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Tonight! See you at the movie!
Join us Tuesday for a screening of Food for Change at the Pickford Film Center.
Filmmaker Steve Alves will be in attendance.
5:30 reception; 6:30 movie
Purchase tickets online or at the Pickford Film Center box office.
Thanks for coming to our annual Member-Owner Appreciation Days!
Without you, we’re nowhere! We hoped you enjoyed the food, fun and live music!
It’s still Co-op Month. If you haven’t already done so, take a moment to nominate worthy individuals for Cooperator of the Year and enter our free Member-Owner Appreciation Raffle (one entry per membership) for a chance to win a $75 dinner and movie package with gift certificates to La Fiamma and Pickford Film Center. Three lucky winners will be picked at random on November 1.
Second annual Hootenanny to benefit the Co-op Farm Fund!
Thank you for coming to the Hootenanny and making the event so much fun! We’ll kick up our heels again next year in support of local food and farming projects!
The Co-op would like to thank everyone who very generously offered their time, talents, and goods to make the event a success:
- The Great Big Taters
- Charmaine Slaven, square dance caller
- Karina Davidson
- Roger Hall
- Laura Ridenour
- Rosalinda Guillen
- Chris Henderson
- Moondance Farm
- Growing Garden
- Cloud Mountain Farm
- BelleWood Acres
- Mallard Ice Cream
- The Willows Inn
- The Hub Community Bike Shop
- Mt. Baker Ski Area
- Doe Bay Resort on Orcas Island
- Pickford Film Center
- Village Books
- Paper Dreams
- Book Fare Cafe
- Scratch and Peck Feeds
Message to Members on Eden Foods
In our view, Eden Foods’ federal lawsuit seeking the right to opt out of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) mandate to provide contraceptive coverage is contrary to the fundamental cooperative values of fairness, equal access, and democracy. We also see this action as fundamentally at odds with Eden’s stated goal, “To maintain a healthy, respectful…environment for employees.” –Co-op Board of Directors
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.