Food and technology
The Hatchery, a food business incubator in Chicago, started up just last year with a small space but big plans. Those plans are now taking a giant step toward fruition with $2 million in economic development funding that is being provided by the City of Chicago. The Hatchery also will participate in FamilyFarmed’s Good Food Festival & Conference March 17 and 18.
“Good Food movement” and “Local Food movement” are virtually synonymous to a lot of people. Yet the rising tide of consumer demand for Good Food is prompting more and more retailers, wholesalers and chefs to think globally while they act locally. This issue will be examined by the “Does Good Food Need to Be Local” panel at FamilyFarmed’s Good Food Financing & Innovation Conference on March 16.
The best Good Food news we’ve read this week: Midwest Good Food Trial run tests train travel for Chicago-bound farm products, Illinois Farmer Today Chatham Entrepreneur Just Got ‘Tea Squares’ In 6th Whole Foods, DNAInfo How a Mexican American Farmer Is Making Organic Food More Accessible, Takepart Ten Questions with Harry Rhodes, Executive Director […]
The best Good Food news we’ve read this week: Midwest Good Food Turning Detroit’s Abandoned Homes Into Greenhouses, The Atlantic Milwaukee County To Be Home To Largest Urban Organic Fruit Orchard In US, Wisconsin Public Radio National Good Food Conversation Why Washington’s First Lady is Growing Her Own Grains, Civil Eat A Sustainable Food […]
The best Good Food news we’ve read this week: Midwest Good Food Rooftop wheat fields elevate Chicago’s urban farming scene to exciting new heights, Inhabitat In Englewood, Whole Foods opens to cheers, high hopes, Chicago Tribune Here Are 14 Local Products At The New Englewood Whole Foods, DNAInfo Will selling to ConAgra affect Bayless’ […]
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: 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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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’ […]
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 […]
The U.S. Senate may act this week on a GMO labeling bill that would impose a federal labeling standard less transparent than the Vermont right to know law — scheduled to take effect Friday (July 1) — that anti-labeling advocates have been seeking to block. Sustainable Food News provides the details in this article, re-published with permission.
Here’s the best Good Food news we’ve read this week. Enjoy! Midwest Good Food Thanks to MightyVine, You Can Have Local Tomatoes, 365 Days a Year, Modern Farmer Organic, healthy baby food, Crain’s Chicago Restaurant, Kankakee Farm, Fooditor The Chewing Podcast, Episode 10: GMO Yo or No, Soundcloud A Sustainable Farm Rises from the […]
Here’s the best Good Food news we’ve read this week. Enjoy! FamilyFarmed in the News Kitchen to Grocery Store: What Makes a Food Startup Work?, Wharton University Farming in Flux – Family farms are disappearing, even as restaurants look to source better ingredients. Can agriculture and foodservice help save each other?, QSR Magazine Midwest […]
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 Why Chicago Is Becoming The Country’s […]
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 Bob Benenson of @FamilyFarmed interviewed on Business First AM, Business First AM Faces of the food and farming movement, Sustainable Food […]
One of the biggest challenges in the Good Food supply chain is getting products from farm and processor to market and consumer in a timely, efficient and cost-effective manner. Suzanne Ma, co-founder of the Routific route optimization company, explains in this contributed column how software can help producers deliver their products more effectively.
Accelerator Fellow Riana Lynn’s FoodTrace: Connecting Good Food Buyers and Sellers Through Technology
Even in the Internet age, it can still be challenging for Good Food buyers and sellers to find each other and do business. That is why FoodTrace, founded in 2014 by young Chicago entrepreneur Riana Lynn, is drawing so much positive attention for its technology-based platform, designed to enable producers and food businesses to connect.