Help Us Meet Our Vision: Good Food on Every Table
All contributions, however large or small, help us advance our vision of Good Food on Every Table — delicious, healthy food, accessible to all, and produced as sustainably and locally as possible — and support the businesses and farmers who produce the Good Food we all love!
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FamilyFarmed is a Chicago-based non-profit that is committed to expanding production, marketing and distribution of locally grown and responsibly produced food to enhance social, economic and environmental health in our communities.
Early-stage producers of Good Food consumer packaged goods compete for selection as Fellows for a six-month intensive program that includes mentoring, strategic and technical support, networking opportunities, and access to financing. The program has been expanded to better serve the needs of entrepreneurs in under-resourced communities.
Chicago’s annual Good Food Financing & Innovation Conference, launched in 2009, is the longest-running food financing conference in the U.S. Entrepreneurs, business veterans, investors and others network, make new connections, learn from world-class speakers, and watch rising-star businesses at the Naturally Chicago Pitch Slam.
Naturally Chicago, launched in May 2019, is the Good Food and Natural Products industry’s year-round platform for networking, entrepreneur development and community building. After holding more than two dozen live events, Naturally Chicago pivoted during the COVID-19 crisis to provide bold online programs, including the Navigating the New Normal series.
Good Food is Good Medicine aims to help stem the destructive rise of diet-related diseases by providing people with the information they need to live healthier lives. This developing program includes a Network, a communications program, and community-based activities targeted to under-resourced areas with high rates of diet-related disease.
MARKET DEVELOPMENT and FARMER TRAINING
FamilyFarmed’s original mission was to connect local organic farmers with trade buyers. This evolved into the Farmer Training program, built around the Wholesale Success, Direct Market Success and On-Farm Food Safety manuals, which has provided workshops for 15,000 farmers in 43 states. Market Development keeps alive that original mission of connecting farmers to buyers.
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