UPDATED! (TWICE) – We All Thought It Was a Good Food Festival

March 22, 2012 at 8:36 am

Last updated – 3.26.12 – Look for posts marked “New!”

We had a very good time at the 2012 FamilyFarmed Good Food Festival.  We wrote about that good time here.  We also thought we’d share with you the good times others had at the Festival.

Megg not only provided a good picture of me and Ben Walker, she provided a good documentation of events at the Festival on Saturday.  Read her report here.

We were at the Localicious party on Friday but did not cover it in our report.  Good!  Because Time Out Chicago did a much better job, and we even mostly agree with their assessments of the food, although we’d add City Provisions grits to the list of top food.

More4Momsbuck tells what she learned on Saturday.

One of the persons we hung around with at the Festival on Friday was David Miller of Iroquois Valley Farms.  His plan to sell shares of organic farm land seemed, well to sound loca-dorky, really cool.  Judith Nemes of Crain’s also found this idea cool, and she does a fine report here.

Most of the coverage of the Good Food Festival tends towards the Financing Fair or the Consumer Day, but the Beyond Green blog gives a run down of Friday’s combo policy/trade day.

One of the most popular attractions at the Good Food Festival was the tour of Chicago urban agriculture sites.  For those who could not make it, you can find plenty of pictures of the event from the Fed Up site.

Megg at PopArtichoke has more pictures here.

Patty the Carbivore gives a brief recap.

Xan at the Not Dabbling in Normal site reports on the Festival, especially on the session moderated by Slow Food Chicago Co-President, Megan Larmer, on building good food communities.

How to make sausage, Rob Levitt of Butcher & Larder teaches to Blake at Serious Eats.

New! – Want another reason to be jealous for missing Localicious, see this slide show from the Going Green Examiner.

New! – The perspective from Blue Island

New! – How Bruce Springsteen can sing about the Good Food Festival by Amid The Re:Nuisánce.

Come back soon, we’ll have more to add!