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.
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These minimally processed superfoods are a perfect addition to smoothies, baked goods or anywhere you need a nutritional boost. Try Cacao Nibs, Cacao Powder, SuperSeed Omega Smoothie Mix or Camu Camu Powder. Naviya’s products are sourced directly from farmers using fair trade practices. Click for recipes.
In this issue, “Growing Concern: A Primer on GMOs” discusses the USDA’s recent decision to deregulate GM alfalfa and offers some great resources for consumer action on the issue. Our board of directors reflects on Earth Day and our Member Spotlight focuses on Paul Thompson, a local climate champion. In other news, we celebrate our adoption of an Anderson Maple Tree and announce our annual used book drive, a benefit for Linden Hills Library.
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In this issue, Certified Health Coach (and Linden Hills Co-op member!) Claudine Arndt talks winter wellness. And, our member spotlight focuses on homeopathy—as practiced by another longtime co-op member, Jackie Krammer. Don’t miss our first ever “Smooch!Shoot” on February 12th & 13th. And, don’t forget to enter our “Be Our Valentine” prize giveaway. Plus, learn how and where you can donate your gently worn shoes, contribute to Minnesota Foodshare and sign up for your CSA.
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As noted in our Annual Report, your co-op’s board of directors is happy to declare a patronage refund for the fourth year in a row. This year, $51, 723.30 will be refunded to our member-owners via a combination of vouchers and stock.
This issue marks our very first Rollin’ Oats Journal publication now that we’ve settled into our new location at 3815 Sunnyside Ave.
As part of our efforts to build healthy communities, we invite community groups to reserve our Community Room meeting space. There is no charge for the use of the community room. Our community room accommodates up to 18 people. Click to download a PDF version of the meeting space request form.
We’d like to thank everyone who participate in our Annual Meeting on Thursday, October 28th. At the meeting, members enjoyed a healthy meal of soup & salad provided by our deli, coffee provided by Equal Exchange, and learned more about our new store’s design. Our panel presenters included members of the Relocation & Expansion Team: General Manager Luke Schell, Project Manager Tom Lundgren, Mark Wilkus of Wilkus Architects and Bob Gorksi of Robert Gorski Associates.
We’d especially like to thank our guest speakers Cindy Siewart and Jon Buck from Wood from the Hood who spoke about their company’s role in reclaiming wood from the Twin Cities’ urban forest, including our aisle signage made from reclaimed elm.
L. Peter Erickson and Rhea Sullivan have been re-elected by the membership to serve 3 year terms. The 3rd open seat is yet to be decided. That’s because, for perhaps the first time in our co-op’s history, we have a TIE! The board of directors will announce final election results following a thorough review of our bylaws and policies. Stay tuned for updates.
This issue is the annual Eat Local, America! edition of the Rollin’ Oats Journal.
•Discover how two local women, Lori Karis of Sweet Cheeks and Alison Levitt of Dr. in the Kitchen, began their food businesses.
•Find out about important changes to our sales flyers and member coupons, as well as an update on the solar panels from the Board of Directors.