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Green Grocer Chicago
One evening a few years back, Cassie Green and her husband went out to get some ice cream and came home with a disappointing pint from a gas station. The experience left Cassie with more than just a bad taste in her mouth: she yearned for a neighborhood market where people could stop in for fresh produce, fresh fruit, and of course, good ice cream. Driven by the growing local-food movement, Cassie quit her corporate job in July 2007 and opened Green Grocer Chicago in January 2008.
Her intimate neighborhood market relies on relationships with Midwestern farmers and producers to keep its shelves stocked with the freshest foods available. In addition to organic produce and specialty food items, it boasts fresh lunches to go and hard-to-find treasures.
Beyond food, the local relationships Cassie cultivates improve the environment by cutting down on emissions. They also boost the local economy and eliminate the need for political campaigns that call for the planting of more money trees. Her inventory even produces a philanthropic benefit, since portions of the store's revenue go to local charitable organizations.