• Event to feature Angelic Organic’s work in Rockford
CHICAGO — Tickets are available for Angelic Organics Learning Center’s Fifth Annual Peak Harvest Farm Dinner benefit, to be held at 5 p.m., Aug. 11, at Angelic Organics Farm.
Guests will enjoy a gourmet five-course meal made from fresh, sustainable and locally sourced ingredients, prepared by some of the region’s most recognized chefs including Marc Bernard of Big Bowl, Christine Cikowski and Joshua Kulp of Sunday Dinner, and Molly Johnson of Calihan Catering.
Angelic Organics Learning Center is a regional leader helping urban and rural people build local food systems. The center offers opportunities to grow healthy food and a better quality of life, connect with farmers and the land, and learn agricultural and leadership skills.
The Learning Center reaches more than 4,000 people each year through its programs at partner farms and urban growing sites in northern Illinois and southern Wisconsin.
The Learning Center was founded in 1999 as a nonprofit educational partner to Angelic Organics CSA. One of the largest CSA farms in the country, Angelic Organics provides more than 1,700 families throughout the region with fresh, biodynamic produce each week. Angelic Organics is featured in the award-winning documentary The Real Dirt on Farmer John.
The event starts in Chicago with a pre-event reception at Big Bowl (60 E. Ohio St.), featuring seasonal appetizers and cocktails. A shuttle bus will transport Chicago residents to the event. For more information and to purchase tickets, visit learngrowconnect.org/farmdinner.
Chicago radio personality Mike Nowak, host of The Mike Nowak Show on Chicago’s Progressive Talk, will serve as emcee. All proceeds support Angelic Organics Learning Center, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that brings urban and rural people together to build a local food system. The event will feature the AOLC’s work in Rockford, which was recently featured in a seven-minute short film by Green Living Projects. View the film online at vimeo.com/42201009.
From the Aug. 1-7, 2012, issue