Become a Sponsor for the 2013 Food for Thought Film Series!

The Columbus Food Co-op is looking forward to bringing another “Food for Thought Film Series” to the community.  The 2012 series was great success and produced the community dialogue that we want to sustain.  We have been asked to continue the series and have some unique films lined-up, including:

Jiro Dreams of Sushi, Greenhorns, Mad City Chickens, Women with Cows, Beer Wars, and Babette’s Feast. 

In order to make the series possible we need your support.  Most of these films are independently made and cost between $85-$300 to purchase with screening rights.  There will also be the cost of publicity and reserving YES Cinema.  Will you consider becoming a sponsor and help bring these films to Columbus? 

Sponsor levels: Donors - $25-50; Supporters - $100-$200; Presenter - $250+

A sponsorship includes publicity via posters, website links, Facebook links, and newspaper and radio mentions.  You are also welcome to provide information at our screenings.

If you are interested in becoming a partner for the 2013 “Food for Thought Film Series” or have any questions, please contact us at your earliest convenience. 

Thanks for your consideration,

Columbus Food Co-op Membership Committee


Sponsorship Form HERE 


Yoga Weekend

There’s a fun yoga event that's starting this Friday evening and running thru the weekend at Tipton Lakes Athletic Club.  The entire yoga weekend is open to the public!  The classes are by donation.  Choose from a selection of classes that would cover the range from Warm Power Yoga to Introduction to Yoga; Partner to Kid's, and Open Level to Yoga Flow. 

Eating Better Together Class: Cutting up Chicken

We like to refer to this class as "the Chicken Show" because it's going to be a lot of fun!  Chef Carrie Douglas and John Roberts will be demonstrating how to cut up an entire chicken and use ALL the parts.  

When we purchase chicken breast, tenders, thighs, etc., we're paying more for the packaging and convenience of having it cut than the actual meat.  You can save money by purchasing a whole chicken, cutting it yourself, and freezing what you do not need right then (and make delicious stock). 

Saturday, February 23
10am - 11:30am
North High School Culinary Arts Kitchen

Register by emailing SaraBeth at or call 812-343-3588



Cooking Class, Film Series, & More!

February Newsletter
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Empty Bowls 2013

bowls_pulley.jpgThe 15th Annual Empty Bowls was held at Central Middle on January 26.  Hundreds of people from the community attended to help raise money for local food banks.  Entertainment was provided by Rhythm Conspiracy and Tim Grimm & Jan Lucas Grimm. 

The Columbus Food Co-op was just one of the many organizations that worked on making this event another successful one.  United Way, Pride Alliance Columbus, and C4 Culinary Arts.  

Thanks to everyone who prepared food, volunteered, and attended!  


Farm Indiana Story

Check out the new Farm Indiana story on the Co-op!



December Newsletter

Updates on the search for the Co-op site, cooking classes, events around town, & more!

Co-op Site: Your Co-op board is waiting to hear back from the Redevelopment Commission for their plans on the REMC site on 2ndStreet.  Members of the board, along with our architect, toured the building a couple weeks ago to see if it was a viable site for the Co-op. 
Another downtown location that the board has always considered is the old Wonder Bread building on Washington Street, which has been used by Hostess in recent years.  Last Friday, members of the board met with a family representative for the building to discuss future plans and re-introduce the co-op as a possible consideration. We will keep you posted as information becomes available on any of the downtown locations we have been pursuing.

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3rd Annual Street Fair

On Saturday, October 20, Jackson Street was hopping with delicious food, local vendors, and unique performances!  The weather cooperated and it turned out to be a beautiful afternoon for the community to come together.  Thanks to all who participated and attended!  

240Sweet, A Thyme for All Seasonings, Diesel Dollz, Eluna Coffeehouse, Erickson BBQ, Flatrock Flatbread, Free to Be Naturalee, Granny Connection, Harper Valley Farms, Jenny's Fleece Blankets, Lemley's Catering, Nading Farm, Origami group, Rhythm Conspiracy, Taulman Chiropractic, Windsong Fibers Farm, and Kelsey Tindell for collecting items for the Humane Society











Harper Valley Farm had delicous herb popsicles and gorgeous cauliflower!  And check out those gourds! 









Kids had fun making paper cranes! 










The fair ended with a return of the "Thriller" dancers!  Great job, Zombies! 


Cooking with Kids Class

EBT_Kids_bread_copy.jpg"Fannie's Pasta: Cooking with Kids" was such a fun class!  Thanks to all the kids and adults who attended. We made a delicious meal and new friends along the way.  We'll post the recipes soon so you can make them at home, too!  Thanks to Mrs. Nading, FACS teacher at East HS, for being our instructor.    














Eating Better Together

The Columbus Food Co-op is proud to be among the 13 recipents of the Welcoming Community II Grant, awarded by Heritage Fund – the Community Foundation of Bartholomew County.  

Our program, Eating Better Together, creates a more welcoming community by connecting individuals from all economic backgrounds to key sources of information and tools for healthy eating in Columbus.  It addresses the food issues faced by the low- income members of our community, acknowledges that all community members can benefit from this awareness through activities that encourage us to all eat better, and creates opportunities for fun, peer- to-peer learning. 

The classes will all be interactive and lots of fun!  From cooking with kids to learning how to make stock and even how to save money by buying a whole chicken and learning how to cut it up yourself -- there's something for everyone.  We want residents of all ages and backgrounds to cook & eat together, building an inclusive and strong community.  

For more information please visit the Events page. To register, please email or call SaraBeth Drybread. or 812-343-3588

Coming Up

Wednesday, September 19: "Cooking and Time Management"CookingClass_copy.jpg

Eastide Community Center, 10am-3pm

Tuesday, October 9: "Fannie's Pasta & More! Cooking with Kids" 

Columbus East High School, 4pm 

Wednesday, November 14: "Eating Better Together at Mill Race Center"

Mill Race Center, 4pm 



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