The thing about “farm-to-table” fare is that farms are a key ingredient. Jenny and Bob Borchardt of Harvest Moon Farms are struggling with the drought, and their heirloom tomato crop is being threatened. Their produce has supplied grocery stores and individuals, but it’s been difficult to keep up with the pace. Amazing organizations such as Uncommon Ground, David Burke’s Primehouse, Sheffield’s BBQ, Green Grocer, the Metro, Goose Island and others have stepped up and to produce events that benefit Harvest Moon this month. Straight ahead are a few of the ways that you can philanthropically make it rain, monetarily speaking, on the Borchardt’s crops.
What: The Last Drought Benefit concert featuring Mr. Blotto
Where: The Metro, 3730 N Clark, purchase here.
When: August 23
What: Evening of Food and Music at Harvest Moon Farms featuring Rick Orrall from Poi Dog Pondering and Chef Rick Gresh of David Burke’s Primehouse
Where: Harvest Moon Farms in Wisconsin, call 773-472-7950 for tickets
When: August 25
What: Heirloom Tomato Week
Where: Toons Bar & Grill, 3857 N Southport, purchase here
When: August 18, 12 p.m.
What: Farm-to-Table dinner featuring Chef David Burke
Where: David Burke’s Primehouse, 616 N Rush, call 312-660-6000 for reservations
When: August 21
But this is just a sampling of what you can do and how you can help. If you go here, you’ll be able to choose your own Harvest Moon adventure.