Bid Now! The Harvest Auction is Open!

80 of Illinois’ most amazing food, farm, and travel packages are now up for grabs! 

Shop our Harvest Auction for unique local gifts for the holidays, Thanksgiving turkeys or Passover lambs, farm-to-table dinner experiences, or family friendly farm tours. 

To start bidding, simply create a free account with Handbid. There’s no need to enter credit card information until you decide to make a bid or donation. And you won’t be charged unless you win. 

Your bid, win or lose, helps build collective power to bring farmers and eaters together, shift policy, and create a more just and regenerative food and farm system.

Our farmer members and supporters across the state have generously donated the fruits of their labors to make this a one-of-a-kind auction, like the ones below:

You and seven friends can take your pandemic baking skills to the next level inside the Publican bakehouse in this hands on baking class where James Beard award-winning baker Greg Wade will teach you how to make artisan-quality bread. You “knead” this in your life! 

Schlo-Food ferments are probiotic, snappy-delicious twists on familiar condiments such as sauerkraut and kimchi. The Schlo-Food LLC Gift Basket includes four ferments of your choice from the product menu. Trish produces these high-quality, small-batch ferments in her home kitchen under the Illinois Cottage Food Law.

Farmer Hannah Tomlin will take you and 5 friends or family on a 30 minute tour of Moon Girl Farms during strawberry season in the spring. You’ll finish the tour with another 30 minutes to pick your own free fresh quart of juicy red berries. It’s family-friendly fun for all! 

Your holidays just got tastier with this package featuring an entire Grass-fed and finished Katahdin lamb from Antiquity Oaks. You’ll receive approximately 30 pounds of meat including two legs of lamb, lamb chops, ribs, ground lamb, and stew meat. 

What are you waiting for? Start bidding now!

Angie Mizeur
Host Committee Co-Chair

P.S. Congratulations to Laura Nussbaum-Barberena of Chicago who was randomly selected to win a free Alliance T-shirt for registering early! Purchase your own Alliance t-shirt online during the Harvest Auction. Choose the Red Rooster T-Shirt or Blue Wild Garden T-Shirt here. 


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Thank you to our Harvest Celebration Host Committee

Angie Mizeur • Piero Taico • Lindsay Record • Shari O’Donnell • Ben Hankins Andy Heck • Lindsay Keeney • Emily Wright • Julie Roland • Crystal Kern • Melissa Schwoerer Nancy Weichert • Dick Lyons • Tori Londrigan • Jamie Minnaert