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Foodies Can Enjoy the “Localicious” Good Food Festival in Chicago 2014

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Come and mingle with other local food enthusiasts at Localicious! The party pairs family farmers with chef-driven restaurants for a sampling of homegrown cuisine and local libations to wash it all down. Celebrate the farmers who grow our food and the chefs who transform it!

March 16-18, 2017 to learn, network, eat, shop and expand Good Food!



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Where: The Good Food Festvial & Conference, UIC Forum, 725 W. Roosevelt
When: Friday, March 16-18,2017

Celebrate Good Food with us at the Good Food Festival – Saturday General Admission is FREE with registration!Once again, on Saturday we will throw open the doors of the UIC Forum and welcome the general public to our Good Food Festival — our big, family-friendly celebration of the fast-growing Good Food movement.


Here are just some of the best reasons to attend the Festival, which runs from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

  • Free Admission: Let’s start with the breaking news… for the first time, admission to the Good Food Festival is free! All you have to do is register on the Ticket page on this website. Donations will be welcome, of course, but in keeping with our motto of Good Food on Every Table, we want to make sure everyone with an interest in better eating can attend.
  • Good Food Chef of the Year: FamilyFarmed will present its 2017 Good Food Chef of the Year award to Christine Cikowski and Josh Kulp of Chicago’s Honey Butter Fried Chicken, whose delicious food — much of it locally and sustainably sourced — comes with a large side of social conscience. Christine and Josh will conduct a chef demo on our Chefs at Play stage after a brief awards ceremony.
  • And More Great Chef Demos: As always, our Chefs at Play stage will feature some of Chicago’s biggest culinary stars. Along with the Honey Butter Fried Chicken chefs, the lineup includes Rick Bayless of the Frontera restaurant group, which is celebrating its 30th anniversary this year; Rob Levitt, the award-winning head butcher at The Butcher & Larder at Local FoodsPaula Haney of Hoosier Mama Pie Company; and Aaron Lirette of Green River. And there will be an amazing demo by the Artisan Grain Collaborative on growing and milling artisan grain — and then baking the flour into delicious, locally sourced sourdough bread.
  • Food and Health: With the medical community taking bigger steps to integrate food and nutrition into their thinking on health care, we will present great panel on Good Food is Good Medicine and Mood and Food.
  • Family-Friendly Fun: We always encourage parents to bring their children, and accommodate them with kid-friendly programming. Purple Asparagus will do a presentation on the Chefs at Play stage, with Chef Tom Van Lente, on its efforts to bring fun food programs to classrooms, followed by a panel on Good Food Programs in Schools.
  • Urban Farm Bus Tour: For a ticket charge, you can go offsite and visit three new cutting-edge urban farms. This year’s tour will be led by Breanne Heath, certified organic farm owner, certified horticulturist, Edible Garden educator and garden manager.
  • The Organic Valley Good Food CommonsCultivate your curiosity and learn new skills at informal, 20-minute micro-workshops.
  • The Exhibit Hall! And spend some leisurely time with the dozens of vendors, many of whom will be sampling their delicious foods — and will


Click here to download the full three-day schedule.

Learn the techniques of garden design and implementation using nature’s design, presented by respected permaculture instructor, Bill Wilson of Midwest Permaculture. Includes access to all Saturday events.


Dr. EveAnn Lovero writes Travel Guides @ www.vino-con-vista.com

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