Betsy  Hoover

Betsy  Hoover


Founding Partner, 270 Strategies

Betsy always had a passion for urban agriculture and access to local, healthy food. This started out in High School, when she started a small urban garden in Milwaukee with Growing Power. Since then, Betsy has been involved in political and civic engagement. She spent 6 years working directly for the Obama campaign and organization from 2007 to 2013. Most recently, she served as the Director of Online Organizing in his re-election campaign. In 2013, she started a consulting firm called 270 Strategies with other Obama alumni. She runs their digital and technology services. The firm has worked with over 200 campaigns, non-profits, and companies to do big things and change the world. Outside of work, Betsy is a runner, soccer player, skier, and biker. She is an outdoor enthusiast and loves to travel. She lives in Chicago's Lakeview neighborhood. 

What inspired you to get involved with Green City Market?

I wanted to get involved in something that works to make Chicago better. I do work all over the world to make communities stronger and engage people in efforts that will improve their lives. I wanted to focus on something right here at home. GCM seemed like an awesome way to make a difference while getting to know great people doing interesting things. 

What’s the most delicious thing you’ve ever purchased from the GCM?

That is a tough one... but it is hard to beat really fresh tomatoes when they are at their prime. 

What’s your favorite Jr. Board event?

I am pretty excited for Big Table Dinners. 

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May through October (Outdoors)
Lincoln Park
N. Clark St & N. Lincoln Ave
Wednesdays and Saturdays, 7am–1pm
June through October (Outdoors)
West Loop, Mary Bartelme Park
115 S. Sangamon St
Saturdays, 8am–1pm
November through April (Indoors)
Peggy Notebaert Museum
2430 N. Cannon Dr.
Saturdays, 8am–1pm

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