Monday, September 21, 2009

Important Indy Food Co-op Deadlines Approach

Local Foods Speaker Comes to IUPUI SEPT. 28 - Free Event, Free Parking - RSVP Today!
Lisa Heldke, Department of Philosophy, Gustavus Adophus College, Staying Home for Dinner: Ruminations on Local Foods in a Cosmopolitan Society. Brought to you by Department of Philosophy, Department of Sociology, and American Studies Program of the School of Liberal Arts at IUPUI, and by the IUPUI 40th Anniversary Speakers Fund along with Indy Food Co-op, Indy Winter Farmers Market, Slow Food Indy and Indy Tilth/Urban Farming Forum. Reception: 6:00 PM; Lecture: 6:30 PM-8:00 PM, Lilly Auditorium (On lower level of IUPUI University Library), 755 W Michigan St., Indianapolis, IN 46202 (Parking is available at the North Street Garage, 819 W. North St. Bring your ticket to the event for a free validation stamp).

Reflecting on the decision to eat locally produced food suggests that ethical decisions cannot be cast as individual choices between two clear alternatives. When we seek morally unambiguous choices, we focus our ethical energies in the wrong place. The moral focus of our ethical decision-making should fall on building communities because the importance of any choice we make lies in the relationships that give our choices context. Food is an especially rich intersection of relations and so provides many opportunities to reflect, connect, and imagine more democratic communities. Recognizing these opportunities leads us to see ourselves not as food consumers but as food citizens who seek to enact and transform our relations not only through our purchasing and eating choices but also through our collective work in organizations that promote healthy, just, fair, safe, and delicious food systems for all people. For more information, visit:

Request for Member/Supporter Survey Input by Sept 24
CODO Design ( is providing probono brand development services to Indy Food Co-op, and they would like to hear from you Please take a few moments to respond to the following questions and send your responses to by Thursday, September 24.

Personal Information (optional)
  • Age:
  • Neighborhood of Residence (Downtown, Mass Ave, Near East-side, etc.):
  • Profession:

Indy Food Co-op Questions
  • What got you interested in the Indy Food Co-op and Pogue's Run Grocer?
  • What do you think is the best way to support Pogue's Run Grocer?
  • Where do you usually shop for groceries?
  • Do you see any difference between a supermarket and a food co-op? If so, what is the difference?
  • What do you think of Pogue's Run Grocer's location on the near east-side?

Thank you for assisting us! Please send your responses by Thursday, September 24 to

Order Thanksgiving Turkeys by September 25
Indy Food Co-op will place an order for local, pasture-raised, farm fresh Thanksgiving Turkeys on Friday, September 25, from Skillington Farms in Lebanon, Indiana. Turkey pick-up will be Wednesday, November 25 (the Wednesday before Thanksgiving) between noon and 7 p.m. from Pogue's Run Grocer, 2828 East 10th Street. Birds will be fresh so you will not need to thaw prior to the holiday. Complete and submit the Turkey Order Form and order yours at Thanksgiving Turkeys are $3.50/lb.Minimum weight deposit due upon ordering. Remainder due at pick-up.Choices: SMALL (10-15 lbs.) or LARGE (15-20 lbs.), with minimal options for extra small and extra large available.

Indy Food Co-op Member Loans Now Sought
Food co-ops across the country finance a portion of start-up costs through member loans to reduce the need to have to secure costly private sector loans. The Indy Food Co-op is seeking $165,000 in member loans this month to stay on track to open the store this fall. If interested, contact Mary Bowling, IFC Treasurer, at

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