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Following Sara Rodites on the Path to Zero Waste

Just two years ago, Sara Rodites, Owner #937, had never heard of composting. Growing up in suburban Pittsburgh, the concept of reducing the amount of trash she produced was not on her radar.

Now a Chicagoan of 6 years, Sara throws away just about one grocery bag full of trash per month. I sat down with Sara to talk about her transition to a zero-waste lifestyle, how she still buys ice cream, and why zero waste worked better than KonMari to bring light and simplicity to her life.

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Owner Profile - Daniel Stein

Tell us your name and who else shares your fridge.

My name is Daniel Stein (Owner #967) and my partner’s name is Milena Ang. Our fridge serves two – plus any friends or loved ones who visit us.

Why are you a Chicago Market Owner?

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5 Rs for Creating a Zero-Waste Home the Bea Johnson Way

Just how big a container would you need to hold all the non-recyclable, non-compostable waste your family accumulates in a year?

Zero waste devotee, blogger and author Bea Johnson can fit the waste from her family of four (count ‘em) from 2017 in...

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5 Great Reasons to Become a Peterson Garden Project Member at ‘GrowUptown’!

DO YOU…

…have a green thumb you’d like to get dirty?

…not have a clue how to grow veggies but are eager to learn?

…love getting to know other foodies who share your values?

…want to be able to boast to friends and foes alike that you grew the food on your plate?

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Where do your kitchen food scraps go?

Led by our Zero Waste team and our ongoing partnership with Zero Waste Chicago, Chicago Market Owners caught a film screening of the documentary Wasted! The Story of Food Waste this past fall where we learned that a head of lettuce can take 25 years to decompose in the landfill. How can that be?

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Up and Coming Food Co-op Conference Takeaways

Hey Chicago Market Owners! Sunny here, one of your new Board members elected this past July. This weekend I had the opportunity to attend the Up and Coming Food Co-op Conference with over 300 co-op enthusiasts. I'm pretty new to the start-up and co-op world, and I couldn't be more grateful to the Chicago Market Board for sending me up to Milwaukee for a couple days of awesome learning. My biggest takeaways:

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Owner Leah Lawson Helps Put ‘Good Food on Every Table!’

Like a lot of people who become Chicago Market Owners, Leah Lawson and her husband, Ben Nunez, simply want to feed themselves and their kids, Mirabella and Kai, healthy, local, organic and sustainable foods at a competitive price.

And in her professional capacity as Executive Programs Manager at FamilyFarmed, a Chicago-based nonprofit that’s considered a national leader in building the Good Food movement,

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Chicago Market Goes Bananas Over Organization Transforming Homelessness

Spend even a small amount of time on the Chicago Market website, and you know “community” is central to us. The Co-op cares so deeply about community, in fact, we made it a part of our founding mission. Heck - the word is even in our name! We call ourselves

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Chicago Market Progress Updates

Wondering what the latest updates are? What the Co-op volunteer teams are working on? 

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7 Reasons to Believe in (and Become an Owner of) Chicago Market - A Community Co-op!

If you had a magic wand that gave you the power to create the values and rules by which businesses operate, what would be most important to you?

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