On July 17 Farmer Lee Jones of The Chef's Garden and his team will host the 2010 Food and Wine Celebration to support the Veggie U Children's Program. Veggie U is a nonprofit organization at the Culinary Vegetable Institute in Milan, Ohio, aiming to combat the rising epidemic of childhood obesity through fostering a connection between educational, nutritional and agricultural goals.
The Food and Wine Celebration is an annual benefit featuring gourmet cuisine prepared by chefs from all over the country, wines from top vineyards, cooking demonstrations and an exclusive silent auction. It takes place from 5 to 9 p.m. on the grounds of the Culinary Vegetable Institute in Milan. For more information, visit www.veggieufoodandwine.com/2010/.