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    Marty Travis

    Farmer, Spence Farm

    Marty Travis did not start out as a farmer. For nearly 35 years, he reproduced Shaker furniture from museum and private collections around the country. In 2005, Marty, his wife Kris and their son Will created Spence Farm. Today the three of them work full time on the 160-acre biodiverse farm growing a huge variety of ancient grains, heirloom fruits and vegetables and raising a number of heritage breed livestock. Nearly all of their product goes to chefs in Chicago and Central Illinois. Travis and Kris are also co-founders of the nonprofit Spence Farm Foundation and two for-profit farmer’s cooperative marketing groups.

    Past Events

    Wednesday, Oct 15 2014

    12 PM

    What’s for dinner? The ingredients and dishes that ultimately make it to your table have taken a long journey through culture, history and an... read more
    2 hours | Talk | Cadillac Palace Theatre

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