Outdoor farmers markets may have ended for the year, but one of the largest local foods celebrations is happening this weekend in Chicago. The Family Farmed Expo is a three-day locavore gathering of workshops, cooking demonstrations and seminars that all revolve around local eating and responsibly grown food. Pick up goodies for your Thanksgiving dinner, Holiday gifts and learn something new all while supporting local, family-run businesses.
The Expo will feature cooking demonstrations from top chefs from Chicago restaurants such as Lula Café, Chicago Diner, Tru, Crust and Blackbird. There will be workshops on 'Local Organic Eating on a Dime', 'Urban Agriculture, 'Learning How to Shop for Responsibly Grown Food', and just in time for Thanksgiving – 'Locavore Holiday Planning'.
Purple Asparagus will host a Kids' Activity Corner at the Expo – there will be arts and crafts, label reading and lots of taste testing. Purple Asparagus is a local non-profit dedicated to bringing families back to the table by promoting and enjoying healthy eating.
Tickets are $20 for a one day pass, however they're discounted to $15 if purchased prior to the event online. The expo takes place Friday, November 21 to Sunday, Nov. 23 at the Chicago Cultural Center. More information can be found at the Family Farmed Expo website.