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Farm to Fork Dinner

The 2018 Farm to Fork Dinner will take place on Wednesday, Apr. 18 at 5:30 p.m. in Grinnell Commons on the upper level. Participants will enjoy locally grown food prepared by two chefs from University Housing Culinary & Nutrition Services. We are proud to partner with the SIU Sustainability Office; SIU Department of Animal Science, Food & Nutrition; and SIU Fermentation Science Institute on this event.


Enjoy a four-course dinner with optional beer and wine pairings. The menu includes:

  • Salad Course: spring salad, radishes and fresh herbs with champagne vinaigrette
  • Soup Course: cauliflower, pear, and blue cheese soup
  • Main Course: chicken with wild mushrooms and garlic sauté, roasted potatoes with herb vinaigrette, and fresh asparagus.
  • Vegan Option: sweet potato gnocchi with vegan cream sauce and spring sugar snap peas. The vegan entree may be selected during registration in place of the main course.
  • Dessert Course: strawberry coulis with pastry and cream


To register, click here.


  • $5 - SIU students
  • $35 - Faculty, staff and community
  • $15 - Optional wine and beer pairings (for attendees age 21 and older)

Featured Farms & Contributors

  • All Seasons Farm
  • Big Muddy Hogs
  • Flamm Orchards
  • Flyway Family Farms
  • Miller Farms
  • SIU Farms
  • Windcrest Dairy
  • Local beer and wine producers


Grinnell Commons street address is 275 East Park Street, Carbondale, IL 62901. This building is located on East Campus, behind the Charlotte West Stadium (softball field). To view a map, click here and type "Grinnell Hall" into the search box.

Event Parking

Farm to Fork Dinner guests may park in Lot 58, located on East Campus, but on the west side of Grinnell Commons. This lot can be accessed via East Park Street or Neely Drive.


Individuals with disabilities are welcomed. Call 618-453-5738 to request accommodations.