Sue Rose

Sue feels that a community-owned food cooperative grocery store that features locally grown and locally produced foods will offer food choices that are not only healthier for the consumer, but will also be healthier for the environment.

Sue Rose is the Community Services Director at McHenry County Housing Authority where she implements programs and services for people who are homeless or at-risk of homelessness. She is also the owner of Rose Garden Antiques and is an avid gardener, rockhound and nature-lover. She is deeply concerned about environmental issues and became interested in food co-ops after realizing how factory farms and long-distance transportation of food have a negative impact on the environment.

Sue feels that a community-owned food cooperative grocery store that features locally grown and locally produced foods will offer food choices that are not only healthier for the consumer, but will also be healthier for the environment. In addition, Sue envisions the food co-op as a place where consumers who are interested in food and the environment can congregate to socialize and to learn about healthy, ethical and socially-conscious food-related issues.