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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 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.

All information in Events In America is deemed to be accurate at the time we add it, and we take steps to verify all details and update our records when new information is provided, but as people, events and circumstances change, we caution users to independently confirm all information. and Events In America LLC make no guarantee of accuracy and assume no liability for inaccurate information.

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:
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:
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.

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    268       
    Abbey Brown Soap Company            266    -    267
    Advocates for Urban Agriculture    Chicago, IL    H5 FRI        217 SAT
    Alliance Paper & Foodservice Equipment    Franklin Park, IL    50    -    51
    Angelic Organics Learning Center    Chicago, IL    201    -    202
    Animal Welfare Approved    Chicago, IL    48       
    Art & Linda's Wildflowers    Cicero, IL    246       
    Autumn Berry Inspired, LLC    Urbana, IL    62    -    63
    Band of Farmers: Chicagoland CSA Coalition    Chicago, IL    CSA Pavilion       
    Barrington Natural Farms    Barrington, IL    CSA Pavilion       
    Big Fork Brands    Chicago, IL    Good Food Court        SAT
    Big Rock Organics at Lamb of God Farm    Big Rock, IL    CSA Pavilion       
    BMO    Chicago, IL    98        FRI
    Bob's Fresh & Local    Elmhurst, IL    CSA Pavilion       
    Century Sun Oil    Palaski, WI    96       
    Chesa's Gluten Tootin Free Food Truck    Chicago, IL               
    Chicago Botanic Garden's Windy City Harvest    Chicago, IL    18       
    Chicago Farmhouse    Chicago, IL    Craft Drink Corner        SAT
    Chicago Indoor Garden    Chicago, IL    311       
    Chicago Public Media (WBEZ 91.5)    Chicago, IL    231    -    232
    Chicago VeganMania    Chicago, IL    219       
    Chicagoland Food Co-op Coalition    Oak Park, IL    H6 FRI    ,    214-215 SAT
    Chosen Foods    San Diego, CA    17       
    Chutney Devis    Chicago, IL    243 FRI    ,    251 SAT
    Clancy's Fancy    Ann Arbor, MI    281       
    CL Farms    Marsailles, IL    CSA Pavilion       
    Coco Water                   
    Columbia St. Roastery    Champaign, IL    Good Food Court        SAT
    Concordia Place Ruckus Entrepreneurs Teens    Chicago, IL    21       
    Conscious Mind Products LLC dba Karma Kombucha    Vernon Hills, IL    128       
    Consolidated Printing Company Inc.    Chicago, IL    216        FRI
    CookieYum    Chicago, IL    70    -    71
    Country View Dairy    Hawkeye, IA    121       
    Country Winds Creamery LLC    Zeeland, MI    219 FRI    ,    277 SAT
    CPS Student Chef Stage    Chicago, IL        125    ,    126 SAT
    Crate Free Illinois    Huntley, IL    289       
    Curry's    Naperville, IL    268       
    Earth First Farms    Berrien Center, MI    241       
    Eden Place Farm    Chicago, IL    40       
    Edible Alchemy    Chicago, IL    H4        FRI
    Esther's Place    Big Rock, IL    292    -    293
    Faith in Place    Chicago, IL    CSA Pavilion       
    FamilyFarmed    Chicago, IL    Registration Hall       
    FarmedHere    Bedford Park, IL    61       
    Farmer's Fridge    Chicago, IL    130    -    131
    Farmers Hen House    Kalona, IA    60       
    FarmMatch    Viroqua, WI    92    -    93
    Fifth Season Cooperative    Viroqua, WI    121      
    Fish Lake Organic Berries    Goshen, IN        288       
    Fit Chef Shauna    Chicago, IL    70    -    71
    Flour Power Cookies and Confections    Naperville, IL    268       
    Flùr Riverside, IL    Cancelled       
    Food Animal Concerns Trust (FACT)    Chicago, IL    269       
