Help Launch the Chicago Lights Urban Farm Mobile Market

May 17, 2011 at 2:22 pm


The Chicago Lights Urban Farm has teamed up with Groupon in order to raise money for their Mobile Market Program. This program seeks to make available to the (former?) Cabrini-Green neighborhood fresh, nutritious, and local produce from the Chicago Lights Urban Farm. With the proceeds from these donations, $1,500 will go towards hiring a few teenagers and providing them bicycles and safety gear so that they can to deliver market baskets to customers. Additional funds will be used to setup mobile kiosk that will offer produce from the farm to those in and around the neighborhood.

Donations can be made in $10, $25, or $50 increments. Anyone donating $50 will receive the Urban Farm’s cookbook and a coupon worth 10% of the amount donated, redeemable for purchase of fresh produce the Farm Stand (open Saturdays from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., June through October). All donations will be matched up to $5,000 by an anonymous donor.

Visit the Groupon page to donate! The deadline to donate through Groupon ends at midnight on Thursday, May 19.