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Slow Food Chicago at Spence Farm
Spence Farm
Fairbury, IL
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Slow Food Chicago at Spence Farm
Maple Syrup Tapping
Sunday, March 3
9:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Spence Farm
Fairbury, Illinois
This event is limited to 12 people. RSVP now!

Join Slow Food Chicago and Spence Farm on Sunday, March 3rd for a work day as we help with the maple syrup harvest. Spence Farm is the oldest family farm in Livingston County, Illinois, settled in 1830.  Slow Food Chicago members will assist Farmers Will, Kris, and Marty in all things having to do with maple syrup production. We'll be getting dirty here, folks, and doing chores like tramping through the mud, hauling firewood, moving heavy buckets, and more. You must be in excellent physical condition.

We'll meet at 9:30am at Spence Farm in Fairbury, Illinois (see directions to the farm below). Attendees should dress appropriately, for cold or warm weather, and for rainy or dry conditions. Bring boots and a sack lunch. We will work rain or shine.

This event is limited to 12 persons.

Directions to Spence Farm in Fairbury, Illinois:                      
(815) 692-3336
Read Spence Farm blog at:

From Chicago  -  I-55 south to Dwight, exit 220. South on Rt. 47 approx. 30 miles. After Forrest, Right on County Rd 300. Straight 6 miles (two stops, do not follow curve), Left on Road 2100. First farm on Right side (red barn, white roof).

From Champaign  -  I-74 west to Mahomet. North on Rt. 47 approx. 45 miles. After Strawn, turn Left on County Rd 300. 6 miles (two stops and do not follow curve). Left on Road 2100. First farm on Right side (red barn, white roof).

From Bloomington/Normal  - I-55 north to Chenoa. Right onto Rt. 24 toward Fairbury. In Fairbury, Right at stop light (only one in town). Right at "T" and follow this road (2100) south approximately 4 miles. Just after Country Rd. 300, first farm on Right side (red barn, white roof.)

Slow Food Chicago seeks to create dramatic and lasting change in our local food system to ensure equity, sustainability and pleasure in the food we eat.

Slow Food is an educational non-profit with the goal of creating a world in which everyone can enjoy food that is good, clean and fair. Slow Food represents a growing movement of 18,000 members nationally, including over 3,000 supporters in the Chicago area. We seek fulfillment of our mission by: 1) Connecting eaters to the Chicago region's biodiverse and sustainable producers through organizational partnerships, publications, and social events. 2) Increasing public awareness around the economic, environmental, political, and cultural impact of our eating through education, garden projects, and social events.
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Spence Farm (View)
2100 South
Fairbury, IL 61739
United States

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Education > Workshops
Food > Markets & Farms

Kid Friendly: No
Dog Friendly: No
Non-Smoking: Yes!
Wheelchair Accessible: No


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