Rick Bayless will return to the 10th annual Good Food Festival and Conference (photo courtesy familyfarmed.org)
Lovers of locally-sourced food rejoice! From March 13th-15th, FamilyFarmed.org’s Good Food Festival and Conference returns to Chicago. This year’s event will be held in the UIC Forum, at 725 Roosevelt Road. In its 10th year the festival promises participants great speakers and chef demos featuring Rick Bayless, Paul Virant (Vie, Perennial Virant) and Erling Wu-Bower (Nico Osteria). Topics of concentration for sessions include advancing healthier foods in schools and food policy sessions and networking. On Friday evening from 7 to 9:30 p.m., FamilyFarmed.org and The Nosh present Localious, a food and wine tasting event featuring local restaurants and growers. Ticket prices and packages vary, starting at $10 for a Saturday ticket to $220 for an all access pass for the entire conference. More information on the Good Food Festival and Conference and on local food sourcing can be found here.