We would like to thank The Heritage Fund for awarding us, in collaboration with Eastside Community Center, the Welcoming Community II grant! Our program, Eating Better Together, will focus on cooking and nutrition for families, especially with lower income. The program will take place from September-November and we will announce the class dates soon! We are working with some fantastic local groups that will offer a wealth of resources. By working together, sharing our challenges, and gaining new skills, we can all Eat Better Together.
Click HERE to read the June Newsletter. Learn about the Food for Thought Film Series, the Food Stamp Challenge, our new board secretary, and try a new recipe using this month's vegetable--beets!
A new art gallery opened at 1030 Jackson Street in downtown Columbus! The Co-op will be providing refreshments for a concert with JOE CROOKSTON Monday, May 21 at 7pm. Doors open at 6:15. Suggested donation is $10. Hope to see you there!
Aster Bekele, of the Felege Hiywot Center, gave an inspiring presentation last year at the 1st Presbyterian Church about her garden project in Indianapolis. If any one is interested is going on a tour of the center from 1-3pm on Monday, May 14th, contact SaraBeth to coordinate transportation. Pogue's Run Food Co-op is only two miles away, so a stop there after the tour is in order! email@example.com or 812-343-3588 www.fhcenter.org
Click HERE to read the May newsletter. Please forward to friends and share Co-op news and upcoming events! Thanks!
Thank you to all the member-owners who attended the membership meeting at City Hall on April 26. For those unable to attend, Michael Greven opened the meeting with an introduction of the board members and their roles and committee work. He later spoke about the lease negotiations currently going on for the building at 315 6th Street. SaraBeth Drybread presented on the outreach and marketing going on now and the need for member support. Carla Barrett and Bud Herron presented the timeline for opening and the milestones we need to reach in the next few months in order to open in spring 2013. The evening ended as it began--with discussions, delicious food, catching up with friends, and meeting new ones!
Local Runners! It's the season of fun runs here in Columbus and we're always looking for more Team Co-op runners! If you're interested in running as part of Team Co-op, please contact Terry Agnew at firstname.lastname@example.org. Running as a veggie is not required (but always encouraged!).
June 9th Sun Run 5k
June 30th Firecracker 5k
Aug 18th Bump & Run Classic 5k
Sep 22nd Mill Race Race 15k/5k
Think Globally – Act Locally. Yeah, sure, it’s a bumper sticker slogan, but even so those four simple words are packed with insight and wisdom. This is particularly true when applied to the sourcing of food.
In contrast with the industrial agri-business model, local and sustainable farms at their best compliment, benefit and work with, not against, the natural world.
Consider the following:
Yard Signs are available for $5. They are a great way to show your support and help advertise the Co-op in the community.