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Chefs Gather for Spence Farm Foundation Benefit

By Sarah Freeman
November 11, 2013

Small family farms might be an endangered species, but here in the Midwest, the Spence Farm Foundation is tending to a new generation of local farmers by educating them on the practices of sustainable farming. Spence Farm is the oldest family farm in Livingston County, and its foundation hosts workshops on beekeeping, prairie maintenance, produce growing, small farm equipment and woodland management.

This Sunday, chefs who use produce grown at Spence and other nearby farms are gathering to raise funds. The Harvest Fest features an impressive lineup, including Chrissy Camba (Bar Pastoral), Jonathan Goldsmith (Spacca Napoli), Josh Hasho (Omni) Molly Johnson (Calihan Catering), Tom Leavitt (White Oak Gourmet), Nicole Pederson (Found Kitchen and Social House), Sean Sanders (Browntrout) and Mindy Segal (Hot Chocolate).

The event begins at 6 PM with an appetizer tasting and continues at 7 PM with a dinner at Kendall College. The party also includes a cash bar and live and silent action. Purchase tickets ($150) online.

Places Mentioned

Found Kitchen and Social House

New American • Evanston

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Bar Pastoral

American • Lakeview East

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Food24 Decor21 Service21 Cost$33
 
 
 
Spacca Napoli Pizzeria

Italian • Ravenswood

Food27 Decor19 Service22 Cost$25
 
 
 
Browntrout

American • St. Ben's

Food24 Decor19 Service22 Cost$42
 
 
 
 
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