Good Food Festival this Saturday, March 18


Come out to the Good Food Festival at the UIC Forum this Saturday for a great time meeting folks who sell, grow, process, and raise good food and livestock.Register here.

Home to Roost will be participating in the Organic Valley Good Food Commons: Cultivate your curiosity and learn new skills at informal, 20-minute micro-workshops. Check out the full line-up of workshops, from vegan cheese making to urban beekeeping!

Here are some other 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. 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.
  • Chef Demos: As always, our Chefs at Play stage will feature some of Chicago’s biggest culinary stars. Already lined up are 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 Foods; and Paul Haney of Hoosier Mama Pie Company. Christine Cikowski and Josh Kulp of Chicago’s Honey Butter Fried Chicken are the co-recipients of FamilyFarmed’s 2017 Good Food Chef of the Year Award.
  • 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 panels on Good Food is Good Medicine and Mood and Food including Nationally recognized Health and Fitness Expert and Creator of SHRED POP, Dr. Ian Smith.
  • 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.
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