Join farmers, foodies, friends, and the Crosshatch family as we once again come together to celebrate those who contribute to the robust food and farming scene in Northern Michigan and—of course—all things garlic. The annual soiree is being held October 15, 2016 from 5-10pm at the Historic Elk Rapids Town Hall. Tickets are $25 in advance and include your dinner. Buy a whole table (8 tickets) and get a discount. We can't wait to see you.
HARVEST INSPIRED FOOD & CRAFT BEVERAGES
The chefs at Pearl's New Orleans Kitchen are cooking up jambalaya-inspired grain bowls, chockfull of autumn veggies, locally grown emmer from Great Lakes Culinary Oils & Flours, creole sauce, your choice of sausage or chicken, and...need we even say it?...garlic. These colorful bowls are sure to delight both your eyes and appetite. Expect garlic-heavy appetizers and even a few garlic-y desserts, too.
Bartenders from next door, local favorite Siren Hall will be there to pour some of Michigan's finest wine and beer for purchase.
BEST IN SHOW LIVE GARLIC JUDGING
We're already collecting garlic from area growers to be entered into this year's Best in Show Garlic Competition. The top 6 garlic varieties will be judged LIVE at the event. Attendees will have the chance to taste the garlic and vote on their favorite as well. Think you've got a winning bulb? Learn more and enter the contest here!
AUCTIONS OF THE SILENT & LIVE VARIETY
Two, that's right two!, auctions take place at the Garlic Auction. One is silent, filled with a variety of Garlicky Good Gift Baskets put together by local chefs and home cooks. The other is live, where auctioneer Bill Collins is sure to get a good-spirited competition going for our Best in Show Garlic winners and their accompanying gifts.
BLUEGRASS MUSIC & DANCING
Rico Samwich, a high-energy, old-hearted string band will play throughout the night. The Garlic Auction will end with some toe-tapping and knee-slapping out on the dance floor.
THANKS TO OUR SPONSORS:
Presenting Sponsor: Cherry Capital Foods
Food Sponsors: Grain Train Natural Foods Markets and Oryana Community Co-op
Print + Signage Sponsor: SNAP Printing
Clove + Bulb Sponsors: Applesauce Inn, Edible Grande Traverse, and Taste the Local Difference