2017 Farm to Table Season

Hyper-local, food with integrity, outdoor dining under the prairie skies. Are you ready for the 2017 Dinners on the Farm Season?

Elena with food

photo by Rachel Brown

This year, we're hosting the chefs from Sunday Dinner Club (aka Honey Butter Fried Chicken, Chicago, IL) as well as a line up of several other well-known chefs from Chicago and Central Illinois.  Our preliminary dates and themes are described below. Additional dates, chefs and themes will be added as they become confirmed.

For general information about our farm to table meals (the basic information, how it works, etc.) visit our Farm Dinners: The Basics web page. For ticket purchasing, visit our SHOWCLIX Page. 


Saturday October 14th - Pop Up Pizza Night Out at the Farm with Sunday Dinner Club Chefs

Chef Josh’s pizza obsession benefits us all. Sunday Dinner Club brings his beloved square-style pizza to Champaign for the finale of their 2017 series. We’ll fire up the wood-fired grill and make pizzas on the farm! Toppings include local meats and cheeses, tomato sauce made from tomatoes grown at PFFC, a fall side green salad, and tiramisu for dessert.

Garlic cream with Roasted Squash and Grated Magia Negra Cheese

Tomato Sauce, Mozzarella, Pork Sausage, and Goat Milk Ricotta
Side Fall Greens Salad with Dried Tomatoes, Fresh Chèvre, and Italian Vinaigrette

$40/person (includes a glass of wine, a beer or a cocktail and some light snacks upon arrival).

Two seatings: 4:30-6:30 PM (60 people capacity) 7:00-9:00 PM (60 people capacity) 

Saturday, October 28th Sabores de Mexico, Guest Chef Andres Padilla, Frontera Grill-Topolobamba, Chicago, IL

The farm dinner season finale ends on a high note. Guest chef Andres Padilla (he’s the guy at the helm of the great cuisine coming out of Rick Bayless’ Frontera Grill and Topolobampo Restaurants) will prepare a fall feast resplendent with regional mexican flavors.  This multi-course meal will bring the heat from south of the border to warm your soul. UPDATE: Topolobampo won the "Outstanding Restaurant in the US" award at the James Beard Ceremonies this year!! SOLD OUT!

5-8:30 PM $100 per person (does not include alcoholic beverages, but they are available for purchase).