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This season has been difficult for farmers across the nation. Drought has decimated crops and left many farmers with little to no harvest. It's important during these times to support local farmers, especially those hit hardest. One such family farm is Harvest Moon Farms run by Bob and Jen Borchardt. They're in desperate need of additional resources to help fund irrigation equipment for their remaining crops, so we've collected a variety of events that will help support them, but are also fun and entertaining. We hope you'll join us!Toons Bar & Grill-Kick-off Heirloom Tomato BLT Week
For one week all BLT Sales go to Harvest Moon Farms. Bring the family for lunch, raffles, and heirloom tomatoes for sale.
Toons Bar & Grill
3857 North Southport Avenue, Chicago ILSaturday, August 18, 2012 at 12pm David Burke's Primehouse - Farm to Table Dinner
Featuring Chef David Burke, enjoy appetizers and dinner featuring fresh, local food. Nibbles at 6:30pm, Dinner at 7pm.
Price: $65 per person. Call 312-660-6000 for reservations.
David Burke's Primehouse
616 North Rush Street, Chicago ILAugust 21, 2012 The Last Drought Benefit Concert
Featuring Mr. Blotto and Special Guests. Doors 7PM Show 8PM $25
online $30 at the door. VIP ticket option includes Farm to Bar Cocktail Reception/Silent Auction at Smart Bar 6-8PM. $100 included VIP balcony seating for the show.
3730 North Clark Street, Chicago ILAugust 23, 2012