This week's Meet the Maker Interview is with Nathan and Lou Ann Robinson, Owners of Jake's Country Meats. Jake's Country Meats is a Michigan farm that supplies Green Grocer with pasture raised meats that are raised without antibiotics or hormones. Q: How long has JAKES been in business and how did the company start?
A: The Robinson family that owns and operates Jake’s is a 7th generation family farm. The original homestead, this is still being used today, was originally purch
This time of year, we get invited to many wine tasting events as the weather is breaking, sales of white wines, roses, and sparkling wines increase, and many young wines (whites especially) have been bottled, imported, and are ready to be consumed and enjoyed. We get invited to wine events that are sponsored by countries, wine making regions (both domestic and international), distributors, and wine associations. It all can be overwhelming. Based on a wonderful experience we e
In the grocery business this week, the buzz is about the abrupt shut down of Stanley's Produce on Elston Street in Chicago. For those of you who don't know Stanley's or are from out of town, this store was a Mecca of cheap pricing for produce. They got things a bit on the "ripe" side, moved inventory at rock bottom prices, and had a wide selection and loyal customers. So why did it close? The store owner has been quoted as saying that Mariano's (the chain of stores now own
We'll be presenting at the 15th Annual on the topic of Culinary Medicine. Culinary Medicine is an emerging field which uses healthy, #organic and #local ingredients grown using sustainable methods to cook meals that are not only healthy but combat a number of common maladies such as obesity, depression, diabetes, inflammation and poor digestion. While much of Culinary Medicine rests on sound practices that have been around for a long time, it's quite new in that medical trai
This is the time of year that people living in Chicago wait for! Finally the warm weather is here and we can now take part in the numerous festivals that happen on weekends in #Chicago and enjoy the lake front of Lake Michigan. This time of year also means good eating. At Green Grocer Chicago, we are do our best to stock #local and fresh products that are #organic and #sustainable. Our shop is located at 1402 W Grand Ave and we invite you to come and get items that will be g