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Know Your Food

We've lost our way when it comes to food. Used to be, we knew who grew our green beans, who raised our steaks, who baked our bread. That's rare today. We're rushing through drive-throughs, clicking a few buttons online for pizza, popping open a bag of whatever. I have two kids and work part-time and it's so easy to fall into those routines. 

That's why I'm so passionate about Chicago Market. I see a place where I can take my kids to shop and they'll learn the name of the person who grew their raspberries. A place where we'll all be able to take classes to learn more about preparing food. A place where I can trust that words like "local," "sustainable" and "organic" are more than buzzwords. 

Eating this way doesn't have to be expensive. I'm excited that our community will be able to harness the buying power of the co-op to help support farmers, workers and shoppers. 

 




Freelance writer, mom, baker. Author of Chicago Homegrown Cookbook http://t.co/9WLFTGy9

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