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 local favorite Siren Hall will be there to pour some of Michigan's finest wine and beer for purchase.
Best in show garlic judging
We are collecting garlic from area growers to be entered into this year's Best in Show Garlic Competition. The top six garlic varieties will be judged LIVE at the event. Attendees will have the chance to taste the garlic and vote on their favorite. Think you've got a winning bulb? Learn more and enter the contest here!
Live & silent auctions
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:
Thanks also to:
Farmhouse Flatbread & Cracker Company
Grand Traverse Culinary Oils & Flours
Crooked Tree Breadworks
Interested in sponsoring this event and supporting the work of Crosshatch, while getting your message out to area farmers and food-lovers? Check out our sponsor guide or contact Mollie Thomas for more information.