Have you looked outside lately? Have you BEEN outside lately? It’s beautiful! While our backs were turned catching up on some of the FamilyFarmed.org programs that we put on the back burner during Good Food Festival & Conference season, springtime happened!
We’re pretty sure though, that some of our favorite people did not miss that transition. It may have snuck up on us, as we glance out of our office windows at the great outdoors, but our local farmers have been gearing up for the season for months. They’ve been building chicken runs, welcoming baby animals into the world, nurturing seedlings, and waiting for just the right moment to get things going out in the fields. After the rains a couple weeks ago, the gorgeous days this week, and the rain in the forecast for tomorrow, many farmers are out planting right now!
You could win tickets to Green Festival!
We won’t be out in the fields in the next few weeks, but we will be at Green Festival! We’ll be on Navy Pier at Green Festival Chicago on May 18th and 19th, talking about all of the work we do with small farmers in the Midwest and around the country. We’ll be sharing a pavilion with some of our awesome Good Food Festival exhibitors: Edible Alchemy Foods Co-op, Irv & Shelly’s Fresh Picks, The Scrumptious Pantry, Wind Ridge Herb Farm, Esther’s Place Fiber, and Abbey Brown Soap Artisan. We’ll also have some local farmers stopping by to talk about Community Supported Agriculture!
Green Festival is a great weekend, packed with opportunities to learn, network, eat, drink, and visit all your favorite green businesses and non-profits from the Chicago area. It’s only $10 to go, but if you read this blog, you could get in for free!
We’re giving away a pair of day passes to one of you lucky readers! These tickets are good for one day admittance to Green Festival, either on Saturday May 18th or Sunday May 19th. All you have to do is tell us a story about your favorite local farmer or Good Food producer. Why do you love them? And, if they’re a Chicago area producer, we might even offer them a pair of tickets, too!
How to enter:
Leave a comment here telling us about your favorite local farmer or Good Food producer. Then go on over to twitter and publish the following tweet:
I shared my #GoodFood story on @GoodFoodFestChi‘s blog to win @GreenFestival tix. What’s yours? http://goodfoodfestivals.com/?p=8217
You’ve got until Monday May 6th to post your response! We’ll be posting the winners on our blog next Tuesday. And if you don’t win, you can head on over to the Green Festival site to get tickets of your own. Kids under 18 are free, so bring the whole family!