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A sign reading "Eat Local"  in the edible garden at Samuel J. Green Charter School. (Sabree Hill, UptownMessenger.com)

A sign reading “Eat Local” in the edible garden at Samuel J. Green Charter School.
(Sabree Hill, UptownMessenger.com)

An “Edible Evening” brings more than just food to the table. The annual fundraiser benefits children through the Edible Schoolyard’s garden, kitchen, and wellness education programming at five FirstLine Schools.

Wine, burgers, desserts, tacos and more will be provided during the outdoor garden party at the Samuel J. Green Charter School in the Freret neighborhood from 6 to 9 p.m. Thursday (March 27). For those party goers arriving or staying late, for the first time in five years the party will go until 10 p.m., a “Late Wave” party with Company Burger and Cure.

Natalie Praetorius and Travis Brannen stand behind and arugula plant at Edible Schoolyard NOLA-An Edible Evening 2010 at the Samuel J. Green Charter School. Proceeds from the event go directly towards  program support to ensure the sustainability of the Edible Schoolyard NOLA’s garden and kitchen programs.  "We came here to see the garden and to eat," said Praetorius. (Sabree Hill, UptownMessenger.com)

Natalie Praetorius and Travis Brannen stand behind and arugula plant at Edible Schoolyard NOLA-An Edible Evening 2010 at the Samuel J. Green Charter School. Proceeds from the event go directly towards program support to ensure the sustainability of the Edible Schoolyard NOLA’s garden and kitchen programs.(UptownMessenger.com file photo)

For more information see the following press release:

Edible Schoolyard New Orleans Celebrates An Edible Evening to Support Expanded Programming for Schools, Communities Served by Edible Schoolyard New Orleans and FirstLine Schools. The 5th-annual garden party under the stars, March 27 at Samuel J. Green Charter School.

WHEN: Thursday, March 27, 2014 from 6:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.

WHAT: Edible Schoolyard New Orleans fundraiser to support expanded programming for the schools and communities served by Edible Schoolyard New Orleans and Firstline Schools, which includes five open admissions public charter schools in Orleans Parish

Highlights include:

  • A Patron Party featuring food and drink prepared by Capdeville and Tivoli & Lee.
  • A Late Wave party featuring food and drink prepared by Company Burger and Cure.
  • Presq’uile Winery, of Santa Maria, Calif., will provide exclusive wine for the event.
  • Elementary school-aged students of the Edible Schoolyard New Orleans program will prepare a special 5th Anniversary dessert in advance for party guests.

Major sponsors of an Edible Evening to date include: Caesars Foundation, Chevron, Murphy Family Foundation, The John W. and Bertie Murphy Deming Foundation, Ruth U. Fertel Foundation, Gustaf W. McIlhenny Foundation, Michael Murphy, Merritt & Elly Lane, Whitney Bank, Baptist Community Ministries and The James R. Moffett Family Foundation.
Confirmed restaurants to date are: Atchafalaya, Bacchanal’s, Bourbon House, Dickie Brennan’s Steakhouse, Brigtsen’s, Café Hope’s Green Dot Café, GW Fins, High Hat, Maurepas Foods, Mimi’s, NOLA Pie Guy, Nolavore, Palace Café, Peche, Pizza Delicious, Red Fish Grill, Southern Hospitality Catering, Sukho Thai, Tableau, Three Muses, Woody’s Fish Tacos and Whole Foods Market.

Individual tickets are $45 in advance and $50 at the door. Patron sponsorships range from $150 to $1,000. All patrons will receive a commemorative apron.

Purchase tickets online at www.esynola.org

WHY: All proceeds from An Edible Evening will directly support ESYNOLA’s efforts to integrate organic gardening and seasonal cooking experiences into the curriculum, culture and cafeteria meal programs at all five FirstLine schools. Funds will be directed toward cultivating additional garden space and expanding gardening and cooking programming for the children, families and communities FirstLine serves at its five schools.

WHERE: Samuel J. Green Charter School, 2319 Valence Street, New Orleans La.

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