Frontera Farmer Foundation Auction this Weekend

"Great food, like all art, enhances and reflects a community’s vitality, growth and solidarity. Yet history bears witness that great cuisines spring only from healthy local agriculture."
—Rick Bayless, Proprietor of Frontera Grill and Topolobampo

This Sunday is the annual Frontera Farmer Foundation Fund Raiser

Farmers Market Fiesta: 12PM to 3PM
$45 per person in advance, $50 at the door
($20 for Children under 12).
Reservations: 312.661.1434

Dinner Like No Other: 6PM

© 2008 Hearts and Crosses, 12" x 16" mixed media from San Miguel de Allende staff trip.

Top Chef Master winner, Rick Bayless, has been my most prolific collector. His new Chicago restaurant, Xoco, has it's walls peppered with many of my photographs created during Rick's annual staff trips to Mexico. The piece, Hearts and Cross, is up for auction...if interested, contact me for bidding details.

The Frontera Farmer Foundation is a nonprofit organization committed to promoting small, sustainable farms serving the Chicago area by providing them with capital development grants. The Foundation envisions a year-round interchange between sustainable farmers and consumers, including farmers’market patrons and chefs, in which seasonal local agriculture provides the foundation for sustainable regional cuisine. As of this year, 67 grants have been awarded, totaling almost $750,000.