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Chicago’s Forty Acres Fresh Market On Ending ‘Food Apartheid’ In Black Communities

Elizabeth Abunaw started to get the idea for Forty Acres Fresh Market after a trip to the Austin neighborhood in Chicago one day in 2016.

JUN 03, 2020 10:02AM EDT

Want To End Austin’s Food Desert Status? Vote To Help Open Forty Acres Grocery Store

The fresh market is competing for a $50,000 grant that would allow it to open a store, ending "food apartheid," its founder said.

FEB 28, 2020 9:25AM CST

Fresh Food Market Opens in Austin, Offers Local Produce for West Side Residents

CHICAGO (WLS) -- "There's nothing like the west side of Chicago. It's the most unique, vibrant, weird, but completely awesome," said Liz Abunaw, a new business owner in the west side Austin neighborhood.

JUN 19 2019

Fresh Food Market Opens in Austin, Offers Local Produce for West Side Residents

CHICAGO (WLS) -- "There's nothing like the west side of Chicago. It's the most unique, vibrant, weird, but completely awesome," said Liz Abunaw, a new business owner in the west side Austin neighborhood.

JUN 19 2019

Bridging the Boulevard, One Bite at a Time

Forty Acres founder wants Oak Park, River Forest to help bring grocery to Austin

 FEB 11, 2020 2:54PM CST

Forty Acres Market Gets $335,000 In Grants To Expand Pop-Up Markets, Food Delivery Service In Austin

The funding brings the start up one step closer to opening a grocery store to end "food apartheid" on the West Side, founder Liz Abunaw said.

SEP 23, 2019 9:00AM CDT

Fresh Market Pop-Up Returns to Austin this Weekend

The event – presented by Forty Acres Fresh Market and the Austin Av 72 Chicago SSA – will offer a large selection of affordable produce, recipe demonstrations, free samples and special Mother’s Day giveaways. 

MAY 9 2019

American Heart Association Social Impact Fund Targets Health on South, West Sides

A pop-up fresh produce market in Austin; a tech-based, fresh food delivery start-up in Roseland, and a race and health equity focused nonprofit on the Near West Side are among 11 initiatives to improve the health of marginalized communities nationwide being funded by a Social Impact Fund launched by the American Heart Association.

SEP 11 2019  8:57pm CDT

Liz Abunaw, Fresh Food Entrepreneur

Liz Abunaw, originally from upstate New York, worked in produce sales for General Mills and came to study business and social entrepreneurship at the University of Chicago in 2012. She wanted to see businesses bringing real solutions to social problems — not do-gooding as a public relations act. 

FEB 27 2018 1:37 PM

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