I want to give a warm thank-you to everyone who participated in our board election and to folks who attended the annual meeting. To provide some more opportunities to connect and discuss the direction of our co-op, we will be holding quarterly Coffee with the Board events, starting this weekend.
Join us at the co-op at 11am on Saturday, November 11th, to discuss anything on your mind. We will have pastries, coffee, and some discussion around helping the board envision the future of our co-op. We hope to see you there!
- Sean Shatto, President
Hosted by Mosaic Arte Chicago
Learn about the history of the Mexican holiday Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead), a festive holiday celebrated in November throughout Mexico that celebrates the life of loved ones who have passed.
Sugar skulls are used to adorn elaborate altars that invite our loved ones to return and help to light their way home.
In this class you will learn to make and decorate your own sugar skull.
Each student will learn to make the sugar mixture and frosting, use molds to form the sugar skull and then have fun personalizing each one.
Gather with fellow co-op owners to celebrate our store expansion, reflect on the year prior, dream the future together, and exercise our democratic process!
6:00-6:45pm: owner check-in, food & drinks (Co-op Made deli spread + Hopewell brews & wine selection)
7:00-8:30pm: program: leadership addresses, Q&A, input session
8:30-9:00pm: open bar & socializing, final call to cast votes in 2017 board election
(This event is open to Dill Pickle Food Co-op owners only-- join here to attend and have your say!)
Partytime in our new store! Join us for samples galore, super deals, live music, and prize drawings!
12pm: The Millers // 1pm: 80 Foots // 2pm: $11 Supper// 3pm: Lindee Cavalier // 4pm: Sima Cunningham
Happening out back, in our new parking area off Spaulding Ave:
🎪 BOUNCE HOUSE + 🎨 Co+op Explorers activity station!
🤸 12:30pm all-ages roda/workshop with the International Capoeira Angola Foundation - Chicago
🥁 3pm kids drum circle with Drum Chicago
Using the comprehensive green-roof system developed by Omni Ecosystems, our friends at The Roof Crop grow beautiful produce with minimal environmental impact and now offer a line of sustainable wellness products that we're proud to carry at the co-op!
The Roof Crop's hand-poured soaps are made with organic goat milk or honey bases and are free from dyes, perfumes and added scent oils. Their bars feature florals and herbs from the farm, and botanicals from the gin distilling process from Letherbee Distillery.
Come through to meet Tracy, learn more about The Roof Crop's work, and take home a few samples!
The Comfort Station and the Art Leaders of Color Network (ALCN) join forces to present the P.O.W.E.R. Project over the course of the month of June 2017. In lieu our traditional arts programming, the Comfort Station will be transformed into an ‘empowerment hub’ with a series of lectures, discussions, happenings, self-care exercises, and much more led by artists and members from the community. The hope is that through series of engagements, people will be able to not only to lead their own actions but inspire others to take a stand against injustice and intolerance. The only way we can make it through these uncertain times is to do it together.
After five diligent years of expansion planning, site selection, store design, fundraising and financing, we're kicking off construction of the Dill Pickle's new home on Milwaukee Ave! Join us bright and early to celebrate this milestone with community leaders and enjoy coffee/tea & pastries from the co-op!