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Good Food Expo Marks 15 Years

Jan 28, 2019 08:30PM

Chicago’s nonprofit Family Farmed will present the 15th annual Good Food Expo March 22 and 23 at the UIC Forum. March 22 is the Good Food Trade Show; and March 23 is the Good Food Festival, the public celebration of the Good Food movement.

       Demonstrations by star chefs include Jason Hammel, of Lula Café, who’ll receive the Good Food Chef of the Year Award at the March 22 Networking Reception. Others include Rick Bayless, of Frontera restaurants; Top Chef winner Joe Flamm, of Spiaggia; Sandra Holl, of Floriole bakery; and others at the festival’s Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois Chefs at Play Stage.

       Other highlights include Good Food is Good Medicine panels; the Kids’ Corner, presented by Purple Asparagus; and the Test Your Soil! program conducted by the University of Illinois with Advocates for Urban Agriculture. Attendees will also enjoy the opportunity to meet many farm and food producers at the Good Food Marketplace.


Admission to the Good Food Festival is free with registration at; the trade show requires a paid ticket. Location: 725 W. Roosevelt Rd., Chicago.