Taste of Illinois returning to IFB Annual Meeting

By Kay Shipman

Taste of Illinois, a special locally grown event, will return to Illinois Farm Bureau Annual Meeting from 5 to 8 p.m. Dec. 8 in the Grand State Ballroom, Palmer House. A limited number of tickets are being sold online. No tickets will be sold at the door.

Last year’s inaugural Taste of Illinois proved a popular addition of a family-friendly evening of food and fun.

A unique twist, Farm Bureau members have produced the décor, beverages and food products that will be prepared by the Palmer House chef.

The evening’s menu will be as varied as the Farm Bureau members’ products. Proteins include beef, bison, chicken and pork. Vegetables include lettuce, microgreens, corn, peppers, cauliflower, tomatoes, potatoes, carrots and onions. Other products include white rice, bread, horseradish, raspberries, apples, ice cream, cider, apple butter, mushrooms, spirits and centerpieces.

Tickets cost $45 each with free admission for children 11 and younger along with a donation of three canned goods per child. Canned food donations will be given to Harvest for All. To buy tickets, click here.

Participating farms and their counties include, Cahokia Rice, Pulaski County; Finding Eminence, McLean County; Foxglove Acres Ranch, Wabash County; Grand Oak Farm, Edgar County; Heepke Farms, Madison County; Hultine Farms, Bureau County; Joy Lane Produce, Edwards County; Klein Produce, Kane County; Lieb Farms, Piatt County; MightyVine, Ogle County; Neumiller Farms, Carroll County; Nichols Farm and Orchard, McHenry County; Petersburg Processing, Menard County; Rendleman Orchards, Union County; Sangha Farms, McLean County; Silver Creek Farms, Bureau County; Somerset Farm, Jackson County; Stumpy's Spirits Distillery, Monroe County; and Whiskey Acres Distilling Co., DeKalb County.

Content for this story was provided by FarmWeekNow.com.

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