Green City Market Annual Harvest Benefit


You are cordially invited to attend the annual
Green City Market Harvest Celebration
Sunday September 13th, 2009
4:30 until 7:00 pm.  

The celebration will be held at the beautiful country estate and gardens on Bill Kurtis and Donna La Pietra in Mettawa, IL. The Market Harvest Celebration will include Chicago's most well respected chefs cooking flavorful local foods on the gardens, potager, tree house, over the fire pit and by the pond. A true country feast will showcase the freshest, best tasting Green City Market products and bring together camaraderie of the most passionate food environmentalists.

Chef participants include:
Rick Bayless of Frontera Grill/Topolobampo, Gale Gand of Tru/Gale's Coffee Bar/Tramonto's Steakhouse, Mark Mendez of Carnivale, Carrie Nahabedian of NAHA, Bruce Sherman of North Pond, Rita Gutekanst & Marguerite Lytle of Limelight . . . food illuminated, Sarah Stegner and George Bumbaris of Prairie Grass Cafe, Paul Virant of Vie and Randy Zweiban of Province.

An array of exciting one-of-a kind culinary auction packages will be offered all in support of the Market. This year's packages include:

A weekend getaway to Kentucky featuring a farm tour and dinner at Capriole Farm, A Farm dinner at Heritage Prarie in Geneva, Il - spend the weekend in their beautiful farmhouse and invite eight of your friends for a chef prepared dinner or brunch, a VIP Table at the Green City Market Chef BBQ in Lincoln park (pre reception for you and your guests with celebrity chefs preparing hors d'oeuvres and cocktails), exclusive chef inspired events, cooking classes and more!

Ticket levels are:
Heirloom Benefactor level - two (2) tickets at $2,500.
Heritage Contributor level - one (1) ticket at $1,000.
Market Patron level - one (1) ticket at $500.
Market Supporter level - one (1) ticket at $250.

This is a tax-deductible contribution to Green City Market, a 501(c)3 not for profit organization, less $100 (cost of the dinner), per ticket.

For more information, please call 773-880-1266 or visit to reserve your tickets. Capacity is very limited for this special event. Reservation deadline is Friday, September 11th, 2009 or while supplies last.

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