As you may or may not know, we are huge fans of Prairie Fruits Farm and Creamery in Champaign, IL. We are pleased to announce our latest passion project: a series of dinners and brunches on the farm! EXCITEMENT!
We are thinking of it as a residency of sorts. We have a desire to cook and serve our food closer to its source. Once a month May through October, we will host a dinner on Saturday evening and a brunch on Sunday morning on the farm. Over the last ten years, we’ve found connection to that land, the food, and the animals that are raised there, as well as farmers Leslie and Wes, who are wonderful human beings.
The first three of the dinner and brunch series - May, June, and July - tickets are on sale NOW! (The second three - August, September, October - will go on sale in June.)
Tickets can be purchased on the SDC Tock page: https://sundaydinnerclub.tocktix.com
Our wish is that guests of the dinners and brunches will delight in those connections too -- by immersing in an influential experience learning about the importance of farm-raised food and the people who make it all happen. In short, we’ll eat really good food on a farm and learn some stuff about life.
Each dinner kicks off at 5 p.m. on Saturday, and Sunday brunch begins at 10 a.m - both include a farm tour before sitting down for the meal. Dinner include appetizers, and brunch includes a lovely PFF cheese plate. Wine, beer, and simple cocktails are available for additional purchase on the farm, but you are also welcome to bring your own.
All the dinners and brunches feature cheeses made by PFF, as well as food grown on the farm and food grown by Champaign-area farmers.
You may buy tickets for either the dinner or the brunch -- or make a weekend out of it, and come to both! If you want to stay in Champaign-Urbana for the weekend, here are some recommendations : http://www.prairiefruits.com/places-to-stay. Bonus: there are baby goats on the farm. If the food and farm eating experience doesn’t get you down to Champaign, the baby goats are irresistibly adorable and worth the trek.