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Event Mon Aug 03 2009

Carrotmob Plans Fox & Obel Invasion

On Sunday (August 9th), Carrotmob Chicago, a group of consumers who band together to spend money at socially responisble businesses, is putting its buying power behind Fox & Obel. The mob (along with a colossal carrot, according to the web site) plans a "buycott" or reverse boycott from noon until 6pm. They're encouraging local consumers to visit Fox & Obel for their food needs, and the store, in return, will use part of the proceeds to continue to reduce its carbon footprint (going above and beyond the organics, recycling and LED lights they already have in place). If helping the environment doesn't satisfy your good-deed need, the Greater Chicago Food Depository will also be on site collecting food donations.

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Christine E. / August 4, 2009 7:53 AM

Hope to see everyone at the Carrotmob Chicago "reverse boycott." But please note that the date of the event is Sunday, August 9th. Join the mob!!!

Andrew / August 4, 2009 10:39 AM

Thanks for the date correction, Christine, we've fixed the post.

Christine E. / August 5, 2009 7:20 AM

Thanks, Andrew!

Tracy / August 6, 2009 12:30 PM

Very good news- and such a great place to browse AND shop. I'll be picking up some Lolla fest picnic snacks! Thanks!

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Feature Thu Dec 31 2015

The State of Food Writing

By Brandy Gonsoulin

In 2009, food blogging, social media and Yelp were gaining popularity, and America's revered gastronomic magazine Gourmet shuttered after 68 years in business. Former Cook's Illustrated editor-in-chief Chris Kimball followed with an editorial, stating that "The shuttering of Gourmet reminds...
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