Algonquin Harvest Market *Volunteers Needed*

Saturday, September 22, 2018 at 09:00 AM · 3 rsvps
Riverfront Park in Algonquin, IL

The 2nd annual Algonquin Harvest Market is back, with local food, entertainment & activities, crafts, giveaways and more for the whole family! The Food Shed will have an outreach table with information on our community-owned grocery store, along with activities for the kids from 9am-4pm.

Volunteers are needed for this event! We'll have (2) 3.5 hour shifts to choose from - if you can volunteer, please RSVP below to choose a shift.


Empty Bowls Fundraiser & Lunch

Saturday, October 06, 2018 at 11:00 AM · 3 rsvps
McHenry County College in Crystal Lake, IL


Join us for a humble lunch of bread and soup, a reminder of the thousands of people in McHenry County that face food insecurity and rely on modest meals to feed themselves. Handmade bowls crafted by local artisans, including the Clayworkers' Guild of Northern Illinois, will be sold for $30, which will accompany a meal ticket for lunch. 

A variety of musical guests will be playing throughout the event, including:

  • Trillium ( Celtic, Folk, Ragtime, Bluegrass & Dixieland music
  • Jim Green ( Percussive Acoustic Guitarist
  • Woodstock Chamber Orchestra (Chamber Director: Lyndra Bastian | Violins, Violas, Cellos & Basses; will play a mix of classical, world and popular music
  • Woodland Spirit Flute Circle ( Native American Flute players

The Food Shed Co-op will have an outreach table representing a variety of our owner/farmer's produce and food artisans products for sale by suggested donation; all proceeds will be given to the McHenry County College Food Pantry and the Crystal Lake Food Pantry. 

Volunteer For This Event

If you can volunteer for this wonderful fundraiser, please click the following link to signup via MCC's Empty Bowls 2018 Volunteer signup page, which lists various volunteer opportunities for this event: MCC Empty Bowls 2018


Click RSVP if you plan on attending the event, so we can plan our space. We look forward to seeing you there!



Care4 Breast Cancer 5K

Monday, October 22, 2018 at 08:00 AM
Woodstock North High School

Details coming soon.


2018 Green Living Expo *Volunteers Needed*

Saturday, November 03, 2018 at 10:00 AM
McHenry County College in Crystal Lake, IL

Show your support for the Food Shed Co-op and all things green, sustainable and eco-friendly by volunteering at our Outreach table for the 11th Annual Green Living Expo at McHenry County College on Saturday, Nov. 3rd.

We'll have two (2.5 hour) shifts between 10am & 3pm - "RSVP" below to sign up for a shift.

Over 100 area businesses and organizations will be in attendance offering green products and services. There will also be educational exhibits, green gifts, and energy efficient ideas for your home and businesses! 

Additional Event Features:

-2,500-gallon fish tank with many different species of Fox River Fish—no fishing, just watching!
-Solar installers featuring the latest panels and financing information
-Sustainable toys, skincare, beekeeping, and energy efficient ideas for your home and businesses
-Sustainable Artists walk featuring 20 artists and makers with a link to our sustainable world 

-A new focus on local agriculture this year with many new farms, ag-related organizations, and products exhibiting this year 

-Clean transportation exhibit: electric cars (BMW, Mini-Cooper, Teslas and more), electric and conventional bikes, solar and super-mileage team race cars from area universities, and MCC’s hybrid engine truck!