Local Food Forum

Bob Benenson
If you love to eat local food... if you grow local food, market local food, serve local food in your farm to table restaurant, teach about local food, expand access to local food, just want to know more about local food... this is YOUR newsletter.
Created 28 Feb 2021
  • Illinois Stewardship Alliance's Fiery Fundraiser
    10 Nov 2021 • 1 min read
    Illinois Stewardship Alliance’s Fiery Fundraiser On Monday Local Food Forum highlighted four job openings at Illinois Stewardship Alliance, the leading policy advocate for our state’s local food and f...
  • Pie Making, Jobs and the Art of Pumpkins
    08 Nov 2021 • 1 min read
    In This Issue • The Art of Pumpkin Display • Set Your Eye on This Pie-Making Class • Jobs Galore at Illinois Stewardship Alliance • More Color and Variety from a Fall Farmers Market Subscribe now The ...
  • 11/16 EventFull: It's Pie Talk Time!
    07 Nov 2021 • < 1 min read
    11/16 EventFull Zoom is Pie to the Nth Degree EventFull is a food prep learning platform launched recently by Chef Sarah Stegner of Prairie Grass Cafe in suburban Northbrook and Darren Gest, a food-fo...
  • Buy Local... Even If It's a Longer Drive
    05 Nov 2021 • < 1 min read
    Buy Local… Even If It’s a Longer Drive The outdoor farmers market season is now is full-scale wind-down stage. There is still plenty of delicious fall produce, proteins and other local treats to be ha...
  • Cookies! A Sweet Internship Opening
    04 Nov 2021 • 4 min read
    In This Issue: • Cookies! Check Out This Sweet Internship Opportunity • Saturday: Pumpkin Smash to Reduce Food Waste • Sunday: Northern Illinois Young Farmers Coalition Inaugural Gathering Subscribe n...
  • Lots of Local at Independent Spirits Expo
    03 Nov 2021 • 1 min read • 1 0
    Lots of Local Brands at Independent Spirits Expo I brought a strong interest in craft spirits with me when I moved to Chicago, and I attended the first annual Independent Spirits Expo here in 2011, no...
  • The State of Local Crafts Spirits
    01 Nov 2021 • 4 min read
    Cranberry Gin Liqueur from Chicago’s Koval Distillery on shelf at Dom’s Kitchen and Market. Photo by Bob Benenson. State of Local Craft Spirits With Koval Co-Owner Local Food Forum published an articl...
  • Check Out 2 Cool Events Next Weekend
    29 Oct 2021 • 3 min read
    In This Issue • November 7: Northern Illinois Young Farmers Coalition’s First Gathering • November 6: Smashing Pumpkins (For Real, Not the Group) Also, a reminder that this is the last weekend this ye...
  • Regenerative Ag Study Worth Your Time
    28 Oct 2021 • 1 min read
    In This Issue • SOARing Off Toward 2022 • Important New Report on the Regenerative Agriculture-Human Health Nexus SOARing Off Toward 2022 This past Tuesday (October 26) was the last of the season for ...
  • Last Week for Most Markets!
    26 Oct 2021 • < 1 min read
    Monday’s issue of Local Food Forum included a photo of the huge Lake Michigan waves kicked up by a gale force storm. But as we say in Chicago, if you don’t like the weather, wait five minutes, and by ...
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