Placerville Food Co-op


We are looking for volunteers to help with the Locavore Dinner and the Rummage Sale. Please contact our volunteer coordinator Janette if you can help! Janette Dodge at

Know of upcoming events where we can share Co-op information or distribute brochures?
Call 530-626-7794 or email if you can help!

We can take donations!   Your donation, no matter how small (even $1 helps us buy essentials like printing for surveys and brochures, paper clips, etc) help grow the Co-op.
We now accept PayPal payments for memberships or donations to the general fund. Simply log into you PayPal account and 'send' money to:
You can pay in full or make payments!



Rummage Sale

Saturday, September 11, 2010 8:00 am to 2:00pm.

Your donations will be used to fund general expenses for the Co-op. Small items may be dropped by Noah's Ark, larger items may be brought on the morning of the sale to the location of the sale. For more information, call Melisa at 530-626-7794. Tell your friends to stop by!

Locavore Dinner

Sunday September 26th, 2010 5:30-9:00  Save this Date!

This event will be held at the Motherlode Lions Club on Missouri Flat Rd. in Diamond Springs and will feature a menu  consisting only of local foods. There will also be a silent auction and a raffle. If you have a donation to contribute to the silent auction please contact Percy McManus at 530-672-9898

Cans for the Co-op

Bring your "CA CRV redemption" (California Redemption Value) recyclables (most often plastic, glass or aluminum bottled or canned water, soda, drinks, or small juice bottles) to Noah's Ark. Leave them in the side yard by the dumpsters, and our volunteer will recycle them for cash.

Change for the Co-op 
Just drop your change in the canister  at the register at Noah's.

Spread the Word!
Tell your friends, point them to the website (under construction - see our temporary pages linked below), invite them to our FaceBook page, get them to take the survey, sign them up for membershipThe Co-op is its membership, and that means you!
You can familiarize yourself with the FAQ (frequently asked questions), our history, etc, at our temporary web pages:
Join our
acebook Page!
Yes, it's the 21st century and we're on Facebook.  Become a "friend" and follow our posts at

Follow us on Twitter!
Do you Tweet?  Check out
PvilleFoodCoop on Twitter for meeting notices and other updates.
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Friends in the area on Facebook?  Belong to a club or organization?  Get together with friends for a party or dinner?  What's more exciting than letting people know about the new Food Co-op, or having someone come to your meeting to share more about the Co-op and answer questions.
WEB PAGES Visit our web site for a few temporary pages with useful information:
Pville Food Co-op FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions) pdf format
Pville Food Co-op History
pdf format

Placerville Food Co-op
Members Only!

Dear <<First Name>>:

Happy September Co-op members! The candidates have been submitted and now it's time to....

Name the Co-op!

The following names have been submitted by the members and now it's time to cast your vote. Please vote only once by sending an e-mail to .

Placerville Natural Foods Co-op
Hangtown Community Food Co-op
Noah's Natural Food Co-op
Noah's Ark Food Co-op
Gold Country Food Coop- Your place for organic and sustainable food
El Dorado Foothills Natural Foods Co-op
Conscious Foods Co-operative of Placerville
Noah's Ark Food Co-op: Placerville's Community Market
Placerville Food Co-op
Foothill Peoples Food Co-op
Sierra Community Natural Foods Co-op
Rainbow Foods Co-op
Nature's Bounty Food Co-op
Foothill Foods Community Market
Foothill Natural Foods Co-op
Indak Village Natural Foods Co-Op

(Placerville was a native Maidu settlement called "Indak":,_California)
The Metal Tiger Natural Foods Co-Op
(The year of the Metal Tiger lasts until Feb 14 2011 and during this time our food co-op will be born.  I like the strong fiesty attributes assigned to the Metal Tiger (useful for a start-up these days):  It might be a good personality to invoke by naming the new co-op: A strong painting or silhouette of a mountain lion (indigenous to ourarea) would be a positive mascot.  Here's some banter about the mountain lion as totem animal:


Submit your vote by September 15, 2010
by sending an e-mail to .

Membership Drive

The Co-op is introducing an ongoing
membership drive!
Every month the theme of the drive will change.

September is Double our Number!

All of us know someone who has expressed an interest in joining the co-op but has not yet applied to be a member. During the month of September if you are a co-op member, encourage a friend to sign up! Let's Double our membership!

Sign up a friend as a member
and you will both receive a gift certificate
worth $10.00 to use towards purchases
in the new Co-op!

If they pay in full ($300.00) you both
double your reward to $20.00!

Remember to have them put your name on the last line of their application so that you can get your reward!

Pick up at membership form at Noah's or click on the link below to download a membership form:
Pville Food Co-op Membership Form

They can drop their completed form & payment at:
Noah's Ark Natural Foods
535 Placerville Drive

Or mail their membership to our new mailing address at:
Placerville Food Co-op Organizing Group
619 Canal Street
Placerville,CA 95667

Or we now accept PayPal payments for memberships or donations to the general fund. Simply log into you PayPal account and 'send' money to:
You can pay in full or make payments!



Melisa Clark, General Manager at Noah's Ark and Steering Committee member, will be hosting an informational meeting upstairs at Noah's Ark every second Saturday of the month between 4:00 - 6:00pm. This is the place to come if you have questions or if you want to get involved in the Co-op. Next meeting is September 11, 2010 after the Rummage sale!

The next Steering Committee meeting is Monday September 13, 2010.  If you are a member of the Placerville Food Co-op and would like to attend the next Steering Committee meeting, please contact Melisa and let her know.

Contact Us
Our email address is:
Other resources and links are listed in the column to the left. 

Thanks for your support! 

Melisa Clark - Placerville Food Co-op Steering Committee.

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