We’ve started a new feature here at Good Food On Every Table- the Weekly Link Roundup! We’ll list the best Good Food news we’ve read this week. Enjoy!
FamilyFarmed in the News
- Impact Entrepreneurship is Thriving in Chicago (Good Food Business Accelerator mentioned), Impact Engine
Midwest Good Food
National Good Food Conversation
SEVEN MAJOR FSMA RULES NOW FINAL, National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition
Land Health Is Our Health: Grass Up!, Huffington Post
Food Tank’s Summer 2016 Reading List, Food Tank
Investors dish on food-tech startups that tantalize, New York Business Journal
Why the sugar industry hates the FDA’s new Nutrition Facts label, Washington Post
Upcoming Events – Chicago Region
- Heal the Planet Farm Festival – Grant Park, IL
This event honors and supports the work of those improving farming practices and fixing a broken food system in the Chicago and Northwest Indiana region.
- Cased Meats for a Cause – Chicago, IL
This event at Local Foods in Bucktown is a benefit for Yollocalli, the youth initiative of the National Museum of Mexican Art. Enjoy beer and sausage for $55.00.
- Community Dining Sitka Salmon Dinner – Chicago, IL
Enjoy a seafood-themed dinner, presented by Community Dining, featuring line-caught, wild Alaskan salmon brought to Chicago by Sitka Salmon Shares, which brings the CSA concept to seafood. The evening includes a presentation on sustainable seafood by Nic Mink and Marsh Skeele, founders of Sitka Salmon.
- Mint Creek Farm Dinner – An Evening with Home Bistro – Kempton, IL
Ticket price includes a first-hand, interactive tour of the farm, where you’ll get out amongst the animals and learn all the ins and outs of the place from head farmer/owner Harry Carr. The tour is followed by an exceptional meal prepared by one of Chicago’s revered chefs accompanied by live music from a fabulous local band. Mint Creek is a graduate of FamilyFarmed’s Good Food Business Accelerator.
- The Land Connection’s Farm Dreams – Bloomington, IL
Farm Dreams is an annual workshop series for aspiring farmers to discover what it would really take to start your own farm business.
- Heritage Prairie Farm Dinner – Pig Gig Farm Dinner – Elburn, IL
The Heritage Prairie Pig Gig Farm Dinner is the farm’s 5th annual pig gig event that kicks off all of their summer farm dinners. For this dinner the farm is pairing up with Penrose Brewing Company for a night of beers and delicious food.
- Range Restaurant Community Night benefitting Gardeneers – Chicago, IL
Join Range Thursday, June 16th and #dineforschoolgardens! Come in for drinks or local, farm to table appetizers/dinner anytime from 4pm-10pm! A portion of proceeds from the evening will benefit Gardeneers work in school gardens throughout Chicago.
- Local Foods Dinner, Benefiting Green City Market – Chicago, IL
Join Local Foods for a multi-course, family-style dinner that features seasonal meat, veggies, cheese and fruit sourced from Green City Market vendors and fine botanic beer provided by Forbidden Root.