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Unity Gardens' annual 'Taste of Unity Harvest Celebration' will feature more than a dozen restaurants

Unity Gardens is throwing a harvest party with help from a bunch of friends.

More than a dozen local restaurants will prepare food for the fifth Taste of Unity Harvest Celebration later this month to benefit the agency that focuses on community gardens and growing good food in South Bend.

“This event, held near National Food Day, helps not only raise funds to support our free food gardens, but also raises awareness to the benefits of a diet rich in fresh produce,” said president and founder Sara Stewart. 

A number of companies and individuals have donated toward the event. In addition, chefs will be preparing tapas. The list of restaurants and chefs that will be offering small plates includes: 

“The chefs are our heroes, not just in this event, but year-round, helping to make magic from locally grown food,” Stewart said.

The event is from 5 to 8 p.m. Oct. 22 at the Palais Royale, 105 W. Colfax Ave., South Bend. In addition to the food, there will be music and a silent auction. Tickets are $30 and are available via

For more information, contact Stewart at or 574-315-4361.

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