Host: Slow Food Chicago
Cost: $70 - $125
Whole Foods Market and Slow Food Chicago would like to invite you to a Farm to Plate Evening of eating, drinking and shopping local!
Enjoy a truly one-of-a-kind experience as you take yourself on a three-floor self-guided snacking, shopping and educational tour at The Plant, hosted by a variety of talented chefs, local artisans, Whole Foods Market and Slow Food Chicago.
Throughout your self-guided adventure, meet local chefs and taste their personalized farm-to-plate dishes, nibble off feasting tables highlighting favorite foods from local farms, and shop local artisans’ fare including spirits, wine, craft beer, and goods.
Special activities include a fresh cider tasting in the Whiner Tap Room and music from local musician Neil Dixon Smith. The Slow Food Patron package also includes an exclusive VIP experience at the start of the event .
All evening proceeds benefit Slow Food Chicago (local artisans and partner sales not included).
Guests are encouraged to wear sensible shoes. The event will take place on all three floors of The Plant and guests will be asked to use stairs to move between floors.*
The event includes a market place where guests can shop goods from local vendors. Guests are encouraged to bring shopping totes or purchase a tote at the event.
*An elevator will be made available for guests who require it.
Participating Chefs & Restaurants:
Plus, a grand gala table with local cheese, charcuterie, seasonal vegetables, fruit and more by Whole Foods Market
About Slow Food Chicago:
Slow Food Chicago is a member-supported educational non-profit organization run by an all-volunteer Board of Directors and network of volunteers who help facilitate events and educational opportunities to promote awareness and access to good, clean, and fair food. As one of the largest chapters of Slow Food USA, Slow Food Chicago seeks to create dramatic and lasting change in the local food system to ensure equity, sustainability, and pleasure in the food we eat. To learn more about Slow Food Chicago, please visit slowfoodchicago.org.
About Whole Foods Market:
For 40 years, Whole Foods Market has been the world’s leading natural and organic foods retailer. As the first national certified organic grocer, Whole Foods Market has over 500 stores in the United States, Canada and United Kingdom. To learn more about Whole Foods Market, please visit wholefoods.com.
About The Plant:
Founded on a model of closing waste, resource, and energy loops, The Plant is working to show what truly sustainable food production and economic development looks like by growing and producing food inside a repurposed industrial building. To learn more about The Plant, please visit bubblydynamics.com/the-plant.