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FamilyFarmed Expo Moves to UIC Forum

By Chuck Sudo in Food on Mar 4, 2010 8:20PM

2010_03_FFEXPO.gif The annual FamilyFarmed Expo has outgrown the confines of its old host, the Chicago Cultural Center, and will go down march 11-13 at the brand spanking new UIC Forum (725 W. Roosevelt Rd.).

The highlights of the summit will include local food policy summit on the 12th from 7:30 a.m. - 5 p.m. Jointly sponsored by FamilyFarmed and the Chicago Food Policy Advisory Council and will feature a full slate of seminars, workshops and displays intended to educate attendees on food issues, such as how increased access to vacant land can encourage healthy eating in our neighborhoods, the best practices for growing community markets, improving food security for refugee populations, food distribution and procurement issues, how to access Illinois Fresh Food Financing Initiative funds, and using storm water and compost as local resources.

The other highlight of the expo will be the annual "Localicious" dinner party pairing family farms with chef driven restaurants for a sampling of the freshest ingredients and flavors of the season. Purchase your tckets to the expo here and Localicious party here.