SCHEDULE OF UPCOMING MARKETS AND MANAGERS:
July 27, Karen H.
August 10, Karen S.
August 24, Julie
Sept. 7, Karen H.
Please let the market managers group know if you need to reschedule or change.
The movement is growing!
Howdy all Spa City Co-op Members,
Last weekend I gave a presentation about online farmers markets at the Southern Sustainable Agriculture Working Group (SSAWG) Convention in Little Rock. My own class was small, about 25 attendees, but the conference at-large numbered over 1000.
What I saw there lifted my heart in a way I want to share with all of you. The participants varied widely in age, income, and race, but all were part of a movement to preserve small enterprises in food production to feed the people. I spoke with Vietnamese flower growers from Tennessee, three African-American sisters from a remote area of Mississippi who just opened their second free-range egg farm, and a young CSA farmer from Alabama. All were engaged, hopeful, and enthusiastic about the growth of the local food movement as a balancing presence to giant corporate conglomerates controlling our food sources.
I was especially glad to see so many young producers in their 20s and 30s, taking farming as a career. This is perhaps a silver lining to the recession. Much has been written about the aging of the American farmer, whose average age is now 67. That’s old to do the kind of hard physical work that farming demands. These young people bring their strength to the table in many ways, and online markets are an example of the innovative strategies they will implement to keep our food supply healthy. I got to meet Eric Wagonner, our site’s programmer, who attended my class in a kilt! What a cool guy.
You the Co-op member and customer should feel good about ‘voting with your fork’ every time you place an order. [Our vendors Arkansas Natural Produce and Youngblood Farms also contributed to this conference.] We at Spa City Co-op truly are a part of something bigger than ourselves.
The Market is now Closed.
The Spa City Co-op on-line market is now closed for ordering. Orders can be picked up on Friday the 25th between 3:30 and 5:30 p.m. Please set a reminder for yourself so that you don’t forget, and we volunteers will be grateful if you arrive early as it is a long afternoon.
Thanks for supporting locally grown food! :)
This week’s market manager
The Market is Open! :)
Good morning everyone! Its a beautiful Saturday out there! The Spa City Co-op market is open for ordering from now until Tuesday at 9 pm.
Pickup for this market is Friday, January 25th from 3:30 – 5:30 pm at the Art Church.
The market manager for this market is Hannah Seewald. Please notify her of any problems or questions.
Thanks for shopping Spa City Co-op! :)
Thank you to June Harris and DocJody for volunteering at last Friday’s pick-up day!
Next week’s volunteers are Reid Hilton and Karen Schuman.
We could not have this co-op without the volunteer support from our members. Volunteers rock!
To check out our calendar on VolunteerSpot and sign up, please visit: http://tinyurl.com/Co-opVolunteers
Remember, for EVERY shift volunteered, whether a full 1:00-5:30 slot or a 1:00-3:30 slot, each volunteer will receive TWO FREE MONTHS of co-op membership.
In addition, for every 1:00-5:30 shift completed, each volunteer will receive a $5 Walmart gift/gas card!
If you have any problems or prefer to contact me directly, my email is firstname.lastname@example.org
The market is closed
The Spa City Co-op on-line market is now closed for ordering. Orders can be picked up on Friday between 3:30 and 5:30 p.m. Please set a reminder for yourself so that you don’t forget, and we volunteers will be grateful if you arrive early as it is a long afternoon.
Many thanks for your continued participation in our local market. See you Friday!
The Manager for this Spa City Co-op market period is Denise Marion. She can be reached through this email (it goes to all 4 managers)email@example.com
You can also call her at 501-655-3130.
See you Friday!
The market is open.
Happy New Year Co-opers!
The Spa City Co-op market is open for ordering from now until Tuesday at 9 pm.
Pickup for this market is Friday, January 11th from 3:30 – 5:30 pm at the Art Church
The market manager for this market is Denise Marion. Please notify her of any problems or questions.
Thanks for shopping Spa City Co-op.
canceling this week's market due to the storm
I’m unable to find out if the Art church has power. No answer and Entergy said that most of Whittington is still out. The church next door isn’t answering and a member who was driving down Central indicated all businesses appeared closed.
I’ll contact all venders with orders and members who ordered by phone if I can as well as email and hope no one tries to come in without checking first.
Stay safe and warm,
resending The market is closed for ordering
We’ll see you Friday for pickup between 3:30 and 5:30
The Market is closed for ordering.
The market is closed for ordering. We’ll see you Friday for pickup between 3:30 and 5:30