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Sunday, December 13, 2009

Thanks to Everyone who attended our first networking and tasting event at Old Town Social!

A few kinks to work out. But in terms of it being our first, it was a success. Our next one is planned for March at a different restaurant. Stay tuned!

Also- Just announced:

at UIC March 11-13 2010

Local Food
Farmers - Artisans - Foodies - Investors -
Industry Trade Professionals -
Food Policy Advocates -
Local Food System Stakeholders!

Thursday March 11: Financing Farm to Fork
The Financing Farm to Fork Conference supports the local food movement by encouraging investment in farm and food production, processing, and distribution businesses.
Opening keynote speaker Woody Tasch, author of Slow Money
sponsored by University of Chicago's Booth School of Business

The Chicago Food Policy Summit brings together community representatives, food businesses, farmers, city leaders, chefs, NGO's, and other food advocates to discuss and propose policies that will improve the quality of and access to fresh food in Chicago. Learn more
The FamilyFarmed EXPO is the leading Midwest trade show connecting farmers and food producers with trade buyers.
Keynote speaker Will Allen, CEO of Growing Power

Friday Evening March 12: Localicious Party
A Locavore's Delight! You won't want to miss the fun at this year's Localicious Party. It will feature scrumptious local food and libations, great networking, an opportunity to connect with leaders in our community.

Saturday March 13: Local Food Festival
Rick Bayless leads our lineup of all star celebrity chefs, speakers, authors, food artisans and, of course, family farmers! Spend the day enjoying a wide selection of local food, gifts and great information to help you eat healthy year-round, while supporting local farms and businesses.

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