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Why Become an OWNER of Chicago Market?

I was one of the early Owners of Chicago Market (#148) — a start-up cooperative grocery that was founded in 2014 — and I have been volunteering with them ever since. 

Frankly, I have yet to have the opportunity to walk into "my" co-op and buy anything. So...

Why did I plunk down $250 and buy a share?  

Annette and Lee Herman at a recent Zero Waste event at Shedd Aquarium.

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Gerber Building Owner Celebration

Chicago Market Owners got together at LONGACRE on May 10, 2018 to celebrate our signed lease with the
Chicago Transit Authority for the
Gerber Building at the Wilson 'L' station!

All photos from Owner Malcolm Haar!

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Top 5 Reasons Why CTA’s Wilson El Station is Ideal for Chicago Market and Uptown

Every Chicago Market Owner and enthusiast is shouting it from the hilltops (sea level, actually): We have a store location!

And it’s official. On May 9, CTA officials announced that the architectural marvel known as the Gerber Building will henceforth be home to Chicago Market – A Community Co-op.

As thrilling as it is to finally have a site, what’s even more spine-tingling is that the future site of our Co-op sits squarely in the middle of one of the North Side’s most diverse Chicago neighborhoods it intends to serve. Uptown.

What makes the Wilson El stop such an ideal spot for Chicago Market? Let’s count the ways…

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Meet Kim Renner, Owner #981!

Chicago Market loves posting profiles about our Owners. So whether you're one of the Co-op's early adopters -- or just recently jumped onboard like Kim Renner -- tell us all about you! Fill out our Owner survey and tell us what's important to you!

Now, let's get to know what Kim is all about...

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Chicago Market April 2018 Board Meeting Minutes

Lakeview Pantry
Minutes: Emily
Present: Ankit, Jen, Dana, Dan, Sara, Lee, Grant, Greg, Sunny, Sofia, Edward

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Following Sara Rodites on the Path to Zero Waste

Just two years ago, Sara Rodites, Owner #937, had never heard of composting. Growing up in suburban Pittsburgh, the concept of reducing the amount of trash she produced was not on her radar.

Now a Chicagoan of 6 years, Sara throws away just about one grocery bag full of trash per month. I sat down with Sara to talk about her transition to a zero-waste lifestyle, how she still buys ice cream, and why zero waste worked better than KonMari to bring light and simplicity to her life.

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Owner Profile - Daniel Stein

Tell us your name and who else shares your fridge.

My name is Daniel Stein (Owner #967) and my partner’s name is Milena Ang. Our fridge serves two – plus any friends or loved ones who visit us.

Why are you a Chicago Market Owner?

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5 Rs for Creating a Zero-Waste Home the Bea Johnson Way

Just how big a container would you need to hold all the non-recyclable, non-compostable waste your family accumulates in a year?

Zero waste devotee, blogger and author Bea Johnson can fit the waste from her family of four (count ‘em) from 2017 in...

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5 Great Reasons to Become a Peterson Garden Project Member at ‘GrowUptown’!

DO YOU…

…have a green thumb you’d like to get dirty?

…not have a clue how to grow veggies but are eager to learn?

…love getting to know other foodies who share your values?

…want to be able to boast to friends and foes alike that you grew the food on your plate?

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Where do your kitchen food scraps go?

Led by our Zero Waste team and our ongoing partnership with Zero Waste Chicago, Chicago Market Owners caught a film screening of the documentary Wasted! The Story of Food Waste this past fall where we learned that a head of lettuce can take 25 years to decompose in the landfill. How can that be?

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