Wednesday, October 21, 2015

Chicago Food Day Kicks off TOMORROW!

You're looking at this year's Hidden Harvest Chicago! We have over 6k worth of Chicago Food Day sponsor give aways to help Chicagoans Buy + Cook + Eat + Grow more REAL FOOD! Our foodie loot has been divided out and placed into 15 lucky envelopes that will be hidden all over Chicago Thursday through Saturday.

TomorrowOctober 22nd, 2015, we will host our main event at Daley Plaza. It’s shaping up to be a beautiful Fall day! Visit our vendors, stay for lunch and don’t miss out on our main stage announcement. At 11:30am we will announce our drop locations for Hidden Harvest AND I will LIVE drop clues for our first drop at Daley Plaza. Be sure to be there to get the inside scoop on where the rest of the envelopes will be located! Learn more about it all at our Chicago Food Day Daily Dish Blog

Huge thanks to our Hidden Harvest Sponsors for stuffing these envelopes full of Chicago Food Day treasure. 

Whole Foods
Northwestern Real Food (NURF)
Liberty Prairie Foundation
Peterson Garden Project
Evolve Bistro
Snap Kitchen
Uncommon Ground
The Chopping Block
Saigon Sisters
Wow Bao
Blind Faith Café
Tomate Fresh Kitchen
NU Dining
Growing Homes
American Diabetes Association

Here's how YOU can hunt down one of our HH envelopes (Value ranges from $250 to $400+):
1. Follow @FoodDayCHI + @HiddenCashChi1
2. Our hunt will run like a twitter party. Be sure to follow #HiddenHarvestChi as @FoodDayCHI may NOT be the only one originating clues... hmmmmmmmm:)
3. Be downtown Chicago Thursday, Friday and Saturday! (duh)
4. Join us at Daley Plaza at 11:30 to get a chance at 3 drops!
5. Don't be greedy now, one envelope per person please:)

Oh what FUN!

Wondering what Food Day is all about? Check out our national day of action's website HERE and be inspired to change the way America eats.


Friday, October 16, 2015

Happy World Food Day!

Today is World Food Day and October 24th is our National Food Day.

Last weekend I went to Boston with Chris for a long weekend and I have never felt more connected to the spirit of our American Revolution and to the Patriots who built this country.

Join me today in re-sharing Jamie Oliver's Global petition. I couldn't resist taking some more "sign it, share it" selfie pics in front of some historic Revolutionary sites... Today, the USA + UK is gathering to fight for something together with a global team:

Food Education & Food Truth

We've reached 1.6 million signatures and we need to get to 2 million. It's T-minus 1 month to go until the the G20 Summit in Turkey. Take a minute to read Jamie's petition letter today and watch his video --> Jamie Oliver Petition Update

The brave are gathering - Our Food Revolution is alive and well.

Speaking of Brave, professional athletes are speaking up. Thank you Tom Brady (aka Paul Revere) Read all about what he said here.


I'm in the trenches as a Volunteer Chicago Food Day planner. Check out all that we are planning to help Chicagoans connect to more local, sustainable and clean food next week -->
Chicago Food Day Events Calendar

Hidden Harvest Chicago - Get your Twitter on! Follow @FoodDayChi + @HiddenCashChi1 to find hidden envelopes all over Chicago starting on Thursday October 22 and running through Saturday October 24th. We have stuffed 15 envelopes with over 4K worth of cash, gift cards, vouchers and a cookbook to connect winners with local Chicago & Lake County restaurants, urban farms and cooking schools. Learn more about our epic sponsors and the details to the "eatreal" treasure hunt here. Thank you to Ambassadors Sarvin Haghighi (Chicago), Vanessa Green (Chicago), and Christina Erickson (Lake County) for joining our Food Day team! It's gonna be crazy fun and we're kicking it off at our Daley Plaza event!!

Midwest Big Apple Crunch - Not only are we crunching apples together at Daley Plaza on October 22, we're crunching apples here in Lake County too! Big apple LOVE out to Preferred Meals who is donating over 1100 apples to our District 76 schools! Thanks to the incredible collaborative efforts of the Stevenson High School Food Revolution Club, student volunteers have organized local Lake County schools to crunch apples together. The Food Rev Club secured over 2,000 apples to be distributed which will impact over 3,000 students in school districts 103, 75, 76 and the Little Patriots Preschool program in district 125. Huge thanks go out to Sara Lohrman (SHS teacher & Food Revolution Club advisor) and fellow Ambassador Christina Erickson (SHS teacher & Food Revolution Club) for organizing this incredible volunteer event.  Sara, Christina and I will be crunching together with volunteers and students in the lunch rooms on Friday, October 23rd!!

See you on the other side of Food Day 2015!