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September Dinner Meeting
September 27, 2017 @ 5:30 pm - 8:30 pmFree
Getting to Know Food at it’s Source – Illinois Farming 101
2577 N Clark St, Chicago, IL 60614
Located off of bus routes #36 and #22, also near #151, #143, #8, Fullerton L stop; metered street parking available on Clark as well as free non-permit parking on certain side streets; permit zone 143 parking on side streets also available
Illinois Farm Families speakers:
Victoria Shanta Retelny, RDN
Vicki Shanta Retelny is a lifestyle nutrition expert, author of Total Body Diet for Dummies and culinary consultant who lives in Chicago with her husband, two children and a pet pug. She blogs at simplecravingsrealfood.com . Feel free to follow her on Twitter and Instagram @vsrnutrition.
Heather Hampton Knodle
Heather is a farmer from Fillmore, IL. She and her husband, Brian, grow corn, soybeans and wheat and raise a small herd of Black Angus cattle. They have four children who are very active in helping on the farm.
1) Gain an understanding of what growing local food means from an Illinois farmer’s perspective and how farming methods impact our food from farm to grocery store shelf
2) Illustrate how marketing and labels can add to consumers’ confusion about food and what label claims mean at the farm level
3) Discover the role farmers can play as a resource for dietitians and consumers in conversations about food