A morning at PrairiErth Farm

by Anne Bargar, Produce Assistant Manager PrairiErth Farm sits a few miles outside of Atlanta, IL, about 20 miles southeast of Bloomington-Normal. It’s 350 acres of diversified farm including vegetable crops, grains, pasture, cover crops, and restored prairie. The terrain there is rolling and the whole farm is quite beautiful. Add in the dramatic clouds we had during our visit, and it was quite the visual feast.

A Jarticle, Continued

June 2018

by Mia Hanneken, Education Coordinator

I have been living my bulk aisle dreams this past month! An enormous “thank you” to everyone who has donated their jars to the co-op. Little by little, we are bringing awareness to single use plastic and offering sustainable options. I encourage everyone to continue donating their empty jars and skipping the unnecessary bags when shopping in bulk (and produce, for that matter).

Bulk Buying 101

June 2018

by Andi Marietta, FOH Manager

New to bulk buying and want to know what it’s all about? Awesome! Buying from the bins might seem complicated at first glance, but it’s really very easy once you know what to do. We’ll show you how with these step by step instructions.

Our Customers are A-Mason! (A Jarticle)

June 2018

by Andi Marietta, FOH Manager

We all know by now that the best thing for the environment and sustainable living is reusing what we already have. Many years ago, folks here at the Co-op began a leave a bag/take a bag system which has been hugely popular. So popular in fact, it got some of us to thinking: how can we help folks reuse more items? Well, our very smart, one and only Mia in the Marketing team came up with a great idea.

Introducing...The Jar Donation Station!

Here's how it works:

GM Update, May Newsletter

Hello fellow Co-operators!

First, I want to thank all of the owners who came to the Financial Meeting of Owners. Your dedication and concern about the Co-op is heartening and very welcome! I look forward to seeing all of you at our next meeting! In this month's newsletter I am going to re-cap the goals and highlights that I talked about for all of those who could not attend. This is not a complete list but should give everyone a good idea of the exciting things we have in store for you!


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