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Farm Field Transformed into Gala Event for a Night

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A golden glow blanketed the field of organic leeks and lettuce as guests made their way to their tables overlooking the colorful crops at Angelic Organics Farm. They gathered for a gourmet, 5-course meal prepared by celebrity chefs from Chicago and Rockford with produce and meat sourced directly from the farm.

While enjoying the delicious food, drinks provided by KOVAL Distillery and New Holland Brewery and live music, guests learned about Angelic Organics Learning Center’s educational and training programs from staff, board members, and special guest Mackenzie Lewis, a Roots & Wings Youth Leader. It was a beautiful night to celebrate the community that has developed over 15 years at the Learning Center.

This year's farm dinner was the biggest and most successful to-date! 200+ tickets sold-out before the event. This was in large part thanks to our amazing line-up of chefs and their enticing menu: Paul Virant of Vie and Perennial Virant, Chef Jason Hammel of Lula Café, Chef Scott Manley of Table, Donkey and Stick, Chef Patrick Alberto of Octane Interlounge, Chefs Joshua Kulp and Christine Cikowski of Honey Butter Fried Chicken.  We are so grateful to the chefs for donating their time and talents!

This year, we raised $45,000 to support the programming at the Learning Center! We are overwhelmed with graditude to our generous supporters.

We have so many beautiful photos from the night - thanks to photographers Mike Seroni, Karen Sheng, and Jessie Crow Mermel. To see the full albums, visit Flickr and Facebook.

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