December 2023 newsletter

Chicago Market Newsletter — December 2023

Happy Anniversary!

It's an historic day — Chicago Market's home
turns 100 TODAY!

The new, large station was formally opened to the public on December 12, 1923 with much fanfare, as featured in the Chicago Daily Tribune article below. Designed by Arthur U. Gerber, the Beaux-Arts style building was constructed of brick and tile with white terra cotta facing. It included Gerber trademarks — laurel-framed cartouches, globed lights, and a majestic scale.

(text adapted from Wilson Avenue: Uptown Union Station by Graham C. Garfield)


Chicago Market is thrilled to steward this historic building and proud to have the full support of the Illinois State Historic Preservation Office.

Give the Gift of Co-op

Need an easy gift idea? Share the Co-op you're a part of with friends and family!

The perfect gift for that local-food loving, sustainability-minded, community-centric person on your list is the Gift of Co-op Ownership.

Make them an Owner of Chicago Market and they'll receive the Owner tote bag, a water bottle*, and be welcomed into the Chicago Market Owner community.

* while supplies last

Follow along on the process of your store with this visual of our Timeline.
Here's the most recent progress:
  • Exciting news! Both gas and electric companies have come to installation solutions they are happy with. Our design team is firming up those details in our construction drawings and will submit for a variety of needed permits between now and mid-January. 

Foodshed Champions

Foodshed Champions raises up the activists, advocates, and organizations in our foodshed who are making a difference. Learn more about them and support any way you can.

Green City Market
Green City Market is securing the future of food by deepening support for sustainable farmers, educating our community, and expanding access to locally-grown food. We're also proud to have Green City Market as one of our Business Owners. And great news for you local food eaters — Green City is open most winter Saturdays between now and March 23. 

Green City Winter Market
3031 N. Rockwell (Avondale)
8:00am - 1:00pm

  • Board Meeting — January 8, 7-9:00pm (note that this is a week later than usual due to the holiday)

News from Our Business Owners

Collective Resource Compost Cooperative
Give the gift of composting! Collective Resource Compost Cooperative has gift certificates that can be used for their composting service, countertop collection containers and co-op ownership! There aren’t too many gifts that can help combat climate change, like this one does. Fill out this form on their website.

Swedish Hospital
Edward-Elmhurst Health recently revealed the name and unified brand for its newly combined health system: Endeavor Health. This announcement marks an exciting milestone following the merger between NorthShore University HealthSystem (NorthShore), including Swedish Hospital and Northwest Community Healthcare and Edward-Elmhurst Health, creating the third-largest health system in Illinois serving an area of 4.2 million residents.

Get Involved

Your Co-op is a nationally recognized project that will have incredible impact on our local economy and the local food system. Invest in Preferred Shares now—you benefit and your Co-op can lower its reliance on bank debt. 

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Not up for investing but want to help your Co-op financially?

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