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Founded in 2005, Purple Asparagus is a 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation that educates children, families, and the community about good eating for the body and the planet. With a board of equally dedicated farmers, community organizers, advocates, and food aficionados, the aim is to change the way children and, by extension, families and communities, relate to food and all things associated with it. The organization was also a key partner in Chicago Chefs “Move to Schools” program of the White House's “Let's Move” initiative, received the International Association of Culinary Professionals Culinary Youth Advocate of the Year award in 2012 and was recently named one of the top 15 Crusaders of Health in the Food Industry on In addition, founder Melissa Graham received a 2011 Good Eating Award. For more information about the event and Purple Asparagus, visit
Purple Asparagus 9th Annual “Corks and Crayons” Benefit

Purple Asparagus 9th Annual “Corks and Crayons” Benefit

Purple Asparagus, the non-profit that educates children, families and the community about eating that’s good for the body and the planet, will host its Ninth Annual Corks & Crayons Benefit at Greenhouse Loft, 2545 W. Diversey, Chicago, on Sunday, August 25, 2013 from 4-7 p.m. This event brings foodies of all ages together to celebrate the […]