Meet 70 Makers of Good Stuff at Pastoral’s 2nd Annual Artisan Producer Festival

They make cow cheese and goat cheese and sheep’s milk cheese. They make beer, and wine, and vodka. They make crackers and candies and pickles. Who are they? They’re the more than 70 artisan producers of good foodstuffs and drink who will be at the French Market Saturday from 11 to 3 p.m., for Pastoral’s 2nd Annual Artisan Producers Festival. For the entirely reasonable price of free, you’ll be able to sample their wares and talk to producers from all over the U.S. and even beyond— for one thing, there will be representatives from one of our favorite cheese producers anywhere, Britain’s Neal’s Yard. Scheduled events throughout the day will include a cheese wrapping contest (pros at 12:30, amateurs at 1:30), an avocado tasting for kids (and grown-ups), and a Best of the Fest competition. Just show up at the French Market (131 N. Clinton) unless you want to compete in the cheese wrapping contest, in which case you want to rsvp to We’ve got a teaser video and the current complete list of vendors below.


Beecher’s Handmade Cheese (Washington)
Beehive Cheese Company (Utah)
Capriole Farmstead Goat Cheese (Indiana)
Cypress Grove Chevre (California)
Forever Cheese (Mediterranean)
Frisian Farms (Iowa)
Holland’s Family Cheese (Wisconsin)
Cellars at Jasper Hill (Vermont)
Kenny’s Farmhouse Cheese (Kentucky)
LaClare Family Farm (Wisconsin)
Marcoot Jersey Creamery (Illinois)
Milton Creamery (Iowa)
Neal’s Yard Dairy (London)
Point Reyes Farmstead Cheese Company (California)
Prairie Fruits Farm and Creamery (Illinois)
Rogue Creamery (Oregon)
Sartori Cheese (Wisconsin)
Saxon Homestead Creamery (Wisconsin)
Seymour Dairy (Wisconsin)
Spring Brook Farm (Vermont)
Uplands Cheese Company (Wisconsin)
Vermont Butter and Cheese Creamery (Vermont)
Wisconsin Sheep Dairy Co-Op (Wisconsin)
Zingerman’s Creamery (Michigan)

5 Rabbit (Illinois)
Finch’s Beer (Illinois)
Founders Brewing Company (Michigan)
Goose Island (Illinois)
Half Acre Beer Company (Illinois)
Brouwerij Liefmans (Belgium)
New Holland Brewing Company (Michigan)
North Coast Brewing Company (California)
Brewery Ommegang (New York)
Uinta Brewing Company (Utah)

Acustic Winery (Spain)
Adelsheim Vineyard (Oregon)
Barrelhead Winery (California)
Chateau de Tiregand (France)
Elk Cove Vineyards (Oregon)
Graziano Family Wines (California)
Julian Cider (California)
L. Mawby Vineyards (Michigan)
Laurel Glen Vineyards (California)
Marques Vargas Vineyards (Spain)
Monticello Vineyards (California)
Orin Swift Cellars (California)
Pazo San Mauro (Spain)

Death’s Door Spirits (Wisconsin)
Few Spirits (Illinois)
Koval Distillery (Illinois)
Valentine Vodka (Michigan)

Confection Diva (Illinois)
DAS Foods (Illinois)
Happy Goat Caramels (California)
Rich Chocolates & Candies (Illinois)
Salted Caramel (Illinois)
Truffle Truffle (Illinois)
Whimsical Candy (Illinois)

34 Degrees Crispbreads (Colorado)
Ameline Mustards (France)
Ames Farm (Minnesota)
Avocados from Mexico in partnership with The Good Food Project
Calvisius Caviar (Italy)
Castleton Crackers (Vermont)
Cook au Vin (Illinois)
The Gracious Gourmet (Connecticut)
Mieli Thun (Italy)
Potter’s Crackers (Wisconsin)
Quince & Apple (Wisconsin)
Route 11 Potato Chips (Virginia)
Savini Tartufi (Italy)
Sour Puss Pickles (New York)
Stu’s Sour Pickles (Illinois)

Creminelli Fine Meats (Utah)

Meet 70 Makers of Good Stuff at Pastoral’s 2nd Annual Artisan Producer Festival