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Prairie Fruits Farms will host two fundraiser dinners this fall

Prairie Fruits Farms will host two fundraiser dinners this fall: one for WILL Public Media, and one for Eastern Illinois Food Bank featuring celebrity chef Rick Bayless.  

Per their most recent e-mail update: 

September 15th–A SUNDAY AFTERNOON.  Whey-fed hog roast fundraiser for WILL Public Media.  We have one of the most vibrant public media stations in the midwest, and what better way to show your suport of independent media AND local foods than to come out for this fundraiser dinner.  We’ll be hosting WILL Radio TV Online for a traditional hog roast on the farm.

If you have aspirations to be a movie star, your ship has come in for this dinner. WILL is filming a farm-to-table documentary and will be gathering footage of this dinner for the documentary – you just might see yourself when the documentary is released in December! Tickets are on sale NOW, and there are still a few seats available for this event. To get more details and make reservations:

October 6th–ANOTHER SUNDAY AFTERNOON: Fundraiser for Eastern Illinois Food Bank with Guest Chef Rick Bayless

We are thrilled and honored to host a farm dinner fundraiser for the Eastern Illinois Food Bank on Sunday, October 6th.  Chef Rick Bayless of Frontera Grill-Topolobamba and XOXO will be our guest chef for the day, and what a day it will be! He’ll start the afternoon at 2PM with an exclusive cooking demonstration and cookbook signing, followed by a multi-course local-food, Mexican-inspired dinner at 4PM.  We believe deeply in the important work that the Eastern Illinois Food Bank does to provide food for the hungry in our region. We’re especially excited about the Eastern Illinois Foodbank’s newest venture called “Healthy Futures.”  This program will tackle the insidious and unfortunately widespread issue of childhood hunger, particularly in the rural parts of our region.  The program will emphasize access to fresh produce, much of it grown right here in our region. 

The tickets will go on sale on our Show Clix website on August 23rd at 8AM. Tickets for the 25-person cooking demonstration will be $250 per person and tickets to the dinner (65 person capacity) will be $500 per person.   The ticket price includes accompanying wines with the meal. $150/ticket from the cooking demonstration and $350/ticket from the dinner will be tax deductible.

These tickets aren’t cheap, but it is all for a good cause. We’d love to hear about your experience if you choose to attend!


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