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Andersonville Farmer’s Market Celebrates 10 Years With Special Outdoor Community Dining Event

Over the past decade, the Andersonville Farmer’s Market has been a weekly summertime tradition for area residents. To celebrate that 10 year milestone, a memorable outdoor dining event will take place tomorrow in order to bring the community together as they enjoy locally produced cuisine.

The Summer Chef’s Dinner, which is a fundraiser to support the ongoing sustainability of the Andersonville Farmers Market, will take place this Thursday, July 25 from 6 p.m. – 9 p.m. in the Swedish American Museum parking lot at Foster and Ashland. The event is put on by the Andersonville Sustainable Community Alliance (ASCA) and will showcase an assortment of local Andersonville restaurants, chefs and producers.

“We’re hoping to foster connection and community building within Andersonville and beyond, get people excited and informed about locally raised and produced food,” said Joan Oberndorf, Farmers Market Manager. “The event will raise funds for the market (specifically, the LINK matching program) -while everyone enjoys a fun and festive evening outdoors!”

With 16 different participating businesses, expect market-fresh food and desserts such as Bar Roma who will feature Green Fire Farm-sourced beef meatball on summer vegetable ragu and S’mores with homemade herb-infused marshmallows by Katherine Anne Confections. To wet adult attendee’s whistle,  KOVAL
will offer a bourbon lemonade or cranberry gin spritz while Half Acre Beer Company and Empirical Brewery
will supply canned beer options.

According to the ASCA, each participating chef will be serving tasting portions of their signature dish, made using ingredients sourced from the market. Guests will circulate to get their food and beverages while visiting with friends and neighbors. Musical entertainment will be supplied Michael J. Miles and Andersonville Farmer’s Market favorite the Greenleaf Band.

“We are excited to taste the food – the dishes sound amazing,” Oberndorf added. “We look forward to connecting with everyone who’s coming out, to have fun and support the farmers market.”

General admission tickets are $50 and includes one admission to the Farmers Market Dinner including complimentary non-alcoholic beverages (beer, wine and cocktails can be purchased for $5 each). An Unlimited ticket is also available for $70 and includes one admission to the Farmers Market Dinner plus unlimited beverages including beer, wine and cocktails. A $10 Kid’s ticket is available as well for those 12 and under that are accompanied by an adult.

Tickets can be purchased HERE.

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Participating Chefs/Businesses*

Anteprima
Fresh peach salad with peaches from Hardin Farms, chèvre from j2kcapraio

Bar Roma
Green Fire Farm-sourced beef meatball on summer vegetable ragu

Bettie Lou’s
Soul rolls complete with mac n’ cheese, sweet potato and  Chicago Patchwork Farms– sourced greens

Empirical Brewery
Canned beer options

First Slice Pie Cafe
Watermelon gazpacho with mint

Half Acre Beer Company
Canned beer options

Helix Café
House brewed ice tea

Katherine Anne Confections
S’mores with housemade herb-infused marshmallows

KOVAL
Bourbon Lemonade or Cranberry Gin Spritz

Lost Larson
Smoked salmon with charred cucumber, garlic scapes, and fermented radish

Octavio Cantina & Kitchen
Cochinita pibil taco, elote con crema

Recette
Sour Cherry-Berry Jam, Peach-Lavender, and Smoky Salt S’more canele using fruit froNichols Farm & Orchard and Hillside Orchards

Swedish American Museum
Swedish Pancake Torte with strawberry and vanilla creme filling, topped with fresh peaches and blueberries, all from Hardins Farm

Truffle & Pig
Pinchos Morunos (Spanish adobo marinated chicken skewers) with pickled kohlrabi sourced from Nichols Farm & Orchard , fennel and apple garnish & salsa verde

Vincent
Grilled shrimp po’ boy with charred radicchio and cherry sauce, radicchio sourced from AFM vendor, cherries sourced from Hardin’s Farm 

Windmill Ginger Brew
A variety of non-alcoholic ginger brew flavors 

*Participating chefs/businesses/menus subject to change


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