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Special Event – The Power of Food Co-ops – Aug 28

Posted on August 10th, 2015 in Uncategorized | No Comments

Some of us have had the good fortune to meet Jacqueline Hannah,

from Food Co-op Initiative.

She is a dynamic speaker and a dynamic person.

She will make the world of food co-ops come alive for you.

Friday, August 28, 7 pm at River Bend Nature Center in Racine.

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Sugar Beet Food Co-op opened July 31

Posted on July 31st, 2015 in Uncategorized | No Comments

Sugar Beet Food Co-op is a startup co-operative grocery store, like Wild Root Market Food Co-op. They are located in Oak Park, Illinois. Some people from Wild Root Market met some of the folks from Sugar Beet at a recent day-long food co-op workshop in Urbana-Champaign, Illinois. We could not be happier for their success in opening their doors on July 31.


We met people from other co-op startups in our region, as well. It is inspiring to see their web pages and Facebook pages, and to learn that they are working through the same kinds of things we’re experiencing here in Racine.


We will continue to add links to other food co-ops in our region in the days ahead. Look for those links on our On-line Resources page.

New co-ops opened during the past year

Posted on July 22nd, 2015 in Uncategorized | No Comments

Watch an inspiring short video (about 4 minutes) about new co-ops who have opened their doors during the past year.

Navigate to Currents, Video Messages.

Novel Noshes Book Club

Posted on June 30th, 2015 in Uncategorized | No Comments

The next Novel Noshes Book Club meeting will be held August 6 at 6 pm at the Racine Public Library.


You can find more information on the Novel Noshes page, here.

Volunteer Meet-Up

Posted on May 21st, 2015 in Uncategorized | 1 Comment

Wild Root Market is hosting a Volunteer Meet-Up

on Sunday, 24 May

Great Lakes Farmers Market

at the Racine Milaeger’s at 4838 Douglas Avenue.

All member-owners of  Wild Root Market

as well as interested guests

are welcome to attend!

more info

The Natural Step – April 30

Posted on April 27th, 2015 in Uncategorized | No Comments

Eco-Municipalities and the Natural Step

Lessons for Creating a More Sustainable Racine

Thursday, April 30, 7 – 8:30 pm

SC Johnson Golden Rondelle in Racine

See more details at Upcoming Events

2015 Annual Meeting of Member-Owners

Posted on April 20th, 2015 in Uncategorized | 2 Comments

Our annual Member-Owners’ Meeting and Social gathering

will take place the evening of April 20 at a new location this year,

the Gateway Technical College Conference Center.

Member-owners and the public are invited to attend.

For more information please see our Upcoming Events page.

Indoor Farmers’ Market in Racine

Posted on November 15th, 2014 in Uncategorized | No Comments

Mileager’s Great Lakes Farmers’ Market

Every Sunday 10 am – 2 pm


For more information, click here or navigate to our Upcoming Events page.



The Slow Money movement

Posted on July 16th, 2014 in Uncategorized | No Comments

Woody Tasch, author of  “Inquiries into the Nature of Slow Money: Investing as if Food, Farms, and Fertility Mattered” and founder of the Slow Money Movement, talks about the movement and about getting people together who grow, transport, sell, and consume locally grown good food.


When you listen to Woody Tasch speak, you’ll hear him use the term “foodshed”.  There is a useful Wikipedia discussion here. “foodshed is the geographic region that produces the food for a particular population…”

Racine Urban Garden Network Fundraiser – tonight!

Posted on June 10th, 2014 in Uncategorized | No Comments

The Second Annual RUGN fundraiser is tonight,

April 10, starting at 6 pm

at Mileager’s on Douglas Ave in Racine

Click here to navigate to the RUGN web page.