In the Sun-Times today there is an article on culinary tourism, highlighting Pastoral. As many of you have experienced first hand, once a year we arrange for a field trip. It is open to the staff, and to the public. Last year we went to the Champaign-Urbana farmer's market, and then onward to visit Leslie Cooperband, her goats, and her amazing chef at Prairie Fruits Farm.
This year we've got another trip in the works for the end of the summer. Contrary to what was written in the Sun-Times we have not finalized anything, but cheesemakers in Michigan are on our list. Stay tuned for further details! Until then, here are some shots from last year's excursion.
Lunch at Prairie Fruits Farm was delicious. Veggies grown right on the farm, and meat from neighbors down the road.
Leslie's goats are very friendly. Just ask Alison.
Group shot! Thanks to everyone for making it a great trip!