Chicago Market Newsletter — August 2023
Want to Compost With a Co-op? Now You Can!
The Chicago area’s newest co-op is a familiar name: Collective Resource Compost Cooperative! On July 1st, the 13-year-old company became a hybrid co-op owned by its workers, customers, and supporters. Read more about their announcement here and additional information about the co-op here.
“This is exciting news for the co-op community,” says Dan Arnett, Chicago Market’s General Manager, who helped advise Collective Resource on its transition. “Bringing the cooperative model to an additional part of the food system means we can grow, consume, and recycle foods through community-owned options that support our values.”
Congratulations, Collective Resource Compost Cooperative!
Hold the Date — Annual Meeting
Being part of a co-op means attending the Annual Owners Meeting, and we're planning it for late afternoon/early evening on Sunday, September 24. Hold the date on your calendar and we'll get time and location announced soon.
Run for the Board
We elect new Board members every year in conjunction with our Annual Meeting. If you'd like to be a more integral part of the success of your Co-op, consider running for the Board. To learn about what's involved, email Dana or talk with other current Board members at our Uptown Farmers Market booth on Wednesdays.
- The electrical utility has approved our power needs.
Uptown Farmers Market Community Corner
August 9 — Citizens' Climate Lobby