The Greening of Detroit will, once again, encourage living green, loving Detroit and celebrating local food during its LIVE LOVE LOCAL Celebration. This celebration brings together community partners, key leaders, farmers, tree enthusiasts, environmentalists and foodies from across the nation to celebrate Detroit’s innovative work toward building a greener, healthier and more sustainable city.






Detroit’s Eastern Market – Shed 5


Saturday, August 25, 2012, Noon – 4 p.m.


The Greening of Detroit, in partnership with edibleWOW magazine, will host the LIVE LIVE LOCAL Celebration at Detroit’s Eastern Market. This event takes place in the newly renovated Shed 5, amid the hustle and bustle of thousands of market-goers shopping for fresh and local fruits and vegetables. Bring your appetite and get ready to experience four hours of energy-packed culinary demonstrations by some of the area’s top chefs in the heart of Detroit’s Eastern Market. From 12 to 4 p.m., chefs and farmers will be on hand to showcase “farm to fork” discussions on how they are supporting Detroit’s local food movement by creating signature dishes from locally grown food. Learn, firsthand, the chefs’ techniques and unique methods for creating the spectacular dishes.



The Greening of Detroit and edibleWOW will also award the first-ever “Young Farmer of the Year” Award, recognizing young Michigan farmers, the future of agriculture. All candidates will be featured in edibleWOW’s 2012 summer issue. The honoree will receive a cash and/or in-kind award. Twelve individual farmers from Genesee, Oakland, Tuscola, Washtenaw and Wayne counties have already been nominated. They are an eclectic group, ranging from urban farmers to agricultural consultants and country CSA farmers. The LIVE LOVE LOCAL Celebration will be a wonderful opportunity to celebrate healthy, local living, while raising critical support for The Greening of Detroit’s environmental programs and projects.




 Ticket Pricing




*Limited Tickets are available and can be purchased at the door, online or at select restaurants below. *




Celebration at Eastern Market: $25 (includes chef station tastings and two drink tickets)




Book of 10 tickets: $200




or visit any of these participating restaurants:




 Bonnie’s Kitchen


6527 Telegraph Road


Bloomfield Hills, Michigan 48307




 Cacao Tree


204 West 4th Street


Royal Oak, Michigan 48067




 Calder Dairy


1020 Southfield Road


Lincoln Park, Michigan 48146




Restaurants & Chefs Participating in LIVE LOVE LOCAL


·         Aaron Cozadd, Union Woodshop Vinsetta Garage


·         Allison Costello and Steven LaFraniere, Capuchin Soup Kitchen


·         Alex Youngman, Zingerman’s


·         Chamile Ashton, Cacao Tree


·         Andy Hollyday, Roast


·         Brandon Johns, Grange Kitchen and Bar


·         Brian Perrone, Slow’s Bar-B-Q


·         Caroline Howard, Traffic Jam


·         Chris Franz, Rattlesnake Club


·         Curtis Wooten and Julian Turner, Avalon International Breads


·         Dave Mancini, Supinos


·         Dan Gearig, El Guapo Grill


·         Greg Mudge, Mudgie’s


·         Siri Gossman, Russell Street Deli


·         Joan Melnick, Bonnie’s Kitchen


·         John Calder, Calder Dairy


·         John Piazza, Dorsey Culinary Academy


·         John Sommerville, The Lark


·         Kathleen O’Neill, Canape Cart


·         Lorraine Platman, Sweet Lorraine’s


·         Mike Trombley, The Henry Ford


·         Phil Jones, Colors


·         Tomas Lasher, Inn Season


Wine provided by Sandhill Crane


Coffee provided by Mighty Good Coffee


Tea provided by Chartreuse


Beer provided by Foran’s Grand Trunk Pub




Sponsored By:


Honda North America


Team Detroit


DTE Energy Foundation




Event Friends


Avanti Press, Inc.


Henry Ford Health System


Tepel Brothers Printing


Quicken Loans




Event Supporters


Bel Lago


Black Star Farms


Denso International America, Inc.


D: Hive


Downtown Detroit Partnership – Clean Detroit




L. Mawby Vineyards


MGM Grand Detroit


Royal Envelope LTD


Green Safe Products






  Corporate Sponsorship Opportunities




The LIVE LOVE LOCAL Celebration will pay tribute to healthy, local living while raising critical support for The Greening of Detroit’s environmental programs and projects. We are pleased to invite you to join us as a sponsor. We’re offering sponsorship levels ranging from $2,500 to $50,000, with each level providing a benefit choice and recognition opportunities. If you’re interested in sponsoring LIVE LOVE LOCAL, don’t hesitate to call Monica Tabares, Special Events Director, at 313.285.1246 for more information.