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Who’s your Farmer?

Posted by on Mar 17, 2014

Who’s your Farmer?

Right in your neighborhood you can connect with your very own farmer, know how your food is grown, and eat the freshest, healthiest food around through community supported agriculture (CSA). A CSA is a relationship between you and a farmer. Kind of like joining a gym, you pay a fee to a farm for a season, and, instead of weight machines and spinning classes, your primary benefit is a variety of fresh, local food- whatever is ready to harvest every week for the growing season. Other benefits include knowing what goes into growing your food and supporting sustainable agriculture and a...

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Mia Neuse

Posted by on Mar 1, 2014

Mia Neuse

“Co-ops are good for our community, good for our quality of life, and provide us a key way to take charge of our food supply. I am happy my family joined and look forward to its opening!” In her 7th year at Montavilla Community Acupuncture, Mia Neuse is a stalwart resident and business owner in Montavilla. She first became interested in Chinese medicine in the early 90s when, “An injury I had didn’t respond to conventional Western medicine.” After studying shiatsu, Japanese acupressure massage, from a Master she decided to study acupuncture and Chinese medicine and...

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Opportunities with the Montavilla Food Co-op Board of Directors

Posted by on Feb 14, 2014

Opportunities with the Montavilla Food Co-op Board of Directors

The Montavilla Food Co-op is seeking talented, dedicated volunteers to apply for open seats on our board of directors. Currently we are looking for 6 additional people to join our existing development board. We have a need for individuals with experience in any of the following: Farming / Food Production Co-ops Marketing Public Speaking State Law on Cooperative Corporations Bridging cultural gaps Finance Lease negotiation Community and Business connections Project Management Other skill sets and experience will be considered. Please apply if you are interested, even if you don’t exactly...

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Montavilla Food Buying Club partnership

Posted by on Nov 16, 2013

Montavilla Food Buying Club partnership

Until Dec. 31, all new members of the co-op will get a FREE 2014 membership to the Montavilla Food Buying Club . Currently, the MFBC make buys from the following wholesalers: Azure Standard, Bavaria Mills, Café Mam, Eckler Mountain Meats, Frontier, Heritage Farms NW, Hummingbird, Little Gnome Farm & PD Farms/Phil Greif. To redeem your membership, please contact the club directly and let them know that you just joined the co-op. MFBC will verify with us your membership in the co-op....

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Craft Sale to benefit Montavilla Food Co-op

Posted by on Nov 13, 2013

Craft Sale to benefit Montavilla Food Co-op

Come out and take a look at some of the amazing crafts donated for the sale. Pottery, Jewelry, Artisan Soap, Hand-Bound Journals and more! ALL proceeds from this sale will benefit the Co-op! Amazing handcrafted items, great prices, terrific cause! Bonus: Shane’s most recent batch of homebrew will be on tap. Saturday, November 30, 2013, 12pm – 5pm RSVP Here!

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Montavilla Guitar Studio Partners with Montavilla Food Co-op

Posted by on Nov 9, 2013

Montavilla Guitar Studio Partners with Montavilla Food Co-op

Montavilla resident and co-op member, Neil Mattson has lived in the neighborhood since 2009. He and his partner, Tina Granzo, have been active volunteers, hosting co-op meetings at their home and donating their talents when called upon to do so. A native of Michigan, Neil is a member of People’s Food Co-op in Ann Arbor, Ypsilanti Food Co-op, and Detroit’s Cass Corridor Food Co-op. Neil’s personal philosophies align with the co-op spirit. He believes in shopping local to reduce the carbon footprint of the conventional food shipping industry, neighbors helping neighbors to build a vibrant and...

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