Our Market at the Plaza

Our Market is motivated by a belief that an impending food supply crisis needs to be solved. Our goal is to open a community owned grocery store! This store will be the anchor store of a revitalized Carlinville Plaza and connect a community of shoppers to local producers. It will create jobs and tax revenue for the region while bringing fresh food and a variety of choices to customers.

In order to open this store within our timeline we need your help!

If you are passionate about Our Market

  • Become an owner for $200.00.

  • Invest! Options start at $1,000+. Investors receive a 5% annual interest.

  • Contact Us regarding your interest in Our Market and how you can help.

Once we receive an individual’s financial commitment we will issue you a certification regarding your stock or ownership in the co-op.

The preferred method of investment is to send a check to Our Market at the Plaza. Our mailing address is:

Our Market at the Plaza

PO BOX 558

Carlinville, IL 62626

You can also invest online through the portal below.

Our Market at the Plaza is Looking for Local Vendors.
Please fill out the survey if you are interested.

Our Market at the Plaza is the future of sustainable grocery and staple supply for Macoupin County. Our Market will have grocery staples for all nutritional needs with produce, meat and other whole foods grown regionally. Our Market will also feature a bistro-style Deli with freshly prepared grab n’ go options. How else can I get involved?

Our Market Kick Off Event

Our Market

Our Market at the Plaza, Inc. is a cooperatively owned & operated grocery store with the specific mission to be a benefit to the community.

Future Plans Include –  a commercial grade community kitchen and indoor commons space to support cottage food makers in growing their business while complying with Public Health requirements for safe food production AND a Food Hub service to support smaller regional businesses, co-op markets and food services. 

Board of Directors

Chris Hartsook

Scott Stinson

Christina McCurley

Julie Boente

Peter Oswald

Jonathan Griffel

Molly Farmer

Want to learn more or get involved?

Our Market Survey