With many new Prairie Food Co-op Owners, Lombard is this much closer to having a grocery store focused on local, organic, sustainable, clearly labeled products owned by YOU (meaning that profits stay in OUR community). And, here's a fact we love to share:
Less than 5% of the food we buy is produced in Illinois. Because of that, Central Illinois alone loses $5 billion per year from its regional economy. Experts estimate we have the capacity to produce at least 40% of our food right here Illinois. Even if we buy just 15% of our food from local producers, we could generate $639 million of new income annually.
What's not to love about that?!?!
Not an Owner yet? We have some SWEET giveaways
- All new Owners and anyone who refers an Owner will receive a special jar of Sumptuous Strawberry Jam infused with Cocoa courtesy of Mary's Wholesome Living AND
- Be entered into a raffle for a Custom Cooking Class for Two at SAAGE Culinary Studio in Naperville ($150 value) where PFC Owner Mary Krystinak will help you design your evening of adventure. This 3-hour experience will have you creating and enjoying a meal to remember.
"Love Your Co-op" in February
February is the perfect month to share your love of Prairie Food Co-op. We are excited to give Owners an opportunity to show their Ownership pride by providing a custom Facebook cover photo with your Owner number (just like the one at the top of this page)! Please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org if you'd like one. Many thanks to Owner Andrew Van Gorp for the idea and design work!
Join us at Vino Cellar
Please join Prairie Food Co-op on Sunday, February 15 from 3pm-5pm at Vino Cellar to learn more about keeping yourself healthy. This event features free chair massages, music, and presentations on how to best "Love Your Body". Cheese and crackers will be provided. Drinks available for purchase. Click here for information.
The Prairie Food Co-op Team