Farm Dinners

Join farmers, food artisans, and makers of wine, beer, and spirits for a one-of-a-kind meal.

Farm Dinner

Wednesdays, July 16, August 13, and September 3, 2014
5 – 8 p.m.
Regenstein Fruit and Vegetable Garden
$220 per person

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Adventurous diners will not want to miss out on the fifth season of Farm Dinners at the Chicago Botanic Garden, celebrating the connection between midwestern farmland and the locally grown food we love to eat.

Farm DinnersJoin farmers, food artisans, and makers of wine, beer, and spirits for a one-of-a-kind meal made with fresh, seasonal ingredients by a local chef, and served family-style in a casual outdoor setting.

Farm dinners take place in the beautiful Regenstein Fruit & Vegetable Garden, where guests will not only revel in the surroundings and food, but also learn how the Garden is growing organic. Hear firsthand from Green Youth Farm students about how produce is planted, cultivated, and harvested! The Fruit & Vegetable Garden closes at 6 p.m. daily and at 4 p.m. on Farm Dinner dates.

Enjoy spectacular meals prepared with locally grown ingredients by award-winning chef Cleetus Friedman of Fountainhead restaurant. The July Farm Dinner will feature the Garden’s Green Youth Farm, River Valley Ranch & Kitchens, Death’s Door Spirits, Oskar Blues beer, Illinois Sparkling Co., and August Hill Winery.  Jeanne Pinsof Nolan, founder of The Organic Gardener Ltd., will also be on hand to talk about and sign From the Ground Up, her just-released book.

Tickets available online or at the Visitor Center Information Desk. Admission is $220 per person. Ticket price includes cocktails and hors d'oevres, a tour, a multi-course meal with drinks, parking, and good company.

Proceeds from the dinner support the Garden’s Green Youth Farm program, offering students the opportunity to learn all aspects of organic farming.

Vegetarian and dietary restrictions can be accommodated upon request.


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