Annual Evanston Harvest Celebration Delivers Another Evening of Sensational Local Food Collaboration Benefiting Local Farmers Market

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The Annual Harvest Celebration, hosted by Now We’re Cookin’ in Evanston, will take place Thursday, Sept. 18th, 6:00 - 8:30 pm. This “chef table” event benefits Friends of Evanston Farmers Market: funds raised will continue education projects and programs including expansion of LINK to enable families to enjoy access to fresh local produce.

Harvest Celebration

This is the best tasting menu in the Chicago area. Next year I'm bringing all my friends.

If you support ”eating local” and want to ensure the continued success of Evanston’s markets, the Harvest Dinner is the event for you. Mirroring the excitement of the burgeoning restaurant scene in Evanston, a great group of talented local chefs will pair up with dedicated farmers from the main Evanston Farmers' Market to present dishes spotlighting local fall produce. As participants in prior years’ events have commented, the fabulous food combined with the warm community atmosphere makes this one of the premier events on the North Shore.

Chefs participating this year include:

  •     Bistro Bordeaux - Chef Aaron Brockwell
  •     Boltwood - Chef Brian Huston
  •     Chef’s Station – Chef Jose Romero
  •     Farmhouse – Chef Eric Mansavage
  •     Feast & Imbibe - Chef D’Andre Carter
  •     Found - Chef Nicole Pederson
  •     Hewn – Chef Ellen King
  •     Hummingbird/Campagnola/Union - Chef Vince DiBattista
  •     Hoosier Mama Pie Company – Chef Paula Haney
  •     Quince - Chef Andy Motto
  •     The Stained Glass – Chef Victor Hernandez
  •     Tomate Fresh Kitchen – Chef Tania Merlos-Ruiz

Tickets are $70 until Sept 1st; $80 thereafter. (Each purchase includes one drink ticket). Space is limited, so order early.

About Friends of Evanston Farmers Markets: The Friends is a 501C3 non-profit, educating the public on the benefits of eating fresh, locally grown foods, and advocating greater access to healthy food for all community members, regardless of means. For more information, go to the Friends web site.

About Now We’re Cookin’: Now We’re Cookin’ is an innovative center promoting culinary education and food entrepreneurship. Through its unique Food Business Incubator program they provide rental production space, training, mentoring, resources and networking opportunities for new food entrepreneurs. In its demonstration kitchen, talented chefs conduct a wide range of cooking classes and host private parties and events, as well as corporate meetings and filming.

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