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Come experience the magic of our Urban Farm while enjoying a meal specially prepared for you on site by a guest chef. This three part dinner series features well known local culinary talent and benefits Growing Hope.

Each evening is its own unique experience, crafted from beginning to end by the guest chefs' talents and tastes. The evening begins with an appetizer and cocktail hour with live music featuring Matt Jones and Davy Jones. Guests will then be seated in our hoophouse and served the meal of a lifetime.

This year we will be welcoming three incredibly talented chefs to the farm:

September 15: Chef Ji Hye Kim of the Zingerman's restaurant Miss Kim

Dessert by Milk + Honey

September 29: Chef Carlito Hurtado of Cultivate Coffee & TapHouse

Dessert by sugarbeet bakery

October 13: Chef Brandon Johns of Grange Kitchen & Bar

Dessert by Sweet Heather Anne

Menu for Chefs in the Garden September 29:


Bo Bia - Vietnamese Spring Rolls

Jicama, Shrimp, Thai Basil,Egg, and Chinese sausage

Vegan Option: Tofu Egg and Marinated Purple Cauliflower with Hoisin Dipping Sauce

Doi Du Du - Green Papaya Salad

Mixture of Pickled Root Vegetables, Green Papaya, Marinated Crispy Tofu 

GF - contains Soy and Nuts

Hu Tieu - Vietnamese Noodle Soup

with Kombu Broth, Assortment of Fresh Local Vegetables, Shrimp and Quail Eggs

Vegan Option featuring Bean Curds

Com Tam - Broken Rice

White Rice with Marinated Pork Chops and Crispy Fried Pork Skin, Fried Egg

and Fresh Vegetables, Fresh Cilantro, Greens and Dipping Sauce

Vegan Option featuring Marinated Cubed Tofu

Entree-vegan: Braised Silken Tofu

in Gochujang, with Multigrain Rice and Banchan

Vegan, NF, DF

Coconut Milk with Ginger and Lemongrass

Follow the Chefs in the Garden Facebook event page to stay up to date!

Venue Information

922 W Michigan Ave
Ypsilanti, MI 48197
(734) 786-8401
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Growing Hope

922 West Michigan Ave.
Ypsilanti, MI 48197
(734) 786-8401

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