a community-owned GROCERY STORE
coming soon to MCHENRY COUNTY

Our store will be open to the public and will offer more LOCAL, more ORGANIC and HEALTHY, NATURAL FOODS. Our products will be fairly priced and both our vendors and our staff will be fairly paid. The Food Shed Co-op will contribute to a strong local economy and a more resilient community. Help us take back our food system by voting with your purchasing power, supporting local food and helping to provide healthier food choices to our community.

707 OWNERS and growing

Who owns Food Shed Co-op? We do! And you can, too! 
The Food Shed Co-op is community-owned. That means your friends, family, neighbors and co-workers OWN it!

We are over the 700 owner mark! It's on to stage 3a! The co-op is in active negotiations for a grocery store site! Read about the stages in our development process in our FAQs.


Our mission is to build a LOCAL food COOPERATIVE promoting a HEALTHY, ETHICAL and RESILIENT COMMUNITY.

Core Values

  • Promote and foster better food choices
  • Cultivate and strengthen our local economy
  • Inspire and empower community
  • Champion environmentally responsible practices

Take back
our local
food system!

Become an OWNER