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Event Overview:

The Good Food Festival & Conference is produced by FamilyFarmed.

The Good Food Festival & Conference began eleven years ago as the Local Organic Trade Show, the first event of its kind. The event plays an essential role in building local food infrastructure and creating lasting relationships that have helped push the Good Food movement forward.

Today, we celebrate the progress of the movement while addressing some of the challenges presented by its success. The demand for local food is greater than the supply, and everyone is more conscious of where their food comes from. Large buyers, including grocery stores, distributors, and institutions, are rushing to keep up with the rapidly changing marketplace.

The Good Food Festival & Conference helps connect financial resources to farms and Good Food businesses; helps grow local procurement capacity; engages local school districts; provides a forum to discuss local, statewide, and national food policy; and educates the public about the importance and impact of Good Food. Unique opportunities arise for growing the Good Food movement with all of these stakeholders networking through our important sessions and trade show exhibits.

Our success story of happenings at the the Good Food Festival & Conference includes:

Multiple local procurement relationships begun at the Good Food Festival & Conference
Hundreds of new product launches
Businesses gaining access to financing
Announcements of major local food procurement achievements by Midway Airport, McCormick Place, and Chicago Public Schools

The Good Food Festival & Conference is not just a farmer and industry-focused event though. It’s a celebration of Good Food. Our Localicious Party Friday night pairs local farmers with chefs, brewers, wineries, and distilleries for the local food party of the season!

The all-day Good Food Festival on Saturday gives families and individuals the opportunity to learn directly from experienced farmers and gardeners in our Good Food Commons; hear from thought leader panelists about the future of our agricultural system; watch chef demos highlighting local food; and engage with more than 100 farmer, food business, and non-profit exhibitors.

No other event brings together such a wide range of farmers, food entrepreneurs, food policy stakeholders, sustainable agriculture visionaries, and community members all in one place. Our offerings will continue to be at the forefront of the Good Food movement, and our event will continue to be an important part of growing the sustainable agriculture community in Chicago and beyond!

Exhibitor Information:

Our robust Exhibit Hall is a huge attraction to the thousands of Saturday Festival and Friday Trade attendees. We look for farmers, businesses, and organizations that support the Good Food movement and will showcase their amazing work and products.

Why you should exhibit at the Good Food Festival & Conference

Demand for sustainably produced food is rising fast, creating the hottest segment in the food industry both nationally and in Illinois.

The Good Food Festival & Conference is packed with values-driven consumers who want to meet you and
buy locally grown and crafted products.

The Good Food Festival & Conference is the premier event of the year for family farmers, artisanal producers, and NGOs working to build sustainable, local food systems.

You benefit from a dynamic marketing, public relations, and outreach team dedicated to driving extensive
awareness and press coverage of the Good Food Festival & Conference and participating exhibitors.

Social networking for the event is provided on Facebook, Twitter, and other sites that help spread the word
and promote your business.

Exhibitors receive year-round promotion through the Good Food Festival & Conference website, festival
directory and FamilyFarmed.org newsletter.

Exposure to more than 4,500 trade buyers, local food businesses, and values-minded consumers.

About FamilyFarmed:

A Good Food Movement Leader and Innovator
FamilyFarmed is a national leader in building the Good Food movement and developing regional, sustainable food systems. Its annual Good Food Festival & Conference - America’s longest-running sustainable and local food trade show - brings together key stakeholders to be inspired and do business. FamilyFarmed has been instrumental in the launch and growth of numerous Good Food businesses, and its Wholesale Success technical assistance manual has been used to train thousands of farmers in the economics and food safety imperatives of today’s Good Food market.

There may be many networking opportunities at the 2017 Good Food Festival & Conference. Find out more in the event details below.

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Website: http://www.goodfoodfestivals.com/...
Conference/Event Dates: 03/16/2017 - 03/18/2017
Conference/Event Hours: Thurs, 8:30am-6pm; Fri, 9am-5:15pm; Sat, 10am-5pm
Expo/Exhibit Dates: 03/16/2017 - 03/18/2017
Classification: B2B
Primary Industry: Agriculture
Other Industries: Agriculture, Agriculture - Horticulture, Business, Consumer Health, Food & Fitness, Food / Beverage, Food / Beverage Events, Health Food
Estimated Attendance: 5,000
Cost to Attend: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/2016-good-food-festival-conference-ticket...
Audience: Trade and Open to the Public
Venue: UIC Forum
Venue Phone: (312) 413-9875
Venue Type: Indoor - Other
Official Conference Hotel:Hotel Felix
Conference Hotel URL:http://www.hotelfelixchicago.com/hotel-felix-chicago/en/default.html...
Number of Exhibitors:100+ (Previous Year)
Show Owner:FamilyFarmed
Show Manager:FamilyFarmed
Sponsorship: Yes
Sponsorship Details: The Good Food Festival & Conference provides an opportunity for more than 4,500 trade buyers, local food businesses and consumers to meet their valued sustainable food suppliers and build a good food network. The rapidly growing demand for sustainable food is met with year-round promotion of our sponsors on the Good Food Festival & Conference website as well exposure from our marketing, public relations and outreach team dedicated to press coverage.

