else can you find so many different kinds of beer? There will be brew masters available to talk about the craft and imported beers and we’ll also have some rare beers that you might not get the chance to sample again. You won’t want to miss the firkin tapping at the start of each night or the opportunity to talk with brew masters about anything beer related. Check out our Details Page for more information. 7-10 pm each night (doors open at 6pm), event will be held at the Oscar Event Center at Jungle Jim’s International Market. Tickets are $40 for Friday, $45 for Saturday, and $15 for non-drinkers.