Purple Asparagus, the non-profit that educates children, families and the community about eating that’s good for the body and the planet, will host its Seventh Annual Corks & Crayons Benefit. The family-friendly event that brings foodies old and young together to celebrate the joys of family meals and healthy eating all for a good cause. The event will include a mini farmers’ market sponsored by Harvest Moon Organics farm, live music from Old Town School musicians, the Kohl Foundation Storybook Bus as well as Truck Farm Chicago, a traveling mini-farm exhibit connecting kids to food and health. There will also be a raffle and a silent auction for bidding on gourmet treats, getaways, and more. Guests will enjoy selections from Uncommon Ground’s kitchen, Candid Wines and beer from Three Floyds Brewery. Attendees will also be able to tour the certified-organic green roof atop Uncommon Ground where the restaurant grows some of the produce on its menu.
Founded in 2005, Purple Asparagus is a 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation that educates children, families, and the community about good eating for the body and the planet. With a board of equally dedicated farmers, community organizers, advocates, and food aficionados, the aim is to change the way children and, by extension, families and communities, relate to food and all things associated with it. Purple Asparagus lead ﾓGrowing Healthy Kids,ﾔ a consortium of 30 plus organizations working in the schools to improve child wellness. The organization is also a key partner in Chicago Chefs ﾓMove to Schoolsﾔ program of the White House's ﾓLet's Moveﾔ initiative. For more information about the event and Purple Asparagus, visit www.purpleasparagus.com.
Added by gonegal on July 12, 2011