There was an air of promise that surrounded Wednesday morning’s grand opening of the Whole Foods Market store in the troubled Englewood neighborhood on Chicago’s South Side.
The best Good Food news we’ve read this week: Midwest Good Food How is it possible that bacon sausages didn’t exist until he invented them?, Crain’s Rumi Spice Founders Among ‘Most Innovative’ Women, Fortune Magazine Says, DNAInfo Kellogg Students Plant Edible Learning Garden, DNAInfo Urban farms bring free, local produce to area food deserts, […]
The best Good Food news we’ve read this week: FamilyFarmed in the News Kendall College Launches a Business Incubator for Food Entrepreneurs, ChicagoInno Midwest Good Food Can Whole Foods Lift Up New Englewood Plaza? Business Owners Have Faith, DNAInfo Midwest Farmers Brew Up Hops For Local Craft Beer, Earth Eats New Fulton Market Harvest […]
FamilyFarmed’s Good Food Business Accelerator held on event to promote applications for its next program session, which runs from November to April. And the four program grads who took part in a panel discussion agreed: Entrepreneurs seeking to scale up their small Good Food business and dramatically expand their networks should apply.
The best Good Food news we’ve read this week: Midwest Good Food Chicago awarded $1M USDA urban farming grant, Chicago Tribune National Geographic Gives Nod To Lula Cafe’s Royale Breakfast Sandwich, DNAInfo Lula chef Jason Hammel to lead 3rd annual Taste Talks Chicago, Chicago Tribune Growing Pains for Detroit’s Urban Farms, CityLab How Lady Buggs […]
Farms running community supported agriculture businesses, or CSAs, have multiplied across the United States in recent years. Under this practice, farms are able to raise revenues for their plantings by selling subscriptions to consumers, who receive boxes of products from the farm over the course of the season. Now the concept has spread to another food sector: sustainable seafood. And, as this article about southwest Oregon shows, businesses and other economic development boosters are working together to build a growing seafood market.
FamilyFarmed’s Good Food on Every Table website is launching a new series titled “Growing Young Farmers.” This series will provide a platform for members of this new generation to discuss why they have chosen farming, the opportunities that motivate them, and the challenges as well. And we could not be happier to kick off the series than with this following essay written by Kara Gunthorp of Indiana’s Gunthorp Farms, a leader in sustainable livestock production.
The best Good Food news we’ve read this week: Midwest Good Food Chefs offer their take on perfect picnic sandwiches for Labor Day, SunTimes Illinois death tax hits family farms where it hurts, Chicago Tribune Young farmers are freshening the face of Wisconsin agriculture, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel National Good Food Conversation Why Farm-to-Institution Sourcing […]
The best Good Food news we’ve read this week: Midwest Good Food To open first Chicago restaurant, Sweetgreen had to first find the farms, (FamilyFarmed connected Sweetgreen with Prairie Fruits Farm, plus GFBA alum are also providers) Chicago Tribune Farm-to-table hotspots for the whole family, Chicago Parent The chefs at Honey Butter Fried Chicken […]
FamilyFarmed’s Good Food Business Accelerator GFBA is accepting applications through Sept. 19 for its third cohort of competitively selected Fellows in its intensive six-month program, which will run from November to April.
In this latest installment of Good Food on Every Table’s “Farm to Table: Keeping It Real” series, Chef Jesse Badger explains how Chicago’s Spoke and Bird addresses the challenges faced by small restaurants in developing relationships with their farmers for meat and produce purchases.
The best Good Food news we’ve read this week: Midwest Good Food Depending on the wilds to pollinate – (profile on Good Food Business Accelerator Alum), AgriView Innovation, Sustainability Key to Future of Farming in Illinois, WTTW Revival Food Hall To Open Thursday: Here’s Everything You Need To Know, DNAInfo Wheat Grown On Studio Gang’s […]
John Des Rosiers was still in his early 30s when he opened Inovasi, a highly regarded restaurant in the Chicago North Shore suburb of Lake Bluff. Yet he already had many years in the kitchen behind him. In fact, it would not be a wild exaggeration to say he was born to be a chef. Read about his career and dedication to sourcing from local farmers in the latest installment of the “Farm to Table: Keeping It Real” series.
The best Good Food news we’ve read this week: FamilyFarmed A Start-Up Turns to Saffron to Help Afghanistan Regrow, New York Times Midwest Good Food Goodbye, Orange Julius, hello, Furious Spoon (about the recent popularity of food halls), Crain’s They Might be Giant: Rob Levitt talks to Jason Vincent and Ben Lustbader, Fooditor This […]
Urban agriculture is on the rise. So is the interest of many homeowners in growing their own food. Now Fleet Farming, a startup company with national intentions, wants to accelerate both trends — and it involves bicycles.
LocalLocal.com is an online directory of restaurants, farms and food retailers that sell locally sourced food. By displaying the connections between retailers/restaurants and the farms where their food comes from, LocalLocal verifies that food is authentically local. LocalLocal founder Reed Shelger contributed this latest installment in Good Food on Every Table’s “Farm to Table: Keeping It Real” series.
The best Good Food news we’ve read this week: FamilyFarmed Nine Questions with Jim Slama, Founder and President of FamilyFarmed, Food Tank Midwest Good Food How Chicago Became a Leader in Urban Agriculture, ChicagoInno A Tale of Resale: How Big Chains’ Produce Ends Up in Local Grocery Stores, WBEZ Chefs unearth inspiration in […]
We at FamilyFarmed are all about encouraging our readers to become farmers market customers — if they are not already — and enjoy the super-healthy, nutritious and delicious products sold by their local and regional growers. That is why we have an annual tradition of welcoming National Farmers Market Week with an article full of tips about how to save money at farmers markets.
Jordan Lloyd had zero intention of creating a “farm to table” restaurant. Instead, he and his wife looked for the highest-quality ingredients when they opened their 30-seat Bartlett Pear Inn on Maryland’s Eastern Shore. Nonetheless, the Lloyds quickly discovered that the roads to those highest-quality ingredients led to farms in the largely rural area surrounding their home base near the eastern shore of the Chesapeake Bay.
Here’s the best Good Food news we’ve read this week. Midwest Good Food Young urban farmers look to help people in need, WGN Ex-teacher goes into hydroponic farming, The Beacon News Veggie Bingo Raises Support for Chicago’s Community Gardens, CivilEats This Healthy Vending Machine Sells Salad for Up to 60% Less Than Fast Casual […]