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Local Flavors Harvest Dinner is Sunday

Published: Monday, Sept. 16, 2013 9:50 a.m. CDT

DeKalb County Community Gardens has joined with Tapa La Luna for a special fundraising dinner from 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday at Tapa La Luna, 226 E. Lincoln Highway in DeKalb.

All of the food for this Local Flavors Harvest Dinner will come from within 30 miles of DeKalb. Chef Chad of Tapa La Luna has created a menu with a choice of entrees as well as a dessert. Craig Mathey will provide music throughout the evening. Tickets cost $45 each and all proceeds will go to support the work of DCCG. 

DCCG and the Illinois Stewardship alliance are working together to promote local eating in northern Illinois. The goal of “local flavors dinners” is to raise awareness about the healthy food choices that can be found close to home. Local Flavors dinners connect local growers with local chefs. It is a farm-to-table event that highlights locally raised food and also spotlights local chefs. DCCG’s first local flavors dinner drew nearly 100 to Feed’em Soup in July. 

The farmers providing produce, eggs or meat for this dinner include Rob and Christina Montabano of Sandwich, Scott Hassellman of Marengo, DeKalb County Community Gardens and the Nadig’s farm of Cortland.

DeKalb County Community Gardens is in its second year. Thus far they have raised more than five tons of food donated to local food pantries, Voluntary Action Center, DeKalb County Health Department, community meal sites, senior citizen centers and senior citizen living facilities.

Those who wish to attend the harvest dinner should call Tapa La Luna at 815-217-0990 to reserve a spot; seating will be limited. For more information about DCCG, call Dan Kenney at 815-793-0950.

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