The cold winter months may force many people into hibernation mode, but our Board has been busy looking at locations throughout our target area. Negotiations are proceeding with some locations that show great potential, so stay tuned!
Remember that owners will be the first to hear the good news! The time to say you were an owner before you even knew where the store would be is rapidly running out, so make your support of Food Shed Co-op “official” and join us!
Local Partners for Sustainability
We’re thrilled to announce a new partnership with The Land Conservancy of McHenry County as fiscal sponsors of our growing cooperative. This sponsorship provides the opportunity for our supporters to make tax-deductible contributions to a special fund reserved for our charitable and educational efforts. The fund will support educational outreach projects focused on teaching our community about the benefits of local food and sustainable farming practices.
As community organizations whose missions embody similar values, we’ve had the pleasure of collaborating with each other on many events and projects. We can’t wait to see the impact that this expanded partnership will bring as we work together to preserve precious land, increase food security, and create a more resilient local food system.
If you would like more information on making a tax deductible donation to Food Shed’s Educational Outreach Fund, send us an email and we’ll explain the process.
Co-op Community Night: Drinks and Discussion
Join us on March 15 at 7pm for a relaxing night enjoying delicious drinks and desserts at Ethereal Confections in Woodstock and getting to know people in our co-op community. Everyone is welcome, so bring a friend along! RSVP so we know how many seats to save.
Film Screening - Look and See: A Portrait of Wendell Berry
Join The Land Conservancy of McHenry County for this free film screening on March 22 at 7pm. Look and See is an unconventional documentary portrait of writer, farmer, and activist Wendell Berry and a tribute to family farmers everywhere. The film captures how the agrarian values of land stewardship, sustainable farming, local economies, and rootedness to place have been replaced by a capital-intensive model of industrial agriculture. It also highlights Berry as one of the most passionate and eloquent voices in defense of agrarian life.
Women’s Wellness Expo
We’re thrilled to be part of this new, free community event benefiting Girls on the Run. Join hundreds of local women on April 10 for a evening of education, inspiration, and fun. Learn about wellness products and services available throughout the area and hear from local experts on how to enhance your wellness as it relates to physical and emotional health, relationships, and finances. There will be raffle prizes and plenty of opportunities to socialize and network. We hope to see you there!