Trade Show, School Food, and Policy Conference – Friday 3/14

The Good Food Festival & Conference is the oldest local, sustainable trade show in the US!

Join us for our 10th Anniversary, March 14th, 2014.

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Photo: Amanda Areias

Local and Sustainable Products Tradeshow, 10:00am – 5:30pm

The Good Food Trade Show supports farmers, trade buyers, and other stakeholders to grow their businesses and the Good Food community. Click here for the list of participating farms, organizations, and businesses!

Meet the Buyers Reception, 5:30 – 7:00pm

Meet the Buyers gives producers and buyers opportunities to connect and create lasting business partnerships. Meet the Buyers is sponsored by FFX Distribution. Click here for more information including a list of participating buyers!

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Friday’s Workshop Schedule At a Glance (Food Policy Schedule here)

Time

Trade

Detailed Schedule

Producers

Detailed Schedule

School Food

Detailed Schedule

8:30-9:00 am

Registration

Join us early for complimentary
Kind Bars and Yogurt Parfaits and Crop to Cup Coffee with Organic Valley Dairy

9:00 -10:15 am

Opening Symposium

Jim Slama, FamilyFarmed.org
Charlotte Flinn, Flinn Consultants and FamilyFarmed.org Board Chair
Will Allen, Growing Power • Fred Kirschenmann, Stone Barns Center for Food & Agriculture
Paul Saginaw, Zingerman’s • Ken Waagner, E.A.T
Deborah Kane, USDA Farm to School Program • Anne Alonzo, USDA-AMS
Leslie Fowler, Chicago Public Schools • Tim Snyder, Seeds of Change

10:15 -10:30 am Beginning Farmer of the Year Award – Presented by: Tom Spaulding, Angelic Organics Learning Center
10:00 am -5:30 pm Trade Floor Open
10:45 am –12:00 pm Marketing and Branding for Local Products Production and Processing of Local and Heritage Grains Get Local Food in Your School
12:00 -1:00 pm Lunchtime KeynoteWill Allen, Growing Power; Markus Schramm, Manna Organics (Introduction)
1:00 -2:15 pm Building a Local-Food Supply Chain Through Food Hubs Whole Animal Butchery for Restaurants and Food Service Food Service Infrastructure: What to do with Local Food
2:30 -3:45 pm Local Procurement for Retail and Grocery Business Grow Your Business with Value-Added Products Designing Your Farm to School Program
4:00 -5:15 pm Local Procurement for Restaurant and Foodservice FSMA Impact on Food and Farm Businesses
5:30 pm -7:30 pm Film Screening: Symphony of the Soil
Deborah Koons Garcia, Introduction & Audience Q&A
5:30 pm -7:00 pm Meet the Buyers Reception sponsored by FFX Distribution.

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Trade Track Schedule

Time

Event

Moderator/Panelists

10:45 am -12:00 pm

Marketing and Branding for Local Products

Irv CernauskasIrv & Shelly’s Fresh Picks
Carlos Collier, 
Door to Door Organics
Jolanta Hardej, FarmedHere
Alan Kannof, The Nosh
Mark Wilhelms, Red Meat Market, moderator
1:00 –2:15 pm

Building a Local-Food Supply Chain Through Food Hubs

Arthur Neal, USDA/AMS
Dan Carmody, Detroit Eastern Market
Jim Epstein
Blue Ridge Produce
Scott Alsum,
WI Food Hub Cooperative
Dave Rand,
Local Foods
John Fisk,
Wallace Center, moderator
2:30 -3:45 pm

Local Procurement for Retail and Grocery Business

Marc Jonna, Plum Market
Bob Stone, Pete’s Fresh Market
Russ Kremer
, Heritage Food Farms
Terry Romp, Heinen’s Fine Foods
Kimberley Grayson, Abe’s Market
Bob Scaman, Goodness Greeness, moderator
4:00-5:15 pm

Local Procurement for Restaurant and Foodservice

Marc Bernard, owner, Rustic Road Farm
Kevin Jezewski,
McCormick Place
Carey Cooper,
LYFE Kitchen
Susan Terry,
Hyatt Corporation
Eloise Karlatiras,
Green Chicago Restaurant Coalition, moderator

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Producer Track Schedule

Time

Event

Moderator/Panelists

10:45 am -12:00 pm

Production and Processing of Local and Heritage Grains

Andrea Hazzard, Hazzard Free Farm
Stephen Jones,
 Bread Lab, Washington State University
Fred Kirschenmann, Stone Barns Center for Food & Agriculture
Gilbert Williams,
Lonesome Stone Milling
David Miller,
Iroquois Valley Farms, moderator
1:00 -2:15 pm

Whole Animal Butchery for Restaurants and Food Service

 

Andrea Deibler, Homestead Meats
Greg Gunthorp,
Gunthorp Farms
Rob Levitt
, Butcher & Larder
Louis John Slagel
, Slagel Family Farm
Brian Polcyn
, Forest Grill, author Charcuterie and Salumi, moderator
2:30 -3:45 pm

Grow Your Business with Value-Added Products

Chris Covelli, Tomato Mountain
Lee Greene,
Scrumptious Pantry
Eric Rose,
 River Valley Ranch
Rick Terrien,
Innovation Kitchens
Paul Saginaw
, Zingerman’s, moderator
4:00 -5:15 pm

FSMA Impact on Food and Farm Businesses

Bob Borchardt, Harvest Moon Farms
Dr. Robert Brackett, Illinois Institute of Technology/Institute for Food Safety and Health
Ellen Phillips, Illinois Extension
Matthew Botos,
ConnectFood, moderator

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School Food Summit Schedule

Time

Event

Moderator/Panelists

10:45 am -12:00 pm

Get Local Food in Your School

Deborah Kane, National Director, USDA Farm to School Program
Vanessa Zajfen, Midwest Regional Director, USDA Farm to School Program
Linda Mallers,
FarmLogix
1:00 –2:15 pm

Food Service Infrastructure – What To Do With Local Food

Trevor Ferguson, Aramark
Leslie Fowler, Chicago Public Schools
Cynthia Holt, WI Purchasing Cooperative
Lisa Stahl, WI Purchasing Cooperative
Mark Bishop, Healthy Schools Campaign, moderator
2:30 -3:45 pm

Designing Your Farm to School Program

Linda Mallers, FarmLogix
Doreen Simonds,
Associate Director of Nutrition and Purchasing Services
Steven Obendorf,
Executive Chef & President, HandCut Foods
Alan Shannon,
 USDA Food & Nutrition Services, moderator

Food Policy Conference Schedule

Click here for a detailed Food Policy Conference Schedule

Time

Summit Track #1

Summit Track #2

Chicago Food Policy Advisory Council Track

10:45 am –12:00 pm Urban Agriculture and Local Food Enterprises as Vehicles for Community and Economic Development Financing a State Wellness Fund and Local Food Access Compost Policy and Practice
1:00 -2:15 pm New Frontiers in Urban Farming: CHA Sites and Conference Center Rooftops Creating Just and Food Secure Communities with Sustainable Methods Land-Use Planning and Policy
2:30 -3:45 pm Fair Food for Global Sustainability  Good Food U – How can Chicago-area higher education support healthy local food systems? Urban Agriculture Business & Food System Policy
5:30 -7:00 pm Legislative Panel & Discussion

Illinois Department of Agriculture Director Robert F. Flider; State Senator David Koehler; State Representative Robyn Gabel (invited); State Representative Mike Tryon

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Trade day co-sponsored by the Green Chicago Restaurant Coalition

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