February 2015 Newsletter

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Whether you are happily holed up inside hiding from February's chill or you have cabin fever and are looking for an excuse to get out, Food Shed has something for you.

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Food for Change 02/19 at 6pm at at Woodstock North High School
Join us for FREE movie night! Food for Change is a wonderful documentary that covers the history of co-ops and the current movement of co-ops today. We will have a short question and answer after the movie.

Bioneers Speakers Series 02/25 7pm at MCC
Jeanne Nolan, Author of From the Ground Up: A Food Grower’s Education in Life, Love, and the Movement That’s Changing the Nation, is the featured speaker and will be followed by a local food panel that includes Food Shed Co-op.

TEDx Manhattan "Changing the Way We Eat" Viewing Party on 03/07 at MCC

The FREE all-day event includes over a dozen dynamic speakers spanning the entire food spectrum from farming to food arts and FREE lunch!

or stay in &


- Watch the January/February Info & Updates Webinar
Catch up on Food Shed Co-op's progress. The recording is posted on our website, watch at your convenience. 

- Attend the Volunteer Training Webinar 02/19 at 8pm
If you are a current volunteer who'd like to become more involved or someone who wants to know more about volunteering. Click here to register.

Don't forget about our February raffle! If you are not already an owner, join before the end of the month for a chance to win a fabulous gift including Cookies from Jaci's Cookies, wine donated by Kim & Scott Brix and a massage from Tarja Anchor.

AND we've got something for current owners tooClick here to enter the raffle for a 4-pack of tickets to The Good Food Festival. (Anyone can click, but only owners are eligible to win.)  

The Good Food Festival (Saturday, March 21) is the big public gathering of the three-day event. It is a day of inspiring speakers, workshops, demos, a trade show floor and much more!

Learn from top chefs, including Matthias Merges (Yusho, Billy Sunday, A10) and Jason Hammel (Lula Café, Nightwood), who will discuss their Pilot Light program to teach Chicago schoolchildren about the role of food in society. Get tips from gardeners, food artisans, and more at the DIY-focused Good Food Commons. FamilyFarmed is family-friendly — children will enjoy the Kids’ Corner sponsored by Purple Asparagus.

You can catch the Urban Farm Bus Tour. Visit four locations that are growing food and jobs right in Chicago.

The Exhibit Hall is the place to meet more than 150 Good Food producers and vendors. There will be great food for purchase, and in a first at the Festival, craft beverages!

Speaking of great food and drink, you can taste the best at the Localicious Party (Friday night, March 20), which pairs regional farmers with Chicago’s top chefs who value local sourcing.

March 19-21 at the UIC Forum, University of Illinois at Chicago.

www.goodfoodfestivals.com

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Please share our posts! It is imperative that we continue to spread the word and educating our community about the advantages of the cooperative business model and healthy food choices!

Yours in Cooperation, 
The Food Shed Co-op Board of Directors
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