In an effort boost membership, the Montavilla Food Co-op is launching a new campaign to sign-up 30 new member-owners in 30 days! The co-op organizers will be reaching out to supporting businesses and organizations, volunteers, and current member-owners to encourage friends, family and residents of Portland to become member-owners in a 30 day campaign to sustain the drive to open a new, cooperatively run grocery in the east Portland neighborhood of Montavilla. Anyone can help in this effort by spreading the word face-to-face, liking and sharing our updates in social media and promoting our events and activities in all sources of Portland media. Campaign Details: Who: Member-owners, co-op enthusiasts, Portland residents What: Find a friend to join the co-op – 30 members in 30 days! When: July 15 to August 15, 2015 How: Sign-up Online, at upcoming events, or reach out to organizers directly Why: To open a new, community owned grocery cooperative! More info about why here. To join visit: www.montavilla.coop/join-us/member-owner-sign Follow our campaign and up-to-date news...Read More
This grant provides some of the resources needed to develop a professional assessment of the feasibility of a co-op in Montavilla, a critical step in development.Read More
Deck Family Farm is offering an incentive program to new Montavilla Co-op members. For those who join the co-op at a co-op event or fundraiser, they will receive a voucher that they can redeem at the Deck Family Farm table at the Montavilla Farmers Market. The Deck Family Farm also sells at the Hollywood Farmers Market and the PSU Farmers Market–which are both open year round. Currently, the voucher entitles new co-op members to a 1/2 pound of natural uncured bacon, but in the future that may change based on inventory. For instance, during the spring laying season, it could be a dozen eggs. The Montavilla Food Co-op thanks the Deck Family Farm for generously donating the 12 pounds of pork used in making the chili that was served at the Fall Gathering. The Deck Family Farm in Junction City, Oregon is a 320 acre organic livestock farm that offers Grass-Fed Beef, Pasture-Raised Pork, Pastured Chickens, Egg-Layers, Turkeys, and Spring Lamb. In addition to farmers markets, they also sell their products in select grocery stores and food cooperatives, through an online store, and directly in the case of Sides, Side-CSAs, and Individual Cuts. Owners Christine and John Deck are deeply committed to raising animals in the most ethical and humane way possible. Accountability is the name of the game. As Christine puts it: “… people can come any day to our farm but Sunday, and just see what we’re doing at any time. There’s nothing hidden – you don’t have to have a camera in your hat to visit our farm and know what’s going on.” Their practices result in incredible-tasting, healthy meat completely free of hormones, antibiotics, nitrates, and nitrites. So what does pasture-raised actually mean? In talking about their pigs that are...Read More
Becoming a member-owner now will directly help us achieve our ultimate goal of opening a cooperative storefront. Your equity investment will help fund the initiatives & projects needed to get to opening day. By becoming a member today, you will be making a difference in our neighborhood that will last for years to come.
This is a volunteer-run project. People who have become member-owners and other volunteers from the community are making this project happen. You can too! Get in touch today to contribute your time and skills.