    Fortune Fish & Gourmet    Bensenville, IL    111    -    112
    Full Belly Foods, Inc.    Highwood, IL    49       
    Gardeneers    Chicago, IL    218       
    Gindo's Spice of Life    Batavia, IL    13       
    Goodness Greeness    Chicago, IL    118       
    Gotham Greens    Chicago, IL    120       
    Gotta B Crepes    Chicago, IL    Good Food Court       
    Grassroots Farm LLC    Monroe, WI    CSA Pavilion       
    Grateful Plains CSA Farm    Marsailles, IL    CSA Pavilion       
    Green Mike Productions    Chicago, IL    The Mike Nowak Show       
    Greenease    Washington, DC    90       
    Gridley Meats Inc.    Gridley, IL    238 FRI    ,    314 SAT
    HandCut Foods    Chicago, IL    44-45    ,    64-65
    Healthful Habits LLC    Chicago, IL    8       
    Hinton Cannery    Chicago, IL    70    -    71
    Homemade Sin Bakery    Chicago, IL    70    -    71
    Honestly Cranberry LLC    Wisconsin Rapids, WI    41       
    Hooked on Fish    Chicago, IL    313       
    I Heart Keenwah    Chicago, IL    11       
    Illinois Association of Naturopathic Physicians    Lombard, IL    249       
    Illinois Citizens for Clean Air & Water    Elmwood, IL    289       
    Illinois Stewardship Alliance    Springfield, IL    88       
    Industrial Council of Nearwest Chicago - ICNC    Chicago, IL    209        FRI
    Inn Serendipity    Browntown, WI    69       
    Institute for Food Safety and Health, Illinois Tech    Chicago, IL    208        FRI
    Iroquois Valley Farms LLC    Evanston, IL    H8       
    Irv & Shelly's Fresh Picks    Niles, IL    86    -    87
    Jake's Country Meats    Cassopolis, MI    272    -    273
    Kate's Cookies    Chicago, IL    70    -    71
    Katherine Anne Confections    Chicago, IL    66       
    KeVita    Oxnard, CA    20       
    Kilgus Farmstead    Fairbury, IL    58    -    59
    Kitchfix    Chicago, IL    Good Food Court       
    Klug Orchards    Berrien Center, MI    CSA Pavilion       
    Laine's Bake Shop    Chicago, IL    Cancelled       
    La Pavia Beverage Inc. dba Top Note Tonics    Milwaukee, WI    38       
    Lake Street Landscape Supply    Chicago, IL    291       
    Lakeview Kitchen & Market    Chicago, IL    70    -    71
    Linda's Magic Brownies    Chicago, IL    70    -    71
    Living Water Farms    Strawn, IL    1    -    2
    Local Foods    Chicago, IL    44-45    ,    64-65
    Ludwig Farmstead Creamery    Fithian, IL    212    -    213 FRI
    Mad Maiden Shrub    Madison, WI    38       
    Manna Organics, LLC    Lisle, IL    83       
    Marcoot Jersey Creamery    Greenville, IL    3       
    Mary's Wholesome Living    West Chicago, IL    268       
    Medulla LLC dba Chiro One Wellness Centers    Oak Brook, IL    218 FRI        297 SAT
    Midwest Foods    Chicago, IL    122    -    123
    MightyVine    Chicago, IL    44-45    ,    64-65
    Miller Poultry    Orland, IN    126       
    Mint Creek Farm    Cabery, IL    CSAPavilion       
    Moss Funnel Farms    Bangor, MI    15       
    Mother Carr's Farm    Lynwood, IL    CSA Pavilion       
    National Foodworks Services, LLC    Decatur, IL    42    -    43
    National Vegetarian Museum    Chicago, IL    310       
    Natural Awakenings Chicago    Chicago, IL    309       
    Natural Direct LLC    Aurora, IL    56    -    57
    Nature and Nurture Seeds    Ann Arbor, MI    247       
    Nature's Farm Camp    Cornell, IL    307       
    NessAlla Kombucha    Madison, WI    6       
    Nichols Farm and Orchard    Marengo, IL    99       
    Organic Bread of Heaven    Gary, IN    H7       
    Organic Consumers Association    Finland, MN    203       
    Organic Valley    La Farge, WI    116    -    117
    Paleo Prime Cookies    Chicago, IL    217 FRI    ,    286 SAT
    Peterson Garden Project    Chicago, IL    Seed Swap       
