Check out our Photo & Video Gallery
Real Food Film Festival
Wednesday, Sept. 2 at Pickford Film Center
5 pm Reception
6 pm Short films from the Real Food Media Contest
Co-sponsored by Sustainable Connections and Community Food Co-op
See some of the finalists from the Real Food Media Project, a national initiative to spread the story of our food with creative movies, an online film contest, a web-based action center, and grassroots events.
Collecting Donations for our Neighbors
We are accepting donations at our registers for the Apple Valley Red Cross.
Donations will assist our neighbors in need after the devastating Carleton Complex wildfires.
The largest wildfire in recorded state history, the Carlton complex fire has burned more than 250,489 acres, or nearly 400 square miles.
Many homes and businesses have been destroyed, and residents whose homes are still standing are coping with a lack of power and access to well water.
Take Our Survey
We invite you to share your ideas as we continue the process of improving the Downtown Co-op experience.
First, learn a bit about our plans for the Downtown store and the new Co-op Connections Building at 405 E. Holly Street by reading Jim Ashby’s update and looking at the FAQs and a summary of community input on the project. Then, access the three-question survey here.
We look forward to hearing your ideas for future improvements to the Co-op.
Update on the Downtown Expansion from the General Manager
On November 1, the Co-op seized an exciting opportunity and purchased the building located directly across Holly Street from the Downtown store. Securing that building was the first step of an ambitious 2- to 3-year project that will result in an improved experience in both the Downtown store and parking lot—and in the new building, which is full of potential.
The project will proceed in three phases:
Phase I—Remodel the new Co-op Connections Building to accommodate administration offices, the Healthy Connections classroom, a community meeting space, and a bakery production facility with a small retail storefront. Completed by early 2015.
Phase II—In 2015 we will be sprucing up the Downtown store with a remodeled deli to include expanded deli offerings and mezzanine seating. Completed by fall 2015.
Phase III—Expand and reconfigure the parking lot—dependent on approval of zoning changes—to add a minimum of 15 parking spaces and improve the traffic flow. Completion in summer of 2015 or 2016.