We're looking forward to our 5th summer of urban farming at Big Delicious Planet Catering, Canteen & Urban Farm! Join us for one of our fun 4-Course Urban Farm Dinners in the middle of our hidden West Town farm. Each dinner begins at 6pm with appetizers and cocktails while guests mingle and enjoy walking around the 50 garden beds. Around 7pm everyone will be seated at our 24-person farm table to a beautiful salad course, and we'll give a brief introduction to Big Delicious Planet, Chicago's only 4-Star Certified Green Restaurant. Next, we'll serve a leisurely family-style dinner with 3 entrees and several side dishes. The dinner will conclude with one of our delicious seasonal desserts. $125.00 ticket price includes a 4-course meal, beverages, gratuity and tax. PURCHASE TICKETS HERE
What’s on the menu? We're not sure yet, but it will be a fun, fresh, flavorful meal with many of our own organically grown vegetables and herbs, as well as locally sourced meat.
What drinks will we serve? We'll be partnering with local beverage companies and incorporating some items from our farm to come up with some fun drinks. Each event includes a seasonal cocktail, local beer, wine and non-alcoholic beverages. It's all included in the ticket price.
What if I'm vegetarian, vegan, gluten-free or have an allergy? We've got vegetarians, vegans and gluten-free folks covered, but give us a heads up. If you have an allergy, let us know what it is and we should be able to accommodate you. The majority of our food is vegetarian or vegan.
Can I buy a group tickets? Our farm table seats 24. Buy as many as you like! We also host private events in the Urban Farm for up to 75 people.
Can I arrive late? Sure, but we can't be sure if you'll get to try everything if you're late. The evening begins at 6pm and concludes at 9pm.
Can I bring children or a dog? Only adorable sleeping babies and nice kids 13 years or older. Dogs are not permitted in our garden.
Is there parking or transit nearby? We have a parking lot in front of our building you may use and there is plenty of street parking after 5pm. There is a bike rack outside our gate. The Grand Avenue bus is nearby as well as Divvy stations.
Do we have bees? Yes, we have 2 hives in the back corner of the farm. The bees are rarely a nuisance, but note that this is a warning that we do have bees. We suggest you go easy on the AXE body spray before coming so the bees don't make a beeline for you.
What should I wear? Dress how you like, but look cute because we'll be taking lots of photos! Because of the gravel and wood chips, we don't recommend heels. You may want to bring a hat or sunglasses if you're facing the sunset. Also, the temperature drops after sunset, so you may want a jacket, wrap or blanket.
What if it rains? We might not make a decision until an hour before the event, but we have plenty of space to move the event indoors for an equally awesome time.
What if I have tickets but I can't attend the event? Due to the nature of our events, no refunds will be given for cancellations. If you cannot attend the dinner, you are welcome to transfer your tickets to someone else. Please contact us with the new guests information at least 24 hours prior to the event or tell the guests using your reservation to give your name at arrival.
Anything else? Yes, no smoking within 20 feet of our garden.
A portion of our proceeds will go to our partners and friends Gardeneers. Gardeneers implements weekly school garden programs in 20 schools, primarily on the West and South sides of Chicago. Together with communities, the mission of Gardeneers is to empower students to connect with healthy food through experiential, garden-based learning.
Event will occur rain or shine.
For a gallery of past events we've had in our farm, click here!
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