Food For Thought - November 2019

It's November...what better time to become an owner?

We are so close to our END OF YEAR GOAL OF 700 OWNERS! This is a wonderful gifting opportunity that a current owner could give this year.  

Food co-ops are retail cooperatives that are owned by the people who shop there. This means that food co-ops are owned by members of the community – not outside investors.

Each member-owner has a say in decisions that affect the co-op; and instead of paying outside investors, co-ops return their profits to their member-owners in the form of patronage refunds – dividends, cash, discounts, or store credit.

Food co-ops source products from more local farmers and producers, donate proportionally more dollars to charity, have better worker wages and benefits, and give back more to the local economy than traditional grocery stores.

Watch the video on our vision here

It's easy! Click here to become an owner

Volunteer Opportunities

Woodstock Winter Market

The Winter Market runs on select Saturdays through April 2020. We have volunteer opportunities for December - April. Along with the usual offerings there are several artisans at each market.

We will need volunteers for December 7, January 18, February 15, March 21 and April 18. Each shift is 2.5 hours and will begin at 8:30 am.

The market is held in Building "D" at the McHenry County Fairgrounds.

For more information and registration, go to Winter market volunteer opportunities

Eat for Good Potluck Dinner

November 22, 2019
Soulful Prairies Farm - 4706 Alden Road, Woodstock, IL 60098

Guest Speaker: Harold Wilken
Organic farmer and founder of The Mill at Janie's Farm in Ashkum, IL

The potluck is organized by Eat for Good, a grassroots network centered in McHenry County. We believe that by choosing to eat as locally and sustainably as possible, we can create a better future for our families, farms, communities and our world. To learn more about this event and Eat for Good, go to or contact [email protected]


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. Thank you, November, for reminding us to be grateful for everything that we have and thank you for being the best introduction to December.

Click on this November Calendar to local festivals and events you won't want to miss.


Live your best life!


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