You’re Invited to Harvest Celebration 2016!

Where can you find central Illinois’ finest chefs, most delicious food, and toe-tapping-ist live music all in one place? At Illinois Stewardship Alliance’s Annual Harvest Celebration, that’s where!

Celebrate the bounty of the harvest with us during this charity fundraising event. This year more than six of Central Illinois’ finest chefs are coming together for a magical evening to support local food and farming in Illinois. They’ll each be serving up one to two small plates made with fresh, seasonal ingredients from area farmers, and you get to try them all! The nationally-known and locally-grown band Deep Hollow will also be setting up to serenade us with their amazing harmonies and acoustic style, and renowned chef Ken Myszka of Epiphany Farms Restaurant will be our key-note speaker for the evening, regaling us with his adventures as both a chef and now a farmer at one of central Illinois’ premier farm-to-table restaurants. A cash bar and both a live and silent auction will keep the action rolling throughout the night.

And to top it off, all proceeds will benefit Illinois Stewardship Alliance so that we can continue our work to build vibrant, resilient local food systems. Which means you can enjoy this amazing evening to the fullest and feel good knowing you are supporting happy animals, healthy land, and stronger communities.

Last year, for the third year in a row, we sold out with over 150 business and community leaders, farmers, and foodies in attendance!

This year we are moving to a larger venue once again. Our 2016 annual Harvest Celebration Dinner is being held on Sunday, September 25 at 5:00 p.m. at Erin’s Pavilion (4965 S 2nd St, Springfield, IL 62703). Tickets will go fast, so get them while their hot!

Buy Tickets

$75 per ticket
$750 for a table of 10

Menu

Passed Appetizers

Butternut Squash Bisque
Engrained Brewing Company, Owner Brent Schowerer

 Assorted Fall Sopes: Sweet Corn Masa Boats filled with Sweet Potato Puree and Jalapeno Pecan Pesto or Chipotle Tomato Pumpkin
Augie’s Front Burner, Chef Corey Faucon
Farms: Triple S Farms, Ludwig Farmstead & Creamery, Bahlman Produce 

Crostinis with Bahlman Peach Butter, Triple S Farms Sausage and Ludwig Cheese
Augie’s Front Burner, Chef Corey Faucon
Farms: Triple S Farms, Ludwig Farmstead & Creamery, Bahlman Produce

Small Plates

Pork Belly with Heirloom Grits, Butternut Squash & Pecan Jam, Maple Sherry Gastrique
American Harvest Eatery, Chefs Jordan and Aurora Coffey

Melon and Tomato Salad with Basil, Labneh, and Urfa Chile
Copper Pot Cooking Studio, Chef Denise Perry
Farms: GenHKids Gardens, Suttil’s Gardens,  Oak Tree Farm, Spartan Valley Olive Oil

Crispy Red Polenta with Cheddar Blue, Arugula, and Sweet Corn Chow Chow
Destihl, Chef Jacob Sartin
Farms: Living Waters Farm, Ropp Jersey Cheese, Garden Gate Farm, Little Farm on the Prairie, Kilgus Farmstead

Roasted Beet, Beet Top Vinaigrette, Prairie Fruit Farms Megia Negra Goat Cheese, and Popped Mustard Seed
Driftwood Cocktails and Eatery, Chef Ryan Lewis
Farms: Suttill’s Gardens, Prairie Fruits Farm & Creamery, Oak Tree Farm or Sugar Grove Family Farms, Harvest & Blooms Farm, Garden Gate Farm

Tasso Style Ham, Apple Butter and Braised Greens
Driftwood Cocktails and Eatery, Chef Ryan Lewis
Farms: Suttill’s Gardens, Prairie Fruits Farm & Creamery, Oak Tree Farm or Sugar Grove Family Farms, Harvest & Blooms Farm, Garden Gate Farm

Sticky, Spicy and Sweet Korean Chicken, Fall Coleslaw, Pickled Roots with Kimchi on Homemade Hoagie Bread
Epiphany Farms Restaurant, Chef Ken Myszka
Farms: Epiphany Farms

Pork & Tomatillo Stew
genHkids, Chef Ashley Meyer
Farms: GenHKids Gardens, Sugar Grove Family Farms

Dessert

Apple Crisp made with Caramel Sauce and Whipped Cream
Maldaner’s Restaurant, Chef Michael Higgins
Farms: Garden Gate Farm, Cloyds Apples & Honey, Kilgus Dairy

