Prairie Food Co-op Community Grocery

Beth Peluse

  • Local Dollars, Local Sense, Book Discussion - Aug 15

    Local Dollars, Local Sense by Michael ShumanJoin Prairie Food Co-op's Community Investment Coordinator, Jess Buttimer, in a book discussion of Michael Shuman's Local Dollars, Local Sense: How to Shift Your Money from Wall Street to Main Street and Achieve Real Prosperity.

    As you've likely heard, we need to raise $4 Million dollars to fund our store. We will be launching our Community Investment Program in early 2020 and this book explores what it means to invest locally.

    Pick up your copy of Local Dollars, Local Sense on the second-floor book club shelves of the Glen Ellyn Public Library. Just ask a reference librarian for help, if you need it!

    Our discussion will take place in Jess Buttimer's home in Glen Ellyn. Munchies and desserts will be served - feel free to bring a favorite beverage.

    August 15, 2019 at 7pm
    Buttimer Home, Glen Ellyn
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  • signed Site Petition 2018-02-08 09:33:04 -0600

    Sign Now! Bring PFC to Downtown Lombard

    We are thrilled to announce that we are pursuing the development opportunity at 101 - 109 S. Main St. in Lombard. We will soon submit our proposal to the Village of Lombard to secure this location in partnership with a local development firm. Our proposal is in response to the Village's request for proposal (RFP) for the site.


    We love this location for its unique history, accessibility, proximity to the downtown corridor, and its ability to deliver on our mission to create a local, sustainable and connected food community. After completing two separate professional market studies and reviewing alternate sites, we also know this location is the best performing option for Prairie Food Co-op.


    Please sign your name to our petition of community support. We need our Owners and entire community rallying to make this future home a possibility. Share this link with your family and friends, neighborhood groups, trustees, and favorite local businesses.


    Prairie Food Co-op started as a community conversation to bring a cooperatively owned grocery store to DuPage County and has grown into a thriving organization of 750+ owners working together to open a brick-and-mortar marketplace for locally grown food and products. PFC will not only bring quality food to our tables but will provide fair paying jobs, focus on sustainable practices, and drive business within the local economy.  Thank you for your continued support as we begin this exciting chapter in our story!


    For more information, we invite you to join our public community gatherings and watch our website and Facebook pages for additional details. To connect with us, email

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  • donated 2019-07-15 08:26:23 -0500

    Your Donation Accelerates Our Progress

    Help cover the costs of yard signs and the ongoing organizing and development work of the co-op.

    Please give what you can to help make this important project a reality.



  • donated 2015-12-27 18:29:24 -0600