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Dallas Chefs Rally for Rae Lili Farm This Sunday

Chef Jacob Williamson, Sofia Herrera-Martinez and Iris Midler
Chef Jacob Williamson, Sofia Herrera-Martinez and Iris Midler courtesy Iris Midler
This Sunday, some of Dallas’ top chefs will come together for another food event all for one farmer.

Sofia Herrera-Martinez of Rae Lili Farm was recently diagnosed with a debilitating disease that has kept her from operations while incurring overwhelming medical expenses. When she mentioned this months ago to Iris Midler (from Chefs for Farmers), Midler felt the need to move.

“People come together for chefs when they’re in need, and one of our farmers is in need,” Midler says. “This is a person who puts food on our tables. It’s now time to rally for a farmer.”

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Beets from Rae Lili Farm
courtesy Rae Lilli Farm
All proceeds are going to Herrera-Martinez and the farm; even Prekindle, which is selling the tickets, is giving the fees back to her, Midler says.

Here's the chef lineup, in case you need another reason to get a ticket:

Misti Norris, Petra and the Beast
Jacob Williamson, Five Sixty by Wolfgang Puck
John Tesar, Knife
Dino Santonicola, Partenope
Eric Dreyer, HALL Arts Hotel
Nick Walker, Virgin Hotel
Jeana Johnson, Canvas Hotel
Jonathon Erdeljac, Jonathon's Oak Cliff Diner
Sharon Hage
Will Salisbury, Heard That Foundation

The event will be Sunday, Feb. 23, at Dallas Heritage Village, 1515 S. Harwood St. in the Cedars. Doors open at 4:30 p.m., and the dinner (casual and family style) will begin at 5:30 p.m. Tickets are $100 each.
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Taylor Adams has written about the restaurant industry for the Dallas Observer since 2016. Now the Observer's food editor, she attended Southern Methodist University before covering local news at The Dallas Morning News.