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Join us in an exciting new project for our neighborhood, the creation of a community owned grocery store — the Rogers Park Food Co-op.

Rogers Park Food Co-op will be a community-owned cooperative grocer. We will be your friendly neighborhood store, offering access to trusted sources for healthy, locally grown, sustainable and artisanal foods.

We will offer food education programs, serve as a gathering place for the community, and foster strong ties among our ethnically diverse neighborhood.

Rogers Park is one of the 77 community areas on the north side of the City of Chicago. We are home to people from all over the world—our 55,000 residents speak more than 38 languages and come from more than 82 countries. Rogers Park is the only neighborhood in Chicago where residents can live just steps away from the shores of Lake Michigan.

We are reaching out to you to spread the word. This project requires the support of the entire community to make it happen.  


Announcing the new Rogers Park Food Co-op T-shirtShirt

Show your support for the Rogers Park Food Co-op with our stylish new T-shirt! Designed by our volunteers, the t-shirts come in an attractive spring-green color with our new logo on the front and "Lettuce Build a Co-op Together" on the back.

Now 100% Union made in USA!

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  • Latest from the blog

    Late August 2018 Newsletter

    Hey there, Your co-op newsletter is produced and edited by Jillian Jason and Pat Badani. Content is written entirely by the owners of RPFC. Want to contribute? Drop a line to: Jillian@rogersparkfoodcoop.com. Scroll on for a quick update from the editors as the Board takes a month off for summer vacation, one of our Owner's tips for motivation, and an interview with Jessico, wellness buyer for the Dill Pickle Food Co-op. And as always, we can't do it if you don't....   Become an Owner Letter from the Editor We’ve seen considerable growth this summer, with new owners recruited from Farmers Markets to the Glenwood Arts Fest this past weekend, and we want to take a moment to welcome all new owners, to say thanks to some of our legacy owners, and to share our excitement about fall plans. If you just joined us, we’re so happy to have you! This co-op is built thanks to membership support and contributions, and we’d like you to join us in making a difference by volunteering your time and skills.  Climbing aboard a new project can seem daunting and we’re here to help with resources and projects. If you have any bandwidth at all to volunteer, please step up! We need outreach volunteers, social media contributors, writers, designers, and IT folks. If you’re not sure what you would like to do, reply here and we'll get you set up with the Co-op Volunteer Coordinator (Cris) to work things out. Please note that if anyone would like to come to a Board meeting, all of our ownership is invited (owners only, please) and the next meeting is September 6th, 7pm at Unity at 1925 W. Thome. We also have open Board seats. Serving on the Board presents a fiduciary responsibility to the business, and also provides rewards in dividends.
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    August 2018 Newsletter

    Hey there, I'm Jillian. I produce this thing and make sure it gets to you every other week. Want to learn more? Contribute? Have a hot tip? Write me at: Jillian@rogersparkfoodcoop.com Scroll on for Owner Number 1's take on site selection, one woman's take on Community Engagement, and the announcement of our new Volunteer Coordinator. And as always, we can't do it if you don't.... Become an Owner  
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  • Upcoming events

    Thursday, July 18, 2019 at 07:00 PM · 8 rsvps
    Unity in Chicago in Chicago, IL

    Owner Orientation Thursday, July 18th

    Welcome to the Co-op. Meet other Co-op owners. We are at a very exciting stage in the development of the Co-op. We reached the milestone of 450 owners, thanks to all of you. Our current owner count is 468. Join us to learn about the model we are following, the stage we are at, what the next steps are and how you can help move the Co-op forward.  Please RSVP here so that we can prepare materials for all of you. For questions please write to info@rpfc.coop.  We look forward to meeting you. There is lots of parking in front and back of the building.

    Thursday, August 15, 2019 at 06:00 PM

    An Uncommon Night Market Thursday, August 15th

    Envision our Future with a Taste of the Co-op

    Support our local economy! Bring friends, neighbors and colleagues to a Happy Hour event with refreshments provided by Uncommon ground. We will have an intimate offering of delectable wares from local vendors in the Uncommon Ground beautiful outdoor patio. Alcoholic libations will be available for sale and welcomed while you shop. And, Uncommon Ground Restaurant is offering 20% off dinner after you shop. This is a free event, but we encourage a donation to our Sponsorship Fund to help Community Members join the Co-op.

    Click Here to RSVP with Event Brite


  • Rose Nelson
    commented 2017-08-10 09:32:39 -0500 · Flag
    Hi Rogers Park! Great page!
  • Kathleen Duffy
    commented 2015-08-23 22:17:28 -0500 · Flag
    Congratulations, RPFC! The website looks terrific!
  • Adam Schwartz
    commented 2015-08-22 10:10:33 -0500 · Flag
    I’d like to take a moment to welcome everyone to our new website! We hope this will be a helpful tool to provide information and open a conversation between the co-op owners, supporters and our whole community.

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