Lets create a great place to shop!
Stop dreaming and begin scheming with your fellow locavores to open Shared Harvest - a local food cooperative grocery store right here in Elgin, IL! Welcome to our new website where we hope you will learn more about food cooperatives, especially Shared Harvest's, and how you can join as an owner to have a voice in a grocery store of your own!
Shared Harvest will be cooperatively owned grocery in the heart of Elgin that links consumers to affordable, healthy, locally-produced food, fosters sustainable agriculture, and contributes to the economic and cultural vibrancy of the Elgin community.
Events, Activities, Meetings
April 19, 2014 Participate in Gail Borden’s First Seed Library!
Join the seed library project in Elgin and grow your own vegetables, harvest the seeds, and return them in the fall more...
April 24th, 2014 What’s On Your Plate, Elgin Food Feast-ival
Bring the family to What’s On Your Plate – the next in our Elgin Food Feast-ival film series. more...
May 10th, 2014 The finale of the Elgin Food Feast-ival
The finale of the Elgin Food Feast-ival will be at the annual Elgin Green Expo. more...
May (Date to be determined) Calling all shareholders and prospective shareholders!
Social Hour and Plan our Store Meeting! Come hear the details of what we have been doing for the past few months AND help us plan the store. more...
Help us to
"Reach out and touch someone"
The Shared Harvest board recognizes that to be successful, our main focus needs to be educating the community and addressing these questions: What is a coop? What is Shared Harvest? How can I participate? What’s in it for me? What’s in it for the community?
Members of the board are willing to come and speak at neighborhood associations, service clubs, churches, synagogues, non-for-profits, and businesses - even at your next good food party. Carol at 847-873-9995 to schedule a talk or presentation.
We need your help!