March 16, 2017 - 9:00am EDT to March 18, 2017 - 4:00pm EDT | UIC Forum – Chicago, IL
Good Food Festival, Policy Conference
The Good Food Industry Conference addresses, discusses and informs about the wide range of issues affecting the fast-growing Good Food movement. The programming reflects the many growing markets and roles related to Good Food, which FamilyFarmed defines as food grown as locally as possible using sustainable, humane and fair practices.
The Conference connects food buyers with producers and growers; expands local procurement capacity; engages school food professionals; provides a forum to discuss local, statewide and national food policy issues affecting the production, distribution and access to good food; educates the public about the importance and impact of Good Food; and so much more.
In addition to the educational tracks, Friday's Good Food Industry Showcase trade floor features more than 100 local and sustainable farmers, artisanal food producers and distributors. Since its beginning in 2004, this trade show has been the centerpiece of FamilyFarmed's annual big gathering, the nation's oldest and biggest event focused entirely on local and sustainable food. And to conclude the day-long Conference, the Good Food Industry Networking Reception provides an great opportunity to meet and network with business leaders, buyers and producers.