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 […]
Farmhouse Chicago, located at the west end of downtown, is a genuine farm to table restaurant that sources most of its ingredients from the states that border on Lake Michigan: Illinois, Wisconsin, Michigan and Indiana. Since its opening five yeas ago, Farmhouse Chicago also has been a friend of Family Farmed. So it is no coincidence that an event scheduled for the evening of Wednesday, Aug. 3 — at which Farmhouse will introduce its five new proprietary hard apple ciders — is also a fundraiser for our nonprofit, which will receive 100 percent of the proceeds from the tickets sold.
Variety is the word for the field of five finalists in the Food to Market Challenge. This competition will award $500,000 to the team deemed to have proposed the best solution to a problem affecting the supply chain for local and sustainable food in the Chicago region.
Two things are clear about the annual Chef BBQ fundraiser staged by Chicago’s Green City Market, which took place Thursday evening. One is that the BBQ will be one of the best food and beverage tasting events on the calendar of food-centric Chicago. The other, it seems, is that the summer weather may always be a challenge for this event.
Here’s the best Good Food news we’ve read this week. Happy reading! Midwest Good Food The Publican Names New Executive Chef As Brand Faces Expansions, Chicago Eater O’Hare Upgrade: Publican Tavern Arriving July 26 At Airport, Chicago Eater Feast At the Farm: A Farmer, a Baker, a Brewer and a Chef, Forbes Bow Truss’ […]
Urban agriculture in on the rise, in many cases providing jobs, opportunities and access to Good Food for residents of underserved communities. But the farm Jen Rosenthal manages on Chicago’s South Side has particular social significance: It is on a site once occupied by apartment towers of The Robert Taylor Homes, which had grown so troubled-plagued that its residents were relocated and the buildings torn down.
Here’s the best Good Food news we’ve read this week. Enjoy! Midwest Good Food To meet booming tofu demand, Edgewater-based Phoenix Bean plans $1.7 million expansion (Phoenix Bean is a graduate of FamilyFarmed’s Good Food Business Accelerator), Chicago Tribune A Tale of Ten Acres – UNFI’s Agrarian Journey of Soil health, UNFI City Farm Chicago Aspires […]
Cleetus Friedman, the executive chef of Chicago’s Caffè Baci restaurants, began his food journey busing tables in his native Baltimore about 30 years ago, when he was in his teens. Yet the road leading to his place at the cutting edge of the local and sustainable food movement had some twists and turns.
Jenny Yang and her Phoenix Tofu company in Chicago are shining examples of how FamilyFarmed’s Good Food Business Accelerator helps food and farm entrepreneurs build their businesses. Yang is launching a major expansion in response to fast-rising demand, which was the subject of a recent profile in the Chicago Tribune. We have republished an article we wrote about her and Phoenix Tofu last year, with a link to the Tribune story.