Truck-to-Table Harvest Celebration Returns to the Market on Sept. 24

Great chefs elevate the quality of whatever product they use to produce their menus, but when the produce and meats are impeccably fresh and grown by caring, committed farmers, the results can be extraordinary.

Friends held its recent Fête at Found and, indeed, the guests were delighted by the delicious creativity on display. And now we all have another opportunity to experience the creations of Evanston’s top chefs matched with marvelous market vendors. It’s the TRUCK-TO-TABLE event held by the city.

Tickets are pretty reasonable. You can purchase them at the market, or you can obtain tickets by clicking here. One great thing about this very kid-friendly event is that kids age 9 and younger receive 3 free tickets with a paying adult!

Here’s the latest list of participants, followed by the city’s description of the event:

Farm Restaurant
Aqua Terra Farmhouse
Chef Eric Mansavage
1st Orchard Tomato Fresh Kitchen
Chef Tania Merlos-Ruiz
Gast Farm Boltwood
Chef Brian Huston
Green Acres Farm The Stained Glass
Chef Khammay
Owner Kevin O’Malley
Henry’s Farm Cooked
K&K Farm Gotta B Crepes
Ryan & Kathia Jones
Kinnikinnick Farm Campagnola/Union Pizzeria
Chef Vince DiBattista
Lake Breeze Organics Bistro Bordeaux / Crepe St. Germaine Cafe
Executive Chef: Gene Merriman
Owner: Pascal Berthoumieux
M&D Farms Hearth
Chef Woody (John) Linton
Nichols Farm Chef’s Station
Chef Elio Romero
Seedling Orchard Hoosier Mama Pie Company
Chef Paula Haney


Evanston Harvest Celebration 2016

Join market customers and community members for the annual Evanston Harvest Celebration  which gets cooking once more AT THE MARKET on Saturday, September 24th.

The Market presents another truck-to-table lunch to tantalize your taste buds and celebrate the bounty of Fall: an expanded roster of top local chefs will partner with prominent Midwest sustainable growers to deliver a truly unique culinary event. Chefs join producers in their tents presenting dishes featuring local products.

Join us for this fantastic Evanston celebration! Do your shopping, then enjoy a one-of-a-kind lunch – all to benefit the continued success of Evanston’s great Farmers Market!

For the 2nd year, this family event will be held right at the Downtown Evanston Farmers Market, 1800 Maple Avenue, on Saturday, September 24, 11:00-1:00 pm.

Here’s What Your Participation Supports

The Evanston Harvest Celebration benefits both the Downtown Evanston Farmers Market and Friends of Evanston Farmers Markets, a non-profit organization that educates the public about the benefits of eating fresh, locally grown foods, advocating greater access to healthy food for all community members, regardless of means.

Funds raised at the event will be used to continue Friends’ support educational projects, the Friends’ LINK matching program, (which enables families who otherwise couldn’t afford the market to buy fresh produce, eggs and cheese), and The Spud Club, an in-market kid’s educational program.

The market’s neighbor, the Hilton Garden Inn, is supporting our celebration with much-needed supplies for the many chefs’ tables. Our thanks to them!

Thank you for your support, and we look forward to seeing you!