You've seen some Chicago Market posters. You've heard your friends talking about this local, sustainable food co-op. Maybe you visited us at one of our Pop-Ups. But what exactly is Chicago Market?
Come to one of our upcoming information sessions to find out. Owners and Board members will be on hand to answer your questions and tell you more about the Market. And we'll be prepared to sign up new Owners who are ready to buy a stake in this cooperative grocery store.
LOCAL FOOD + COMMUNITY
Chicago Market wants to change the way you shop for groceries. Chicago Market will be a community-owned grocery store that exists to rebuild the connection between food producers and consumers. Powered by its individual Owners, each of whom own a stake in the store, the co-op will feature local, sustainable foods from producers right here in the Midwest.
WHAT'S AN OWNER?
Chicago Market is member-owned, but open to everyone. Owners receive a variety of benefits — both in dollars and in control over the direction of the Market. You'll be a key player in building the co-op community and changing the local-food landscape.
Cooperative ownership means you hold equity in Chicago Market, and that comes with direct benefits:
** A voice. Owners can be members or leaders of committees and run for the Board of Directors. Owners have voting rights in many matters and have power in shaping Chicago Market.
** Patronage refunds. Depending on how often you shop at Chicago Market, you may earn an annual patronage refund based on purchases once the store is profitable.
** Savings. Owners are eligible for Owner-only sales and promotions.
** Discounts. Owners receive discounts on classes, workshops and other special events.
HOW MUCH IS A SHARE?
A one-time investment of $250 provides you and your entire household lifetime ownership equity in Chicago Market. Payment plans are available.
Receive an Owners-only Chicago Market tote bag when you join!
READY TO JOIN?
Join our vibrant community, and help build your dream grocery store. Become an Owner at www.ChicagoMarket.coop/Join
The info session is free, but an RSVP is requested.rsvp
Chicago Market is hosting its first Stuff Swap for our wonderful Owners! Looking for a place to take all of your spring cleaning possessions and meet fellow Chicago Market Owners? Bring it to the Stuff Swap! This is a great way to share resources and, in the spirit of zero waste, find good homes for things that may not be as special to you as they once were without throwing them away.
Some ideas for things to bring:
Home-grown/home-made food stuffs, mushrooms, ferments
Seeds, plants, seedling starts
Anything else you can GIVE, SHARE or BARTER.rsvp