On Saturday at 4 p.m. there will be a celebration of culinary excellence and local food systems on Angelic Organics Farm, 1547 Rockton Rd., in Caledonia.
The event will showcase five courses from top Midwestern chefs as they get creative with some of the best local and organic food in our region.
Guests will also enjoy the majestic beauty of this 186-acre organic and biodynamic farm, brimming with the seasonal harvest and many delights.
Each dish is designed using seasonal produce fresh from Angelic Organics Farm.
The menu also features organic pasture-raised chicken from Barrington Natural Farms, specially crafted cocktails and beer from New Holland Brewing, locally roasted coffee from Octane, organic berries from Sunrise Market Farm and more.
Guests can enjoy farm tours, an outdoor photo booth with a scenic backdrop and live music from Madison’s No Name String Band and Rockford’s The Lone Canary.
Participating Chicago chefs include Jason Hammel from Lula, Johnny Anderes from The Kitchen, Elliot Green from Reno and Jennifer Mason from Bang Bang Pie & Biscuits.
The event also features Patrick Alberto from Octane in Rockford.
The farm is 90 miles from Chicago, 30 miles from Lake Geneva, 20 miles from Rockford and 10 miles from Beloit.
Free bus transportation is offered from Chicago, with a pre-event reception at The Kitchen, 316 N. Clark St., in Chicago from 1-2 p.m.
Tickets are $175 and include five courses, beer, wine, cocktails, coffee and festivities.
The bus from Chicago is limited to 50 people and requires an RSVP.
Visit learngrowconnect.org/farmdinner to purchase tickets, check out local hotels and camping and learn more.
You can also call Angelic Organics Learning Center at 815-389-8455.
Tickets sold out last year so they recommend you purchase them early.
Angelic Organics Farm was made famous in the documentary The Real Dirt On Farmer John and is home to one of the oldest and largest CSAs in the Midwest.
All event proceeds support the non-profit Angelic Organics Learning Center and their educational programs that help build local food systems.