• Lincoln Square’s Zero Waste General Store Now Hosts Weekly Farmers Market

    by Alex V. Hernandez / Block Club Chicago / January 19, 2024

    The Eco Flamingo’s new Sustainability Center features workshops and events like a weekly farmers market with fresh produce grown hydroponically.

    LINCOLN SQUARE — Zero-waste general store The Eco Flamingo has expanded to offer events such as farmers markets and workshops focused on sustainability. 

    The shop, 4750 N. Rockwell Ave., opened in 2020 to offer ethically sourced products in no packaging, or 100 percent compostable or recyclable packaging. Needing more space for storage, the owners signed a lease in July to take over the storefront next door, said co-owner Bethany Barbouti.

    “But the space was really big. So we turned half of it into our storage and workshop area,” she said. “The other half was this really nice, open area.” 

    The owners experimented with running events out of the unused portion of the new space, which led to the creation of The Sustainability Center.  Read more HERE



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