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NOVEMBER 2020 NEWSLETTER

UPDATE ON STORE PROGRESS


Your Fredericksburg Food Co-op is making amazing strides towards opening our community-owned, healthful and sustainably-focused grocery store.  Our progress is only made possible by the tremendous support of Food Co-op founding owners and this wonderful Fredericksburg community.

The physical space is coming together -- you can see it yourself at the next Walkthrough Wednesday on November 18, 4-7 pm -- details are below.  Equipment is being ordered.  General Manager Chris Roland is interviewing candidates for the store management team (check out the job postings on Indeed). 

GM Chris Roland is showing the Deli, where we’ll be able to buy smoothies,
hot and cold prepared foods and lots of delicious treats.


Local farms and creative entrepreneurs are being identified and invited to partner with the Food Co-op.  Look for their photos to be posted in the store.  Chris, our awesome GM, says "It's fun and exciting trying to keep all the balls in the air," as he works tirelessly to open the store.

You can find out much more about what's happening and how you can participate by watching the video of Chris's October 30 online update and following the Food Co-op on Facebook and Instagram.  Check out the events listing below for upcoming opportunities to learn and grow with the Food Co-op.

Click on the video to see and hear all about progress and plans as we get closer and closer to opening day!

MORE THAN AN OWNER A DAY!


Your Fredericksburg Food Co-op is excited to welcome the 37 new owners who joined in October — bringing us to 1605 amazing owners on October 31.  Every household or business which joined the Food Co-op before we open our doors will be honored as Founding Owners.  Joining is easy.  Everyone is welcome to become an owner.  And Food Co-op ownership makes a wonderful gift for a friend or family member during this holiday season.  Click here to give a gift of Co-op ownership today!
 
JOIN THE FREDERICKSBURG FOOD CO-OP!

FOUNDING OWNERS WILL BE RECOGNIZED


We are planning something really special for all our Founding Owners who have joined the Co-op prior to opening day.  Founding Owners have a special place in our hearts and in the history of our Co-op and are deserving of our appreciation.  If you -- or your friends and neighbors -- haven’t joined yet, there is still time before opening day -- but the clock is ticking, so don’t wait too much longer!  We'll be honoring our Founding Owners with a special wall with each owner's name -- join the Co-op today to receive this special recognition!
 
BECOME A FOUNDING OWNER!

WALKTHROUGH WEDNESDAY


November 18, 4-7 pm
320 Jefferson Davis Hwy, Fredericksburg


We will do three small group walkthroughs, 4:00-5:00 pm; 5:00-6:00 pm; and 6:00-7:00 pm at our store location at 320 Jefferson Davis Highway. We’re still in the construction stage, but we’ll “show and tell“ you what’s in store.  Because of social distancing, the number of participants is limited.

Email us at fxbgfoodcoop@gmail.com to reserve your time on November 18.
Click the image above for your invitation to Walkthrough Wednesday!
Email us at fxbgfoodcoop@gmail.com to reserve your time.
TAKE A STORE TOUR!

NOVEMBER EVENTS

All are welcome!
 

Friday, November 6, HEALTHY HOME, HEALTHY YOU, HEALTHY PLANETEnjoy the video of this informative event with Food Co-op owner/volunteer and healthy home expert Selma Kossol showing us how to make non-toxic, plastic-free household cleaners, garden pesticides, and luxurious self-care products using essential oils and other natural ingredients.  Click here to watch the video, You can also download a PDF of the slides with very helpful notes compliments of another generous Food Co-op owner/volunteer.

Thursday, November 12, 1:00 pm or 7:00 pm, FOOD CO-OP BOOK GROUP, online event.  In November, the Book Group will read A Gentleman in Moscow by Amor Towles.  Please email Linda at fxbgfoodcoop@gmail.com for information about participating.

Thursday, November 12, 6:00-7:00 pm, BAKING HOLIDAY PIES, online event. Talented baker and Food Co-op owner/volunteer, Kathy Pecka Maulden, will show us how to create beautiful holiday pies.  Punkin, salted caramel apple, blackberry, and blueberry cobbler, oh my!  Click here to register.

Saturdays, November 14 & 21, 7:00 am-1:00 pm, FREDERICKSBURG FARMERS MARKET, Hurkamp Park, William & Prince Edward Streets, Fredericksburg VA.  The Fredericksburg Food Co-op is very happy to have a booth at the Farmers Market.  Hope to see you there!

Monday, November 16, 6:30-7:30 pm, WILLPOWER VS WON'T POWER - Healthy Eating, online event.  In our first Motivational Monday program, with Piper Foresman, Family Nurse Practitioner and health coach, we'll talk about developing a healthy mindset and techniques and choices for seasonal eating. Click here to register.

Tuesday, November 17, 7:00-9:00 pm, FOOD CO-OP BOARD MEETING.  You are welcome to attend our board meetings to learn more about the Food Co-op.  Please email us at fxbgfoodcoop@gmail.com if you plan to attend a meeting.

Wednesday, November 18, 4:00-7:00 pm, WALKTHROUGH WEDNESDAY, 320 Jefferson Davis Hwy, Fredericksburg.  Food Co-op GM Chris Roland will lead three tours of the store, at 4:00, 5:00 and 6:00 pm.  For social distancing, the number of participants is limited.  Email fxbgfoodcoop@gmail.com to reserve your time. 

Visit the Food Co-op YouTube channel to see more videos of past events!

Our mailing address is:
Fredericksburg Food Co-op
PO Box 1398
Fredericksburg, VA 22402

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