Expert to talk about support of farmers

CRYSTAL LAKE – The third lecture of a free, four-part lecture series will feature Linda Mallers of FarmLogix talking about relieving local farmers of logistical concerns, helping the Chicago market support local businesses and putting dollars back into the Midwest economy.

The public talk, part of the Great Lakes Beaming Bioneers Speaker Series, will be at 7 p.m. Tuesday in the Luecht Conference Center at McHenry County College, 8900 Route 14.

FarmLogix is a farm-to-plate online aggregation platform that connects local growers with commercial kitchens, cafeterias and schools.

The network includes 300 growers within a 250-mile radius of Chicago. A separate division offers home-delivered boxes of local farm products for nonprofit and school fundraisers, as well as for corporate wellness programs.

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In addition, Nikki Henderson of People’s Grocery will be the featured presenter on the Bioneers DVD the same evening. Her topic is: “Flavas of a Whole Community: Ingredients for Food Access in Historically Under-Invested Communities.”

The Bioneers speaker series features experts in local and global issues.

The series concludes Feb. 12.

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