Chicago Market Newsletter - February 2019
A Glimpse Into Our Future
We announced recently that we'd open our doors in April 2020!
But maybe you're wondering what Chicago Market will be like a few years from now. We were too, so we checked in with River Valley Co-op in Northhampton, MA to get a sneak peek at our future.
The co-op model works. That's the moral of the story of the River Valley Co-op in Northampton, MA. Founded in 1999, and sticking together through the painstaking... and bond-forming... but above all rewarding process that is bringing a new co-op into the world, the scrappy band of 350 grew their ranks to 1000 owners, raised 1.1 million dollars in owner loans, and proudly opened their doors in 2008.
The process wasn't easy,... [click to read more]
In the News
- We were proud to be featured on the Always Andersonville Podcast. Share this with your friends who want to know more about the Co-op - it's full of great information!
- Chicago Food Magazine and others covered our recent opening date announcement. Forbes interviewed us recently too, so watch for that story.
- On our blog:
Come on out and bring your non-Owner friends along!
The Book Cellar Ownership Info Session - Feb 16, 5:00pm (details and RSVP here)
Online Ownership Info Session - Feb 23, 10:00am (details and RSVP here)
Bistro Campagne Mixer - Feb 26, 6:00pm (details and RSVP here)
And don't miss our first-ever
Chicago Market Musician Showcase featuring at least one Chicago Market Owner in each band! Uncommon Ground, Lakeview, Mar 8, 8:00pm (details and RSVP here)
Want to have a direct impact on your Co-op's success? We love our volunteers and you can be one of them! Share your time, your talent and hang out with a great group of people. Get involved here.
New Gardener Membership is open now for Peterson Garden Project Pop-up Victory Gardens. Register here. Chicago Market is gardening at GrowUptown - where will you grow?
In to local grains and baking? Catch the regular meetings and events from our friends at the Chicago Bread Club.
Connect with the local food system and meet local farmers and producers at the Good Food EXPO. We'll be there at a table with our friends from the Dill Pickle and Rogers Park Food Co-op. Come say hi March 23.