All events take place at the Eli’s/Wright Farmers Market at 6701 W. Forest Preserve Drive in Chicago and all events are FREE and open to the public.
Schedule of speakers
Thursday, June 25th, 1pm
Chris Koetke, Dean of Culinary Arts, Kendall College
Thursday, July 2nd, 1pm
Terra Brockman, Founder and Director of Communications and Farmer Training at The Land Connection.
Thursday, July 9th, 1pm
Carrie Nahabedian, co-owner and chef of NAHA, where she emphasizes locally farmed ingredients with reflections of her Armenian roots.
Thursday, July 16th, 1pm
Orrin Williams, founder and president of the Center for Urban Transformation and Case Manager & Director of New Project Development for Growing Home.
Thursday, July 23rd, 1pm
Guest speakers MELISSA GRAHAM & ROB GARDNER – Melissa Graham is President & Founder of Purple Asparagus, an NPO dedicated to bringing families back to the table by promoting and enjoying all things associated with good eating. Rob Gardner is Editor-at-Large and founding member of The Local Beet, a website dedicated to a practical approach to local eating.
Thursday, July 30th, 1pm
Guest speakers JIM BRAUN & DEBBIE HILLMAN – coordinators for the Illinois Local & Organic Food & Farm Task Force and builders of an Illinois field-to-fork food system.
For more information, visit the Eli’s Cheesecake website.