The 11th Annual Good Food Festival & Conference runs through March 21. Presented by FamilyFarmed, the annual celebration of the fast-growing Good Food movement will bring together some of the nation’s leaders in local, sustainable fare — from farmers to chefs, food entrepreneurs to policy makers — to discuss the movement that’s transforming the way we eat.
Several North Shore vendors are participating in the event, including:
- Farmlogix – Evanston
- CaveChick, Inc – Glenview
- Iroquois Family Farms, LLC – Wilmette
- Tomate Fresh Kitchen – Evanston
- Truli Julie – Evanston
- Zapp’s Dancing Grains – Evanston
The first day of the event, Friday March 19, kicked off with The Localicious party, one of the premier annual food and drink tasting events in Chicago. Presented by FamilyFarmed and Local Foods, the event paired award-winning chefs who seek the finest in local and sustainably produced ingredients and the farmers from whom they purchase. Guests enjoyed live bluegrass music while tasting delicious bites paired with some of the Great Lakes region’s finest craft beer, spirits, hard cider, and wine.
The three-day event is highlighted by the Good Food Festival on Saturday, March 21, from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. The festival is a family-friendly day of inspiring speakers, tastings from local food artisans, DIY workshops, chef demos, an interactive Kids’ Corner, and an exhibitor floor — all designed to grow the Good Food movement!
The heart of our Festival is the big hall featuring about 150 exhibitors: farmers, artisanal food producers, retailers, other vendors, and nonprofit organizations promoting the benefits of Good Food on health, the environment, and the economy. Attendees can meet them and sample their goods on the show floor, in the Good Food Court, and at the CSA Pavilion. Many of our speakers are authors — guests can talk with them and pick up a signed book at the bookseller’s table.
Tickets are $10 in advance online and $15 at the door.
For more information or to purchase tickets, please visit http://www.goodfoodfestivals.com