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Tomatoes on table

Photo Credit: Bob Benenson

The new Local Food Forum e-newsletter, published daily for the Chicago area, presents a wide range of subjects in an informative, inspiring and entertaining manner, with photographs, recipes and food trivia. While the basic newsletter is free, an enhanced version is available through a paid subscription of $50 a year or $5 a month (cancel anytime).

Bob Benenson, a career journalist and longtime “Good Food” advocate, covers all aspects of our region’s local food community with a special emphasis on farmers, farmers’ markets (including comprehensive schedules) and farm to table restaurants that bring delicious, healthy food, produced locally, to the table. Benenson is a regular guest on The Mike Nowak Show with Peggy Malecki.

Local Food Forum also includes coverage of important issues such as food access and security, food as a tool for economic development and jobs, and state and federal food policy as we work as a community to build a better-for-you, better-for-the-planet food system.


Visit to subscribe and view back issues. For more information, email [email protected].