Good Food Blog - Press Releases
FamilyFarmed’s Good Food Business Accelerator is one of 68 winners in the Growth Accelerator Fund Competition. 68 winners in 32 states will receive funding from the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) to boost economic impact of growth accelerators across the country. On August 31, 2016, the U.S. Small Business Administration...read more
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.
We’re excited to announce that FamilyFarmed.org has received roughly $300,000 from the Risk Management Agency (RMA) of the USDA to train over 1300 farmers across 11 states as part of our Wholesale Success Program! For the past five years, FamilyFarmed.org, our experienced farmer-trainer Atina Diffley, and on-the-ground partners have trained...read more
We are proud to announce the success of the Eat What You Grow! pilot project with the Chicago Public Schools! FamilyFarmed.org and CPS have produced a school garden manual and training materials that allows CPS cafeterias to source produce from their own school gardens. The manual contains information, step-by-step instructions,...read more
The ninth annual Good Food Festival and Conference was a huge success! Have you heard the great announcements from Friday’s Opening Symposium? Midway Airport, McCormick Place, and Chicago Public Schools committed to increasing their local and sustainable food programs! Collectively these institutions serve over 1.5 million meals per day.