Board of Directors Election Information

Online voting is here! Members should be receiving, or may have already received, a mailing from Just Food Co-op. Simply Voting is managing our election this year and as with all things new, there are sometimes glitches. The letter you receive with your ballot indicates that there is a pre-paid envelope included. This was the [...]

2017-09-20T09:37:52+00:00 September 20th, 2017|Uncategorized|

Profit For Impact’s Sake

Grocery competition is coming to Northfield and the surrounding community. Margins in grocery are tight and the pressure to drive margins further downward is real. Health care insurance costs continue to rise. Political uncertainty causes shoppers to become more frugal. Customers embrace options like Blue Apron to make cooking at home easier. Amazon buys Whole [...]

2017-08-10T11:12:27+00:00 August 29th, 2017|Uncategorized|

Could a Reusable Solution Save You Money?

There will always be a time and a place for ziploc storage bags and the like. Sometimes they are the best solution or the best way to get after-the-party leftovers out of your house. However, there are a few reasons that you may want to reduce the number of bags that you use. First of [...]

2017-08-21T11:53:24+00:00 August 22nd, 2017|Uncategorized|

Canning in the Age of Pinterest

Take full advantage of your CSA shares or the season's bounty!  We live in a world that offers us abundance year-round. We can get strawberries in winter, grow basil in a window container, and we never have to skip meat just because it was a bad year for chickens. But, it wasn’t that [...]

2017-08-01T18:31:14+00:00 August 9th, 2017|Uncategorized|

Adios, Farewell, Good Bye….

Jerry Huddleston, General Manager Well, June 13th is rapidly approaching, so my tenure as the General Manager of Just Food Co-op is about to come to an end.  As I have mentioned before, this decision to move back to Arkansas to care for my ailing mother-in-law is breaking my heart.  Yet I do [...]

2017-07-18T14:17:22+00:00 June 8th, 2017|Uncategorized|

Creating a Secure Food System for Local Youth

Just Food Co-op is on the front lines of transformational support for Northfield’s youth. The Co-op’s new partnership with the Northfield Union of Youth (NUY) gives at-risk youth the opportunity to prepare, eat, and learn about healthy and nutritional food. Minnesota FoodShare’s March campaign is a great time to celebrate how the Co-op is creatively [...]

2017-07-18T14:17:22+00:00 March 3rd, 2017|Community, Local, Uncategorized|

UPDATE: Food Justice For All

By: Doug Hiza, Board Member and Jerry Huddleston, General Manager When we decided to co-author an article for the Compost on Food Justice (specifically WIC) we had hoped that owners would provide us with feedback. We were not disappointed. So we decided at the December Board Meeting to write a second article to share some [...]

2017-07-18T14:17:22+00:00 February 2nd, 2017|Board Communication, Uncategorized|