The Good Food Festival in Chicago at U.I.C. Forum was a great opportunity to meet some very interesting people and make connections with Environmentally Conscious Family Owned Farms and businesses. We especially enjoyed chatting with the operators of Joe's Blues Premium Frozen Blueberries. As you know, I love Blueberries. These were so delicious and would work perfectly for summer smoothies. Yummy. They are grown using organic methods and are offered at a discount for CSA Members. Find Joe's Michigan Berries at these Chicagoland locations
Sunset – Highland Park Sunset – Lake Forest Sunset- Long Grove Plenty Grocer and Deli-2036 W. Division Street in the Ukrainian Village Sandwich-Me-In-3037 N. Clark For More Information visit http://www.joesblueberries.com/
The James Beard Winning Chef's Demos were interesting and fun. We caught up with several of them at Saturday's festival.
We also had the opportunity to chat with many other supporters who are making this movement happen. We really enjoyed Farm Logix, Seeds of Technology booth. An exciting company that follows Farm to Plate and Farm to School Solutions. Many of our Public schools are sourced and supplied by this company. It's an exciting time in Food Service! It was also fun to see 104.3 K Hits http://khitschicago.cbslocal.com/ and WCPT AM and FM http://www.chicagosprogressivetalk.com/ in full support of the the Festival. We enjoyed chatting with Chris Schrage of AM 820 . From Edible Chicago to Farm Logix, we were so excited to see how this Festival has grown and gained support over the last 10 years. A Big Thank you to the U.I.C. Forum for hosting this years event and to all of the Event Organizers and Sponsors!