FamilyFarmed has played an important role for more than 15 years in helping to stimulate the growth of the Good Food movement in the Chicago area. So we’re darn proud about how broad and vibrant our hometown’s Good Food scene has become. Read about it here… and if you’re...read more
What happens when Good Food activists get together to discuss ways in which philanthropy and personal action can advance the goals of the movement? It can get personal… but only in the best way. Notes on FamilyFarmed’s Good Food Business Accelerator graduation and its On The Table event. Read...read more
Harry Carr was well ahead of the rising consumer interest in grass-fed, pasture-raised meat when he started Illinois’ Mint Creek Farm in the early 1990s. A recent graduate of the first class of FamilyFarmed’s Good Food Business Accelerator, Harry shares his strong belief in the advantages of grass-fed. Read...read more
Superb regional Mexican cuisine made Chicago’s Rick Bayless a celebrity chef, but his work to help the local farmers who supply his restaurants to build their businesses have made him a champion of the Good Food movement as well. Read more.
If there is one thing made clear by the appearances of Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner, Sen. Dick Durbin and others at FamilyFarmed’s Good Food Festival & Conference, it is that the Good Food movement is getting the attention of public policy makers at the highest levels. Read full story...read more
A panel on FamilyFarmed’s Good Food Business Accelerator — with pitches from Fellows — was a highlight of the Financing & Innovation Conference. Read the full story here.
Tickets are on sale and the schedule is out for three great days of the nation’s oldest and biggest trade show focused on local and sustainable food! Whet your appetite here.
Read a first-person account of how FamilyFarmed and the Good Food Festival & Conference helped the Tiny But Mighty heirloom popcorn company build its business.
Koval, Chicago’s first distillery since Prohibition, will be highlighted at the Good Food Festival & Conference as a Good Food success story — and will serve at the Localicious tasting event. Click here to read how Koval launched a local craft sprits boom – and it’s own competition.
Zero Percent is a Chicago startup with a great concept — it uses an online platform to connect restaurants and others who have surplus food with organizations that help feed those in need. Read the entire story here.