If you can't remember the last time you dressed up as your favorite legume, then the Veggie Ball is your chance to shine. The first annual event is a benefit for Growing Gardens, a group that organizes hundreds of volunteers to build organic, raised-bed vegetable gardens in backyards, front yards, side yards and even on balconies and supports low income households for three years with seeds, plants, classes, mentors and more.
The Ball will feature samples of food and wine from more than a dozen premier food destinations and wineries, including Nostrana, Pastaworks, Park Kitchen, Wildwood, Castagna, Grand Central Baking and Cooper Mountain Winery. They'll also have auctions for getaways, unique items and packages, including a Kauai B & B Organic Farm stay, a Tuscan Villa for ten in Cortona, Italy, a cycling tour, garden art, an urban chicken coop and lots more. Plus music and dancing. You can get your tickets online now, and start planning the best way to bring out your inner rutabaga.
Details: First Annual Veggie Ball, a benefit for Growing Gardens. Sat., May 19; 5:30-10 pm at AudioCinema, 226 SE Madison.