February 2017 Newsletter

February 2017 – Exciting News, Updates and SALES at The Buffalo Mountain Food Coop and Cafe.

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February 2017 Coop NEWS!

Hello Members! Just a quick email here to inform you of some upcoming events and news…

Working Member Opportunities

Sampling Hosts: We’d like some more people on call for setting up and presenting free samples at different times during each month (Cleaning up, too, of course.) Ideal candidates enjoy chatting with people, creating attractive displays, and staying ’til the cleaning’s done. We can arrange a specific time each month, or get on the call list. Please contact ellen@buffalomountaincoop.org.

Cool Kids Crew: We can use a couple more team members on the dairy stocking brigade. Display space is limited, and the products are perishable, so keeping the shelves filled will keep the department healthy. Rose and Diane are doing a great job, but there are more days and times that need coverage. It doesn’t have to take too long at once, and we can work it into your regular shopping schedule. Believe it or not, winter is actually a good time to start this weekly job. You don’t feel a temperature shock. Please contact ellen@buffalomountaincoop.org.

Shovelers: We’re keeping up with the front of the store, but we need the roof outside the cafe and the back deck and steps to be kept shoveled. We have some help with this, but probably need more folks to relocate the white stuff.

Coop Hours

Mon – Fri: 8 am – 7 pm
Saturday: 9 am – 6 pm
Sunday: 10 am – 6 pm

The next store-wide SALE for ALL customers will be on Wednesday, March 1st. These sales happen every first Wednesday. DON’T MISS IT!

2017 FEDCO Seeds – Moose Tuber – Organic Supply Catalogue Orders

DUE on Sunday February 12th.

No payment is required at the time of ordering
Payment will be collected at time of pick-up (early March)

Still accepting submissions for the Winter edition of the Buffalo Mountain Bullsheet. Submit coop and natural food related news and stories, poetry, recipes, local events, workshops, classes… etc… Articles considered for publication and printed will be given working member credit. Email jon@buffalomountaincoop.org for more info.

Did you know you can get a gift card for $225 to Buffalo Mountain Co-op when you go solar with SunCommon between Feb 1 and March 31, 2017. How?

1. Sign up with SunCommon for a free solar home visit at suncommon.com/co-op or call 882-8181
2. Stop in the co-op and pick up a coupon
3. Hand the coupon to your Solar Home Advisor when you sign a solar home agreement with SunCommon
4. Your $225 gift card will be mailed to you
Enjoy: Spend your gift card at the co-op!

SunCommon makes going solar easy and affordable.
Local energy, local food. What could be better?

For more information, contact Ellen at SunCommon: 798-2648 or ellen@suncommon.com

3 or 4 Buffalo Mt. Co-op Collective members are going to a trade show at the Foxwoods Resort in the Ledyard/ Mashantucket area of Connecticut, May 16-18. We don’t want to stay at the resort or other local hotels. Do any other coop members have family or friends who might give us some floor space? (They won’t have to feed us, and we’ll probably be able to feed them.We’ll also contribute some $) I’ve got family between 1-2 hours from there, and we can do that if necessary, but would rather be closer. If you know of a place or places we might stay, please contact Ellen or Kate.


Annual Gathering and Board Elections
Save the date! Sunday, April 2, Details TBA
Any member-owner in good standing and up to date with equity payments is eligible to run. Board term is 2 years.

Are you interested in supporting your co-op by becoming a Board Member? Buffalo Mountain Co-op Board candidates should have:

  • A willingness and enthusiasm to support and progress the mission of BMFC
  • A commitment to advancing our cooperatively owned and democratically run local food business.
  • A desire to communicate with a wide variety of our membership to help determine how to best meet their needs.
Potential candidates would ideally posses some of the following:
  • Experience and success with thriving local enterprises
  • Management oversight capabilities
  • Non-profit or community organizing experience
If so, we ask that you fully participate in the workings of the Board!
This means:
  • Enthusiasm and love for the co-op business model
  • Commit to attend meetings, with an understanding of the time required to participate (typically 2-6 hours per month)
  • Be willing to participate in discussion, compromise, and work as part of a team
  • Foster a strong collaborative relationship with the Collective Management Team
If you’re interested in running, or if you have questions, please email kate@buffalomountaincoop.org and come to our Board Meeting on Thurs Feb 23.

Letters of interest in running should be submitted by Feb 28, by email to: kate@buffalomountaincoop.org

If you have any further questions, please email: board@buffalomountaincoop.org





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