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Happening Now: A Cooperative Barn-Raising!

Dill Pickle owners, we're so close to securing our co-op's future at 2746 N Milwaukee Ave-- 91% toward our internal funding goal! We need a final $88K by November 16 to shore up the financial framing of Chicago's flagship food co-op atop the strong foundation of community support we've already built, and it's going to take all 1,900 of us. It's time for a barn-raising:

Lift a beam! Lend to the co-op on your terms: 6-9 years at 0-4% interest through our Owner Loan Program. Connect with our capital campaign team at 773.492.1205 to make a pledge or learn more.

Hammer a nail! Purchase additional equity at $50 a share, up to $500 in fully refundable shares.

We've come so far together: since work commenced on this expansion project in 2013, you've backed site searches and market studies, provided input on store planning, and helped cultivate $862,000 to grow our co-op. Right now, drawings for our new store are moving through the City permitting process-- a store that will carry a wider range of products at more affordable prices, support local vendors, create 30 new jobs, and offer community gathering space. Your vision is so close to becoming a reality!

Join us in this final push, a collective lift to bring our vision to life and keep our project on track. Your investments will ensure that funding is in place to begin construction, order equipment, and open our doors the neighborhood in early 2017. Onward!


Sharpen Up for Summer

Dave the Knife Sharpener will be in the house this upcoming Sunday, July 12, from 3-4 pm to sharpen those dull knives of yours! Bring your blade and $5 cash to get sharp!


Seed & Seedling Swap: Dill Pickle Potluck

Sunday, April 19th, 11am - 2pm
at the Logan Share
2864 N. Milwuakee, 2nd floor

Join the Dill Pickle for a brunch time potluck and seed and seedling swap at the Logan Share. Bring seeds or plant starts to swap with other guests, and bring a dish to share as well.


Dill Pickle teams up with Windy City Harvest apprenticeship program

Amber Zook, Dill Pickle's produce lead, recently visited Arturo Velasquez Institute on the city's near-west side to speak with students enrolled in Windy City Harvest's sustainable urban agriculture apprenticeship program about working with local farmers and marketing produce to regional buyers. The Dill Pickle prioritizes local produce works with WCH to source seasonally from their small farms across the city.

The Windy City Harvest Apprenticeship program is offered in collaboration with the City Colleges of Chicago, annually enrolling 20 students in a nine-month classroom and hands-on certificate course in sustainable urban agriculture. The accreditation attracts a diverse group of students: career changers, young adults with a history of incarceration, and those with significant barriers to employment, and includes a 14-week paid internship at Windy City Harvest farms or partnering urban-farming operations. The Dill Pickle is proud to support this program!


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