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Help Us Name the Owl!
We currently have an in-store program called Who Knew to educate shoppers on the Co-op and products. You may see our friendly owl sharing factoids and educational content on our shelves. We really want help naming our cute little owl. 

In March bring your name suggestion to Shareholder Services and the first 30 people who do so will get a free OWL Pellet. We will then have an in store vote for the name based on five randomly drawn names from the suggestions.

Shur Fine Frozen Veggies, a Co-op Basic
Cheap, frozen veggies for potpies, stir-fry and as a side dish!  Only $1.29!

In-House Smoker
Our Deli now has a smoker up in the commissary kitchen and keeps serving up great new recipes like hickory smoked wings, BBQ pork ribs and even smoked salmon.  Look for our offerings each day in the deli and grab and go!

Our New Website is in the Works…
As many of you know our website is out of date and not mobile friendly. Thus its time for us to do a complete overhaul with a new design that is mobile friendly and has tons of beautiful images.

Join us on March 30th from 4:30-5:30pm in the BFC Community Room as we would love your feedback on the following questions: How do you currently use our website? What would you like for content on our website?

 
BOARD OF DIRECTORS: Shareholder Ownership PDF Print E-mail

February 2017
by Emily Kornheiser 

Sometimes when I'm filling my jar with oats, or selecting the perfect grapefruit I forget that the Co-op is more than a grocery store. And we are. To my eyes two things stand out that make the Co-op the dynamic powerful organization of community that it is: shareholder ownership and our focus on the ends. Both shareholder ownership and our focus on the ends shapes our decisions—both as a board and as an organization­—beyond the bottom line or profit motive. Yes,

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GM REPORT: The Power of Investment PDF Print E-mail

February 2017
by Sabine Rhyne, General Manager

In the words of the International Cooperative Alliance (established in 1895), “Cooperatives are based on the values of self-help, self-responsibility, democracy, equality, equity, and solidarity.” If there were ever a moment for reflection on, and the expression of, those deep and impactful values, now would be one of those moments.

So, to review, still in the words of the ICA: co-ops in general, and our Co-op in particular, were created “by associations of individuals to meet their common

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PRODUCER OF THE MONTH: Good Body Products PDF Print E-mail

February 2017
by Jon Megas-Russell 

The origins of Good Body Products started in Chicago in 2010 during a gig of Trish and Chris Thomas’ band, The Natch. Trish was feeling sick and quickly realized that she was not sick but pregnant with their first child, Myla – now six years old. Upon finishing this leg of their tour they headed back to their home in New York City and circled the wagons around what to do next. They enjoyed their day jobs of digital marketing and consulting and their moon lighting in a rock

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