Six Reasons to Attend the Good Food Festival & Conference

From foodtank.com, by Jamie McCarthy
Six Reasons to Attend the Good Food Festival & Conference

FamilyFarmed’s 12th annual Good Food Festival & Conference runs March 24–26 at Chicago’s UIC Forum. The Festival brings together consumers, producers, buyers, top chefs, experts, and investors to celebrate the fast-growing Good Food movement.

There are many reasons to celebrate Good Food with FamilyFarmed—check out our top six:

1. Learn a new skill. Choose from in-depth workshops such as home ham-curing, baking with heirloom grains, brewing your own kombucha, or coloring eggs with natural dyes.

2. Get involved. You can catch Good Food For Thought discussions on topics like grassroots food activism, the value of local food, good food and farming careers, and good food as good medicine.

3. Don’t miss the DIY mini-workshops on the Organic Valley Good Food Commons. These short sessions cover everything from chicken care to composting, from canning and preserving to building community through food.  

4. If you are curious about our city’s urban agriculture scene, get a seat on the Urban Farm Bus Tour. This trip sells out every year and visits Windy City Harvest, The Plant, Growing Home and Growing Power. 

5. Have a business interest in Good Food? Do you want to learn more about the movement’s key issues? Attend Thursday's Good Food Finance & Innovation Conference and Friday's Industry, School Food, and Policy day, which includes the oldest and biggest Industry Showcase focused on local and sustainable food.

6. Food Tank readers receive a 10% discount on any ticket! 

Saturday Festival tickets are $10 in advance, $15 at the door; kids under 12 are free (Bus Tour tickets and additional conference days range $20–150 in advance). 

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