FamilyFarmed is a non-profit organization committed to expanding production, marketing and distribution of locally grown and responsibly produced food, to enhance the social, economic, and environmental health of our communities. Naturally Chicago, our new initiative, seeks to accelerate growth in the Good Food and Natural Products sector.


FamilyFarmed has been a leader, for more than two decades, in the effort to build a better food system, one that urges everyone to eat food produced as locally as possible using sustainable, humane and fair practices. Our enduring goals are a healthier, more environmentally sustainable and more economically dynamic food system. Our vision is Good Food On Every Table, with delicious, healthy, local and sustainable food available to all regardless of demographics, geography and economic circumstances.

FamilyFarmed succeeds in its efforts by bringing together farmers, food producers, trade buyers, investors, individuals, families and other key stakeholders. We have helped grow the sales of Good Food, facilitated financing for food and farm businesses, and inspired entrepreneurs and NGOs toward greater innovation.

This passion for expanding the markets for Good Food is reflected in FamilyFarmed’s network of established programs and events including the Good Food Accelerator and Good Food Accelerator Extension, Farmer Training, Market Development, the Good Food Financing & Innovation Conference, the Good Food Expo, and Naturally Chicago. 

Services Provided

Accelerators and Incubators

  • Accelerator

Business Planning

  • Business Plan Consulting
  • Market Plan Development

Events and Community Building

  • Pitch Events

Marketing and Sales

  • Market Plan Development and Training


  • Formal Mentoring Programs

Networking and Associations

  • Geographically Based
  • Industry Specific
  • Small Business/General


  • Startup Classes
Primary Contact
Carly Herron
225 W Hubbard St
Suite 650
Chicago, IL 60654
(312) 874-6784