Apple Cornmeal Cake with Rosemary & Coffee Syrup, Bacon Pecan Relish
American Harvest Eatery, Chefs Jordan and Aurora Coffey

Beverages
*cash bar for alcohol

Coffee Pour Over Bar with medium roasts from Guatemala and Burundi and decaf medium roast from Tanzania.
Custom Cup Coffee

Caramel Apple Sangria 
Served with Chatham Apple Barn apples/cider and a Nasturtium (edible flower) garnish from genHkids Gardens
Engrained Brewing Company

Black Currant Whiskey Sour
Served with a pansy (edible flower) garnish from genHkids Gardens
Engrained Brewing Company

Craft brews from Engrained Brewing Company and Rolling Meadows

Wine from Danenberger Family Vineyards and West of Wise

Live Auction Items

Chicago Bears Package
$720 VALUE
2 tickets to the Chicago Bears-Tennessee Titans game Sunday, November 27th Hilton Hotel, Visa Gift Card, 6 qt. Bears Crock-Pot, over-sized Bears blanket (Donated by Ed & Megan Peck, Matt & Julie Roland, Brent & Erica Beeman)

Brunch at Danenberger Family Vineyards
$700 VALUE
Brunch for 15 people by Chef Denise Perry to be hosted at Danenberger Family Vineyards. Food to be provided by Willow City Farm of Springfield and Oak Tree Farm of Ashland

Whole American Guinea Hog
$525 VALUE
Whole American Guinea Hog from Red Barn Heritage Farm, Meat Processing from Magro’s

Silent Auction Items

Wellness Party for five. Includes presentation, acupunture treatment & healthy refreshments, value $750

A Free Loaf of Bread a Week for One Year from Incredibly Delicious, value $300

Appearances Salon & Retreat Styling Lab – 2 Hour Hair Party w/ Wine & Hors D’oeuvres, value $300

Quarterly Complimentary Cheesecake from Eli’s Cheesecake Company, value $250

Two Certificates for two tickets to any Illinois Symphony Orchestra or Illinois Symphony Chamber Orchestra Concert during the 2016/2017 Concert Season.  Excludes The Holiday Pops in the Heartland 2016 Performances, value $240

YMCA 3 Month Basic Family Membership – New Members Only, value $230

The Little Gym Gift Certificate for 3 months of classes and an annual family membership (New Enrollment Only), value $225

Beverage Bucket of Alcohol (Southern Glazers Wine & Spirits and Brent & Erica Beeman), value $224 Joan Beeman Framed 16 x 20 Watercolor Painting, value $200

Studio Bliss Photography Free Photo Session, one 11 x 14 print and one 8 x 10 Print value, $210

Tara Long Photography Immediate Family Spring/Summer 2017 Session, value $200

Handcrafted bench by Mindy Wisecup, value $200

Two St. Louis Cardinals Vouchers, redeemable for four tickets to select games in 2017 (Matt Roland), value $200

Two St. Louis Cardinals Vouchers, redeemable for four tickets to select games in 2017 (Matt Roland), value $200

3 Essential Oil Intro Kits & Wholesale Membership Intro Kit, value $175

American Ninja Warrior Birthday Party for 10 Kids at Grand Central Training Facility, value $150 Hand-knit shawl by Jan Heck, value $150

Dance Arts Studio Two Month Fitness Workout, value $140

Patagonia Black Hole Duffel Bag, value $129

Num Num Cupcake Painting by Felicia Olin, value $125

Teapot by Michael Anthony (Dick & Bette Bilinsky), value $125

Dinner for Two at Island Bay Yacht Club – Includes a round of cocktails, value $125

Dinner and a Show – 4 Tickets to Crimes of the Heart (Springfield Theatre Center) and $50 Arlington’s Gift Card, value $122

Matilda Jane Clothing $75 Gift Certificate, necklace set, branded sandwich box and exclusive shopping party, value $115

Fall Floral Display by Homescapes, value $103

Local favorites: Hand crafted cutting boards, Rolling Meadows beer, Custom Cup Coffee, Peases nuts, value $100

6 Men’s Haircuts at Rene’s Studio Salon, value $100

Pillow and Microplush Blanket (Just Beds, Brent and Erica Beeman), value $94

Dessert to go for 12 from Sangamo Club, value $90

Springfield Art Association Membership $75 gift certificate, T-shirt and Water Bottle, value $90 2 Tickets to Five Irish Tenors Thursday, Feb. 16, 2017 at Sangamon Auditorium, value $90

