Weekly Link Roundup – July 8

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 […]

Weekly Link Roundup – July 1

Here’s the best Good Food news we’ve read this week. Have a safe and happy Fourth of July holiday!   Midwest Good Food Impact Engine raises $10 million fund, ends accelerator, Chicago Tribune New tool by SPINS and IRI to give natural channel retailers ‘unprecedented advantage’, Food Navigator How consumer demand is resurrecting ancient grains […]

Weekly Link Roundup – June 17

Here’s the best Good Food news we’ve read this week. Enjoy!   FamilyFarmed in the News ConAgra’s new Chicago headquarters is getting final touches before move starts June 23, Omaha.com Midwest Good Food ‘Locally Laid’: A Humorous Memoir To Cure You Of Farming Fantasies, NPR How Chicago preps vacant land for farms, Chicago Farm Report […]

FamilyFarmed’s Trade Conference Adds Chefs' Zest With James Beard Foundation Alliance

FamilyFarmed’s Trade Conference Adds Chefs’ Zest With James Beard Foundation Alliance

A Good Food trade show retains its traditional place as a centerpiece of FamilyFarmed’s 12th annual Good Food Festival & Conference, March 24-26 at Chicago’s UIC Forum. But the day’s programming expanded greatly over time to include panels and discussions of a wide range of Good Food business and policy issues — and this year it steps to a new level with a panel of all-star chefs presented by the James Beard Foundation (JBF).

Collaboration Seasons Chicago's Beaver Dam Pepper Celebration: A Photo Essay

Collaboration Seasons Chicago’s Beaver Dam Pepper Celebration: A Photo Essay

Collaboration among artisans and producers is a big part of the Good Food movement — and Good Food on Every Table attended the Beaver Dam pepper event and produced this photo essay showing how several of the food stands participating in the event incorporated the pepper into the foods they sold at the market.

Baker Miller Flour

Baker Miller Bringing Power Flour To Chicago

by Grant Kessler, FamilyFarmed.org [Note: The original story, published Sept. 9, was updated Sept. 22 with photos from Baker Miller’s opening day.] There was surprise and some puzzlement in the Chicago food community late last year when Dave and Megan Miller revealed that they were selling their successful and critically acclaimed Bang Bang Pie and […]

Will The Feds Bankrupt Small Farmers?

[Note: This article was originally published on Huffington Post on Nov. 7, 2013.  A public comment period for the Food and Drug Administration’s proposed food safety regulations referenced in the original article has expired, and the FDA ultimately decided to withdraw the proposed regulations for a pending re-draft.] The Good Food Movement is the fastest growing segment of […]

Dane County Farmers Market: Photo Gallery of a Capitol Idea

Dane County Farmers Market: Photo Gallery of a Capitol Idea

The Dane County market, also known at the Market on the Square, rings the state Capitol building in the heart of Madison from spring through fall (before moving to indoor quarters for the winter). It is described as the nation’s largest producer-only farmers market, and there is no reason to doubt this boast. Even on the foggy, muggy morning of Oct. 5, with a threat of thunderstorms in the forecast, the square was packed with throngs of shoppers. Enjoy this photo gallery of the market.