http://www.goodfoodfestivals.com/become-sponsor/

Booth Size Booth Cost   Available Amenities
Farmer or Non-Profit (One Day) $330   Electricity: Yes - Unknown Price
Farmer or Non-Profit (Both Days) $440   Water: n/a
General Exhibit (One Day) $660   Generator: n/a
General Exhibit (Both Days) $880 / Prices are subject to change.   Marketing Vehicles Allowed: Yes
Other Booth Sizes Available: Yes

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Past Exhibitors:

    Brewing    St. Charles, IL    164sodallc.weebly.com    268       
    Abbey Brown Soap Company            266    -    267
    Advocates for Urban Agriculture    Chicago, IL    auachicago.org    H5 FRI        217 SAT
    Alliance Paper & Foodservice Equipment    Franklin Park, IL    allpfs.com    50    -    51
    Angelic Organics Learning Center    Chicago, IL    learngrowconnect.org    201    -    202
    Animal Welfare Approved    Chicago, IL    animalwelfareapproved.org    48       
    Art & Linda's Wildflowers    Cicero, IL    artandlindaswildflowers.com    246       
    Autumn Berry Inspired, LLC    Urbana, IL    autumnberryinspired.com    62    -    63
    Band of Farmers: Chicagoland CSA Coalition    Chicago, IL    bandoffarmers.org    CSA Pavilion       
    Barrington Natural Farms    Barrington, IL    bn-farms.com    CSA Pavilion       
    Big Fork Brands    Chicago, IL    bigforkbrands.com    Good Food Court        SAT
    Big Rock Organics at Lamb of God Farm    Big Rock, IL    bigrockorganics.com    CSA Pavilion       
    BMO    Chicago, IL    bmoharrisbank.com    98        FRI
    Bob's Fresh & Local    Elmhurst, IL    bobsfreshandlocal.com    CSA Pavilion       
    Century Sun Oil    Palaski, WI    centurysunoil.com    96       
    Chesa's Gluten Tootin Free Food Truck    Chicago, IL               
    Chicago Botanic Garden's Windy City Harvest    Chicago, IL    chicagobotanic.org    18       
    Chicago Farmhouse    Chicago, IL    farmhousechicago.com    Craft Drink Corner        SAT
    Chicago Indoor Garden    Chicago, IL    chicagoindoorgarden.com    311       
    Chicago Public Media (WBEZ 91.5)    Chicago, IL    wbez.org    231    -    232
    Chicago VeganMania    Chicago, IL    chicagoveganmania.com    219       
    Chicagoland Food Co-op Coalition    Oak Park, IL    chifoodcoops.org    H6 FRI    ,    214-215 SAT
    Chosen Foods    San Diego, CA    chosenfoods.com    17       
    Chutney Devis    Chicago, IL    facebook.com/chutneyDevis    243 FRI    ,    251 SAT
    Clancy's Fancy    Ann Arbor, MI    clancysfancy.com    281       
    CL Farms    Marsailles, IL    clfarmersmarket.com    CSA Pavilion       
    Coco Water                   
    Columbia St. Roastery    Champaign, IL    csrcoffee.com    Good Food Court        SAT
    Concordia Place Ruckus Entrepreneurs Teens    Chicago, IL    ruckusteens.org    21       
    Conscious Mind Products LLC dba Karma Kombucha    Vernon Hills, IL    karmaboocha.com    128       
    Consolidated Printing Company Inc.    Chicago, IL    consolidatedprinting.net    216        FRI
    CookieYum    Chicago, IL    cookieyum.com    70    -    71
    Country View Dairy    Hawkeye, IA    countryviewdairy.com    121       
    Country Winds Creamery LLC    Zeeland, MI    countrywindsfarm.com    219 FRI    ,    277 SAT
    CPS Student Chef Stage    Chicago, IL        125    ,    126 SAT
    Crate Free Illinois    Huntley, IL    cratefreeil.org    289       
    Curry's    Naperville, IL    curryskitchen.com    268       
    Earth First Farms    Berrien Center, MI    earthfirstfarms.com    241       
    Eden Place Farm    Chicago, IL    edenplacefarms.org    40       
    Edible Alchemy    Chicago, IL    ediblealchemyfoods.com    H4        FRI
    Esther's Place    Big Rock, IL    esthersplacefibers.com    292    -    293
    Faith in Place    Chicago, IL    faithinplace.org    CSA Pavilion       
