BIG News & Thank YOUs

Have you seen the amazing video coverage of our Picnic on the Prairie event from McHenry County Living? It is worth watching for the adorable goat antics alone!

Thank YOU

Thank you to everyone who came out to the Picnic on the Prairie and celebrated our birthday with us. Despite the chilly weather, we had an excellent time!

The volunteers, sponsors, and entertainers who made this event possible deserve the most thanks! Silver Prairie Natural Soap Company, Jaci's Cookies, Brook Farm, Advanced Medical Massage Clinic, Aqua Verde Aquaponics, Blazing Star Nursery, Triskele Moon Jewelry, Liz and José Jiminez, Sam the magician, the face painting crew, Northwest Highway, and the Brix family. As always, we encourage you to shop local! Please show your support for the businesses that support the Food Shed. Visit the Shop Local page of our website for a directory of supporter businesses.

Our BIG News

Food Shed Co-op WON the Food Co-op Initiative 2016 Seed Grant! We will not only receive $10,000 but we will also get expert assistance from Food Co-op Initiative! Food Co-op Initiative is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to nurturing the growth of new food co-ops and helping existing co-ops thrive. We were among the 12 co-ops selected from hundreds of applicants to receive this grant. What an honor!


The TIME to JOIN is now!

Not only are we embarking upon the most highly anticipated step in the development process (site selection) but we also have an amazing incentive to raffle off in May. All new owners who sign up during the month of May will be entered in a raffle for a handcrafted clock donated by owner Roger Close. Plus, if you sign up now, you can attend the next Owner Orientation meeting. Don't delay, JOIN today!


Come Out and See Us

06/02, 7-8:30pm, Owner Orientation Meeting at McHenry County College
The orientation is open to all owners. Come out and get to know one another, hear about the current status of the co-op, and learn about the site-selection process! Registration is required.

06/03, 6-8pm, First Friday at Crystal Lake Brewing

06/11, 10am-12pm, Coffee and Conversation at Ethereal Confections

06/18, 8am-1pm, Crystal Lake Farmers Market at Depot Park

07/04, Food Shed Co-op will be marching in the Crystal Lake Independence Day Parade again this year. Let's make a BIG splash! Will you walk with us? 

07/23 & 07/24, Spend a day (or two!) at the Brix Farm with your co-op and 25+ artists and musicians during Art on the Prairie 

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