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Blue Sky Bakery Hosts Farm Brunch

By Melissa Wiley in Food on Jul 17, 2014 8:30PM

2014_7_17_peasantspot.png Farm dinners typically feel like elitist affairs, tagged at elitist prices. But here’s one for the peasantry and all those with a stake in community-supported agriculture. If you like brunch and yoga too, so much the better.

On Sunday, July 20, Blue Sky Bakery, which provides transitional employment to at-risk youth, will serve a bounteous brunch at Peasants’ Plot in Manteno, Illinois with its signature seasonal pastries, local breakfast meats, vegetables from Peasants’ Plot and a mimosa bar. The brunch is set to start at 11:30 a.m. and you can expect plenty of juice, coffee and craft beer as well.

If you arrive early, you can also center yourself with yoga in the field led by Bloom Yoga Studio owner Kerry Maiorca. A farm tour with farmers Todd and Julia McDonald follows brunch so you can see their organic stock for yourself. You can become a shareholder of this organic farm for the 2015 season beginning in September, and here is what you can expect to eat if you do. Manteno is about an hour drive from Chicago and this would make an ideal road trip.

Tickets for Blue Sky and Bloom are available here and cost $45 per person.