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Dietzler Farms and one sixtyblue Bring the Farm to Your Table

Maris Callahan

Food and healthy living blogger; work in social media; moved from NYC to Chicago in November '09.


Ever wonder where your food comes from? Well, if you're not ready to be scared into vegetarian-ism for life, skip Food Inc. and look local. The first place to look if you're interested in eating a local, sustainable diet is your local farmers market. Markets are often convenient and accessible and in Chicago, available in most neighborhoods during summer months.

If for some reason, you can't make it to your market, your next best option is to head to your neighborhing farms for a visit. But take my advice, wait until you're invited.

On Saturday, August 7, one sixtyblue will team up with Dietzler Farms in Elkhorn, Wisconsin. to offer a five-course, all-inclusive dinner. Using both fresh ingredients from the one sixtyblue urban garden and meats from Dietzler farms, the two will join forces to create a natural and unique dining experience.

The event will begin at one sixtyblue at 2 p.m. and include a bus ride to Elkhorn that will feature beer pairings and appetizers fresh from the one sixtyblue garden. Upon arrival at the farm, guests can expect a tour followed by a five-course meal with beer and wine pairings.

And as for the most important part? The meal will open with an heirloom tomato red onion panzanella salad with ingredients from the one sixtyblue garden, followed by summer vegetables and rushing waters smoked trout. The third course is a pulled pork ravioli that will be followed by short ribs and ribeye straight from Dietzler farms.

To top off the meal, a sweet and savory peach cobbler will be served. There will also be post-dinner fun with a bonfire, s'mores, beer and wine where attendees will get a chance to mix and mingle with the Dietzler Farm team, and one sixtyblue Chefs. The bus will depart back to one sixtyblue at 9 p.m.

For more information and to purchase tickets visit

Photo Credit: Dietzler Farms.



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