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November 2022 newsletter

Chicago Market Newsletter — November 2022

What's Happening in the Basement?

Loud noises and concrete cutting! We're in the middle of more basement construction work and want to share it with you!

Using our basement for storage space, restrooms, offices, and conference rooms means we need a drain tile system in place to keep things dry. 

Team U.S. Waterproofing is in the middle of the work now and we have a full photo story up on the blog

  

Click to see it all coming together!


Holiday Pop-Up Market

Our Holiday Pop-Up Market returns at the annual Winter Walk on Wilson, featuring:

  • 25+ local vendors and producers with a variety of unique gift ideas for sale
  • Festive music, hot apple cider, roasted nuts, and more
  • Get your photo taken with Uptown's very own Panda Claus!
  • Art activities for all ages

Be sure to stop by the Chicago Market booth to learn about Give the Gift of Co-op, the perfect gift for that local-food loving, sustainability-minded, community-centric person on your list.

Friday, Dec. 2nd | 5pm–8pm | 4620 N. Broadway (Wilson & Broadway)

No RSVP is necessary, but if you do so below, we'll send you a friendly reminder:


Vaccination and Wellness Pop-Up

Apna Ghar, Swedish Hospital, and Compassionate Care Network are offering their Vaccination and Wellness Pop-Up at Chicago Market, Saturday, November 17 from 2-6:00pm. Services are FREE and open to documented and undocumented persons, including:

  • COVID-19 vaccinations and boosters
  • Flu shots
  • Blood pressure and diabetes screenings
  • Health-related information on mental health, sexually transmitted diseases, substance abuse and more  

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In the News

Food co-ops are a better alternative to corporate grocers — Letter to the Editor, Chicago Sun-Times, written by Dan Arnett, Chicago Market General Manager

Note that beginning in December, Board meetings will be on the first Monday of the month.

News from Our Business Owners

Swedish Hospital: Free Nutrition and Wellness Programming
"Did You Know? Swedish Hospital hosts many free nutrition and wellness programs throughout the year! Join us for cooking demonstrations, wellness workshops, healthy lifestyle tips, diabetes resources and more! Learn more
 
Thursday, December 8     6:30-7:30 p.m.
Location: Virtual or In-Person at The Clark, 5346 N. Clark St.
Learn about common nutrition myths and confusion, creating a healthy lifestyle plan and more. This program is part of our Living a Healthy Life wellness series, led by Dr. Tyler Saunders. Take charge of your health through this empowering and inspirational series which focuses on changing mindset and creating tangible goals to improve overall health and wellbeing. Small steps can have a big impact!"

Collective Resource Compost: "This time of year, as we express gratitude for having more than enough to eat, we’re reminded of the Food Recovery Hierarchy that lays out ways to recover the resources in food. The graphic is located and explained on US EPA’s website and even translated into languages other than English. Because feeding hungry people is a priority, we offer a discount for our container-swap compost service to organizations that do that. Our customer Niles Township Food Pantry is a shining example because they both feed hungry people and compost what is no longer edible."

We're not making calls to Owners right now, but you may still reach out to us to invest.
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Not up for investing but want to help your Co-op financially?
  • Donate any amount here. (can be tax-deductible and recurring)
  • Level Up your Ownership if you're not already a Cultivating Owner.




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