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Chef’s in the Garden
July 26 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm$250
Creators of the best food and beverages in the Upper Peninsula have come together to support a worthy cause and celebrate local food.
About this event
The evening will take place outside in one of the six Partridge Creek Farm downtown community gardens. Chef Austin from Humble Turnip, Chef Andrew from Iron Bay, Kim Danielson-founder of Baby Cakes Bakery, Chef Alden of NMU, Chef AnneMarie of Bodega Cafe, and Pam Perkins- owner of Rare Earth Cafe, will join Peace Pie Company, Everyday Wines, Cognition Brewery, Velodrome and Barrel + Beam to bring you a dining experience unlike any other.
Ingredients will be harvested and prepared onsite the day of the event for the the most hyper-local five course fresh dining experience of your life. Beverages will be carefully curated to maximize the flavors of the season and the conversation will be focused on the history of the land, food sovereignty, and building a resilient food system in the Upper Peninsula.
Local Jazz band, TIMEKEEPERS, will be entertaining all evening long. Special guest speakers include local Ishpeming Historians and local food-system experts. Dress is Garden chić.***
Tickets will be limited to 30 guests.
All proceeds from this event will go directly to support and grow the vital work that Partridge Creek Farm does.
RAIN DATE: if change of rain is 50% or greater for the evening, the event will move to the same time and place on Tuesday, August 2nd. In the case that this event is also rained out, the event will be cancelled and all proceeds will go to Partridge Creek Farm unless otherwise indicated.
Partridge Creek Farm is a 501(c)3 non-profit located in Ishpeming, Michigan where many of our residents hover in a constant state of food insecurity and are one pay check away from homelessness and hunger. We envision a community that grows its own food and everyone has access to affordable, delicious, and nutritious fresh food choices no matter their income level. We do this through gardening and nutrition education. Our robust programming includes weekly farm-stands where we give away free produce and recipes to community members in exchange for their participation in educational workshops (open to kids, families, and elders). Resiliency Garden Bed building in which we build high quality garden beds and provide all materials and support to grow healthy food at the homes of local community members. And year round farm-to-school and healthy cooking classes with elementary and middle school students and youth in addiction recovery at Great Lakes Recovery Center. In 2021, 92% of our students tried and liked a new vegetable and we gave away nearly 2500 pounds of fresh produce to community members in need.
**We define a resilient food system as the capacity of people to produce and access nutritious and culturally acceptable food over time and space in the face of disturbance and change.
***We have honey bees busy at work in all our gardens! Please consider this if you have allergies to bees before you buy your ticket.
Partridge Creek Farm believes that resilient communities are founded on cooperative and authentic collaboration. We would like to support and uplift the following organizations because we believe the work in our community is deeply important to the success and uplifting of our own. Please consider a contribution to the following:
Donate to the Marquette Farmer's Market here! https://www.mqtfarmersmarket.com/donate
Make a tax-deductible donation to the Ishpeming Historical Society here! https://www.ishpeminghistory.org/membership--donate.html