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 foodand 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 Grow.