Started by Dana Huschle, Controller, on Wed 20 Nov 2013 - Last comment 15 weeks 4 days ago
Do any of you use On Demand Tank-less Water Heaters in any of your stores? We are currently considering installing one in our off-site kitchen. The kitchen uses about 400 gallons of hot water per day and I am wondering if it’ll meet our expectations. The plumber assures us that it’ll work but I wanted to get any input I can before we move forward with this project.
Started by Melissa Elkins, Administrative Assistant/Sustainability Program Coordinator, on Thu 14 Nov 2013 - Last comment 16 weeks 3 days ago
Our Board has chosen to send in a letter to the FDA opposing the new FSMA rules - there isn't much time left to comment (the deadline is tomorrow!) but I'd like to encourage everyone who hasn't and has time to rally up to send one in. The Cornucopia Institute has a proxy letter available, and I've attached the one our Board wrote and anyone is welcome to use it as a template if it is helpful!
Started by Doug Walter, Membership Director, Davis Food Co-op / CGN Treasurer, on Thu 7 Nov 2013 - Last comment 11 weeks 6 days ago
We're thinking ahead about sometime replacing our plastic bulk liquid dispensers with something that could be more attractive and more functional. However, just because it looks good doesn't mean they perform in "food co-op floor conditions." Read more »
Started by Ellen Anthony, Bulk Coordinator, on Tue 5 Nov 2013
Fiddleheads Food Co-op in New London, Connecticut is divesting itself of an overabundance of bulk bins. Yours for the taking (almost*): 20 Trade Fixtures Series 500 gravity bins, 15 old-style Radeus scoop bins, and 10 generic acrylic coffee bins (complete with a few coffee beans in each one!!) Come and get them.
* actual cost is 1 pound of your co-op's best-selling bulk product, for the whole bunch of them.
Started by Doug Walter, Membership Director, Davis Food Co-op / CGN Treasurer, on Mon 28 Oct 2013 - Last comment 18 weeks 5 days ago
Hi folks. A thread started on the listserv that I wanted to capture here.
Where can I find or does anybody have a rental contract for hiring out a co-op community space?
We are starting to host yoga and art classes as well as rent out the space for holiday parties so looking for a contract that covers insurance, deposits etc
Thanks for your time!
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Started by CGN Web Admin, Super Site Administrator, Minneapolis, MN (home of polar vortexes), on Thu 24 Oct 2013
First of all, I'd like to welcome former Food Co-op Initiative organizer, Jake Schlacter, to CGN's team. He will be our primary website programmer for awhile and he's already been able to attend to a few glitches.
We inquired about getting screening rights for a public showing and it's about $300. The trailer comes off as a bit dry and stodgy, but the topic is so relevant to what we are all working to do even in this day and age... Read more »
Started by Melissa Elkins, Administrative Assistant/Sustainability Program Coordinator, on Thu 24 Oct 2013
We've just started getting all of our toner from a pretty cool WA company - Magnum Print Solutions www.magnumlaser.com. They have a facility in Seattle that recycles toner on site - no middle man, and no shipping back and forth between the US and Asia. I must admit, I've never looked too closely at how toner is "recycled" until I found out about these folks - it's one of those things that people probably rarely think about but I would propose that it is one of the most un-environmental products in our stores becuause of their carbon footprint. Read more »