April 1, 2014 – April 30, 2014
April is the best time to join the Food Conspiracy Co-op! Get a free green tote bag and a coupon for up to $10 off Conspiracy Kitchen prepared food when you join the Food Conspiracy Co-op in April.
Becoming an owner is simple and easy!
You can become an owner for just $180. You can choose to pay $22.50 installments every three months, plus a non-refundable $10 administrative fee. Or pay all at once and we’ll waive the administrative fee. Remember, your equity investment of $180 is fully refundable. If you ever decide you no longer want to be a member, we give it back.
1. Participate in co-op decision-making by voicing your opinions in Board meetings and voting in elections.
2. Take part in Member+Owner sales. Items on sale change every two weeks.
3. Save on Basic Buys items, a monthly program that prices healthy products at 10% above wholesale cost. Basic Buys are only for owners.
4. In years that the co-op is profitable, qualify to receive a patronage rebate check for a percentage of your annual purchases.
5. Receive a subscription to “Community News”, the co-op’s bi-monthly newsletter.
6. Get free unclassified ad space in our “Community News” newsletter calendar.
7. Have the experience of shopping where you own the store, being part of an organization that has nourished the community since 1971.
May 4, 2014
San Xavier Co-op Farm is located West of the Santa Cruz River and North of San Xavier Mission. The San Xavier Co-op Association leases 1,700 from land allottees. San Xavier produces chemical-free alfalfa hay, dry goods and traditional crops such as beans, corn, squash and peas. UA Compost Cats, a student-run composting operation that aims to keep food and other organic materials out of local landfills and turn it into local soil fertility. In 2013, UA Compost Cats moved their student-run compost operation to the farm in partnership with the Community Food Bank of Southern Arizona. More information go to www.compostcats.com or www.sanxaviercoop.org/about-us Carpool from co-op at 8:00 a.m. Traditional meal of Bo:sol (Red Tepary beans, roasted corn kernel and grain), salad and mesquite cookie $9/per person. Or bring your own lunch. RSVP by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
May 10, 2014
With apologies to surprise parties, block parties and political parties, the best kind of party is a pie party.
Tucson boasts a long-running and very popular Pie Party. Ian Fritz and Turtle Southern started it 11 years ago as a celebration amongst friends. Each year it grew larger.
Last year’s Pie Party drew more than 500 people and raised several thousand dollars for charity.
Now Southern and Fritz have decided to pass the pie party torch.
This year’s Pie Party will be organized by the Food Conspiracy Co-op and will be held on Saturday, May 10, from 3-6 p.m. at Mercado San Agustin.
“We’re very excited for the opportunity to continue this wonderful tradition,” said Food Conspiracy Co-op Outreach + Education Coordinator Kelly Watters.”
Though previous Pie Parties have taken the form of a competition, this year’s event will be a pie potluck. Anyone can submit a pie to the Pie Party. Just drop off your pie (or pies) at the Mercado between 1-2 p.m.
“If I think back to all of the Pie Parties over the years, there are certain pies I will never forget,” said Southern. “A gorgeous heirloom tomato creation, an award-winning artichoke pie, and this one particular strawberry pie many years ago that was more than I ever dreamed possible. Bites that were so heavenly they brought tears to my eyes.”
This year’s Pie Party proceeds will benefit two local nonprofits. Pie Party attendees will vote to choose which nonprofit will receive the proceeds from the evening. For each slice of pie attendees buy they will get one vote. Slices of pie will cost $3, or $5 for two slices.
Eligible nonprofits include El Grupo Youth Cycling, Ironwood Tree Experience, The Happy Organization, Native American Advancement Foundation, Tucson Village Farm, and the Farm Education Resource Network.
“The Co-op does so much to tie our community together, and I’m eager to see where this pie tradition travels,” Southern said. “I hope you’ll come participate in the tastiest, most memorable fundraiser Tucson’s ovens have to offer.”