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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.

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  1. Mary Lowry says:

    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 says:

    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!

    • kerryfox28 says:

      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

  3. Miranda says:

    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!

    • 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 (30% markup) for free by signing up at foodclub.org/salem, and additionally a member-owner (20% markup). Email us if you have any other questions…!

  4. Lizeth Cortes says:

    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.

  5. 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?

  6. Erin Stadeli says:

    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.

  7. Yolanda Lozano says:

    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 says:

      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)

  8. Eileen Tilque says:

    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.

    • ozob says:

      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)

  9. Nanci Nowlen says:

    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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