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)