Weekly Wrap-up

Another busy week in need of an update, so here it is!

* New owners joined bringing us to a total of 550! Now, how quickly can we get to 600? Do you know someone that might be interested in joining the Co-op? Invite him or her to join you at Salsa & Salsa Saturday night! It’s certain to be a fun evening and it’s also an opportunity to ask any lingering questions about becoming an owner.

tom_pep* Board of Directors member Tom had a full Thursday. He gave a presentation at Wheelhouse and tabled at a Farm to Table event in Sudbury. Both of these opportunities were brought to our attention by members of our Owner community–thanks! Keep the ideas coming!

* BOD members Siobain, Jason, Nichole and Heather journeyed to Keene, NH on Saturday to attend a Neighboring Food Co-op Association gathering of food co-ops in start-up. It was great to see old friends Bonnie and Erbin from NFCA, Jacqueline from Food Co-op Initiative, and Michael from Monadnock Food Co-op, and to meet so many others that are working hard to bring additional food co-ops to our region.

Weekly Wrap-up

It’s time for a weekly wrap-up, complete with Earth Day pictures!

* 6 new Owners over the last 2 weeks!! Welcome, all! I wonder who Owner #550 will be? Join today!

* Our team planning the Salsa & Salsa event are busy, busy, busy! Have you reserved your tickets yet? The discounted price expires on May 6!

* Our tablers were out in full force this weekend to celebrate Earth Day in Framingham, Concord and Natick. We also had a merry band of Co-op Owners and family members march in the Earth Day parade in Concord. Thanks to everyone that came out and marched or stopped by the tables to say hello. It’s great to be part of an active Owner community!

Weekly Wrap-up

It’s a Patriot’s Day/Boston Marathon/beautiful spring day version of the weekly wrap up!

* We gained another Co-op owner. Welcome!!

* We also heard that we received a grant from the Howard Bowers Fund for Food Co-ops to send one of our Board members to the CCMA for Consumer Co-ops conference this June in Amherst. Great news!! This will be our second year attending the conference and we’re thrilled to be able to participate.ccma-banner_28838

*Several of our Co-op owners participated in the Maynard Litter League Spring Clean-up on Saturday.

*The preparation continues for Salsa and Salsa: A Community Celebration.  Did you get your tickets yet?

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  • New owners!! We now have 540 owners–how great is that? Welcome to our community!!
  •  We also have salsa!!

Ok, that might need a bit more explanation.

Get out your tortilla chips and your dancing shoes for the Salsa and Salsa celebration on Saturday, May 14th. Our Volunteer Committee has been hard at work planning this great event. Click here to learn more.

We hope to see you there!


Weekly Wrap-up

Last week was a busy one for our committees. Thanks to all of our volunteers who help out on these targeted tasks.

* Our spring event planning is in high gear now and we should have the event announcement with all of the details out shortly. If you’re a fan of salsa you shouldn’t be disappointed!

* The Finance Committee is drafting the Co-op business plan.

* The Outreach Committee is working on adding more classes and events to the Co-op calendar.

* Our IT Committee has been busily putting the finishing touches on our new website! It will be available for your viewing pleasure later this spring.

Kim Giovacco, a member of our Board of Directors, also took advantage of her weekend getaway to visit a few food co-ops in Philadelphia. Check out some of her pictures from Weavers Way Co-op and Mariposa Food Co-op. Hope you had a great trip, Kim!

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  • 1 new owner – welcome!
  • We kicked off the week with a Board meeting. One of the topics for discussion was a membership campaign idea submitted by a volunteer. How great is that?!  Join our team of volunteers and make an impact on the growth of the Co-op!
  • Amber Pacheco (Owner #4) taught a Square Foot Gardening class on Saturday. Amber is a knowledgeable and engaging instructor and the participants left ready to start sketching out their own garden plans. Check out Amber’s site to learn more.


Owners, are you looking for a deal on a summer CSA share? Our friends at Barrett’s     Mill Farm are extending a great offer to Co-op owners. Click here for additional details.

Weekly Wrap-up

Conferences, classes and coffee! It must be time for this week’s wrap up!

* 2 new owners–welcome!!

* Three of our tireless Board members flew to Bloomington, IN this week to attend the Up and Coming Food Co-op Conference. We’ll have the full account in our next newsletter but we’ve heard that their hands are sore from writing down all of the great ideas that they learned. Thanks again City Market for helping with our travel costs!!

* Our Core Movement Integration class was held on Saturday. A big thank you to Owner Debbie Hledik from Explore Pathways To Wellness for volunteering your time and sharing your skills with our community!

* We announced a special offer for new Owners joining in March from our friends at Muddy Water Coffee Roasters. Join today to claim your coupon!

* Several new events were added to the Co-op calendar.

* Our Outreach Committee had a successful week. Our Farmers’ Market Coordinator has been busy scheduling dates and our Business to Business Coordinator has worked out a Summer CSA discount for our Owners. Look for more details on the CSA discount later this week on our website and Facebook.

Welcoming New Owners in March

Good news comes in twos!  Is that a saying?  Well, it is now.  Our first piece of good news for today is that we’ve already gained 5 new Owners in March–welcome!!  The second piece of good news is that all new Owners joining in March will get a coupon from our friends at Muddy Water Coffee Roasters.

We met the fine folks at Muddy Water Coffee Roasters over the winter and knew that we would be fast friends after the first cup!  Tim, the owner of this micro roaster, has even invited us for a tour of the roasting facility in Harvard.  Details will be coming soon on how you can sign-up to attend this tour.

Join today and claim your coupon to use on the tour!

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