May 2022 Newsletter

Chicago Market Newsletter — May 2022

Invest To Build An Inclusive Store

Last month we told you about our upcoming grant program that will make Ownership in the Co-op more accessible. 

But for that open store to exist and be an asset to us all, we need to invest to make it happen.

Hear it from our own Board member, Leslie Jenkins in this super short video:

You, our Owners, have built a co-op based on the cooperative principle of Care for Community and our values and governance documents reflect that. 

Invest today to Build A Better Market that is there for us all! Time is short. Our capital campaign ends the first few days of June, so reach out now. 

Learn more at Build A Better Market.

Start now by emailing us

Uptown Farmers Market Kicks Off

It's finally warming up and that will mean better and better fresh produce at our Uptown Farmers Market!

Other highlights this Wednesday:

  • The Uptown Chamber kicks off their Sidewalk Social pop-up beer garden this week! It's right in front of our store featuring local drinks, and you can carry your grab-and-go foods in from your favorite farmers market vendor to eat. 
  • Scott Madden returns playing blues, rock, and roots music. He was terrific last week, and rumor has it one of our Board members just may be sitting in a little with him...

Capital Campaign Updates

Our capital campaign is off and running! We have 20 people on our call team reaching out to Owners. Three of them were not even Owners when they started and are so convinced about our project they've now become Owners with you. 

And, fun story - one of our callers left a voice mail for an Owner while he was making calls from our store. Knowing we were there, he stopped in moments later as he passed by on his way home from work. 

We love connecting with Owners, so be sure to answer the call when you hear from one of our super nice volunteers. 

In the News

Update: We're well on our way but still have work to do — blog post about our project's funding plan and status

News from Our Business Owners

Collective Resource Compost: "Are you looking for meaningful work and don’t mind getting a little dirty doing it? Yes? Then we have an opportunity for you. We’re hiring a compost service specialist/driver. We offer competitive wages, health insurance, paid time off, holiday pay, 3% retirement savings match and the opportunity to see your work contribute toward regenerating our beautiful planet. Learn more here on our website."

Build a Better Market

We own this business together. We operate it. And together, we fund it. 

 You can do it!

Our Build a Better Market capital campaign is running now and we're calling all Owners. Preferred Shares are available NOW if you reach out to us! Email to get started.


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