The 2017 Impacts Report is here! Did you know your co-op sold more local items in 2017 than ever before? Did you know 127/127 NCG-affiliated co-ops use a program that started HERE? We also added 456 new owners in 2017 and partnered with 6 new organizations in town.
Learn more in our 2017 Impacts Report!
by Charles Delman
The CGFC Board of Directors has recently been focused on three things:
by Gary Taylor, GM
Hello Common Grounders!
by Joanne Mierek
by Andi Marietta, Front of House Manager
Dear Owners and Friends of Common Ground Food Co-op,
I cannot begin to describe the excitement I am feeling after my first few days at Common Ground! I have never before met so many people as committed to their beliefs as the ones I have met in the last two weeks. Thank you everyone, who has welcomed me with open arms and have been so willing to share their thoughts about the co-op, the food movement, and the future of both!
by John McNally, Co-op Cook & Local Producer
The flooding that we recently experienced was made much worse by the corn and soy fields that surround our town. I must first remind you that those corn and soy fields primarily exist to feed the animals in feedlots and other CAFOs (concentrated animal feed operations). According to the USDA, over 40% of corn used in the US is for animal feed and more than 96% of the animal feed in the United States is corn*. My strong moral objections to CAFOs is a topic for another newsletter.
by Keith McKenney
Happy March, y'all!
As a former staff member, I feel acutely aware of the lack of a certain clarity around the role of Common Ground's Board of Directors. As such, I am particularly interested in making our Board's work more visible. To that end, in this month's dispatch I'll focus on reporting some of our committees' current efforts.
by Sam Ihm, Promotions Coordinator
It all started with a van. 44 years later, how are the owners, employees, and shoppers of Common Ground connected to the foundational purpose of the co-op?