Year of Investment: 2014
Business Category: Co-op
Type of Investment: Debt
The Chicago Market Co-op’s vision is to feature local, sustainably farmed, organic produce, meat, and dairy in a large, cheerful and welcoming community-owned grocery store on the north side of Chicago. With a butcher shop, an in-house bakery, and locally prepared foods, the Co-op seeks to be a community hub where members and neighbors can gather not just for the best food and drink possible from the Midwest, but also to attend workshops, classes, meetings and performances.
Chicago Market will provide farm-to-table transparency about food, its origins and its processes. It will educate its community about nutrition, ingredient sourcing and methods of food production. The Market will support sustainability and integrity in all areas, including environmental stewardship, fair labor practices and cooperative principles. It will be devoted to the triple bottom line: People, Planet and Profit.