If you're a Chicago Mom with questions about food you'll
want to join us for a Sunday afternoon Meetup with Illinois family
farmers. You'll have the chance to meet the farmers, ask
questions about food and learn what they do on their farms
everyday. There will be coffee and dessert and time to have all
your questions answered.
Sunday, Dec. 4
Palmer House Hilton
17 E. Monroe
Grand Parlor Rm. 6th Floor
If you're like most urban parents I know, you try to feed your
kids fresh, healthy food as much as possible. You read up on
potential toxic chemicals, agricultural practices and food additive
health risks. And you also read about the health benefits of
eating well, so your kids can grow strong minds and bodies.
Earlier this year, I had the chance to meet with California
Strawberry Producers and Illinois Farm Families, and we'll
be featuring lots of great info on health benefits, farming
practices, recipes and more in the coming year.
We'll even be giving away a strawberry recipe book as part of our
huge Holidaze Gift Guide and Give Aways running from now through
Dec. 15th. Every few days we'll be running reviews and
adding loads of great new give aways, so check back with ChiIL Mama
like we vote in Chi, IL...early and often!
We have also tried to make sure our city kids have a good sense of
where food comes from. We've picked strawberries in
Wisconsin, harvested eggs and fed chickens in Michigan, gone to
summer camp with goats, and milked cows.
If you're interested in farm related events in the area, join
Illinois Farm Families meet up group
and/or talk to them in person this weekend.
Event is free and open to the public. RSVP on their
meet up group here.
Illinois Farm Families Says: Beginning this
fall, Illinois Farm Families will bring a group of city moms out to
meet our families and tour our farms.
We're opening our doors to give these Field Moms a
behind-the-scenes look at how we:
• Grow your food
• Care for our animals
• Protect the land
Field Moms will see firsthand how we raise food that is safe and
healthy for your family - and ours. And they'll report what
they see, hear and learn right here, on Watch Us
Bonnie Kenaz-Mara is a writer-photographer-potter-painter-actress-animal wrangler-general creatrix and Mama to two amazing kiddos.
See more of Bonnie's stories here.
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