MISSION

The Land Connection works to grow the local food economy, both on and off the farm, for a healthy, resilient future.  The Artisan Cup & Fork is our annual fundraiser.  We feel there is no better way to raise funds than by having an event that celebrates our local chefs and farmers.

The Artisan Cup & Fork is an opportunity for our guests to enjoy samplings of dishes prepared by local chefs using regionally grown and produced ingredients. Each chef is teamed up with three Central Illinois farmers and challenged to use as many ingredients from those farms as possible as they create delicious dishes to delight the palate, highlight local products, and take home the top prize of the night. Local beer and spirits will be available to sample, with competing chefs offering pairing suggestions for their dish. Locally roasted coffee will be provided, as well as dessert by Berries and Flour.

Here at The Land Connection, we strive to train farmers, create markets for local products, and strengthen communities. We envision a community-based food system where everyone can access local, healthy, and sustainably produced foods.

The Land Connection is a not-for-profit, 501(c)(3) organization, and your ticket purchase is tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law.

Please visit www.thelandconnection.org for more information.