Prairie Food Co-op Community Grocery

October Owners can WIN

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.

October is National "Co-op Month" and we're celebrating

New Owners Can Win $50 Winter Farmers Market Gift Card

If 15 people become PFC Owners in October, everyone who becomes a Prairie Food Co-op Owner in October will be entered into a drawing to win a $50 Gift Card to the Winter Farmers Market (and if we reach 25 new Owners, we'll give away ANOTHER gift card!). That's right, we are giving away up to $100 to be used at the Winter Farmers Market . NOW is the time to become an owner or encourage your friends and family to take the plunge!     

We'll be at the Winter Farmers Market on November 9 where we'll give away the $50 gift cards. Become an owner at the market or apply online.

See you at the market! Bring a friend! 

Winter Farmers Market

We are thrilled to partner with Faith in Place and Calvary Episcopal to bring you Lombard's very first Winter Farmers Market on November 9! The following is a sample of what will be available from small, local farmers who use sustainable practices.

  • cheese
  • meat and poultry
  • soap
  • syrup & honey
  • wool & raw fibers
  • vinegars
  • dried fruits
  • milled flours
  • sauces, salsas, and preserves
  • cider

Details here.

PFC_Pumpkin.jpgSpooktacular & Pumpkin Contest with $15 Learning Express Prize

Prairie Food Co-op will have a booth at this Sunday's Spooktacular in downtown Lombard. We'll be handing out Organic lollipops and having a Pumpkin Decorating Contest.

Volunteers Needed - We can use a few helping hands at our booth this Sunday. If you can help, please sign-up here.

Pumpkin Decorating Contest Rules:
Either submit a picture of your decorated pumpkin to [email protected] by Saturday, October 18 OR bring your pumpkin to our booth. Pumpkins and photos will be displayed at our table during Spooktacular. Attendees can visit our table and vote for their favorite decorated pumpkin. Winner receives a $15 gift card to Learning Express. Winners need not be present to win. 

SBC14_FFC_ChicagoPoster3_LR.jpgFree Movie Night!

Chicagoland co-ops are partnering to offer an all ages free screening of "Food For Change", an award-winning documentary focusing on food co-ops as a force for dynamic social and economic change in America. The event takes place at Jaks Tap in Chicago next Wednesday, October 22. This is a fantastic opportunity to learn more about food co-ops and to meet others working to open food co-ops in their Chicagoland community. Plus, we hear that Jaks has amazing food, including a great vegetarian chili. More details here.


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