Rock the Plate 2016 highlights locally grown music AND food!
With The Swamp Tigers rocking the house and amazing local eateries dishing up delicious farm to table creations - you can count on fun. Plus, you can win prizes and raise money for Food Works' mission - Sustainable Food System Development for Southern Illinois.
We have eight local chefs creating delicious small plates for you this year, and libations from local breweries, vineyards, and distilleries available for purchase. Doors open at 5pm on Sunday August 28th, food will be served starting at 5:30, and music will start at 6:30. This was a sold out event last year, so reserve your tickets today!
Tickets are $25 for non-members; $20 for members who have the secret password. The secret password has been sent to all paid members of Food Works and the Farming Alliance. There is also an option to make your Rock the Plate ticket purchase count towards a Food Works membership, a great value for those of you looking to renew! More information about our Food Works and Farming Alliance memberships are available on our website.
As America gears up for National Farmers Market Week, August 7-13, 2016 there are still thousands of people who’ve never shopped at a farmers market. Become a savvy farmers’ market shopper by reviewing these tips.
Below, please find a list of southern Illinois farmers markets. This list does not contain roadside farmstands and on-farm stores which are also great ways to buy directly from farmers. This list may not contain every market. Please notify Food Works at firstname.lastname@example.org with any corrections or additions.