Mistle while you work.
Dill Pickle Food Co-Op
What: New community-run Logan Square spot sells local, organic food (fresh produce, hearty granola, yummy snacks).
Why: Take a stake in the success and become a member. (Shopping is open to anyone.)
When: Mon.-Sat., noon-8 p.m.; Sun., 10 a.m.-6 p.m.
Where: 3039 W. Fullerton Ave., at Albany Ave. (773-252-2667).
Empty Bottle Farmers Market
What: The first in a new monthly series bringing a harvest of goods (and cheap booze) to the music spot.
Why: Sweetly addictive organic berry preserves from Tomato Mountain.
When: Sat., 11 a.m.-5 p.m.
Where: 1035 N. Western Ave., at Cortez St. (773-276-3600).
What: River North’s just-opened American/French resto has lounging on the lower level and fine dining (spiced lamb shanks, Berkshire pork chops) above.
Why: The proportions are … you know.
When: Dinner, Sun.-Thurs., 5:30-10 p.m.; Fri. & Sat., 5:30 p.m.-midnight. Bar, Sun.-Fri., 4:30 p.m.-2 a.m.; Sat., 4:30 p.m.-3 a.m.
Where: 112 W. Hubbard St., at Clark St. (312-222-4940).
In the Between
What: Calming exhibit of new photographs and videos by Chicago artist Adam Ekberg explores stillness and nature.
Why: Go into the woods.
When: Thru Feb. 6. Thurs.-Sat., 11 a.m.-6 p.m.; by appointment.
Where: Thomas Robertello Gallery, 939 W. Randolph St., at Sangamon St. (312-421-1587).
Lara Miller Studio Sale
What: Score deals on existing ecocool collections and preorder from the spring 2010 line.
Why: It doubles as the designer’s 30th birthday party. You’re invited.
When: Sun., noon-8 p.m.
Where: 931 W. Cornelia Ave., b/t Sheffield Ave. & Halsted St., enter through the back alley (773-296-4442).
Photo: Courtesy of Epic