    FamilyFarmed    Chicago, IL    familyfarmed.org    Registration Hall       
    FarmedHere    Bedford Park, IL    farmedhere.com    61       
    Farmer's Fridge    Chicago, IL    farmersfridge.com    130    -    131
    Farmers Hen House    Kalona, IA    farmershenhouse.com    60       
    FarmMatch    Viroqua, WI    farmmatch.com    92    -    93
    Fifth Season Cooperative    Viroqua, WI    fifthseasoncoop.com    121      
    Fish Lake Organic Berries    Goshen, IN        288       
    Fit Chef Shauna    Chicago, IL    fitchefshauna.com    70    -    71
    Flour Power Cookies and Confections    Naperville, IL    fpcookies.com    268       
    Flùr Riverside, IL    flurflavorfirst.com    Cancelled       
    Food Animal Concerns Trust (FACT)    Chicago, IL    foodanimalconcerns.org    269       
    Fortune Fish & Gourmet    Bensenville, IL    fortunefishco.net    111    -    112
    Full Belly Foods, Inc.    Highwood, IL    fullbellypickles.com    49       
    Gardeneers    Chicago, IL    gardeneers.org    218       
    Gindo's Spice of Life    Batavia, IL    gindos.com    13       
    Goodness Greeness    Chicago, IL    goodnessgreeness.com    118       
    Gotham Greens    Chicago, IL    gothamgreens.com    120       
    Gotta B Crepes    Chicago, IL    gottabcrepes.com    Good Food Court       
    Grassroots Farm LLC    Monroe, WI    grassrootsfarmllc.com    CSA Pavilion       
    Grateful Plains CSA Farm    Marsailles, IL    clfarmersmarket.com    CSA Pavilion       
    Green Mike Productions    Chicago, IL    mikenowak.net    The Mike Nowak Show       
    Greenease    Washington, DC    greenease.co    90       
    Gridley Meats Inc.    Gridley, IL    gridleymeats.com    238 FRI    ,    314 SAT
    HandCut Foods    Chicago, IL    handcutfoods.com    44-45    ,    64-65
    Healthful Habits LLC    Chicago, IL    phyterfood.com    8       
    Hinton Cannery    Chicago, IL    hintoncannery.com    70    -    71
    Homemade Sin Bakery    Chicago, IL    homemadesinbakery.com    70    -    71
    Honestly Cranberry LLC    Wisconsin Rapids, WI    honestlycranberry.com    41       
    Hooked on Fish    Chicago, IL    HookedOnFishChicago.com    313       
    I Heart Keenwah    Chicago, IL    iheartkeenwah.com    11       
    Illinois Association of Naturopathic Physicians    Lombard, IL    ilanp.org    249       
    Illinois Citizens for Clean Air & Water    Elmwood, IL    sraproject.org    289       
    Illinois Stewardship Alliance    Springfield, IL    ilstewards.org    88       
    Industrial Council of Nearwest Chicago - ICNC    Chicago, IL    industrialcouncil.com    209        FRI
    Inn Serendipity    Browntown, WI    innserendipity.com    69       
    Institute for Food Safety and Health, Illinois Tech    Chicago, IL    iit.edu/ifsh    208        FRI
    Iroquois Valley Farms LLC    Evanston, IL    iroquoisvalleyfarms.com    H8       
    Irv & Shelly's Fresh Picks    Niles, IL    freshpicks.com    86    -    87
    Jake's Country Meats    Cassopolis, MI    jakescountrymeates.com    272    -    273
    Kate's Cookies    Chicago, IL    katescookieschicago.com    70    -    71
    Katherine Anne Confections    Chicago, IL    katherine-anne.com    66       
    KeVita    Oxnard, CA    kevita.com    20       
    Kilgus Farmstead    Fairbury, IL    kilgusfarmstead.com    58    -    59
    Kitchfix    Chicago, IL    kitchfix.com    Good Food Court       
    Klug Orchards    Berrien Center, MI    klugorchards.com    CSA Pavilion       
    Laine's Bake Shop    Chicago, IL    lainesbakeshop.com    Cancelled       
    La Pavia Beverage Inc. dba Top Note Tonics    Milwaukee, WI    topnotetonic.com    38       
    Lake Street Landscape Supply    Chicago, IL    lakestreetsupply.com    291       
