Good Food Conference & Festival
So, it was a great weekend at one of my favorite foodie events of the year - The Good Food Conference & Festival in Chicago at the UIC Forum. It's awesome to see how many people are passionate about good food - including speakers, exhibitors and spectators. And good food can mean a lot of different things. Wheat grass shots. Or grass-fed beef. Or Amish bread. Or hormone free milk. Or hand-pressed premium imported olive oils. Or heirloom popcorn. Or greens made on an urban rooftop garden. Or free-range eggs. Or small-batch items made with organic ingredients. Or many other things.
If you have not yet attended this great gathering of foodies, you'll want to for sure add it to your foodie bucket list. It takes place annually in March at the UIC Forum over three days and is presented by Family Farmed, a local leader in promoting locally and sustainably produced food. This year marked the 12th year for the fest.
Some of this year's speakers included Michael Bashaw, president of Whole Foods Market's Midwest division, Rick Bayless of Frontera Mexican Restaurant Group, Marc Schulman of Eli's Cheesecake, George Siemon of Organic Valley and Tom Vilsack, Secretary of the U.S. Department of Agriculture.
Take a peek on our social media channels - Chicago Foodie Sisters on Facebook and Instagram and @carrieste on Twitter - for pics of the event and keep your eye on the blog in the days ahead for more on some of the good food enthusiasts and yummy products I was introduced to.