Meet a Member

Meet your fellow Montavilla Food Co-op Member-Owners!

Member Spotlight – Amanda Moomaw

Posted by on Oct 16, 2015

Member Spotlight – Amanda Moomaw

Why did you join the co-op? “I wanted to increase access to healthy food in a part of the city that was in need of increased options. I wanted to be part of owning something in my community that would give back and support and grow the local economy.”

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Member Spotlight – Eva Sippl of Eva’s Herbucha

Posted by on Jan 27, 2015

Member Spotlight – Eva Sippl of Eva’s Herbucha

“my passion is to be part of creating a society and an economy that … is better than what is happening right now.” Eva Sippl

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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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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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Alissa Keny-Guyer

Posted by on Nov 1, 2013

Alissa Keny-Guyer

“As a mom and a state legislator, I joined the Montavilla Food Co-op to help create healthy options for my own family and other families throughout our district. Building a healthy food economy helps local businesses, consumers, and the environment. And meeting other co-op members helps build community!”

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Lucas Crawford

Posted by on Jun 20, 2013

Lucas Crawford

Say hello to one of our newest member-owners, Lucas Crawford! He joined up at the Montavilla Pancake Breakfast last Saturday. Lucas hails from Vermont, a bastion of cooperativism, and is passionate about good food. He works his tail off for the Oregon based business, farmer & employee owned Organically Grown Company. Lucas is committed to keeping his money local. He knows that co-ops are one of the best ways to do this. Find out why co-ops are great for the local economy by visiting Stronger...

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