Mark Your Calendars, @GoodFoodFestChi is Just Around the Corner!

The Good Food Festival is back and ready to celebrate its 12th year of local, sustainable, humane and fair food. Stop in on Saturday, March 26th at the UIC Forum in Chicago for a fun day packed with inspiring speakers, DIY workshops, chef demos, and interactive activities at the Purple Asparagus Kids’ Corner. There will be something for everyone, from new foodies to seasoned gourmets ‐‐ all designed to help grow the Good Food movement!

This year the Festival will feature over 150 exhibitors at the Good Food Marketplace, where you can shop, meet CSA farmers, learn about local foods and enjoy a great meal. In addition, some of Chicago’s best eateries will serve delicious fare in the Good Food Court.

Presented by the nonprofit group FamilyFarmed, the Good Food Festival is one of the city’s most family‐friendly events. Throughout the day, there will be a number of fun, engaging events that help teach kids of all ages about the importance of healthy and environmentally conscious eating habits. The Purple Asparagus Kids’ Corner will entertain and amuse young attendees. Kids will have opportunities to learn about seed planting, participate in a scavenger hunt, chill out with a good book in the reading corner, or get creative with arts and crafts.

A demonstration of the innovative Pilot Light food education project, an initiative in Chicago Public Schools, will be engrossing for children while providing grown‐ups with an opportunity to engage with three top Chicago chefs: Paul Kahan (One Off Hospitality Group), Matthias Merges (Yusho, Billy Sunday, A10), and Jason Hammel (Lula Café, Nightwood). The chefs participating in Pilot Light create lessons that integrate education about food and its role in society into the schools’ overall curriculum. For a complete itinerary and full list of participating chefs, exhibitors and sponsors, please visit and read all about it on FamilyFarmed’s Good Food on Every Table website.

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Hours: 10 a.m.‐5 p.m March 26, 2016. Admission: $15, $10 online; kids 12 and under are free.

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