Vase by Accentrix (Dick & Bette Bilinsky), value $75

Book collection (Jane Adams) and Hand distressed soy candle in ball mason jar by The Bee’s Knees Soy Candles, value $75

4-week fall CSA sample of pork, beef, eggs and seasonal produce from Oak Tree Farm, value $75 Large Tote Bag/Purse from Itty Bitty Fashion Truck, value $70

Sheedy Winery Bottle of Wine & $50 Cooper’s Hawk Gift Card, value $70

2 Tickets to A Raisin in the Sun at Hoogland Center for the Arts and 2 Tickets to Dual Piano at Hoogland Center for the Arts, value $72

Two tickets to attend one Slow Food Springfield Event, value $75

Two tickets to The Nutcracker, at Sangamon Auditorium (Springfield Ballet Co.), value $75

8 different types of quality seed garlic, value $70 (Andrew Heck)

Handcrafted jewelry by Katie Stieren- Large kyanite pendant necklace on sterling silver chain and two bracelets; citrine with kyanite and rhodonite with green adventurine. (Megan Peck) Value $60

Farm to Table Hand Silk Screened Coloring Placemat and Recycled Markers Count Your Chickens Co-op Board Game, & Melissa & Doug Food Groups (Doug Kamholz, Lindsay Record), value $60

Presidential Campaign Book & Movie and Lincoln Coffee Mug (ALPL&M Old Capitol Goods and What the Shirt?), value $56

Patagonia Atom Sling Bag and Fresh Produce Basket (Andrew Heck), value $50

Family Admission Package for First Night Springfield 2017 (Springfield Area Arts Council), value $46 Apple Butter & Salsa from Apple Barn, $25 Country Market Gift Card, value $37

Hunt & Peck Photograph (A Picture is Worth A Thousand Words), value $45

Two 12 oz. Bags  of Freshly Roasted Coffee, Diner Mug & a sticker from Custom Cup Coffee, value $41 Fall Arrangement of Silk Flowers in Squirrel Vase (Fifth Street Floral Shop), value $40

Basket of Northern Illinois Wines (Dan Kenney)

Gift Basket of Seasonal Items from Food Fantasies, value $27

2 1/2 Bottles of Chilean White & Chilean Red Wine, Shallot & Cayenne Crackers in Grapevine Wire Basket from The Corkscrew, value $25

Trio of decorative herb planters (Andrew Heck) and Farm to Table Kitchen Mat (Nina Gleason), value $16

Bird Seed & $10 Wild Birds Unlimited Gift Certificate, value $15 Basket (Jane Adams), value $15

Photos From Years Past

If you need more proof that this will be a night to remember, check out last year’s event below.

Also, please consider becoming a sponsor of this exciting event. When you become a sponsor your company logo will be featured prominently in all event signage and in the program for the evening. We have a number of different sponsorship levels available which you can review below.

Sponsorships

Harvester: $1,500 investment

  • Table of 10 at the Harvest Celebration
  • Business logo/individual name included prominently on event signage and listed prominently in the event program

Cultivator: $1,000 investment

  • 6 Tickets to the Harvest Celebration
  • Business logo/individual name included prominently on event signage and listed prominently in the event program

Steward: $500 investment

  • 4 tickets to the Harvest Celebration
  • Business logo/individual name on event signage and listed in the event program

Foodie: $250 investment

  • 2 tickets to the Harvest Celebration
  • Business logo/individual name on event signage and listed in the event program

Friend: $150 investment

    • 1 tickets to the Harvest Celebration
    • Business logo/individual name on event signage and listed in the event program

To be a sponsor, please download and complete the Sponsor Information Form. For more information, or to complete the sponsorship form via phone, contact Erica Beeman, Office Manager, at erica@ilstewards.org or 217-528-1563. Payments can be made via check or online. The deadline for sponsorship is Thursday, September 12, 2016.


Harvest Celebration Sponsorships
Name of Attendee(s)



 

LIVE AND SILENT AUCTION

If sponsorship is not the right fit at this time, please consider donating an item to our live or silent auction. It’s a great way to showcase your products or services while contributing to a worthy cause. For more information about sponsorship and donating auction items please contact Illinois Stewardship Alliance’s office at 217-528-1563 or email erica@ilstewards.org.

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