Our coverstory details the Twelve Days of Local promotion—we’re offering 20% OFF daily specials beginning December 13th on some of your favorite local gift items. Also in this issue, we’ve reprinted the Annual Report to the Member Owners which was intially distributed during October’s annual meeting. Click to download a PDF version of the December-January Rollin’ Oats Journal.
Thank you to everyone who voted in the co-op’s annual election! Voting closed at 6:45 p.m. during our Annual Meeting on October 18th.
This issue contains a cover story detailing our Annual Meeting and the offical 2012 ballot for the board of directors election. We also announce our Member Appreciation Day (members save 10% on October 20th!). And, you’ll find our holiday catering menu, too! Click to download the October November 2012 issue.
Bamboo blocks, foam rollers, balance discs and more, made using sustainable materials. Check out Natural Fitness’s Zero Impact Program.
By Kathy Gerhardt
Excerpts of this article were originally printed in the August/September 2012 Rollin’ Oats Journal.
If you are planning to take part in the Eat Local, America! campaign, a visit to the Linden Hills Co-op cheese department should be on your list. According to Jason Anderson (aka “The Cheesemonger”), 80-90% of the cheese stocked by the co-op is local.
Before jumping into his current role nearly five years ago, Anderson was like many Americans. His cheese palate was somewhat limited.
Do you know of a local, environmental non-profit that could use some extra cash? Each year, the co-op is able to give $3000 – $4000 to a pair of environmental non-profits chosen by our member-owners. Nominations for our 2013 Green Patch program are due on August 15th. Click to learn more about the Green Patch program and download a nomination form, or stop by our customer service desk for a copy.
Green Patch candidates will be voted upon by the co-op membership during the Annual Meeting.
Calling all canines! The Linden Hills Business Association’s 8th annual Woofstock event takes place on Saturday, September 8th from 10am to 3pm at the intersection of 43rd Street and Upton Avenue.
Dogs and their people can stroll the business district to take advantage of special events and discounts at neighborhood merchants. The streets will also be home to the Woofstock Love-In Exhibition, with 35+ booths full of Fido needs—from grooming, rescuing, and treats to clothing, walking, and training.
Chef-instructor Kate Moore shares some of her favorite locally inspired recipes in this issue’s cover story “Eat Local, Stay Cool.” In keeping with our Eat Local, America! theme, we shine the spotlight on LHC member & cheesemonger Jason Anderson. We didn’t have quite enough room in the printed issue to tell you ALL the wonderful things we know about Jason, so if you’d like to read the full article about him, click here. Click to download the current issue (and learn how you can attend Featherstone Farms’ Harvest Party for free!).
This year’s annual meeting will be on Thursday, October 18th from 6 – 8:30 p.m. Our keynote speaker will be local farmer Chris Blanchard of Rock Spring Farm. RSVP to allie(at)lindenhills.coop or 612-279-2450.