Big Table Dinner at Garfield Park Conservatory
Some clearly brilliant women from Green City Market’s junior board are hosting a series of farm dinners in honor of urban farmers this summer in Chicago’s most incredible parks. Our friends from The Chicago Honey Co-op were on the list of course and by donating flowers from our farm we were lucky enough to tuck in the napkin alongside them. Standouts included wildflower honey candy in the Growing Power salad and poached whitefish garnished with Queen Anne’s Lace from Farmhouse as well as Bang Bang pie shop’s biscuits.
Built in 1907, Garfield Park conservatory is a cathedral for nature worship which lost two if it’s main show-house spaces tragically when in 2011 a freak hailstorm shattered most of the glass. Just this month, after years of fundraising, the show house repair was completed. This was my first visit to the re-opened space and the energy was electric!