Support Purple Asparagus – Corks and Crayons 2010 Benefit – Aug 29

July 31, 2010 at 10:43 am

My wife and I unexpectedly ran into my c0-editor, Melissa Graham, the Sustainable Cook, a few weeks ago at the Forest Park Farmer’s Market.  We marveled at how she seems to be everywhere.  I mean she is.  If it’s not with our friends over at Eli’s, she’s demonstrating at the Downtown Farmstand or putting on showings of What’s on Your Plate.  She lives her mission of Purple Asparagus

You know Purple Asparagus wraps up their mission statement in a few sentences. “A non-profit dedicated to bringing families back to the table by promoting and enjoying all the things associated with good eating,” but when you see all the places Melissa and Purple Asparagus are, you know it is more than that.  They are crusading for healthy schools and promoting sustainable, local living.  Sure, they have programs, but especially, they are about being out there, meeting, teaching, providing a face for positive change.  To help keep all these things happening, Purple Asparagus holds a yearly fundraiser at UnCommon Ground called Corks and Crayons.

Corks and Crayons gives you a chance to meet Melissa and all the others involved with Purple Asparagus.  It gives you a chance to taste the delicious food of UnCommon Ground and see the amazing roof-top garden there, and it gives you a chance to bid on some fantastic (and very usable) items with their silent auction.  It also gives you a chance to support Purple Asparagus.

It’s Sunday, August 29 from 4 – 7 PM.  Go here to get your tickets (now).