Online Voting is Coming!

In response to high owner interest, Just Food Co-op will offer electronic voting this fall as an option for the selection of board members and approving bylaw amendments. To ensure we reach all owner-members to explain the new voting options, in September each owner household will receive a postcard containing details of the three ways [...]

2017-08-21T13:44:23+00:00 August 26th, 2017|Board Communication, Community, Just Food|

De-Stress Your Back to School Preparations

It’s tough to think about, but it’s now mid-August. This means that all of the retail stores have their back-to-school stuff out. All of the teachers have released their school supplies lists and it’s likely that you’ve already attended an open house or two. This time of summer always feels like a scramble to squeeze [...]

2017-08-21T10:57:13+00:00 August 15th, 2017|Community, Just Food, Local|

CSA Day At Just Food!

CSA Day Saturday is Saturday, March 4 Community members are invited to stop by our Co-op on Saturday, March 4 from 10-1 for CSA Day. Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) farms are a unique way for people to receive fresh, locally grown food at a reasonable price every week during the warmer months. You can meet [...]

2017-07-18T14:17:22+00:00 February 24th, 2017|Community, Just Food, Local|

February is Heart Health Month

February is Heart Health Month and we are celebrating at your Co-op! There are many great choices that you can make in the aisles that can help support your goals of keeping your heart healthy - your ticker needs you to take care of it! Just Food has placed, at the point of product, vibrant [...]

2017-07-18T14:17:22+00:00 February 16th, 2017|Community, Just Food|

Community: First Annual Downstream Film Series

Kristi Pursell, CRWP Community Engagement Coordinator With so many talented artists in Northfield including filmmakers, the Cannon River Watershed Partnership has decided to host another film event in 2017, but this time it’s one with “local” stamped all over it.   I’m proud to introduce the first annual Downstream Film Series that will have [...]

2017-07-18T14:17:22+00:00 February 9th, 2017|Community, Just Food|

Announcing Our Newest Board Members!

The Annual Owners Meeting of Just Food Co-op, attended by over 155 owners and their families, was held on October 18. At the meeting the Board election results were announced. Newly elected for three-year terms as Board members were Alyson Center and Andrew Henley. Penny Hillemann was re-elected for another three-year term. We are excited [...]

2017-07-18T14:17:22+00:00 October 24th, 2016|Board Communication, Community, Just Food|

Growing the Business

The produce department at Just Food is one of the fastest growing, best performing co-op produce departments in the United States.  Not only does Just Food have an amazing produce manager, Val Critser, who sources some of the most beautiful product, farmers who supply us with high quality produce, but we have a community that [...]

2017-07-18T14:17:22+00:00 October 10th, 2016|Community, Just Food, Owner Communication|

Paying a Living Wage

Many of you may have noticed the back of our black staff t-shirts which state, “Sell more good food; Create more good jobs; Do more good in the community.” As competition in the organic market gets stronger and unemployment remains low, we know that one of our best competitive advantages is our staff. We want [...]

2016-07-13T10:41:51+00:00 July 13th, 2016|Community, Just Food|

Living Our Cooperative Principles

As your local community owned grocery store, we have a responsibility to our community, to the earth, to our farmers and to our cooperative business model.  As a cooperative, we are guided by a set of principles - the seven cooperative principles. Just Food gives back to the community in many ways that we often [...]

2017-07-18T14:17:22+00:00 April 19th, 2016|Community, Just Food, Round-Up|

Finding the next General Manager for Just Food Co-op

Dirk Peterson, Board President Hello Just Food Owners! With the departure of Pat Neily as the General Manager, the Board of Directors has started the search for the next person to lead our Co-op into the future. We need to find the right person to ensure healthy food is available for our members by supporting [...]