Posted by Columbus Food Co-op · August 10, 2012 4:08 PM
Dear Member-Owners of the Columbus Food Co-op,
Great news is worth the wait! As you may be aware, the board and members of our finance committee have been working tirelessly for the past six months with the goal of securing a fabulous site for our food co-op.
We were in negotiations with Cummins for a site at 315 6th Street, which had many wonderful qualities – such as the location and proximity to Viewpoint Books. That building would continue to be owned by Cummins Inc. We would pay for and do all the renovation and pay a modest rent for its use. However, as you know, parking in downtown continues to be a hot topic and the site could not offer adequate parking for our members. With the current and expected future growth of the downtown area, we were concerned about constraints it would put on the Co-op’s future. In light of our most recent market study, and together with our consultants, the board decided that this would not be a good long term choice for the Co-op. Our relationship with Cummins remains strong and we look forward to future collaboration with them as we work toward a store that will enrich the quality of life for residents of Columbus and our region.
Posted by Columbus Food Co-op · June 13, 2012 2:56 PM
The 2012 Farm Bill is currently on the Senate floor. This bill affects all of us and many of you have expressed an interest in learning more about the bill and what you can do to make sure we have a Fair Farm Bill. Here's a short, animated video and for more information, visit www.foodandwaterwatch.org
Posted by Columbus Food Co-op · June 13, 2012 2:44 PM
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.
Posted by Columbus Food Co-op · May 20, 2012 6:39 PM
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!
Posted by Columbus Food Co-op · May 09, 2012 8:59 AM
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! firstname.lastname@example.org or 812-343-3588 www.fhcenter.org