10th Anniversary Good Food Festival & Conference
The Good Food Festival & Conference is a celebration of Good Food, and for the past ten years, the event has grown into the largest gathering of local, sustainable food advocates in the Midwest. Over the course of three days, local food leaders, advocates, and consumers connect to experience and help grow the Good Food Movement. FamilyFarmed.org is thrilled to look forward to the next ten years of growth!
Join us March 13-15 to celebrate local food, and 10 years of the Good Food Festival & Conference!
Three Day Program:
The Good Food Financing & Innovation Conference (March 13, 2014) is a dynamic day that connects funders with food businesses seeking financing. Past participants of the Financing Fair have raised over $5 million in funding. This year we welcome Walter Robb – Co-CEO of Whole Foods Market, who will join us for a keynote address and discussion of growing Good Food businesses across the country!
The Good Food Trade Show, Good Food Policy Conference, and School Food Conference (March 14, 2014) are three powerful tracks – food industry experts and a trade floor; food policy sessions and networking; and advancing healthier foods for our schools. This year we are honored to present Deborah Kane, Director of the USDA Farm-to-School Initiative who joins us for our Opening Symposium.
The Localicious Party (March 14, 2014) Friday evening pairs Chicago’s premier chefs who value local food sourcing with farmers for an evening of delicious food, the best local wines, beers and spirits and a live bluegrass band! It will also include a farmer and producer talent show!
The Good Food Festival (March 15, 2014) brings together family farmers, local food artisans, chefs, educators, families and Good Food enthusiasts for a day of learning, eating, and connecting! With a 3 hour Master Class, dozens of workshops, vendors, a Kid’s Corner, chef demonstrations, and a Good Food Court, you can spend the whole day celebrating the Good Food Movement!