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2nd annual Hootenanny to benefit the Co-op Farm Fund!
Saturday, September 27
Firehouse Performing Arts Center
1314 Harris Ave., in Fairhaven
$5 – $20 admission donation
Food and raffle tickets available by purchase
Kick up your heels and support local food and farming projects!
Doors open at 6 pm
Square dance begins at 6:30 pm (live music by The Great Big Taters)
Farm Fund presentation 7:45-8:15 pm
Raffle drawing at 9 pm (must be present to win)
Purchase a delicious meal $5: Homemade Firehouse Cafe chili, Co-op bakery cornbread, salad from local farms (Moondance Farm, Growing Garden, Cloud Mountain Farm), BelleWood Acres cider
Dessert $2: Mallard Ice Cream, Co-op bakery chocolate chip walnut cookies
Raffle items $2/ticket or 6 tickets/$10 (must be present to win): dinner for two at The Willow Inn, bicycle from the Hub Community Bike Shop, lift tickets for the Mt. Baker Ski Area, $100 gift certificate for Doe Bay Resort on Orcas Island, one-year membership and tickets/popcorn for two to the Pickford Film Center, $25 gift certificate for Village Books, $25 gift certificate for Paper Dreams, $25 gift certificate for Book Fare Cafe, Sack of feed from Scratch and Peck Feeds, gift certificate to Mallard Ice Cream
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
Collecting Donations for our Neighbors
Donations will assist our neighbors in need after the devastating Carleton Complex wildfires.We are accepting donations at our registers for the Apple Valley Red Cross.
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.