Friday, April 4, 2014

Food Patriots Screening and Q&A with Filmmaker Jeff Spriz, April 23rd

Food Patriots Screening and Q & A with Filmmaker Jeff Spitz
Wed. April 23, 7:00PM – 9:00PM
Harris Hall RM 107 

 Come celebrate Earth Week with NU Food Talks!

"Food Patriots begins with a wake up call: filmmakers Jeff Spitz and Jennifer Amdur Spitz’s son got sick eating chicken contaminated with a superbug, and antibiotics failed. The film chronicles the family’s newfound interest in food sources, getting outlaw chickens, and meeting people from all walks of life who are trying to change the way Americans eat food, buy food, and educate the next generation of consumers. They call the people who are doing this Food Patriots.”

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7:00 – 7:15  Arrive, Fill Your Plate, Settle In
7:15 – 8:30  Food Patriots Screening
8:30 – 9:00  Q & A and Networking 

Potluck Details
Bring your own silverware, drinking glass and a dish* to pass according to your last name.
A-F Side
G-L Beverage
M-S Dessert
T-Z Salad
*If you would like to prepare something other than requested please feel free. Also, if you are unable to bring a dish, please still attend the event.

Thursday, March 6, 2014

Good Food Festival & Conference March 13-15 Logo
Good Food Financing & Innovation!
Thursday March 13th, UIC Forum, Chicago
Tickets for all Good Food Festival & Conference events available now!

The Good Food Financing & 
Innovation Conference is sponsored 
by Crain's Chicago Business.
Opening Symposium
Walter Robb, Co-CEO of Whole Foods Market, will join us for an inspiring Opening Symposium. He'll be joined by Howard Tullman of 1871,
Kimbal Musk of The Kitchen Community, Tesla, SpaceX and Chipotle Mexican Grill, Erika Allen of Growing Power, and Jim Slama of for a discussion of growing Good Food businesses across the country!
Learn from the Experts!
Jolanta Hardej of FarmedHere
We're growing the Good Food Movement by connecting farmers and entrepreneurs with the knowledge and funding they need to expand! Join us to:

* Learn about the ins and outs of the SEC's new Crowdfunding rules with Marc J. Lane!
* Hear from successful farmers and Good Food entrepreneurs on how they grew their businesses!
* Get the inside scoop from funders and investors on why Good Food is a great investment!

Good Food Financing Fair
Mark Wilhelms of Red Meat Market
Six Good Food entrepreneurs get the chance of a lifetime: to pitch their ideas directly to all attendees at the Good Food Financing & Innovation Conference. 23 businesses in total will host tables and network with investors. Join them and be inspired at theGood Food Financing Fair!
Our Impact: Big Head Farm and the Good Food Festival & Conference
Networking the Land
Networking the Land from Michael Gebert
Congratulations to our Financing Fair Finalists!
Lee Greene
Zero Percent: Raj Karmini 
Mark Schneider
Cathy Scratch
Jessica Smith
Jenny Yang
Kari Underly of Range, Inc. at the Financing Fair.Read about her plans on our blog!
Photo: Kaitlyn McQuaid
All 2014 Financing Fair Participating Businesses:
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Some highlights:


And the Walter S. Mander Foundation