Chicago Market Newsletter - March 2021
Back Your Co-op
We need Owners and other community members to back your Co-op at whatever level you can to help us meet these near-term needs and set the foundations for the rest of our build out! In the next few months, the Co-op will start paying for exciting things such as an architect for schematic design, the final portion of our security deposit as we secure our site, and soon enough the salary for a general manager.
At the one-year mark of a pandemic that has shut down beloved businesses, restaurants, and more, we hope that our Co-op is part of a long-term solution for addressing stability in our local food system, but we recognize that there are immediate food needs in our community. In alignment with Cooperative Principle #7 - caring for community - Chicago Market will be redistributing 7% of all donations received to Lakeview Pantry through April 30.
Give what you can, if you can, and back your Co-op and your community!
Your donations can be one-time or recurring, AND, they can even be tax-deductible.
Join Us In Some P5
If you've missed these posts, we collected them for you here. They're fun, short bites, so check 'em out and learn more about your Co-op!
New Items in March at SHOP!
New - Open House + Owner Tote Bag Pickup
Would you love to just come walk around inside our future store? We don't blame you - it's pretty inspiring.
During our monthly SHOP pickup hours, we welcome drop-ins. Check out the historic staircase; dream about where all the fresh, local produce will go; and ask our team any questions you may have. Plus, our SHOP team always has some of their items for sale on the spot.
And if you haven't received your Owner tote bag yet, stop in for that and start carrying it proudly over your shoulder to tell the world YOU OWN a grocery store!
In the News
- March 10 Board Meeting - 7-9:00pm, RSVP to receive Zoom link
- Open House + Owner Tote Back Pick-up - 11-3:00pm, March 21
- Ownership Info Sessions - three in March; invite your friends
- March 24 Board Meeting - 7-9:00pm, RSVP to receive Zoom link
- Online Workshop: Seed Starting Basics with Kasey Eaves - 7-8:00pm, March 30
News from Our Business Owners
One of our very newest business Owners, Bootleg Bâtard is gearing up for the season! They will be popping up on Thursdays and Saturdays as weather permits. See their Square store for current menu and schedule.
We Need Your Help
- Co-op Cultivators
- QuickBooks Jockey
- CPA Accountant
- Capital Campaign Communications and Content Creator Volunteers