• So, You Want to Be a Board Member?

    Join Chicago Market Board member, Dana McKinney, to learn what it means to be a Board member for our start-up food co-op. She’ll review what the Board does, the skills that typically make a Board Member successful, the time commitments involved, and what it means to be a “working board” vs. a “governing board”. This is a casual discussion session, so bring your questions and we’ll do our best to answer them.

    Chicago Market will be hosting our annual Board Elections August 30 and deadline to declare is July 28, so now’s the time to start thinking about whether you’d like to run!

    RSVP and we'll send you Zoom login info the day of the event. 

    If you're not an Owner but would like to join this session, you're more than welcome, but note that our Bylaws require Board members be Chicago Market Owners, so you'd need to become an Owner prior to running. 


    Wednesday, July 15, 2020 at 07:30 PM · 4 rsvps
    4 RSVPs

  • Online Workshop: Summer Cocktails

    Do you have an inner mixologist in you or want to learn more about making amazing cocktails? Join us for an interactive workshop with Owner #1262 Ryan Rezvani, owner of Bitter Ex Bitters, as he demonstrates two cocktail recipes using fruit, fresh herbs, shrubs, and of course bitters!

    If you’d like to follow along live as Ryan shows us “The Black Widow” and “The Mint Condition,” download the Ingredient List now so you can have your ingredients and tools handy to follow along. The download also has a link to order bitters from Ryan's store for delivery in advance of the event! Just want to watch and learn? That’s perfect too.

    RSVP and mix with us!

    Bitter Ex Bitters, exes in love/partners in business, handcraft delightful creations right in the heart of Chicago. They make 8 dynamic styles of cocktail bitters: Aromatic, Citrus, Spicy Celery, Root Beer, Coffee, Sour Cherry, Hot Pepper, and Charred Cedar & Cloves. All are available individually or in gift sets. Bitters are essentially flavor extracts with a process not unlike vanilla extract, yet more complex. Mainly for accentuating cocktails, bitters also are frequently used in baking and cooking recipes, as evidenced on Bitter Ex’s recipe page.
    Thursday, July 16, 2020 at 07:00 PM · 42 rsvps
    42 RSVPs

  • Chicago Market's July 22, 2020 Board Meeting

    Have a question for the Chicago Market Board?
    Want to see the Board in action?

    Chicago Market Board meetings are open to all Owners,
    and now conducted via Zoom!
    (accessible on all phones, tablets and computer platforms)

    RSVP and we'll email Owners the Zoom login info shortly before the meeting. 

    You just need to let us know you'll be coming (by RSVP'ing below!) and whether you'll be needing comment time. (Owners can speak for up to 5 minutes, and we'll be capping comment time to 30 minutes per Board meeting.)

    Please send any questions for the Board in advance to board@chicagomarket.coop.

    Wednesday, July 22, 2020 at 07:00 PM · 4 rsvps
    Zoom in Chicago, IL
    4 RSVPs

  • Chocolate Truffle Creations

    Join us for an online workshop to learn to create your own chocolate truffles with confectionista Katherine Duncan of Katherine Anne Confections!

    We'll measure, melt, mix, chill, and roll truffles made with fair-trade cacao chocolate and local cream. You can purchase kits 
    online or simply provide your own chocolate (1 pound), cream (1 cup/8oz), salt, and either cocoa powder or powdered sugar. Class time to run approximately 2 hours, with plenty of time for questions!

    RSVP and roll with us!

    truffle kit

    Katherine's upbringing on a sustainable Wisconsin farm allowed for unique exposure to the world of real food that was hormone and pesticide-free. Katherine learned at a young age that using fresh cream from the family's pasture-grazed Jersey cows was the secret ingredient to creating batches of soft, old-fashioned caramels.

    In October of 2006, Katherine launched Katherine Anne Confections with a specialized focus on classic truffles and caramels using local and organic ingredients. Six years later, Katherine Anne Confections confiserie opened for business, serving up rich, European-style drinking chocolate alongside their acclaimed truffles, caramels, and marshmallows. Katherine was named one of Zagat’s 30 under 30 in 2013, and her drinking chocolate was named one of the best 15 in America by NBC National News.

    Wednesday, July 29, 2020 at 06:00 PM · 23 rsvps
    Zoom (link will be sent in advance to attendees)
    23 RSVPs

  • Kickboxing 101

    Join us for an introduction to home kickboxing workouts with Torriente Toliver of Mind Body Defense! Kickboxing 101 is an interactive program that teaches the punches, kicks, and movements of kickboxing. This workshop provides a fulfilling and exciting workout to relieve stress and unlock inner strength. Best for those who want to try something new and benefit mentally and physically. All you need is some open space to move around - no bag or equipment required!

    This event is free to attend, but your $10 suggested donation helps further the mission of local businesses, Mind Body Defense and Chicago Market. After you click "Send RSVP" below, an optional donation page will appear right below the confirmation text if you'd like to support us!

    RSVP and let's get moving!

    Torriente Toliver has been involved in martial arts for over 25 years and has been teaching for over 10 years. He has earned the black belt rank in several disciplines and fuses the traditional martial arts into a style of kickboxing and self-defense which transcends the limitations of any one art. This way the student develops as an individual whether in a class or private setting. Torriente uses his background as a classroom teacher to develop physically rigorous, mentally demanding, and wildly exciting classes.

    Tuesday, August 11, 2020 at 06:00 PM · 2 rsvps
    Zoom (link will be sent in advance to attendees)
    2 RSVPs