Chicago Market Newsletter — June 2022
Uptown Art Fair Is a Huge Success
One of Chicago Market's missions is to be a store that is a community hub — a vibrant gathering place where all are welcome.
For two days recently we showed that we are that. Our future home was humming with activity as we hosted the Uptown Art Fair in our space. The room was full of creative artists; the sidewalk welcomed live painting; and over 3,000 people attended to be a part of it.
Chicago Market was front and center at our booth talking with everyone we could and we welcomed 10 new Owners during the Fair.
It was a terrific weekend that showed how wonderful and welcoming Uptown is and that Chicago Market is already a central part of the community.
Uptown Farmers Market
Your Co-op produces a farmers market, and it's amazingly delicious and beautiful!
But it's not the same without you!
Come out on Wednesdays in our parking lot and shop for all the local, seasonal, sustainable produce you love.
Wednesdays | 2:30 - 7:00pm (rain or shine)
Wilson & Broadway
SNAP accepted; Link Match available
Uptown Farmers Market Profile — Swedish HospitalThe Uptown Farmers Market has completed its sixth week of the season, and we're lucky to have several amazing sponsors allowing us to do some great things this year—like providing free tote bags (stop by the Chicago Market table to get yours!). And we wouldn't have those bags without sponsors like Swedish Hospital, so thank you!
Swedish Hospital is not only one of our sponsors (and a Chicago Market Owner!) but will also be present at the farmers market on June 29. Swedish Hospital works in Uptown and all around Chicago to promote healthy eating and food access. We've been working with Amanda Kritt, the Food Connections Coordinator, who helps lead hospital efforts including the Veggies for Health and Food Connections programs. Follow us to our blog to learn more about Swedish Hospital and the difference they're making in Uptown and beyond.
Run for the Board!
Love your Co-op and want to volunteer on the Board to steer it to open? Now's the time to think about it and learn more. Start by attending Board meetings and volunteering with us. We'll be offering So, You Want to Be a Board Member info sessions soon too, so watch our website and social media for those announcements. Elections are in September, but now's the time to get involved. Interested? Email Dana to let us know.