Weekly Link Roundup – June 24

Here’s the best Good Food news we’ve read this week. Enjoy!

Midwest Good Food

National Good Food Conversation

Upcoming Events – Chicago Region

June 25
  • Local Foods’ 1st Anniversary Party – Chicago,  IL
    Local Foods is throwing a 1st anniversary party for its retail store in the Bucktown neighborhood of Chicago. Local Foods is an innovative purveyor of fresh local produce, meats from The Butcher & Larder and artisan foods, and is home to Stock Cafe. The party will be held in the store’s parking lot and will include cookout treats and craft beverages for purchase. Admission is free, but an RSVP is requested.
  • Openfields Farm Tour – Rockford, IL
    U of I Extension is happy to announce that Openfields Farm Tour will be on Saturday, June 25th from 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. On this self-guided tour, visit local producers and learn about locally grown food! View a map of the participating farms.
  • Join Growing Home for their first open house of 2016! Take tours of Chicago’s first and only USDA-certified organic production farms. Learn to prepare delicious, healthy recipes at cooking demonstrations and snack on bites made with local produce. Plenty of kids activities, learning opportunities, and more! Suggested $10 donation. Free to Englewood residents.
June 26
  • Illinois Stewardship Alliance’s Summer Shindig – Bloomington, IL
    Illinois Stewardship Alliance’s Summer Shindig brings together members from all corners of the state and is their way of saying “Thank You” to their supporters. Enjoy a tour of Epiphany Farms (9591 North 1540 East Road, Bloomington, IL 61705) followed by food, music and more at Epiphany Farms Restaurant (220 E Front St, Bloomington, IL 61701) in Bloomington.


July 13
  • At the Fork Film Screening (FamilyFarmed is a promotional sponsor)
    Filmmaker and omnivore John Papola, together with his vegetarian wife Lisa, offer up a timely and refreshingly unbiased look at how farm animals are raised for our consumption. With unprecedented access to large-scale conventional farms, Papola asks the tough questions behind every hamburger, glass of milk and baby-back rib. What he discovers are not heartless industrialists, but America’s farmers — real people who, along with him, are grappling with the moral dimensions of farming animals for food.

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