GBCFC Moving Update #2

GBCFC On the Move!

As mentioned in our first moving update, we had a couple of construction setbacks which delayed our open date from September 1, 2011 until ???  Now that we are back on track and moving forward, we are looking at opening the new co-op Storefront on either November 1, 2011 or January 1, 2012.  We have been fortunate enough to receive some wonderful feedback from our mentors at the National Cooperative Grocers Association.  They helped us to see how potentially chaotic it could be if we try to move at any point past November 1 through the following December holiday season.  Therefore, if the building is not ready for us to move in by Nov 1, the actual move will take place on January 1, 2012.

The wonderful upside to the increased delay is the fact that we now have been able to coordinate and organize more of our internal processes.  We have also been able to work with Jana Vanderhaar, certified edible landscape designer, on the exterior foliage at the new co-op site.  The plan and design is absolutely inspiring and amazing!  Please check it out here and feel free to send any comments, questions, concerns, or a desire to be involved to the local food committee.

Weekly Availability List

Now, let’s turn our attention to the last day of August and focus on the amazing harvest that is underway here in Northern NV!  As many of you are probably aware, the co-op sends out a weekly list of what’s available locally for our community business partners and members to place special orders.  If you wish to be added to this list, email orders@greatbasinfood.coopCheck out a few highlights from this week’s fresh farm list:

  • pickling cucumbers- Lattin Farms- 22# for $28
  • dill can be ordered from Avanzino Farms, Salisha’s Delicious, and Spanish Spring Greens
  • Cherry tomatoes from Mewaldt’s Organic Produce- the first local tomatoes of the season!  2.50wholesale and 3.99 at store
  • Basil from Mewaldt Organics – $9/lb or 2.50 for 1/4lb or 3.79 in store  (we should have plenty of fresh local tomoates by the end of the month for canning!!)

Desserts Gala for the Holland Project

Only about one week left to buy your tickets for the Co-op sponsored organic desserts gala to benefit Reno’s Holland Project.  Buy tickets or learn more here: http://www.hollandreno.org/events/put-your-money-where-your-mouth-is/

SAVE THE DATE: Extending the Season Seedling Sale & Farmers’ Market in the current Great Basin Community Food Coop parking lot on Saturday, September 24th, from 9am until noon.

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