    Phoenix Bean, LLC    Chicago, IL    7       
    Pilot Knob Comforts    Oneida, IL    206    -    207 FRI
    Prairie Fruits Farm & Creamery, LLC    Champaign, IL    67       
    PRE Brands LLC    Chicago, IL    94    -    95
    Purple Asparagus    Chicago, IL    Kids Corner       
    Read It And Eat, LLC    Chicago, IL    Good Food Bookstore and Chef Book Signing       
    Rebuilding Exchange    Chicago, IL    H3 FRI        98 SAT
    Red Meat Market    Chicago, IL    124    -    125
    Renewal by Anderson    Glenview, IL    46       
    Renewing the Countryside    Browntown, WI    69       
    River Valley Ranch LTD    Burlington, WI    129       
    Roots Chocolates LLC    Wisconsin Dells, WI    47       
    Routes To Farm    Chicago, IL    201    -    202
    Saage Culinary Studio    Naperville, IL    268       
    Sandbox Organics    Grayslake, IL    CSA Pavilion       
    Sandhill Family Farms    Grayslake, IL    CSA Pavilion       
    Sauce & Bread Kitchen    Chicago, IL    Good Food Court       
    Savory Accents    Verona, WI    270       
    Seeds of Change    Rancho Dominguez, CA    97       
    Silverland Bakery    Forest Park, IL    210        FRI
    Simple Mills    Chicago, IL    89       
    Sitka Salmon Shares    Galesburg, IL    240       
    Slagel Family Farm    Fairbury, IL    261    -    262
    Socially Responsible Ag Project    Elmwood, IL    290       
    Spence Farm Foundation    Fairbury, IL    3      
    Spiced & Infused    Chicago, IL    312      
    Spicemode    Chicago, IL    91       
    Spirit Creek Farm    Bayfield, WI    Cancelled       
    State Farm    Bloomington, IL    244    -    245
    SuckerPunch Gourmet    La Grange, IL    39       
    Sure Food Products (Zapp's Dancing Grains Bread    Glenview, IL    68       
    Swagger Foods Corp.    Vernon Hills, IL    239 FRI    ,    220 SAT
    Tecumseh Poultry/Smart Chicken    Waverly, NE    9       
    The Brinery    Ann Arbor, MI    119       
    The Chow Brothers    Chicago, IL    70    -    71
    The Cider Farm    Mineral Point, WI    Craft Drink Corner        SAT
    The Eastman Egg Company    Chicago, IL    Good Food Court        SAT
    The Eating Well    Hillside, IL    Good Food Court       
    The Illinois Meat Company    Gridley, IL    238 FRI    ,    314 SAT
    The Onyx Company    Chicago, IL    236    -    237 FRI
    The Paleo Cookie Company    Chicago, IL    243 FRI    ,    251 SAT
    The Urban Canopy    Chicago, IL    282       
    Think Jerky    Chicago, IL    224 FRI    ,    248 SAT
    This Old Farm, Inc.    Colfax, IN    215        FRI
    Thrive Wormcastings    Lake Villa, IL    12       
    Timberfeast    Chatsworth, IL    308       
    Tiny But Mighty Foods    Shellsburg, IA    Good Food Court       
    Tomato Mountain Farm    Brooklyn, WI    CSA Pavilion       
    Traders Point Creamery    Zionsville, IN    240 FRI    ,    294 SAT
    Tree of Life Farm    Cuba City, WI    CSA Pavilion       
    Trickling Springs Creamery    Chambersburg, PA    Good Food Court       
    Trogg's Hollow    Poplar Grove, IL    CSA Pavilion       
    Twofold    Aurora, IL    36        37
    United States Department of Agriculture - Agricultural marketing Service (AMS)    Washington, DC    100    -    101
    University of Illinois Extension Cook County    Chicago, IL    241 FRI    ,    216 SAT
    Velvet Dessert    Chicago, IL    70    -    71
    VERZENAY Patisserie    Elk Grove Village, IL    16       
    Villa Gabriella Organic    Park Ridge, IL    19       
    VittleWise    Chicago, IL    211        FRI
    Whole Foods Market    81    -    82
    Wild Hive Community Grain Project    Clinton Corners, NY    274    -    275
    Willow Ridge Organic Farm    Wauzeka, WI    CSA Pavilion       
    Wind Ridge Herb Farm    Caledonia, IL    5       
    xkzero    Des Plaines, IL    127       

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