10/18-10/24-BIG MEAT Sale

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Here comes another of those infamous Meat Sale events that Dave’s has become renowned for. The Meat Department goes all out in this week long display of their quality and quantity at prices that will help you stock your freezer with a variety of your favorites. Starting Wednesday, October 18th, and going through Tuesday, October 24th, you can take advantage of the opportunity provided by this periodic meat bonanza and you can do it in any quantity, from a single package to pounds cut to order. Dave’s is open Monday through Saturday from 7am to 9pm and their variety of meats includes steaks of all kinds, roasts, special cuts, and hamburger – you name it, they’ve got it and you can customize your order with the Meat Crew if you’ve got requests. Come on up and see why so many people look forward to this special week and why they stock up like they do from the bargains on the quality meats that Dave’s offers.

As always, while you’re there, you can find an endless supply of groceries and household items, including a very nice wine section, a bakery, a deli, and an outstanding fresh produce area. Dave’s is ever customer friendly and their experienced team can assist you in whatever way is needed – come on in and see how when they say Supermarket, they mean it!

Dave’s Supermarket
120 South Third St
Fairbury, Il.

11/24-Fugate Woods Event

Hey Gardeners and, you Folks who are interested in roadside extended acreage and the attributes of the Federal Farm Bill Crop Reserve Program – here is an opportunity to explore the needs and processes of habitat management issues, the “how to” in techniques and seeding.  The Overseers of Fugate Woods are inviting the Public to a Grassland Pollinator Field Day that will be held as a “stop-by” program from 9am to noon on Tuesday, November 24th.  It is an “in-the-field” event and will be held at the Bluestem Trail located at the corner of 2300 E and 900 N Roads – you can follow the Prairie Lands Foundation Event signs for parking.

One of the primary purposes for this open air working seminar is to answer questions for small gardening and agriculture applications and to give options for establishing habitat to support the threatened pollinator populations both regionally and, worldwide.  Air Flo and drilled techniques will be utilized and the presentation will address need, process, seed availability and habitat management issues during the Fugate Woods restoration over-seeding project that will be in progress.

This opportunity is sponsored by the Illinois Pheasants Forever, Illinois Quail Forever, Illinois Clean Energy Community Habitat Grant, Fugate Woods/Prairie Lands Foundation, and Crop Production Services so you’ve got a lot of experienced organizations involved ready to answer your questions on how to make your home garden or your roadsides or your country open areas into a friendlier environment for the infrastructure of Mother Nature and everyone’s enjoyment.

So, check it out – it’s out on the northeast edge of Fairbury and you can see why Fugate Woods is a great place to do a “walk about” for you and the family – it’s in the hands of good people that care.  For more info you can check the Park’s particulars out on their website www.fugatewoods.org

5/23-Dinner on the Farm

Dinner Prepared by Professional Chicago Chefs – The Slagel Family Farm has a well established program that provides an opportunity for guests to experience a quality four course dinner prepared by professional chefs from acclaimed Chicago area restaurants. The dinner is actually the conclusion to a full afternoon that involves a tour of the Farm’s facilities and allows the visitors to see first hand how all of this works, how much of the food that we consume is developed and cared for, and, in short, how the farming operation functions in making it all happen. The Slagel Family Farm is in its sixth generation of operation and it is rich in tradition as well as modern innovation and the tours help those taking them re-connect to the land and all the livestock that is so essential to completing the food chain successfully. The tours are conducted by family members and are not only informative but also gives the participants a chance to interact with the farm animals – gather some eggs, hold a baby piglet, walk amongst some playful baby lambs and goats and, ask any questions you might have. Along the way there will also be a meat cutting demo at their butcher shop (just cutting, no slaughter) which will show you how the various cuts that you find in the stores are prepared. The event starts at 2:30 in the afternoon with a prepared snack for the arriving guests, then the butchering demo, the walk through the livestock areas that includes “playtime” for the young-un’s, human and animal, and then comes the “Grand Finale” – Dinner!

The first Tour/Dinner Event of the 2015 season is Saturday, May 23rd and here is what they’ve got on the agenda for this one:
The Slagel Family Farm supplies meat to a number of Chicago Land Restaurants and these Dinner Tours feature one or two of the prominent Chefs from this theater of high powered dining facilities. These Professionals will be preparing the meal that you are going to enjoy.

The May 23rd Dinner will be using the services of Guest Chef Erling Wu-Bower of the Nico Osteria Restaurant and Guest Chef Brian Huston of the Boltwood Evanston Restaurant – they will prepare and serve the scheduled dinner.

The dining hall is a new barn right there on the property all rigged up and decked out to make your meal comfortable in every way.  The dinner will be comprised of products produced right there on the farm, literally mere feet from where you will be sitting down to eat it.

Here are a few special notes:
If you would like something to drink of an alcohol nature than you are welcome to BYOB – standard family drinks will be available with the meal.  Children are welcome as long as they have adult supervision.  The Slagel Farm Dinner Tour Season runs from late May to early October with an event scheduled each month.  For all the particulars and additional details or answers to questions you can use their website at www.slagelfamilyfarm.com.  Buy your tickets:  http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/1299371

Once ‘n Again Events

FAIRBURY, IL – Once ‘n Again is continuing to give their customers special incentives for shopping- rewards for repeat patrons and reasons for newbies to check out the many money saving opportunities that the store offers. Traci Hassett, Once ‘n Again’’s event master mind, has monthly events that are designed to add even more savings to the purchase of Once ‘n Again’s quality merchandise while adding a bit of fun and excitement to the cause. Her March agenda is now on the board and you bargain hunters can take advantage of the following:

For those of you who have brand name clothing to sell, Once ‘n Again offers two great ways to recycle and turn your excess possessions into cash: Consignment and Cash Now. For consignment they begin accepting summer fashion on March 2nd, the appeal of this option is that you will usually take home more money than cash now……you just have to wait until it sells. Cash Now’s appeal is no waiting; walk in with brand name fashion and walk out with cash right now. Visit www.oncenagain.com for more details.

Monday, March 16th – Now, for you folks who need to add to your personal possessions – Once ‘n Again is having a “Gift with Purchase” Day that goes all day from 10am to 7pm. For this special Monday any purchase you make of $20 or more will gain you a $5 coupon for your next visit to the store and, you also receive a “Once ‘n Again” themed gift – all for just buying those things that you need or want – you’ve got great pricing to begin with and this makes the experience even more lucrative so get your shopping list prepared and go make yourself happy.

Friday, March 27th – a celebration of the Pontiac store’s 7th Anniversary – both Fairbury and Pontiac will be open from 10am until 8pm (extended beyond the normal 7pm) for the “Friends – Fun – Prizes – Discounts” format that includes 20% off of any purchase, other than furniture, and registration for a drawing that has 20 prizes, 10 in each store. You can’t go wrong with this deal – come on in and check it out.

Once ‘n Again is a great source of quality, name brand recycled items that include family clothing, purses, shoes, jewelry, books, home decor, furniture and more and they have a variety of brand names, many of which are top of the line for their respective categories. This vast merchandise assembly offers not only a variety but, some really terrific savings that you just can’t beat. Not only that but it is sure a lot easier to cruise through their store than it is to drive all the way to some mall, fight the parking and the crowds just to pay a whole lot more for the same things – go on, make it easy on yourself and enjoy the special days Once ‘n Again has that will put some fun and excitement into your visit.