Posted by Lydia Krupinski

If you’re anything like me you’re itching for rays of sun, sprouting plants, and the premise of warmer weather. As I sit in my cozy Northside apartment I can’t help but forage through websites and magazines that celebrate the just-around-the-bend glow of the vernal equinox. As can be told by my latest posts, I am developing quite a fondness for all things spring, urban and food-related. So when Jessa Brinkmeyer of Pivot sent me a link to the upcoming Family Farmed Food Expo I gasped with delight.

Filled with celebrity chefs, locavores, authors, activists, farmers, and other conscious consumers, the Expo will be showcasing the very best of our areas agriculture. Attend workshops discussing everything from growing container gardens to raising chickens while visiting with other Chicagoland foodies and businesses.

What: Family Farmed Food Expo Local Food Festival

When: Saturday, March 13th, 2010 10am-6pm

Where: UIC Forum University of Chicago

Cost: $15 Prepaid $20 At Door

To learn more about the Expo and see a list of speakers visit their website here.