Second Annual Southland Local Food Systems Expo

Let’s lay the foundation for a sovereign local food system here in the southland! The Park Forest Event Commission presents the Second Annual Southland Local Food Systems Expo on Saturday, April 22 from 1-4 p.m. at Dining on the Green, 349 Main St., Park Forest, IL 60466. Learn how communities can come together to create positive change, lessening burdens on the environment and our health.

Meet and connect with local farmers! The expo features an extensive line up: Tulip Tree Gardens, Happy Life Ranch, Fox at the Fork Farm, Janie’s Mill, Ditto Foods, LLC., Multiple Harvest, Soileviah, Patrick the Mushroom Man of Peotone, Belluso’s 1871 Farm, Sonas Farms, Good Vibes, Wrought Iron Farm, Urban Canopy, the Illinois Stewardship Alliance and representatives from Park Forest’s own Farmer’s Market, Sustainability Office, and Community Gardeners.

Doors will open at 12:30 p.m. Tickets are free but limited quantity. While walk-ins are welcome, priority will be given to ticket holders. Reserve your ticket here.

Parking is free. Light food and beverages will be available. This is a family friendly and handicap accessible event, but there will not be entertainment for children.

T´╗┐here will be a cash raffle to benefit the free seed library at the Park Forest Library.