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Cook County Food Summit 2020 has ended
THANK YOU for registering for the 2020 Virtual Cook County Food Summit!
For a list of all sessions with Closed Captioning in Spanish, click here.

**Did you know that special Produce(n)Protest boxes are available in connection to Chef Emm’s cooking class on Friday? Pick up a box at Urban Growers Collective’s South Chicago Farmstand this Saturday, 10/17, for $35! Order your box here.

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¡GRACIAS por registrarte en la Cumbre Alimentaria del condado de Cook 2020!
Para obtener una lista de sesiones con subtítulos en español, haga clic aquí.

** ¿Sabías que las cajas especiales de Produce(n)Protest están disponibles en conexión con la clase de cocina del Chef Emm el viernes? ¡Recoja una caja en el puesto agrícola de Urban Growers Collective en el sur de Chicago este sábado 17 de octubre por $35! Ordene su caja aquí.
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Alex Frantz

Midwest Foods
Director of Local & Sustainability
Chicago


Alex Frantz is the Director of Local & Sustainability at Midwest Foods, a woman-owned, Chicago-based produce distributor delivering food from farms to institutions. Passionate about exploring systemic solutions to the challenges presented by an inequitable and unsustainable food system, for half a decade Alex worked alongside college students to advocate for shifts in sourcing at their dining halls, and for a third-party certification to recruit and promote farmers implementing high-welfare practices and pasture-based management. In her current role as steward of Midwest’s local Veloccity program, Alex has built upon a foundation of storytelling and reporting to develop innovative partnerships with farmers and foodservice clients at institutions like K-12 schools, colleges, hospitals, and senior living facilities to address the most common issues regarding access, consistency, and transparency and develop successful, substantive values-based sourcing opportunities.
Wednesday, October 14
 

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Thursday, October 15
 

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