It was a very productive August for Indy Food Co-op and September has been just as busy so far. We hope you are getting excited about your community owned grocery store opening this fall. Did you see the cover store in this month's URBAN TIMES? Check out the Isaacson/Evaniew family on the cover!
There is a lot going on with the co-op these days, so please stay up to date by checking our website and blog frequently to learn about our progress and upcoming events, including:
NEXT VOLUNTEER WORKDAY, THIS SUNDAY, 1 - 5 P.M.
Join Indy Food Co-op on Sunday, September 13, for our next volunteer workday at Pogue's Run Grocer. We'll have a group of 20 IUPU students in tomorrow tearing up vinyl tile and we need a team of our own members coming in on Sunday to clean the space up. Bring mops, buckets, rubber gloves, brooms and dustpans if you have them. We'll be sprucing the place up in preparation for Tuesday's member loan kick-off meeting!
MEMBER LOAN KICK OFF MEETING, TUES, SEPT 15, 6:30 P.M.
Like most co-ops across the country, Indy Food Co-op is hoping to finance a portion of its start-up costs through member loans. Already, members have committed $21,500 and our goal is $165,000 to reduce our need for private sector loan debt. Please plan to join us Tuesday, September 15, from 6:30 - 8:00 at Pogue's Run Grocer location (2828 E 10th Street) to learn more! Those members who expressed interest in learning more about member loans on their membership application received a packet of information in the mail in the past two weeks. If you are interested, but cannot attend the Sept 15 meeting, please contact us for more information.
MURAL CONCEPTUAL DESIGNS SOUGHT BY SEPT 18
Indy Food Co-op is seeking talented, creative artist to volunteer to create conceptual designs for our exterior mural. Designs will be narrowed by the IFC board with the final two designs coming to the IFC membership for a vote! Mural concepts should scream "food" as it is intended to be a major attention grabber for the store for those traveling briskly down 10th Street. The chosen designer will oversee the painting of the mural using volunteer assistance by willing co-op members. Conceptual designs must be submitted electronically in PDF not to exceed 8 MB by September 18, 2009, to firstname.lastname@example.org
INDY SLOW FOODS VEGAN DINNER SEPT 20
Slow Food Indy is hosting a Farm to Table Dinner @ Beasley’s Orchard & Garden in Danville IN on Sunday, September 20, 5:30 – 9:00pm. This fabulous five-course meal and hayride kicks off the SFI 2010 Terre Madre fundraising to send Indianapolis area chefs, farms and food educators to Torino, Italy for Slow Food Internationals bi-annual international convention. Reservation Required by September 17. $50 Slow Food Members, $60 Non-Members - http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/80389 or for more info, contact Laura Henderson, email@example.com
LOCAL FOODS SPEAKER COMES TO IUPUI SEPT. 28
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.
INDY FOOD CO-OP TO TAKE TURKEY PRE-ORDERS FOR THANKSGIVING
Indy Food Co-op is teaming up with Skillington Farms, Lebanon, Indiana, to provide our members with fresh (not frozen) turkeys for this Thanksgiving season. Pre-order details coming soon, but turkeys will be available in two sizes: The choices are SMALL (10-15 lbs.) or LARGE (15-20 lbs.), will cost $3.50/lb, and must be ordered by September 30 with pre-payment. Distribution of the orders will occur on Tuesday, November 24!
CO-OP SEEKING GENERAL MANAGER CANDIDATES
Indy Food Co-op is seeking a dynamic, enthusiastic and experienced General Manager to be the key staff person for all store operations. If you are or know of people who might be interested, please review the complete job description at www.IndyFoodCoop.org . The co-op hopes to hire this critical leadership position in the next 30 days or so.
Indy Food Co-op is soon to open thanks to the very hard work of so many! A big thank you to all those who have come out for volunteer workdays, helped staff a booth at a community event, helped spread the word among your friends, family and neighbors, have provided a member loan, and have provided food for volunteers! And, thank you for your membership in this community-owned grocery store! Keep spreading the word about this important community asset and help us reach 300 members by the time we open the store.