A: Thanks for the comment. As I always say, call us! We can set some aside for you before it’s gone. We try to balance making how much we make to prevent throwing food away—depending on what people are hungry for that day, we sell out of stuff. -Dan Moore, Deli Manager
A: We offer a selection of goods that, as you’ve identified, ranges beyond natural and organic foods. We do this intentionally to serve the broad scope of members who own the Co-op. Our best solution to helping folks make healthy choices is to inform and educate and then allow our members to make their decision as to what item they care to purchase. -Wynston Estis, Store Manager
A: We received several glowing customer comments from the folks who enrolled in L’Allegra Tavolata (The Happy Table) with Chef Camillo Castelnuovo. Thank you for supporting Camillo! -Lynn Olson, Cooperative Services Manager
A: I am not sure what you are asking—I know Judy Olson is a member —has she supported the cooperative business? Yes, she votes and attends membership events, but does this represent “large input”—nope—it is every member’s right and responsibility. I have to admit I am not sure if the mayor is a member or not. I certainly look to both for their leadership and guidance when it comes to big picture city/neighborhood issues. -Anya Firszt, General Manager
A: Thank you for your suggestions. We do now carry Yves Veggie Bologna, veggie turkey, field roast smoked tomato, lentil sage, and wild mushroom slices, Simple Soyman Sloppy Jo mixes, and varied baked tofu and seitan options. If there’s a specific item you’d like us to carry, you can fill out another customer comment for it or we could try and special order it for you. Thank you! -Jesse Jensen, Dairy Buyer
A: Wow! I guess it’s time to re-advertise our ‘Take-a-Book-Leave-a-Book’ shelves here at the Co-op! Anyone wanting to recycle their books can, at anytime, drop them off at the customer service desk and we’ll put them on our book shelf (lending library) near the public restrooms in the cafe area. A lot of good magazines can also be found on those shelves. Thanks for the reminder—happy reading and recycling! -Lynn Olson, Cooperative Services Manager
The Cooperative Development Fund (CDF) is partnering on this fund drive with its colleagues in the cooperative community both nationally and in the region to assure the maximum possible impact. CDF’s prime point of contact in the affected areas is the Federation of Southern Cooperatives/Land Assistance Fund, which is helping to identify the needs of farmers and farm cooperatives and helping CDF coordinate this effort with the wider cooperative community in the entire Gulf Coast region.
CDF will take no administrative fee for funds raised, so you can be assured that 100 percent of your donation reaches the people and organizations that need help.
Sincerely, Liz Bailey, Executive Director, CDF