Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Green City Market Junior Board Online Auction Now Live

The  Green  City  Market  Junior  Board  is hosting an  online  auction packed  with  exciting,  one-of-a-kind  experiences  for  Chicago  food  and  drink  lovers.

This  year,  the  auction  features coveted  items  such  as A  Glittering  Night  at  the  James  Beard  Awards:  VIP  treatment  at  the  "Oscars  of  Food,"  plus  dinner  at  Beard  Award-winning  Frontera  Grill,  or  Stock  Your  Home  Bar  with  Your
Own  Mixology  Class:  Charcoal  Bar's  Danielle  Pizzutillo  conducts  a  private  mixology  course  for  6  –bottles  included.

The  online  auction  can  be  found  at  http://www.32auctions.com/gcm2014 and  will  end  on  Sunday,  November  16th at  6  pm.

The  online  auction  items  include:
• A  Glittering  Night  at  The  James  Beard  Awards
• Brewer  for  a  Day  +  Dinner  in  Pilsen
• Butchering  Class  and  Dinner  in  Wicker  Park
• Distilling  and  Brewery  Tours  Around  Lake  Michigan
• Do  Ravinia  Right:  Music  &  Picnic  Under  the  Stars
• Exclusive  Rooftop  Dinner  for  6  at  Lightology
• Pies  +  Beer  +  Live  Music=  Epic  Summer  Fun
• Private  Wood-¬-Fired  Dinner  for  12
• StockYour  Home  Bar  with  Your  Own  Mixology  Class

The auction is being held in conjunction with the Green City Market Junior Board’s Thursday,  November  13 local  and  seasonal  fall  fundraiser,

A  (Mostly)  Veggie  Affair:  Cheat  on  Meat  or  Go  Whole  Beast!
at  Wicker  Park’s  Chop  Shop  &  The  1st  Ward  (2033  W.  North  Ave.)  from  7 p.m. to  10 p.m.  Throughout  the  evening,  guests  will  enjoy  a  walk-around  stationed  tasting  featuring  local  chefs’  all-vegetable  dishes  made  with  Green  City  Market vendor  produce.  Complementing the array of  delicious
vegetarian  fare,  Junior  Board  member  chefs  Jared  Batson,  Scott Manley  and  Eric  Mansavage  also  will prepare  three  whole  pigs  “Three  Little  Pig-¬-style,”  incorporating  straw,  wood  and  bricks  both  in  their  cooking  methods  and  for  creative  inspiration.  With  all  the  great  local  food  on  offer,  attendees  will  be  able  to
Cheat  on  Meat  or  Go  Whole  Beast!

Tickets  are  on  sale  now  for  $55 at http://gcmveggieaffair.brownpapertickets.com/.
Proceeds  from  both  the  event  and  the  online  auction  will  benefit  Green  City  Market’s  LINK  Card  matching  program,  Illinois'  food  assistance  program  that  enables  families  to  purchase  wholesome  local  and  seasonal  food  from  the  farmers’ market.

Green City Market
Green City Market is a not-for-profit organization whose mission is to improve the availability of a diverse range of high-quality foods by providing a marketplace for purchasing sustainably grown food and to educate, promote, and connect farmers and local producers directly to chefs, restaurateurs, and the greater Chicago community. Green City Market, Chicago’s only year-round sustainable farmers market, operates May-October at the south end of Lincoln Park, 7am-1pm, every Wednesday and Saturday and in the Fulton Market District at 222 North Halsted Saturdays from 7am-1pm. The Market moves indoors to the Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum November-April. For more information, visit www.greencitymarket.org or call (773) 880-1266.


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