Did You See Us In Green?

We Love Being Green!

That's right, we love all things green, including our environment, sustainable food systems, and everything in between, and we love being recognized for our fondness for green in McHenry County Magazine's Green Edition that came out in August!

Check out the article that summarizes our efforts on Page 12.

7 New Food Shed Owners in 1 Week!

In the week leading up to our 2018 Annual Owner Meeting, seven community members decided to take their interest in the Food Shed to a whole new level by becoming official owners of our grocery store!

We're excited to welcome these new owners into our community and encourage you to upgrade your interest and become an owner today. Momentum is building with exciting developments happening in our Food Shed community, and you can still be one of the "early-adopters," by investing in your local community and this amazing local co-op!

As a reminder, we also have a Financial Assistance Fund,for people who would like to become owners but are on a limited budget. You can find the application on our website: FoodShed.Coop->Become an Owner->Financial Assistance Fund Online Form.

Volunteer Opportunities!

Would you like to get involved in an organization whose mission is to build a local food cooperative that promotes a healthy, ethical, and resilient community?

  • Are you excited by the local food movement?

  • Does your mouth water just thinking about a grocery store full of delicious, locally-sourced food?

  • Do you have the gift of the gab and love to talk to people about sustainability, healthy food, nutrition, and/or supporting local farmers?

  • Are you a grant writer who's looking to contribute your skills to a worthwhile cause?

  • Do you love typing/data entry while watching the latest Netflix documentary?

  • Have you been told you're a great party host? Do you love planning special events and sharing your creative ideas with others?

If you answered yes to any of the above questions, we NEED YOU! You don't have to be a Food Shed owner; if you're passionate about our mission and want to help, then we WANT TO HEAR FROM YOU!

If you're interested in volunteer opportunities with the Food Shed Co-op, please take a few minutes and fill out our Volunteer Registration form on our website->FoodShed.Coop->Get Involved->Volunteer. You can also email: [email protected], or text "Volunteer" to 815-315-1541 to opt-in for Volunteer text messages, and let us know your interests, ideas, or ask questions.

As our development reaches new stages, we need more volunteers and volunteer leaders who will step up and put in the work, while reaping fulfilling rewards for themselves and our community.


Upcoming Volunteer Opportunities!

Algonquin Harvest Market: September 22nd | Two Shifts: 9:00am-12:30pm & 12:30pm-4:00pm

Empty Bowls Fundraiser & Lunch: October 6th | Several Positions & Shifts available between 8am & 4pm

Upcoming Events!

Empty Bowls Fundraiser & Lunch | McHenry County College Bldg. B Commons/Cafeteria | Saturday, Oct. 6th | 11am-3pm

Join us for a humble lunch of bread and soup, a reminder of the thousands of people in McHenry County who face food insecurity. Handmade bowls crafted by local artisans 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 (trilliumtheband.com): Celtic, Folk, Ragtime, Bluegrass & Dixieland music

  • Jim Green (jimgreenmusic.com): Percussive Acoustic Guitarist

  • Woodstock Chamber Orchestra (Chamber Director: Lyndra Bastian | [email protected]): Violins, Violas, Cellos & Basses; will play a mix of classical, world and popular music

  • Woodland Spirit Flute Circle (woodlandspirit.net): Native American Flute players

The Food Shed Co-op will have an outreach table representing a variety of our owner/farmers’ 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.


The Food Shed Co-op Team

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