This is the third in a series of profiles of our owners—their stories, and what drew them to Prairie Food Co-op. If you would like to be featured, please let us know! Fill out our blog form here and someone will contact you in the next few weeks.
Dr. Weselak is a Prairie Food Co-op Owner that you should know! Dr. Tim, as he likes to be called, is a Lombard native, now living in Oakbrook. He and his wife have three children, ages 5, 2 and 5 months. As a chiropractor in practice for 16 years, he is the owner of West Suburban Wellness in Lombard.
Q: What prompted you to join the Prairie Food Co-op?
A: Fresh, local, organic food – that is what I live and teach my patients. The mission of the Prairie Food Co-op aligns with everything I do. I first learned about it through someone at a local Chamber networking event, who was there talking about the Co-op, and then heard about it more through multiple Lombard connections.
I love that I’ll know where my food is coming from—from local farmers that are an earshot in the radius from the town. I also like to help support the community, too. It’s a win-win.Read more
This is the second in a series of profiles of our owners—their stories, and what drew them to Prairie Food Co-op. If you would like to be featured, please let us know! Fill out our blog form here and someone will contact you in the next few weeks.
Joined Prairie Food Co-op in May of 2015. Glen Ellyn resident. Married with two daughters, ages 22 and 17.Co-founder of Personal Office Management Incorporated, a six-year-old company that works with high net worth individuals, managing the day-to-day administrative responsibilities related to their finances
Q: What makes you tick?
A: I’m a foodie who is passionate about the environment, the slow food movement, organic gardening, knitting and art. I am very involved in the American Cancer society as a volunteer (I’ve had cancer four times). I really love helping others—through volunteering at church, helping my clients, teaching people to understand more about the environment. I want to have an impact.Read more
This is the first in a series of profiles of our owners—their stories, and what drew them to Prairie Food Co-op. If you would like to be featured, please let us know! Fill out our blog form here and someone will contact you in the next few weeks.
Our series kicks-off with Tracey E Smith's powerful journey to Health and Wellness.
Q: Tell us a little bit about your story and what sparked your interest in local, sustainably grown, fresh organic food.
A: After a highly successful—and highly stressful—career, I found myself at 50 years old, severely overweight and struggling with Metabolic Syndrome. That’s a fancy term for a combination of conditions that include high blood pressure, abnormal cholesterol and high blood sugar – all increasing my risk of heart disease, stroke and diabetes.
Then the bottom fell out when blood tests showed I was quickly moving into liver failure. On the other side of this crisis, my doctor introduced me to a program that included an entirely new way of eating and an entirely new way of life. With a commitment to getting it right this time, and with plenty of support from family and friends, I threw away three-fourths of the pantry (removing processed foods, meat, corn, wheat, rice and dairy), and began again!Read more