The numbers are in! Harvest Auction raises $24,362 for just and regenerative food systems

We asked for your support in the 10 days of food, fun, and farms, and you showed up!

The Harvest Auction closed Wednesday evening, and with your support we surpassed our fundraising goal! Here’s the numbers:

10
Days of the Harvest Auction

$24,362
Incredible total raised to support the Alliance’s work to bring farmers and eaters together to solve problems in the food system

$10,500
Raised from 14 generous sponsors

77
Food, farm, and travel experiences donated by Alliance members and supporters for the auction

215
Bidders

843
Bids Cast

10
Average bids for each item

73
Most bids on an item for James Beard Award Winning Baker Greg Wade’s Baking Class for 8 at Publican Quality Bakery in Chicago 

Greg Wade's Baking Class for 8 at Publican

$1630
Largest bid for Greg Wade’s Baking Class for 8 at Publican

Thank you and congratulations, Julie Kopecky!

BUNN Black Angus Gourmet Beef Package

$1065
Second highest bid item was the BUNN Black Angus Gourmet Beef Package Half Cow

Thank you and congratulations, George Haven!

$300
Raised from puzzle pieces purchased to reveal Danielle’s story of inspiration from a cow patty in France to a cottage food bakery in Illinois

34
Special edition Alliance T-shirts purchased

Thank you, Alliance Supporters!

With your generous support, farmers and eaters are going to work on solutions

  • to increase farm-to-school in Illinois,
  • solve the livestock processing bottleneck,
  • address racial equity in our food system,
  • help farmers build climate resilience and
  • provide farmers with the tools they need to sink carbon in soil and protect drinking water. 

Thank you for sharing our vision for an Illinois where farmers earn a living responsibly stewarding the land, shoppers can easily find and buy local food, and we all enjoy thriving communities and ecosystems.

On behalf of the Host Committee, staff team, and Board of Directors, thank you!

P.S. You can become a member, renew, or donate today! Your support fuels our work to bring farmers and eaters together to solve problems in the food system.

Thank you to our sponsors

Thank you to our 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