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Updates

Foodclub.org Tutorial

Thanks to Kerry Fox, we now have a beginner’s tutorial for using foodclub.org to order local food through us.   If you find it helpful or have any more questions, please drop Kerry a line and let her know :)

Member Blog

Our new member blog is off to a great start!  We already have a number of informative, insightful and provocative member-written articles on the practice of local eating and opportunities to get involved in political issues surrounding our local food system.

29 comments on “Home

  1. Mary Lowry
    January 24, 2014

    Hi again,
    I am interested in finding out if the Coop
    Would be interested in selling my Organic, Fair Trade, locally roasted coffee?
    Thanks, Mary

  2. Mary Lowry
    January 24, 2014

    I bought organic dried mangos last week at the Salem Public Market. They were so delicious I sure hope I can buy more on Sat.1/25. They are the best I have ever had:-) Thanks!

  3. malia
    November 12, 2013

    Hello! My husband and I are ill and only eat organic. Are all the produce at the coop organic? Thank you.

    • kerryfox28
      November 16, 2013

      Hello, Malia! Yes, our farmers are organic farmers. We visit all farmers to see first-hand their practices and ensure that they are.
      Thank you for your question and interest!

      Kerry Fox
      board member & volunteer

  4. Miranda
    July 9, 2013

    Hello! How do I become a member? I only purchase/consume local food and products and want to become more active in the community! Thank you!

    • ozob
      July 12, 2013

      Hi Miranda, thanks so much for getting in touch with us. You can get started by reading through this page: http://salemfood.coop/place-an-order/ You can be a customer (35% markup) for free by signing up at foodclub.org/salem, and additionally a member-owner (30% markup). Email us if you have any other questions…!

  5. Lizeth Cortes
    June 30, 2013

    Hello, we are a new organic certified farm located in the outsides of Salem and we would like more information about how to become one of your vendors.

    • salemfoodcoop
      July 3, 2013

      Hi Lizeth, thanks so much for dropping us a line. We’ll be in touch with you soon!

      ethan

  6. Kelly Cross
    May 22, 2013

    I’m a local soap maker out of Dallas who needs somewhere to sell. Currently, it’s hard to become a vendor at the local markets because there are already so many other soap companys. I do believe mine is different being that its a vegan herbal soap that uses only Essential oils. Is this something you would be interested in selling?

    • ozob
      May 23, 2013

      Hi Kelly! Thanks for getting in touch. I’ve run this by the board and we’ll be in touch soon one way or another.

  7. akhazauh
    February 22, 2013

    Would like to be added to your list, we have a farm in Falls City and are looking for more ways to market our vegetables.

    Matthew

    • ozob
      February 22, 2013

      Hi Matthew, thanks so much for the contact. We’ll be in touch soon!

      ethan

  8. Suzy Byczynski
    October 29, 2012

    Excellent idea!

  9. glorygreyhound
    October 25, 2012

    Looking forward to more info and so excited to support this new venture.

    • ozob
      October 29, 2012

      Welcome, and thank you for stopping by!

  10. Erin Stadeli
    October 24, 2012

    I like where it is, here in South Salem, because it’s closer to me. I’d also like to have major meat splits. Like 1/2-1/4 beef or pig.

  11. Jerry Bodman
    October 20, 2012

    Having a store farther north than Life Source would be very counter efficient for my saving fuel.

  12. Yolanda Lozano
    August 18, 2012

    Very happy this is happening here in Salem. Can’t wait to support this venture. Good luck! Instead of a brick and mortar store the co-op could be a weekly delivery to your door.

    • ozob
      August 20, 2012

      Hi Yolanda! Thanks much for writing in and for your support! We have a food club operation running right now through http://www.foodclub.org/salem, and are looking into the details of adding a delivery service to it. We currently order once a month. Our development plan is to use an online “eCommerce” model while we work toward a goal of having a storefront. There is a possibility of us continuing and growing the eCommerce model after we acheive a storefront, especially if there is strong demand for it. There are many possibilities for us to explore as we develop!

      ethan (steering committee member)

  13. Erich
    August 2, 2012

    Finely!!!

  14. Tom Tilque
    July 26, 2012

    Can’t wait to send my check in for life time membership.

    • Erin Stadeli
      October 24, 2012

      We can do life time memberships?

      • brennajensenbaucum
        October 25, 2012

        Yes, $200 is a lifetime membership. We also offer the $50/year membership.

  15. Eileen Tilque
    July 23, 2012

    With so many empty store fronts all over the city (some empty grocery stores) I would think that we could get a good deal just about anywhere. Do we have a realtor looking into this? I have a personal friend if that is something that the group is interested in. She and her partner are very creative in working for the best deal for their clients.

  16. Kari K
    July 16, 2012

    What about a “Co-op truck”? Sort of like a taco truck? Just thinking outside the “box”. :-)

    • ozob
      August 15, 2012

      Kari — it sounds like you are talking about a pop-up store, such as this:

      http://www.kgw.com/lifestyle/Pop-Up-Mobile-Grocery-Hits-the-Streets-149931375.html

      that might be a great idea for us to explore! Do you think you could do a bit of research for us? Points of contact, basic operational process, expense range, etc.

      All — we are currently focused on making the ecommerce model as efficient and effective as possible. This involves training our dedicated volunteer steering committee, researching software options, and getting the most out of whatever system we use! We just had our first training tonight (thanks Brenna!).

      sincerely,

      ethan (steering committee)

  17. Linda Coons
    July 2, 2012

    I agree with Nancy also and I live in Keizer as well. It may or may not be
    cheaper in North Salem -not sure but possibly!

  18. Gary Olsen-Hasek
    June 28, 2012

    I think a central location would be best.

  19. Nanci Nowlen
    June 23, 2012

    I am thinking that if we are doing a store front, the cost would be lowest in North Salem. I personally would love to have it in Keizer, but that makes no sense for maximum convenience.

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