An Ultimate Farm Supper, For a Great Cause – 10.24 Family Farmed Harvest Event at Heritage Prairie Market

October 7, 2010 at 11:19 am

We are big fans of the things Jim and Holly do at to improve our local food production, marketing and distribution.  For instance, FamilyFarmed has helped make critical improvements in the sourcing of local foods for school lunches.  Of course, we love the annual Expo and related Farm to Fork Financing event.  To help raise funds for all the good things they do, FamilyFarmed is throwing a bash they call “ultimate” at Heritage Prairie Farms on October 24 at 430 PM.  Read the menu and other details below, and you’ll probably want to register immediately.  Note, if you want, you can take a bus to the event. Autumn Harvest Supper 

Please join at the Ultimate Farm to Table Experience to help raise funds for our Farm to School program!  The supper will feature fresh ingredients from the day’s harvest, plus food from other local ranches, farms, orchards and dairies. Join us for a multi-course, family-style meal prepared by some of the leading Lettuce Entertain You chefs:
Marc Bernard, Big Bowl
John Chiakulas, Foodlife/Mity Nice
David DiGregorio, Osteria Via Stato
Michel Briand and Susan Weaver, Mon Ami Gabi/Café Ba-Ba-Reeba

Beer, wine, spirits and soda will be provided by Death’s Door Spirits, Templeton Rye, Apple Rush, Mary Michelle Winery and Two Brothers Brewing.

This event will benefit, one of the country’s leading non-profit organizations working to support family farmers and local food. Your contribution will help expand their Farm to School program, which includes a partnership with the Chicago Public Schools to help procure $2.3 million in local fruits and vegetables to serve to public school children. Your contribution will also help bring fresh local fresh fruits and vegetables from family farmers to other area schools and large scale buyers.


Passed Appetizers
Chef John Chiakulas, Foodlife/Mity Nice Grill

Illinois Corn Pudding tartlets
Butternut Squash & Orchard Apple soup with Jerked Pumpkin seeds 
  Beef Barbacoa Tostaditas with Mole & Sheep’s milk cheese 
   Crunchy Garden Crudite with spicy Red Pepper-Pomegranate dip  

Chef Marc Bernard, Big Bowl

Becker Lane Organic Farm Whole Roasted Berkshire Pork
Hoisin BBQ Sauce
Walter’s Crispy Skin Organic Chickens
Five Spice Seasoned Salt

Side Dishes
Chef David Digregorio, Osteria Via Stato

Roasted Cauliflower, garlic breadcrumbs
Pan Roasted Brussell Sprouts, Slagel Farms Bacon
Locally Grown Braised Greens
Marinated Beets
Yukon Gold Potato Puree

Chefs Susan Weaver and
Michel Briand
Mon Ami Gabi/Café Ba-Ba-Reeba!

Paw Paw and Walnut bread with an Asian pear relish
Caramelized Apple Pie with Dairy Cream
Upside Down Comice Pear Cake
Spice Pumpkin Pound Cake with a Heritage Farm Honey Custard
Butterscotch Squash Pot de Crème, Farm Cream
Flourless Chocolate Brownies

Sourdough Bread from Manna Organics

Beer, Wine, Spirits and Soda from Local and Sustainable Providers
Including Death’s Door Spirits, Templeton Rye, Apple Rush,
Mary Michelle Winery and Two Brothers Brewing

Representatives from Death’s Door Spirits and Templeton Rye will be pouring drinks on the bus. 
$145 ticket includes valet parking at either Cafe Ba Ba Reeba (2024 N. Halsted Chicago) or Big Bowl (6 E Cedar Chicago) PLUS roundtrip bus transportation to and from the farm with drinks included!  Buses will depart promptly at 3:15 pm and we anticipate a return of around 8:45 pm.  Please inform your valet that you are partaking in the Autumn Harvest Supper.

Register for a party of 8 and get free bus transportation from either Big Bowl or Cafe Ba Ba Reeba. Please select party of 8 option on the registration form and only enter your information (not your guests.) We will follow up with you to confirm your host package registration. Questions, please call us at 708.763.9920.

Can’t make it to the farm? Please consider a donation to Click here to donate.Register for the Supper!

All sales are final and all contributions (less $40 for the meal and $20 for bus transportation) are tax deductible.  Tickets are transferrable but not refundable.  You will receive an acknowledgement email after the event noting your contribution to our 501(c)3.