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Network, Sell and Connect at Friday’s Good Food Trade Show

FamilyFarmed’s Good Food EXPO kicks off on Friday, March 23 with the Good Food Trade Show: Production, Policy & Industry Exchange. Industry stakeholders come together for a day of exhibiting, educational programming and networking opportunities.

This 14th annual event is centered on the Good Food Marketplace, where more than 100 farmers and producers engage with buyers, retailers, investors and others interested in the rapidly growing consumer demand for healthy food produced locally using sustainable, humane and fair practices.

Informational programming includes an opening symposium focused on the opportunities presented by regenerative agriculture, panels on farmers transitioning from conventional to organic production, entrepreneurship, social media marketing and online sales.

New in 2018 is farmer training with Atina Diffley. On-Farm Food Safety & FSMA farmer training will be held on Thursday, March 22 as a Good Food Expo pre-conference event at the UIC Forum in Chicago. And the Wholesale Success workshop happens March 23. Both are free – register here. The first 20 Illinois Specialty Crop farms to register for exhibit space Friday, or both Friday and Saturday receive $370 discount.
Stay for the Good Food Industry Networking and Meet the Buyers Reception.

As part of FamilyFarmed’s 14th annual Good Food EXPO, the Good Food Festival returns March 24 to celebrate good food – local, sustainable, humane and fair. The EXPO brings together families, producers, top chefs and experts to celebrate the fast-growing Good Food movement.

Buy tickets online: GoodFoodEXPO.org
Event name: Good Food Trade Show
Date: March 23, 2018
Time: 8:30am-7:00pm
Location: UIC Forum, 725 W. Roosevelt Road, Chicago IL 60608
Prices: All day admission: $55 in advance, $65 at door; Industry Networking and Meet the Buyers Reception only: $25 in advance, $30 at door