Join us for special guest Chef Matt Miller from Community Dinners and Frontera Grill for a farm-forward 3-course menu; live music from Jarochicanos Chicago; wine pairing; and equisit dessert buffet from Butterbird Baker. Enjoy a starry evening in our beautiful urban farm, partake in lighting sparklers, dancing in the greenhouse, and enjoying the garden at its full height of abundance!
Participating artists and chefs bios below. Do not miss this evening to partake in one-of a kind exceptional food made with local, organic produce: experience the magic of the Star Farm site that will keep you coming back for unique experiences! Buy your tickets now and we'll share updates and surprises, but if you know Star Farm, expect plenty of suprises that evening--including guest appearances, giveaways, and more. 100% of the proceeds go to support free educational programming for the community, to people with disabilities, and to support those experiencing food insecurity.
Chef Matt Miller Bio:
"Matt Miller is the chef at Community Dinners, a community-based meal program in the Avondale neighborhood of Chicago that breaks down the stigma of food access by bringing both the under-fed and well-fed together to break bread. He creates nutritious and culturally appropriate meals sourced from reclaimed ingredients, as well as produce from Star Farm and local community gardens. Previously, Matt was the private dining chef at Rick Bayless’s Topolobampo and Frontera Grill restaurants, where he organized a food-relief program targeting restaurant workers at the onset of the pandemic. He continues to fight for food justice and sovereignty through Mutual Aid and community-based programs."
Pastry Chef Kat Talo Bio:
"kat. she/they. chicago by way of wisconsin & michigan….by way of the lake and the woods, generally. baking & foraging since the mid 90s, give or take a few years for developing fine motor skills.
butter bird is my home bakery project born out of a deep reverence for nature, a lifelong sweet tooth, and my insatiable desire to just grab a handful of dirt and flowers and dig in."
Information about musical perfomers Jarochicanos Chicago:
"Jarochicanos was formed in 2008 as a youth workshop with the desire to learn the musical tradition called Son Jarocho. Jarochicanos uses the music as a tool to create community based projects such as Talleres en la 18, Jarana All Stars, and Tiendita de la 18 and to participate in other community initiatives such as Son Chiquitos and Son y Arte. They also bring the music to local marches, protests, fundraisers and events as a form of support and spirit-lifting."
Listen to Jarochicanos music via soundcloud https://soundcloud.com/jarochicanos