You probably already know that biking to work, play and neighborhood businesses is good for your mind, body, spirit, and not to mention, of course, our environment. But we’d like to give you just one more good reason to bike to the co-op: the Bicycle Benefits rewards program.
Bicycle Benefits is a national program designed to reward individuals for their commitment to cleaner air, personal health and the use of “pedal power” to create a more sustainable community.
This month’s cover story “Featherstone Farm Goes Solar” will take you through how the folks down at Featherstone Farm installed their 2,200 square-foot, 38-kilowatt solar panel array. Also in this issue meet co-op member and Cyclomaniac Angela Gustafson in the “Member Spotlight” and hear what’s been happening at the Board’s Listening Project sessions.
In other news, get the results from February’s special election, consider giving a donation to The Non-GMO Project and we’re announcing our annual used book drive, a benefit for Linden Hills Library.
Your investment: $80
Your return: Local food, real goods, friendly people
Becoming a co-op member isn’t like joining a warehouse club—you will be one of our nearly 7,000 store owners.
Membership is a one-time purchase of equity shares, not an annual fee. And your equity dollars are refundable upon request. Your shares contribute towards the capital we need to run the business and make improvements for you. Members receive other benefits, too!
Read this month’s cover story, and you’ll discover why “It’s Good to Belong” to Linden Hills Co-op and learn more about our first ever month-long, members-only pallet sale! Also, find out when our annual Member Appreciation Day will be—and how you could win a $100 co-op gift card.
Also in this issue, board member and community leader Rhea Sullivan takes the “Member Spotlight” and we announce our annual LoveFest celebration. Don’t forget to check out our February and March classes, too!
Prepare to smile when you read Ginger Pearson’s cover story “Best I Ever Tasted” about neighborhood kids’ enthusiasm for the Midwest Food Connection. Plus, you’ll learn more about the many ways the co-op gives back to our community,including the Green Patch program, recent donation to the Tornado Recovery Fund and our upcoming Diabetes Prevention Program.
Also in this issue, you’ll find an excerpt of our Annual Report, including reports from the Board President and Board Tresurer.
Read all about our plans for the Annual Meeting on Wednesday, October 26th. And, don’t forget to RSVP to allie(at)lindenhills.coop or 612-279-2450. Please note, the print version of this issue contained a special election ballot insert. Click to learn more and download the ballot. Cast your vote by mail or in person by Tuesday, October 25th. (You’ll have one final chance to vote at the annual meeting the following day).
Also in this issue, our board of directors announces the “Listening Project,” a new year long program. And, we say good-bye to two long-term, dedicated board members: Brian Shields and President Kimberly Proffitt.
Check out our holiday pre-order offerings, classes and events, too!
Click to download the October November 2011 issue.
Our pies are handmade from scratch by our baker, Adam Wolff, formerly of The Birchwood Cafe. Adam uses the highest quality ingredients in his baked goods including Schultz organic eggs (Owatonna, MN) and Ivy Farms heavy cream (Hastings, MN). Our selection rotates among blueberry, peach, apple, pecan, pumpkin, Key lime and chocolate velvet.
The new “half pies” have been a big hit. As one customer commented, “This is the perfect size for my family.
Rejoice! Gluten-free folks and their gluten-please friends will both enjoy these scrumptious goodies! Banana bread, German chocolate cupcakes, chocolate chiffon pound cake, and more. Baked at our sister co-op, Valley Natural Foods, in Burnsville.
Our annual Eat Local, America issue is chock full of mouthwatering recipes featuring our favorite local fare. Check out our calendar of events to learn how you can Eat Seasonally , discover Fresh Ideas for Your CSA and/or meet local cookbook author (and Salad Girl!) Pam Powell on August 14th from 3 – 6 p.m.
Our member spotlight features co-op member and local vendor, Christine Wheeler. Also in this issue, learn how you can invest in Featherstone Farm’s solar project or support the Food for Change film project.
And, if you haven’t already gotten to know your co-op’s board of directors, check out this month’s board report. It’ll help you “put a name to a face” and learn more about your board members’ skills and interests.
SAVE THE DATE: Our Annual Meeting will be on Wednesday, October 26th, featuring filmmaker Steve Alves as our keynote speaker. Please RSVP to allie(at)lindenhills.coop.
Click to download a PDF copy of the August/September Rollin’ Oats.
Experience the story behind your meal! This issue’s cover story introduces the Twin Cities food co-ops’ first ever Eat Local Farm Tour on Saturday, July 30th. Save the date and stay tuned to the website for more information. Also in this issue, we call for Board Candidate Applications (due July 15th) and Green Patch Nominations (due August 15th). If you’re a Linden Hills resident, learn how you could get assistance with creating a backyard raingarden. Finally, our member spotlight features naturalist and author, Karen Shragg.
Click to download the PDF version.