Chicagoland Field Moms Meet Up

Chicagoland Field Moms Meet Up

Do you have questions about how your food is grown? Okay, let's be honest here. Do you have a million questions about how the food that your feed your family is grown? I know that I do.  If this is a topic that is on your mind on a weekly basis (like it is for me everyone I go to the grocery store), I want to tell you about an upcoming event that you can attend and get your questions answered.

On August 8, we are helping to organize an event that will begin the conversation between Illinois farm moms and Chicagoland moms. The event is scheduled for 7 p.m. at Little Beans Café at 1809 W. Webster. We are having a good ol' fashioned BBQ! “Stop by to meet local farm moms, ask us questions, and find out more about the Field Mom program and the farm tours,” says hsot Deb Moore, who grows corn and soybeans and raises feeder cattle in Roseville with her husband, Ron.

This event is a chance for moms to learn more about the  Illinois Farm Families' Field Moms program. Five Chicago-area moms will have the opportunity to become Field Moms and spend several Saturdays over the next year visiting Illinois family farms. Interested moms living in the Chicago area can apply to become a Field Mom and learn more about the farm tours at watchusgrow.org.  To be eligible, moms must be Illinois residents at least 18 years old, with at least one child under the age of 13 living at home.  Applications will be accepted until August 21, 2011. If you are thinking about applying, but aren't sure, stop by this event to learn more (and eat yummy food and hang out with some fabulous local mamas!).

The five moms selected to become Field Moms will be equipped with video cameras to record and share what they see and learn on their farm visits. Their videos, comments and photos will be available to everyone on watchusgrow.org, Twitter and Facebook. Field Moms also will be participating in media interviews, blogging about their experiences, and appearing in other publicity materials.

“Even if you’re not ready to fill out a Field Mom application, the Little Beans event is a great opportunity to get to know some of the thousands of Illinois farm moms who are proud to grow your food,” Moore explains. “It’s also a great way for farm moms like us to learn more about what’s important to Chicagoland moms as you make food choices for your families.”

Interested in attending? RSVP at www.meetup.com/Chicagoland-Field-Moms. Subscribe to follow the Field Moms on their farm tours and communicate with them online at watchusgrow.org.

Disclosure: Illinois Farm Families is a client of 2 Moms Media

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