RECAP: Breakin' Bread

A big thank you to Goose Island, BRVTHERS KEEPER, and all of our guests who came out to support Native Tongue at Breakin’ Bread!

By showing up, you also provided a copy of Native Tongue to a family in-need. We’re able to supply about 80 families from this event alone! As we continue to cultivate food education for Chicago, we’re truly grateful to have supporters and friends who are just excited as we are to create positive change. Stay tuned for details on our next big event!

Native Tongue X Logan Square Farmers Market

The Logan Square Farmers Market has been a fixture of Chicago's food scene for a decade. 2017 marks their 10 year anniversary as an established independent farmers market, and their foundation for the community has been an important movement for farmers, entrepreneurs and community members alike. Founded in 2005 as a project of the city of Chicago, the Logan Square Chamber of Commerce took it on as a multi-faceted approach to give back to the community by building an alternative food system and hub to foster entrepreneurship. In 2009, the LSFM expanded to operated during the winter months and became the first farmers market in Illinois to process EBT for LINK Card holders, which pioneered food availability in a new setting.

We're ecstatic to be at the last indoor Logan Square Farmers Market of the season on Sunday, March 26. We're debuting the Spring 2017 issue there, and you can purchase a copy at the community table. Stop by and say hi!

Visit the Logan Square Farmers Market at:

2755 N Milwaukee Ave, Chicago, IL 60647


RECAP: Bridging the Gap

A big thank you to our attendees and partners, The Chopping Block and Green City Market, who helped make Bridging the Gap a wonderful Sunday afternoon! We hope everyone learned at least one thing to use in their day-to-day routine, whether it's how to make zucchini pasta, discovering millet grain, or how to post a fire Instagram photo of your food.

Like the magazine, "Bridging the Gap" is meant to be a platform for positive change. Our plan is to bring this event to schools and community centers to deliver an overall food experience that educates communities. The event was titled "Bridging the Gap" because we believe that Chicagoans from every neighborhood could unite around food and also discover the commonalities that we share. Erasing that divide means erasing the divide among food education and availability, and brings us one step closer to food equality.

Issue 2 is on the way. Come out to Logan Square Farmers Market on Sunday, March 26th to purchase your copy!

Bridging the Gap Food Expo

Enjoy an afternoon of delicious food, cooking demonstrations and workshops designed to unite all neighborhoods of the Chicagoland community. Hosted by food magazine, Native Tongue, The Chopping Block, and Green City Market, this hands-on culinary experience guides attendees through the home-cooking cycle, from grocery shopping to meal preparation, to introduce healthy eating at home.

The workshop includes the following learning stations:

  • A-LIST: Get the Most from your Grocery List
  • PICKERS CAN BE CHOOSERS: Tips in Choosing Produce
  • QUICK AND EASY: Healthy Meals in Little Time
  • CHOPPIN’ LIKE KARATE: Knife Skills
  • HEAT: The Art of Sautéing
  • DO IT FOR THE ‘GRAM: Plating and Food Photography
  • PICASSO BABY: Children’s Paint Stamp Craft Table

Funds from this event will support magazine distribution in Native Tongue's effort to make good food and healthy eating accessible to all. Additionally, 10% proceeds of all purchases from The Chopping Block will benefit Native Tongue.

For each person in attendance, Native Tongue will contribute a copy of our Spring 2017 issue to families in need at KIPP Charter Schools. 10% proceeds of all purchases from The Chopping Block will go to Native Tongue as well.


RECAP: Native Tongue Launch Party

Much love to all who stopped by the launch party at KIPP Art Gallery!

Your support makes you family to us, and our family seemingly gets bigger every day. Together, we are a movement that can truly create a lasting impact in Chicago's under-served neighborhoods. We thank you from the bottom of our hearts, and look forward for bigger things to come.

Native Tongue Magazine Launch Party

We're excited to invite you to Native Tongue Magazine's Launch Party in partnership with the bright scholars at KIPP Ascend Primary on Saturday, November 19th, 2016 at KIPP Art Gallery. KIPP students have been learning about health and nutrition so we're featuring an exhibit created by students themselves on what nutrition and healthy eating means to them. Come support our cause and check out their art.

RSVP on the Facebook Event page

Event Details
Date: Saturday, November 19th
Time: 3 - 6pm
Location: 2007 S Halsted St, Chicago, IL 60608

Our first "Family Day" at KIPP Ascend Charter School

All smiles for our first distribution day. Your contributions make this possible! Each child goes home with a magazine full of valuable recipes and cooking techniques for the whole family to enjoy. We strive to educate and empower the community through cooking skills that everyone can learn.


Soft Launch at SOHO House Chicago

We were honored to be the the first event of the "SOHO Cares" program.  With inspiring presentations from John Lockhart (Eataly Chicago) and Fresh Pressed News for everyone in attendance.

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