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The Urban Canopy

Joined in April 2019

About Us

THE URBAN CANOPY IS WORKING TO CREATE A MORE SUSTAINABLE, NUTRITIOUS, AND EQUITABLE LOCAL FOOD CYCLE

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FROM PRODUCTION TO DISTRIBUTION TO WASTE.

Founded in 2011, The Urban Canopy is pioneering the local food cycle to create a more sustainable and equitable food system in Chicago. We are growers, distributors, composters and community members who seek to positively impact our city’s environment, people’s health, and local economy. We strive to make healthy produce accessible to all, reduce the miles fresh food travels, keep food waste out of landfills, and create and maintain local jobs.

To achieve this, we structure our business into 6 “Branches”: Compost Club, Indoor Farm, Outdoor Farm, Local Unified CSA (LUCSA), Farmers Markets, and non-local Distribution and one “twig”: Processing. These branches each work in their own way to change the way our food is grown, distributed, and wasted. 

THE URBAN CANOPY IS WORKING TO CREATE A MORE SUSTAINABLE, NUTRITIOUS, AND EQUITABLE LOCAL FOOD CYCLE

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FROM PRODUCTION TO DISTRIBUTION TO WASTE.

Founded in 2011, The Urban Canopy is pioneering the local food cycle to create a more sustainable…

Issue Areas Include

  • Agriculture
  • Civic Engagement
  • Climate Change
  • Environment & Sustainability
  • Transportation

Location

  • 2550 South Leavitt Street
    Chicago, IL 60608

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