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Good Food Festival Unites Foodies, Urban Farmers, Chefs, Activists and Activities

The 10th annual Good Food Festival, sponsored by, will take place March 13 through 15 at the UIC Forum, in Chicago, with speakers, workshops, chef demonstrations and a trade show.

The first day showcases a Good Food Financing & Innovation Conference, from 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. The keynote address will be given by Walter Robb, Co-CEO of Whole Foods Market.

The second day features the industry trade show, school food and policy summits and “meet the buyers” mixer from 8:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. There will be a screening of the documentary film, Symphony of the Soil, at 5:30 p.m. The now-famous Localicious Party in the evening pairs Chicago’s premier chefs that value local food sourcing with farmers for an evening of delicious food and drink and a live bluegrass band.

Saturday’s events include a festival from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., with more than 150 vendors, including local farms, restaurants, nonprofits and food innovators, as well as an interactive Kids Corner and an Urban Farm Bus Tour. Enjoy chef demos featuring Rick Bayless, and catch the Good Food Masterclass with Michael Ruhlman and Brian Polcyn. Lectures and hands-on workshops round out the day.

Location: 725 W. Roosevelt Rd. For tickets, visit For more information, visit Win free tickets at