People's Food Co-op
People's Member Forum on Development Options: Farm? 2nd Store?
On Saturday, January 17, from 1-4 pm, People's board, staff and community will come together to discuss development options.
We know you have great ideas, we want to hear them! This is an excellent opportunity to offer input, voice your concerns, and stay apprised to the latest and greatest at your co-op. By attending, you will be kept up to date, learn of the next steps in the process, talk with Collective Management and Board Members, enjoy some delicious seasonal treats and drinks AND take advantage of the opportunity to guide the direction of your Co-op!
It is our goal that everyone walk away with:
* Awareness of how and what we have conducted research on regarding our current development options - including results from our development survey. (If you haven't shared your ideas through the survey, please visit: http://snipurl.com/4f5ih or stop into the store to complete the survey at the kiosk in our lovely sunroom.)
* A common understanding of the four development options that are being considered and how they are defined.
* Information on how we will proceed and how you can participate.
* A feeling of participation through contributing your voice and ideas.
It's SO exciting that People's is considering starting a:
*Community Kitchen!, and/or
*Co-op Incubator (to grow new co-ops)!
Really, how could you not come?!
We will meet in the community room at 1:00 to grab some treats and mingle a bit. The forum will begin at 1:20 and run until 4:00. Please arrive with enough time to munch and talk, we will start the meeting on time at 1:20 - we have a lot to discuss!
People's Co-op is more than a store; it's a community of member-owners working cooperatively to meet our needs and support our Ends/Vision.
**Also, mark your calendars: Wednesday, 1/21 People's will host it's 1st class on Shopping at People's on a Budget from 6-8:30. We'll walk through creating spontaneous, delicious, and affordable meals at home while stretching the resources you have to work with. In partnership with local non-profit Growing Gardens, we'll discuss techniques on how to shop on a budget, how to spread your purchases between paychecks, and how to enjoy delicious, organic meals using limited resources. Knowing key staple ingredients to always have in your kitchen and the benefits of bulk and seasonal shopping will help you to get the best value and taste for your dollar. This is not a cooking class for becoming a fancy chef or following a specific recipe. Our focus is on working creatively within a limited budget and breaking the myth that co-ops and organic foods are out of your price range.
Visit the community room calendar to learn about other People's Co-op events.
Looking forward to seeing you ON SATURDAY!!