Tag Archives: food

This week’s Green Scene column in Crain’s Chicago Business: Growing Home celebrates Earth Day with new deal to farm more organic veggies

Earth Day at Growing Home on Chicago’s South Side might as well be just another day of trainees, workers and volunteers getting their hands dirty in organic soil in vacant city-owned lots. But the non-profit will celebrate Earth Day by … Continue reading

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This week’s Green Scene column in Crain’s Chicago Business: Vending machine entrepreneur offers healthier, local fare

A Chicago entrepreneur intent on bringing healthy, local snacks to students and workers is taking a page from industrialized food giants’ playbook by using vending machines to reach snackers. T Hephner, founder and president of Healthy U, has been installing vending … Continue reading

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This week’s Green Scene column in Crain’s Chicago Business: Angel investors nurture local-food seedlings

Seven Chicago angel investors — mostly former derivatives traders and entrepreneurs — have formed an investment network to create financing opportunities for small businesses and startups in the local, sustainable food distribution system. Members of SLoFIG, short for Sustainably Local Food Investment … Continue reading

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This week’s Green Scene column in Crain’s Chicago Business: Helping institutions ‘green up’ their food services

Greg Christian Greg Christian became a food sustainability consultant for cultural institutions quite by accident. His original plan was on the other side of the equation: help food-service providers green their operations so they could get more institutional clients who … Continue reading

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This week’s Green Scene column in Crain’s Chicago Business: Green sandwich shop Hannah’s Bretzel eyes new location, city honor

Florian Pfahler of Hannah’s Bretzel With the prolonged recession forcing some eateries to scale back or close, Hannah’s Bretzel LLC, an organic-sandwich shop with two Loop locations, is moving forward with plans to open its third spot next month at … Continue reading

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This week’s Green Scene column in Crain’s Chicago Business: Greening the neighborhood deli

City Provisions’ new deli location (Chicagoist photo). By Judith Nemes City Provisions, a catering company that emphasizes food from local farms and small-batch artisans, is extending its brand to a new sustainably minded delicatessen set to open its doors Friday … Continue reading

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