Food For Thought - October 2019

October is...

From crisp mornings to crunchy leaves, everything starts to change in October. We've been busy all summer with farmer's markets and festivals and now we start to think of bonfires and carving pumpkins. Fall means reminiscing of summer BBQs or looking ahead to upcoming holidays. However you step, glide or charge into this season, make it your best autumn ever!

We have a lot going on at the Food Shed Co-op and want to share with you. Volunteer opportunities, FREE (yes, FREE!) tickets to author Jon Steinman (see details below) to upcoming events that we are participating in.  There's something for everyone and we hope you'll join us!

Volunteer Opportunities

Care4 5K Run/Walk | Sunday, October 20  | Woodstock North High School 

Did you know October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month?  We are participating in the 2019 Care4 5K Run/Walk and have a couple volunteer opportunities - set up the night before and informational tabling the day of the race.  This is a great cause and we promise you'll have fun!  The energy is infectious and you are helping a great cause! For more information, go to: Care4 5K Run/Walk Volunteer

Green Living Expo | Saturday, November 2  | McHenry County College

Learn about the latest sustainable living; great ideas for energy saving; shop for "green" gifts and enjoy fun, interactive and educational exhibits!

We'll need a few volunteers to represent the Food Shed at our outreach table - if you can help out, go to: Green Living Expo Volunteer

Don't Miss This - October 16, 2019

We are so excited to have Jon Steinman coming to Woodstock - FREE Tickets Available!
Thanks to the generous donation of our Board of Directors, there are a limited number of tickets available to this exciting event. We don't want you to miss this opportunity to learn more from Jon Steinman and listen to his journey of supporting local communities and joining food cooperative movements.  For FREE tickets, go to: Jon Steinman - Grocery Story Tickets

Jon Steinman
Grocery Story: The Promise of Food Co-ops in the Age of Grocery Giants

Food has become ground-zero in our efforts to increase awareness of how our choices impact the world. Yet while we have begun to transform our communities and dinner plates, the most authoritative strand of the food web has received surprisingly little attention: the grocery store—the epicenter of our food-gathering ritual.

Grocery Story is for everyone who eats. Whether you strive to eat more local and sustainable food, or are in support of community economic development, Grocery Story will leave you hungry to join the food co-op movement in your own community.

Copies of Steinman's book can be purchased at Read Between The Lynes and more information on the book tour can be found at: Jon Steinman - Grocery Story

Out and about in McHenry County 

There is so much going on this month in our community! Whatever you like, there is something for everyone of all ages. Click on this October Calendar to local fall festivals and events you won't want to miss.

Live your best life!


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