Eating locally grown food is an easy way to support your community, much like rooting for the home team or filling area potholes with copies of the town charter. Learn how to feast your way to neighborhood solidarity with this Groupon.
$15 for Admission for Two to the Good Food Festival & Conference on Saturday, March 17 at the UIC Forum ($33.48 Value)
Admission for two to the Good Food Festival on Saturday, March 17 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. includes family-friendly activities such as chef demos, a children’s corner, and exhibitions celebrating the Good Food movement. See the full schedule. Children aged 12 and younger are admitted for free.
Good Food Festival & Conference
Made possible by FamilyFarmed.org, an organization that forges bonds between locally grown food and the people who grow, sell, and eat it, the Good Food Festival & Conference lets Chicagoans participate in the locally driven Good Food movement. Coming from all over the Midwest, 150 farmers and artisans display their healthily unprocessed bounties while debunking widespread myths that the freshest fruit grows in cans, and chef demos from Frontera Grill’s Rick Bayless, Perennial Virant’s Paul Virant, and Nightwood’s Jason Vincent celebrate the spectacle of cooking. Young chefs can exercise creative muscles and artsy tendons at the children’s corner, which features face painting, a scavenger hunt, and an arts and crafts session. Scheduled workshops, such as Growing a Community Garden or Brew Your Own Kombucha and Sodas, teach casual eaters about their deep-seated connections to the things they chew (additional workshop fees apply).