Spring Potluck Picnic Saturday May 13

RSVP for Shared Harvest’s 2023 Spring Potluck Picnic

We’re celebrating Spring with an outdoor potluck picnic to bring together owner/members and supporters in person.
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Upcoming Events: Spring 2023

Are you ready for Spring? We certainly are – and here are some reasons to be excited. Mark your calendar for these events with Shared Harvest.
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How suburban food co-ops are ‘bearing fruit’ after years of organizing

News on our friends at Prairie Food Co-op in Lombard and The Food Shed Co-op in Woodstock.
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Watch out, big grocery chains – co-ops are coming

Competition and innovations by co-ops increase options for customers and soften the blow of consolidation, like recent mergers of large grocery chains.
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Co-Op Grocery Stores Expand Their Mission to Equity and Food Justice

Addressing food justice and racial equity are important components of the co-op movement.
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Why Doesn’t Chicago Have More Co-Op Grocery Stores?

WBEZ published this piece on the history of co-op grocery stores ranging from the Great Depression to today's local food movement.
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Shared Harvest No Longer Pursuing Ace Hardware Site

In October 2017 the Shared Harvest board of directors decided to step away from the Ace Hardware site due to extensive and cost-prohibitive structural issues.
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Shared Harvest first farm to table dinner 2017

‘Farm to Table’ dinner to benefit Elgin food co-op

Shared Harvest’s 2017 Farm to Table dinner was held on the promenade adjacent the Fox River in downtown Elgin.
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Elgin Shared Harvest grocery co-op backers seeking seed money

In 2016 Shared Harvest embarked on a campaign to raise funds needed to get the co-op up and running at the former site.
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Shared Harvest food co-op backers want up to $500,000 grant from Elgin

In June 2016 the Courier-News (Chicago Tribune) covered our capital campaign to raise funds for our former prospective site.
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Elgin food co-op ‘extremely promising,’ expert says

On May 30, 2016, the Daily Herald covered our former prospective site on Spring Street.
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Jacqueline Hannah Presents to Elgin City Council

Jacqueline Hannah of Food Cooperative Initiative presented to City Council on why Shared Harvest is a great fit for Elgin and surrounding community.
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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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