Hello owners, partners and all other community members, We have some extremely exciting news to share with you… We’ve been listening and know our website is hard to navigate, so in just a few weeks we will be rolling out our BRAND NEW, completely revised Elk River Area Food Co-op Website. We hope this transitionContinue Reading WEBSITE REDESIGN
We have been so busy with planning special events, holding a Meet & Greet, attending the National Co-op Conference and starting our season at the Elk River Farmers Market… With that said, here is an update: *We are at 245 MEBMER OWNERS!!!! This is so exciting. If every one of our members got one to twoContinue Reading CO-OP UPDATES – June 2017
Elk River Area Food Co-op yard signs are ready to be picked up! We will be at the Elk River Farmers Market Thursdays from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. until October 2017. Yard signs and stakes are free but we are welcoming a $10.00 donation for anyone willing to help cover the printing costs. YardContinue Reading COME GET YOUR YARD SIGN!
We just returned from a jam-packed weekend in Downtown Minneapolis. The Elk River Area Food Co-op went to CCMA 2017, an international food co-op conference filled with workshops, networking and tons of fun. We are doing our best to build a strong leadership team in order to get the community working together and bring thisContinue Reading INTERNATIONAL FOOD CO-OP CONFERENCE – CCMA 2017
Come one, come all. Gather around the table! The Elk River Area Food Co-op understands the power of gathering people together. We believe that bringing people to the table to discuss an important issue, in a comfortable environment, is a great way to grow sustainable and durable support for the Elk River Area Food Co-op.Continue Reading Help the co-op, host a party!
GUESS WHAT! Since the beginning of 2017 we have added EIGHT new MEMBERS to our growing co-op team! We hit another milestone, we are now at 170 Elk River Area Food Co-op members. This weekend people were thinking about the co-op. We are now at ONE HUNDRED AND SEVENTY member-owners. That is amazing. Your investment puts usContinue Reading THE CO-OP IS GROWING: CELEBRATING 170!
2016 was a monumental year for the ERA Food Co-op. Our membership doubled since 2015! We now have over 160 committed community members investing their time and money into creating a convenient store that provides a one-stop-shop for healthy food and sustainable products. We were awarded our SECOND $10,000 grant from the Food Co-op Initiative. ThatContinue Reading 2016 Celebrations
Please welcome our FIRST HIRE at the Elk River Area Food Co-op…. Alyssa Johnson grew up in Elk River and graduated from the University of Minnesota – Duluth with degrees in both marketing and finance. Her plan is to make the co-op more visible in the community and strengthen the relationship between supplier (local farmers) andContinue Reading ERA Food Co-op Hires First Staff!
Voting Results At this meeting, we asked members to vote on two things: Candidates to fill two vacant board positions – Board Member-At-Large and Treasurer. One applicant ran. Re-determining term dates for current board members to meet requirements set in our bylaws. Revised Terms: Kari Froehlich- November 2017 Michelle Fraunfelder – November 2017 Annie Felix-GerthContinue Reading 2015 Annual Membership Meeting
Voting in the Board of Directors’ elections is the simplest way to effect change in the store that you own. By voting for the candidate(s) that most nearly match your vision for The ERA Food Co-op, you participate in the direction that we take as a community-owned organization. We urge you to participate in the electionContinue Reading Voting will be open from November 9th-November 16th, 2016