On Thu 10/1, Chicago’s Downtown Farmstand (66 E. Randolph), which stocks products grown or made within 250 miles of Chicago, celebrates its one-year anniversary by giving away a variety of Seedling apples from 11 AM to 7 PM. Melissa Graham of Purple Asparagus will be on hand from noon to 2 PM to share ideas for getting kids to eat fruits and vegetables.

The farmstand also offers weekly cooking demos from 11 AM to 1 PM every Wednesday.