News Stories

Street Feast!

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Community Food Bank’s Youth Farm Project: Takin’ Food and Art to the Streets! July 15th from 7-9pm, on 7th st. between 4th ave. and 5th ave. A Community Celebration With: ~A unique and delectable Local Foods Dinner, supplied by local growers, and prepared by Café 54. ~Art Performances, Displays, and Presentations on Food Systems and… Read more »

4th Avenue Merchants’ Sale

July 31st Street-wide savings along 4th Avenue. At Food Conspiracy Co-op, buy one Avenue Deli item and get the second half off* (*second item of equal or lesser value)

First Friday Sale

Join us for First Fridays this summer! Members save 10% on all purchases. New members sign up and receive a $10 gift card. Plus, from 6 to 8 p.m. enjoy live music and free food from The Avenue Deli. Featured artists August 6: Salvador Duran September 3: Balkan Spirit

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): Read The Organic Consumer Association’s position: 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 »