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Forty Acres Fresh Market News February 23, 2024


We're Hiring!


job posting for a business operations associate position at Forty Acres Fresh Market
Come work with us!

Do you want to be part of building a business that is a catalyst for community change? Do you believe that everyone should be able to get affordable fresh food in their neighborhood? If so then this is the company for you.


Forty Acres is is expanding our team and seeking a Business Operations Associate (BOA) to assist in operations for delivery service and market. This role includes working with management to fulfill delivery orders and operate pop up markets and produce stands. Everyday brings something new. This job will develop your skills across a variety of areas including customer service, cashiering, inventory management, and merchandising. Wage: ($17/hr + tips)


Valid Driver’s License is required to fulfill job duties such as inventory pickup, deliveries, and working popup markets (transporting equipment and inventory, picking up supplies like ice, etc)


Head to our website for the full job description and application.



 

Strube-doo-be-doo



You shop with Forty Acres Fresh Market because you want to be part of the local economy. You also want to know where your produce comes from. We've got a two for one for you today.


The growing season in the Midwest is short and you know that avocados and pomegranates are never going to be part of the local agricultural harvest. So how do we keep delivering fresh produce to you year round?


You have seen trucks all over Chicago branded with SYSCO, Gordon Food Service, and Reinhart on the sides. These are huge national distributors who transport food across the country. A lot of stores, restaurants, and organizations in Chicagoland use these giant distributors to fill their shelves and kitchens. We choose to spend our dollar more locally.


Strube Celery & Vegetable Company is a fourth generation Chicago business. They have been bringing exceptional produce to stores, restaurants, and organizations since 1913. They carry organic and conventional produce, items local to the Midwest, and those fruits and veggies that we love but can't grow here.


In November of 2022 Forty Acres Fresh Market, Strube Celery & Vegetable Company, and Illinois based Go-Ro Farm joined forces with the CBS Morning Show to pull back the curtain on rising grocery prices and what it takes to get food from the farm to your table. It's worth a watch.




 

Presto! Pesto!


tortellini pasta with pesto and spring veggies
Pesto Pasta Primavera

This week 's recipe will have you leaning hard into false spring. This pesto pasta primavera pairs tortellini with asparagus, bell pepper, and peas. There is even a pesto recipe for those of you who want to incorporate more greens into the meal.



 

Calling All Vendors!



The Austin Town Hall City Market has had a name change for 2024 and is now called the Austin Town Hall Farmers Market! The name may have changed, but the vision stays the same: To create access for residents to patronize farms, and local business owners by purchasing fresh, locally grown produce, prepared foods, baked goods, artisanal items, vegan, and value-added products.


Applications are now open for the 2024 market. If you are a farmer, baker, or candlestick maker looking to sell your products, this is your opportunity to submit your application! The first market of the season is June 6th, so get those applications in today!


 

Let's get social!

When you follow us on social media, you get to experience a different side of Forty Acres Fresh Market. We've got videos and photos that are not included in our weekly newsletter or even on our blog. We also love seeing what you're up to, so go ahead and tag us in your Forty Acres related content. You can follow us on TikTok , Instagram , Facebook , and even Twitter*. *We know that the name has changed, but just as you won't hear us calling the Sears Tower Willis Tower, you won't hear us talking about 'X' without Malcom in front of it.


 

We Want To Know What You Think!

Have you got questions, or maybe you just want to tell us what's on your mind. Well, we want to hear all about it! Speak on it in the comment section below.



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