Folks interested in healthy food trends, dishes, products growing methods and tasting some of the products out there that meet those descriptions should go to the Good Food Expo March 22-23, 2019.
Located at the UIC Forum, 725 W Roosevelt Rd. at Halsted Sreet, Chicago, the EXPO is a trade show on Friday and open to the public on Saturday. Tickets to the trade show including the networking reception is $71.29. Saturday events, including demos, panel discussions, chef talks and other events are free but registration is needed. Visit Good Food Expo/Tickets.
Among Saturday’s events are a panel discussion on Food and Mood from 10:30 to 11:45 a.m., a talk by Chef Tony and wine guru Cathy Mantuano of Spiaggia from 12:30 to 1:15 p.m. p.m., Cooking with Essential Oils presented by Chef in the Hood Ramona Baptiste 1:15 to 1:45 pm. and The Fermentation Station: Starting and Working with Sourdough presented by Lisa Kalabokis of Green City Market at 2 -2:30 p.m. There is also an all day chance to test your soil by Chicago “Safe Soils Initiative from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
But that is just a sampling. For the entire schedule visit Good Food Expo/ schedule.
Begun as a one-day Local Organic Trade Show in 2004, the Good Food Expo has become a much anticipated, nationally-known event in the food industry. Visitors and participants range from producers and chefs to farmers and industry entrepreneurs. It also includes the Organic Valley Good Food Commons Festival which has do-it-yourself advice workshops on Saturday. For more information visit Good Food Expo.
The University of Illinois Chicago campus Forum is south west of the Ogilvie Transportation train depot and easily accessible by the Halsted bus. Parking at $10 is available in UIC Lot 5 (Morgan and Taylor Streets with proof of Expo attendance.