Monday, January 26, 2015

Board Update


The Board of Directors appointed two new directors last night at the first Board meeting of the year. Desdra Dawning and Eric Mapes will fill the two vacant seats on the 2015 Board. Joshua Simpson has resigned, and one candidate declined her position.



Monday, December 22, 2014

Deep Discount Day!


Deep Discount Day!

Saturday December 27th at the Eastside Co-op

Beat your New Year’s resolution to the punch! Close out the year with some awe inspiring deals at the Eastside Co-op!  Enjoy deep discounts on select items in every department.  The Salad Bar is having a Throwback Sale at $5.99/lb all day.  Samples galore in all departments throughout the day! 9am-9pm at the Eastside Co-op only (no special orders on sale items)

EVERYBODY WELCOME!  And hey, the non-member surcharge is suspended for the day!

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Friday, October 31, 2014

Annual Membership Meeting



Please join us for our annual chance to share information and good food with the Co-op membership! There will be great treats from the Co-op Deli and entertainment with live flute music by Peter Ali. We will be celebrating the work we've achieved at our stores this year and hear an update on more expansion plans. We will also discuss upcoming changes to our membership cards and record keeping and hear statements from the Board of Directors Candidates. And of course there will be a chance to cast your vote!


Sunday, Nov. 2nd, 4-7p

Olympia Women's Club

1002 Washtington ST SE

Downtown Olympia

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Olympia Food Co-op Harvest Party

Announcing the Olympia Food Co-op's 10th Annual Harvest Party and Local Eats event!  


Celebrate the bounty of the harvest and our local producers, bring a potluck item to share, take part in our First Annual Zuch Fest!  Do you have a zucchini in your garden that got a little out of control?  Bring it to our giant zucchini contest!  Roll it in the zucchini derby, or bake your favorite zuch-creation for the zucchini bake-off!  Details for each are below.

This year, we'll be hosting the Harvest Party at our newly remodeled, warm and welcoming Westside location --  come see our fresh new look!  Check out the new expanded Wellness department!  With our beautiful new floor, widened aisles, and more natural light, your friendly neighborhood store now has a more open, spacious feel.  We we can't wait to see you there!


10th Annual Harvest Party and Local Eats: Sunday Sept 14th, 1p-6p.  921 Rogers St NW.


Details for the Contests:

Grow Off: Zucchinis in the Giant Zucchini contest must have been grown by the contestant.

Bake Off: Entries in the bake-off must not require refrigeration and must have been baked by the contestant.


There will be an entry table set-up for folks to sign-in.  Judging will begin at 3:30, the Derby at 4:30, and the rewards ceremony right after. 


Zucchini Car Derby Guidelines

Zucchini Car must be made by the participant. Adult supervision is allowed.
Cars must be created at the party on the day of the event, with supplies provided.  
You may bring your own zucchini, or use one of ours.

Race Day Procedures & Rules
  1. Car must be no more than 10″ wide and 12″ long
  2. The first car to cross the finish line in each race wins. The race officials have final say.
  3. Cars must cross the finish line in one piece to win the race and advance to the next round.
  4. There must be NO gas, battery, electric, wind-up or powered motors of any kind attached to the car. Fire works and explosives are prohibited.
  5. Entries are submitted by age group:
    Little Kids 10 and Under
    Middle Kids 11-18
    Big Kids Over 18
  6. Entries will be judged in the following classes:
  • Fastest Car- First one to the bottom wins! 
  • Best in Show: Creativity 
  • Best in Show: People’s Choice
If the entry rules are not followed, disqualification is possible. 

Monday, August 4, 2014

Apply to Join the Board of Directors!

Update: Deadline for submitting applications has been extended to Sept. 10th

Take this opportunity to be an active participant in your Co-op’s future and the future of our community by joining the Board of Directors!

This issue of the Co-op News has important information about applying for the Board.

What does the Board do?  Glad you asked!  From the article:

The Olympia Food Co-op Board of Directors is the elected body that represents the membership. The Board establishes policies, oversees the operating and capital budgets, approves plans and recommendations, and sets general guidelines for staff and working members. The Board holds ultimate legal responsibility for the operations and actions of the Co-op.

Board members receive working member credit for their time spent in Board and committee meetings. The monthly hour commitment ranges between 10 to 20 hours.

Read more about it:

August/September Issue of the Co-op News

Board application (.doc)

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Westside Store Exterior Painting

Update: Painting will begin 6/20 Friday morning on the North side of the building and will end on Tuesday 6/24

The West-Side store exterior is going to be painted soon! Depending on the weather, the work will start on June 20th or 23rd.  

This project should take about 2 days. Flying Colors, the company hired for the West-Side, are active Co-op members and have been great to work with so far.  They are aware of the effects this type of work can have on a retail environment.  

Flying Colors will be using low VOC products.  And to lessen the impact they will be starting work in the entrance area before the store hours.

The Eastside store will be open as usual if you'd rather switch stores for those two days. Check back here for updates; and please contact us if you have any further questions or comments.

Here's looking forward to brighter tones and a more vibrant Welcome to the store!