    Lakeview Kitchen & Market    Chicago, IL    lakeviewkitchenandmarket.com    70    -    71
    Linda's Magic Brownies    Chicago, IL    lindasmagicbrownies.com    70    -    71
    Living Water Farms    Strawn, IL    livingwaterfarms.com    1    -    2
    Local Foods    Chicago, IL    localfoods.com    44-45    ,    64-65
    Ludwig Farmstead Creamery    Fithian, IL    ludwigfarmsteadcreamery.com    212    -    213 FRI
    Mad Maiden Shrub    Madison, WI    madmaidenshrub.com    38       
    Manna Organics, LLC    Lisle, IL    mannaorganicbakery.com    83       
    Marcoot Jersey Creamery    Greenville, IL    marcootjerseycreamery.com    3       
    Mary's Wholesome Living    West Chicago, IL    maryswholesomeliving.com    268       
    Medulla LLC dba Chiro One Wellness Centers    Oak Brook, IL    medullallc.com    218 FRI        297 SAT
    Midwest Foods    Chicago, IL    midwestfoods.com    122    -    123
    MightyVine    Chicago, IL    mightyvine.com    44-45    ,    64-65
    Miller Poultry    Orland, IN    millerpoultry.com    126       
    Mint Creek Farm    Cabery, IL    mintcreekfarm.com    CSAPavilion       
    Moss Funnel Farms    Bangor, MI    joesblueberries.com    15       
    Mother Carr's Farm    Lynwood, IL    vernonparkcog.org/mother-carrs-organic-farm/    CSA Pavilion       
    National Foodworks Services, LLC    Decatur, IL    nationalfoodworks.com    42    -    43
    National Vegetarian Museum    Chicago, IL    VegMuse.org    310       
    Natural Awakenings Chicago    Chicago, IL    naturalawakeningsmag.com    309       
    Natural Direct LLC    Aurora, IL    naturaldirect.com    56    -    57
    Nature and Nurture Seeds    Ann Arbor, MI    natureandnurtureseeds.com    247       
    Nature's Farm Camp    Cornell, IL    naturesfarmcamp.com    307       
    NessAlla Kombucha    Madison, WI    nessalla.com    6       
    Nichols Farm and Orchard    Marengo, IL    nicholsfarm.com    99       
    Organic Bread of Heaven    Gary, IN    organicbreadofheaven.com    H7       
    Organic Consumers Association    Finland, MN    organicconsumers.org    203       
    Organic Valley    La Farge, WI    organicvalley.coop    116    -    117
    Paleo Prime Cookies    Chicago, IL    paleoprimefoods.com    217 FRI    ,    286 SAT
    Peterson Garden Project    Chicago, IL    petersongarden.org    Seed Swap       
    Phoenix Bean, LLC    Chicago, IL    phoenixbean.com    7       
    Pilot Knob Comforts    Oneida, IL    pkcpop.com    206    -    207 FRI
    Prairie Fruits Farm & Creamery, LLC    Champaign, IL    prairiefruits.com    67       
    PRE Brands LLC    Chicago, IL    pre-brands.com    94    -    95
    Purple Asparagus    Chicago, IL    purpleasparagus.com    Kids Corner       
    Read It And Eat, LLC    Chicago, IL    readitandeatstore.com    Good Food Bookstore and Chef Book Signing       
    Rebuilding Exchange    Chicago, IL    rebuildingexchange.org    H3 FRI        98 SAT
    Red Meat Market    Chicago, IL    redmeatmarket.com    124    -    125
    Renewal by Anderson    Glenview, IL    renewalbyanderson.com    46       
    Renewing the Countryside    Browntown, WI    innserendipity.com    69       
    River Valley Ranch LTD    Burlington, WI    rivervalleykitchens.com    129       
    Roots Chocolates LLC    Wisconsin Dells, WI    rootschocolates.com    47       
    Routes To Farm    Chicago, IL    routes2farm.org    201    -    202
    Saage Culinary Studio    Naperville, IL    saageculinary.com    268       
    Sandbox Organics    Grayslake, IL    sandboxorganics.com    CSA Pavilion       
    Sandhill Family Farms    Grayslake, IL    sandhillfamilyfarms.com    CSA Pavilion       
    Sauce & Bread Kitchen    Chicago, IL    sauceandbread.com    Good Food Court       
    Savory Accents    Verona, WI    savoryaccents.com    270       
