Wendy Aeschlimann

President, Co-Chair, External Affairs

Wendy is an attorney by trade who splits her time between Chicago and Fennville, Michigan, a small, rural town with a population of about 1,500. In Fennville, she spends her time exploring the orchards, farm stands, cheesemakers, and fruit farms along the back roads of the area, and uncovering the burgeoning local wine and spirits industry in Western and Northwest Michigan. She is dedicated to cooking, storing, and canning local foods. She compiled the inaugural CSA Guide for TheLocalBeet.com, an online guide to eating local in Chicagoland, and in 2013, she moderated a panel on CSAs at the Good Food Festival. She also has volunteered for Working In The Schools (WITS), a one-on-one mentoring and tutoring program in the Chicago Public Schools, and the Lawyers in the Classroom program for Constitutional Rights Foundation Chicago. She joined the Board of Directors in 2012.

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