Why Make An Owner Loan?
Ellie Poley and her wife, Brittany Alsot, Owner #943, distilled their motivation for making a loan in our Owner Loan Campaign (OLC) simply and compellingly. Thanks to both of them (and their cat)!
Introducing Maureen George (and family!)
Please welcome Maureen, Sean, Brenna and Conor to Chicago Market, Owner #1535!
Owner Katie Lopes Connects With Her Vegetable Farm
Chicago Market Owner Katie Lopes, #917, is pretty connected to where her food comes from so we’re bringing you her story of a recent farm visit. Our vision is a store that helps shoppers stay connected to their food and farmers.Read more
New Owner Bridget Janso has the perfect antidote to being 'Blue'
With her sweet pooch, Blue, in tow, one of Chicago Market's newest Owners, Bridget Janso #1508, has a list of things she'd like to see come to life once our Co-op opens. But first...here's a little about her and her brood.
Meet Our New Project Manager
One of the major milestones in a co-op's development is hiring a Project Manager and we're bringing one on right now!Read more
Up & Coming Conference Recap
How do start-up grocery co-ops like ours learn from experts and peers? The annual Up & Coming Food Co-op Conference is one of the many ways!Read more
Owner Drew Roley Wants His Co-op to be Connected to the Community
Uptown Owner Drew Roley, #1507, is a voice in favor of the Co-op being an engaged part of the community. "Concern for Community" is one of the seven cooperative principles we adhere to so we couldn't agree more!
A Glimpse Into Our Future at River Valley Co-op in Northhampton, MA
The co-op model works. That's the moral of the story of the River Valley Co-op in Northampton, MA.
Rosemary Metzger Wants a Grocery Store Where She Has a Voice
Rosemary Metzger, Owner #1495, has a vision for ways her grocery Co-op can help her. Read how.
The Producer's Perspective from Meliora Cleaning Products
We're excited to bring you a guest blog post from Kate Jakubas, Owner #406, who has a producer's perspective on the value of Chicago Market in our city.
In early 2013, probably right around when you were starting to get some traction on the Chicago Market idea, I had a little seed of an idea that I wanted to make cleaning products.