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Natural Awakenings Chicago

Local Foods Highlight the Chicago Good Food Festival

Feb 24, 2012 09:49AM

Experience the movement that’s transforming the way we eat, from March 15 to 17, at the Good Food Festival & Conference Chicago, sponsored by This three-day festival and conference focuses on local, sustainable foods. The Good Food for Thought speaker series will be presented Thursday and Friday, featuring national and regional leaders of the Good Food movement.

The speakers will map the course of this exciting revolution and share personal insights into the future of good food. Friday evening’s Localicious party will be a foodie’s dream of sustainable, local food and drink, brought to you by Chicago’s finest chefs. Saturday’s festival starts with in-depth workshops featuring top experts and nationally recognized speakers, and continues with a full lineup of workshops that discuss timely topics such as growing and preserving your own food, good food activism, eating on a budget and backyard chickens.

Throughout Saturday’s festival, experience the Good Food Movement firsthand with cooking demos from Chicago’s finest chefs, the interactive Kid’s Corner, the Good Food Court and the bookstore. More than 150 Good Food exhibitors, including farmers and food artisans, will offer local food, gifts and community supported agriculture (CSA) memberships.

Cost: See website. Location: UIC Forum, 725 W. Roosevelt, Chicago. For more information or to register, visit