Green Patch

Now Accepting Green Patch Nominations

We are currently accepting nominations for our 2015 Green Patch organizations. All you need to do to nominate your favorite environmental organization is fill out the Green Patch application and drop it our at the customer service desk. The 2015 Green Patch organizations will be chosen by member vote at our Annual Meeting, in October.

The Green Patch program encourages shoppers to reduce waste and reuse canvas, cloth, or other durable shopping bags—and supports two “green groups” chosen by member vote each year. Every time a shopper uses their own cloth or canvas grocery bag, they receive a Green Patch worth five cents. By shoppers donating their Green Patches, the co-op generates an average of $2,000 to $4,000 for local environmental nonprofits each year.

The 2014 Green Groups are:

Youth Farm

Sustainable Farming Association of MN

Fill out a Green Patch application to nominate groups for next year.