    Seeds of Change    Rancho Dominguez, CA    seedsofchangefoods.com    97       
    Silverland Bakery    Forest Park, IL    silverlandbakery.com    210        FRI
    Simple Mills    Chicago, IL    simplemills.com    89       
    Sitka Salmon Shares    Galesburg, IL    sitkasalmonshares.com    240       
    Slagel Family Farm    Fairbury, IL    slagelfamilyfarm.com    261    -    262
    Socially Responsible Ag Project    Elmwood, IL    sraproject.org    290       
    Spence Farm Foundation    Fairbury, IL    spencefarmfoundation.org    3      
    Spiced & Infused    Chicago, IL    spicedandinfused.com    312      
    Spicemode    Chicago, IL    spicemode.co    91       
    Spirit Creek Farm    Bayfield, WI    spiritcreekfarm.com    Cancelled       
    State Farm    Bloomington, IL    statefarm.com    244    -    245
    SuckerPunch Gourmet    La Grange, IL    suckerpunchgourmet.com    39       
    Sure Food Products (Zapp's Dancing Grains Bread    Glenview, IL    zappsdancinggrains.com    68       
    Swagger Foods Corp.    Vernon Hills, IL    swaggerfoods.com    239 FRI    ,    220 SAT
    Tecumseh Poultry/Smart Chicken    Waverly, NE    smartchicken.com    9       
    The Brinery    Ann Arbor, MI    thebrinery.com    119       
    The Chow Brothers    Chicago, IL    thechowbrothers.com    70    -    71
    The Cider Farm    Mineral Point, WI    theciderfarm.com    Craft Drink Corner        SAT
    The Eastman Egg Company    Chicago, IL    eastmanegg.com    Good Food Court        SAT
    The Eating Well    Hillside, IL    eatingwellonline.com    Good Food Court       
    The Illinois Meat Company    Gridley, IL    gridleymeats.com    238 FRI    ,    314 SAT
    The Onyx Company    Chicago, IL    onyxcompany.com    236    -    237 FRI
    The Paleo Cookie Company    Chicago, IL    thepaleocookiecompany.com    243 FRI    ,    251 SAT
    The Urban Canopy    Chicago, IL    theurbancanopy.org    282       
    Think Jerky    Chicago, IL    thinkjerky.com    224 FRI    ,    248 SAT
    This Old Farm, Inc.    Colfax, IN    thisoldfarm.com    215        FRI
    Thrive Wormcastings    Lake Villa, IL    thrivewormcastings.com    12       
    Timberfeast    Chatsworth, IL    timberfeast.com    308       
    Tiny But Mighty Foods    Shellsburg, IA    tinybutmightyfoods.com    Good Food Court       
    Tomato Mountain Farm    Brooklyn, WI    tomatomountain.com    CSA Pavilion       
    Traders Point Creamery    Zionsville, IN    traderspointcreamery.com    240 FRI    ,    294 SAT
    Tree of Life Farm    Cuba City, WI    Treeoflifecsa.com    CSA Pavilion       
    Trickling Springs Creamery    Chambersburg, PA    tricklingspringscreamery.com    Good Food Court       
    Trogg's Hollow    Poplar Grove, IL    troggshollow.com    CSA Pavilion       
    Twofold    Aurora, IL    twofoldfoods.com    36        37
    United States Department of Agriculture - Agricultural marketing Service (AMS)    Washington, DC    ams.usda.gov    100    -    101
    University of Illinois Extension Cook County    Chicago, IL    web.extension.illinois.edu    241 FRI    ,    216 SAT
    Velvet Dessert    Chicago, IL    velvetdessert.com    70    -    71
    VERZENAY Patisserie    Elk Grove Village, IL    verzenaypatisserie.com    16       
    Villa Gabriella Organic    Park Ridge, IL    villagabriellaorganic.com    19       
    VittleWise    Chicago, IL    vittlewise.com    211        FRI
    Whole Foods Market        wholefoodsmarket.com    81    -    82
    Wild Hive Community Grain Project    Clinton Corners, NY    wildhivefarm.com    274    -    275
    Willow Ridge Organic Farm    Wauzeka, WI    willowridgeorganicfarm.com    CSA Pavilion       
    Wind Ridge Herb Farm    Caledonia, IL    windridgeherbfarm.com    5       
    xkzero    Des Plaines, IL    xkzero.com    127       

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