After several years of very hard work, the Sugar Beet Co-op is ready to host its Grand Opening on Friday, July 31. The Sugar Beet is a cooperatively owned, full-service grocery store at 812 Madison St., in Oak Park. The store will be open to everyone for shopping and special tastings from local vendors and farmers on July 31, starting at 8 a.m. Sugar Beet Co-op owners can also participate in behind-the-scenes tours and take advantage of special offers and give-aways from Friday, July 31, to Sunday, August 2.
The mission of the co-op is to support locally grown foods–by area farmers or residents in their own backyards. Why is it so important to eat local? Fresher taste, better nutrition and less packaging are just a few reasons.