By now, as a GBCFC member-owner, you should have received the annual Great Basin Community Food Co-op membership letter and the information regarding our upcoming move to a new, larger location. Yes, these are very exciting times for the biggest little co-op in the world! For several months, our moving team has been working on the general layout and design for the new space. We have planned a local farmer distribution center in the basement, factored in a small kitchen for fresh baked goods and prepared foods, and expanded most of the sections that the co-op currently has, including local produce and meat. We will host our first ever organic beer and wine section and will have community cafe space for our members to hang out and enjoy! While there is much exciting development in the works, we are still looking for YOUR feedback as to how the co-op can better meet the needs of its members.
If you have received the brochure about the member loan drive and are interested in learning more, our co-founders would like to invite you to our moving presentation and Question & Answer series (see below for more info). If you have no idea what brochure we’re talking about or the annual membership letter, please go here to view an electronic version of each. One important piece of information that we did not highlight in the moving brochure is how easy it is to get involved and help make this move a success for your co-op. One of our biggest needs right now are loans from our member-owners in the minimum amount of $1,000. However, if that amount if too much for your budget currently, please consider investing membership equity into your co-op.
If all of our members paid for the next 10 years of their memberships, total $150 investment, we would have the $415,000 that we need to move!!
On that note, we would now like to invite you to attend a presentation about your co-op’s upcoming relocation on any Monday, starting March 28, and any Thursday through April 7.
The dates for the presentations are:
- Monday, March 28
- Thursday, March 31
- Monday, April 4
- Thursday, April 7
Time: Presentations will go from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. on each of the specified days.
During the presentation, we can help answer any questions that you may have about the benefits and/or risks of supporting our co-op’s move by pledging a member loan. During this time, we plan to collect your feedback as to how your food co-op can better meet the needs of its members. This is a great opportunity to meet our co-op co-founders, ask general questions, get involved & show support for the local food movement.
To add to the fun, we will be hosting these presentations at the Garden Pavilion (courtesy of the Lake Mansion, VSA Arts) located at 250 Court St across the street from the proposed, new Great Basin Community Food Co-op location.
Space is limited as the room can only hold 50 people per presentation. Be sure to sign up early to reserve a spot. Our goal is to get everyone as excited as we are about the greatest Local Food Movement in the history of Northern Nevada!
To RSVP, visit the online sign-up form at: rsvp.greatbasinfood.coop!
Amber & Nicole Sallaberry
Co-Founders and Moving Project Coordinators