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Sound Off: Local Production/Sourcing

May 22 @ 9:00 am 10:00 am

Special Guest: Local Food Marketing Innovator Jim Murphy

Jim Murphy

The COVID-19 pandemic may be a major inflection point for locally produced food. With more consumers focused on health and wellness, and with rising concerns about the resilience of the industrial supply chain, this could be a new day for producers and marketers of local food — if they are prepared to seize it.

That’s why we’ve chosen “Local Production and Sourcing” as the topic of Naturally Chicago’s The Sound Off, our online networking event on Friday, May 22, 9:00-10:00 a.m. CDT.

And that’s why we are pleased that our special guest is Jim Murphy, CEO of Grow Forward — better known for its groundbreaking brands that include Local Foods Distributor & Grocer, MightyVine tomatoes, and Local Coho salmon. (Register by clicking here or the button below.)

He will present on his experiences founding a locally focused food distributor and then the five-year-old Local Foods grocery, known for showcasing products from very early-stage brands — as well as Rochelle, Illinois-based MightyVine, an epitome of how to scale up fast to meet strong consumer demand.
If you want to be on the cusp of the next big local food wave, don’t miss this opportunity to learn from … and talk to… Jim Murphy.