News Stories

2010 Election Results Announced

Long time members are probably used to an election cycle that begins with voting in January and ends with an election results announcement in the March newsletter. This year, we did things a bit differently in an effort to adhere more closely to the election schedule that our bylaws spell out.  For the 2010 election,… Read more »

Bylaw Changes Proposed

[A copy of the proposed bylaws can be downloaded here and at the end of this article] By Paula Wilk, Board President The Co-op is on the move: Sales over $3 million during the fiscal year ending last September 30th, up 9.5% from last year Sales high enough to keep our discount from our primary… Read more »

Co-op Annual Meeting Celebration

Save the date… The Co-op’s Annual Meeting Celebration will take place on Saturday, March 6th, from 2 to 5:30 pm. The meeting will take place at St. Mark’s Church at 3809 E 3rd St (between Dodge and Alvernon). A delicious organic dinner from the Avenue Deli will be served along with musical entertainment from The… Read more »

No Co-op Board Meeting

The regularly scheduled monthly meeting of the Food Conspiracy Co-op Board is canceled this month to accommodate a national Co-op meeting taking place in Tucson on the same evening. Meetings will resume with the March 3rd meeting.

Co-op Outreach Coordinator testifies before USDA panel

On October 15th, Co-op Outreach Coordinator, Torey Ligon testified before a USDA panel in opposition to a proposed new set of food safety protocols for leafy greens. ————————————————————————————- Read about the trial in an article on Southwest Farm Press (an industry trade magazine): http://southwestfarmpress.com/news_archive/leafy-greens-1105/ Read The Organic Consumer Association’s position: http://www.organicconsumers.org/articles/article_19176.cfm Read Ligon’s recap in… Read more »

Profit over Organics: Nation’s Largest Dairy Marketer Sets Up Competing Market Category

Dean Foods Creates “Natural” Dairy Products Using Conventional Milk From: The Cornucopia Institute BOULDER, CO:  A division of Dean Foods, the organic industry’s largest namebrand manufacturer, rocked the organic world this week when it was reported that the agribusiness giant intended to create an entirely new, lower-priced, product category, “natural dairy,” aimed squarely at pirating… Read more »

Aromatic Alliums Bring Tears of Joy to Summer Cooking

Alliums? Allium is the onion genus, with about 1250 species, making it one of the largest plant genera in the world. They are perennial bulbous plants that produce chemical compounds (mostly cystein sulfoxide) that give them a characteristic onion or garlic taste and odor. Many of this large family of plants are not edible –… Read more »

Anti-Depression Fridays Sales

10% OFF ALL DAY Any purchase. Anybody. 1st Friday of every summer month. (June 5, July 3, August 7, September 4). Download a flyer.

President Obama to plant garden at White House

The Obamas plan to dig and sow a veggie garden near the fountain on the South side of the White House property. Local food enthusiasts around the world rejoice. http://blogs.abcnews.com/thenote/2009/03/first-family-to.html

Co-op to distribute $44,000 in Patronage Rebates

2009 will be noted by many as a great year for witnessing memorable and historical events. In the annals of the food co-op world, a footnote will read that in 2009, Food Conspiracy Co-op reached another milestone in its rich 38 year history by distributing its first ever patronage rebate to its member-owners. We missed… Read more »