Upcoming events with Shared Harvest

Updates on our journey to open our local co-op

The Shared Harvest board affirms our commitment to secure a site in downtown Elgin for our community-owned grocery store focused on local, organic, and healthful foods. We are continuing to research and evaluate multiple sites. 

After learning that distribution activity at the post office at 66 Grove Court was relocated, we pursued shared use at that location. We collaborated with Congressman Raja Krishnamoorthi and his staff to contact and negotiate with the United States Postal Service on the opportunity. Unfortunately we learned that USPS cannot accommodate a shared space situation there, so we’re no longer pursuing it as a potential site. We’re actively evaluating other sites and will keep our shareholders informed. 

Securing a site is one of our top three priorities, with the other two being expanding shareholder and community relationships, and growing our number of shareholders. Shared Harvest will participate in the upcoming 2024 Elgin Earth Summit, Saturday, April 20, 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., at The Centre of Elgin’s Heritage Ballroom. We’re also making fun plans for our presence at this year’s Downtown Elgin Farmers Market, scheduled to open on Friday, June 7, 3:00 to 8:00 p.m. We look forward to engaging with the community throughout the upcoming season! 

Strong Towns Elgin Event on March 20

Strong Towns is an organization started by Chuck Marohn, who wrote a book by the same name. Its focus is on building stronger and more economically resilient cities by focusing on the human experience. Elgin’s Strong Towns group invites community members to join the conversation and is hosting an Introduction & Pizza Party event on Wednesday, March 20, 2024 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at The Light Lounge at Vern’s, 77 S Riverside Dr, Elgin, IL 60120. Join the local conversation group interested in the long-term betterment of Elgin through small incremental changes that bring increased housing, safer spacers, and places built for people. Learn more and RSVP to attend here.

PADS of Elgin Home Run 5K on April 27 

Support PADS of Elgin in their first-ever Home Run 5K! The event will kick off in Festival Park on Saturday, April 27, 2024 at 8:30 a.m. and includes a 5K Run/Walk and a 1 Mile Kids Fun Run. PADS provides overnight and day shelter services as well as comprehensive case management to community members experiencing homelessness in Northern Kane County. Click here to learn more about PADS and this upcoming event. 

Become a Shareholder Today! 

Not a shareholder yet and want to learn more? Visit our website to learn how to become a Shared Harvest owner/member and help us grow our vision of a community-owned grocery co-op in Elgin. 

Become a Co-op Owner

While Shared Harvest will welcome everyone to shop, becoming an owner means so much more. Learn about the benefits of co-op ownership and consider joining us today!

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