Since day one we here at Prairie Food have been following a well-honed plan to get the doors open to a FULL service grocery store that supports local farmers and food producers while adhering to the principle of transparency.
Just last month we were in the 400s range, and as of today we are at 535 Owners! However, we still need many more Owners to open and our next big goal is 600 Owners.
At 250 Owners we promised and followed through on our commitment to conduct a market feasibility study here in Lombard. At 500 Owners we began the process of lease negotiations with a potential site AND hired an Outreach Coordinator to help reach our Owners goals as quickly as possible.
So let’s make a deal. YOU help us get to 600 Owners by becoming an Owner or referring an Owner. When we reach that goal WE will commission a preliminary floor design from Cooperative Development Services AND throw a 600 Owner party for all of our Owners!Read more
|Join Prairie Food Co-op. Win a (local) Turkey.|
|Become a Prairie Food Co-op Owner by next Friday, November 21 and you'll be eligible to win a 15 pound locally raised turkey from Walnut Acres Family Farm. All October and November Owners are eligible to win. Winner will be announced next Friday, November 21. Join over 265 of your friends & neighbors to help open an amazing full service grocery store in Lombard focused on local, organic, and sustainable food.|
We are fortunate to have the support of many area farmers and food producers. We'd like to share with you why Farmers Rob and Christina Montalbano of Montalbano Farms are Prairie Food Co-op Owners and supporters. Learn more about why family farmers are thrilled about the many grocery co-ops organizing and opening in Chicagoland.Read more
Prairie Food Co-op has a lot of fun, free events coming up in October and early November. AND, new Owners who join in October have a chance to win a $50 Farmers Market Gift Card. Continue reading for all the exciting details.Read more
If you've been following Prairie Food Co-op for awhile, you'll know that we have set a goal of 250 Owners to move forward with a Market Analysis that will determine the size and location of the future store. Why 250 Owners? Research done by the Food Co-op Initiative, a non-profit organization supporting food co-ops across the country, demonstrates that 250 Owners in the early development stage is a very strong sign of community support. In one short year, we have nearly 250 Owners (as of this writing, we have 230 Owners), which is an amazing accomplishment. We will always need more Owners (nearly 1000 Owners by store opening), but 250 is the benchmark for success!Read more