Placerville Food Co-op


Placerville Food Co-op


We are loking 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!

Become a Member!
Membership forms are now available at Noah's or by download:
Print out both sides, fill out completely and return with your full or partial membership payment to the address provided on the form. It's that easy to become a member!

We can take donations!  They are not tax-deductible (Co-ops are not "non-profits"), but are essential in these formative days as various legal, printing, and other expenses come in.  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. You can call as at 530-626-7794 for more information on Member Loans and Donations to help make your Co-op grow! 

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!

Spread the Word!
Tell your friends, point them to the website,invite them to our FaceBook page, 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:


BriarPatch Co-op, Grass Valley
Sacramento Natural Foods Co-op
Davis Food Co-op
GoLocal Sonoma County
Calif Ctr for Co-op Development
International Co-operative Alliance
Food Co-op 500
Co-op Grocers Information Network

Placerville Natural Foods Co-operative

Dear *|FNAME|*:

October is here, leaves are falling, rain has arrived, the year marches on. And so does the Co-op!

October is
National Co-op Month
Look for posters around town and donate $1.00 to help the Placerville Natural Foods Co-op
become a reality in 2011!

What's the Buzz?

Join us on October 16, 2010
from 2-4pm
for our second public meeting!
Meet the Steering Committee
Sign up to volunteer!
Join the Co-op!
Learn all the news about the Co-op!
Where: Cozmic Cafe 547 Main Street
Placerville, Ca
Come early for Bingo Before
Win Prizes! Meet Co-op members!
Support the Co-op!

$5.00 suggested donation per game

The Locavore Dinner was a smashing success! Thank you to everyone who attended!
Two great Chef's, Jason and Lauren, prepared a fabulous meal for 75 attendees! High praise for the food was heard throughout the hall. Many thanks to all of the businesses and individuals who donated items to the Silent Auction, as well as all of our attendees who bid on the Auction items! All but three items were auctioned off making this event our largest fundraiser to date. There were a few oops! moments for which we sincerely apologize. We have tried to make amends to all of the individuals affected. If we missed you please let us know so that we can make it right.

Membership News

Our members now number 131! That's a 31% increase since we reached our initial goal of 100 members in August!
16 names were submitted during the Name the Co-op Campaign which began when we reached the 100 member mark. 
Placerville Natural Foods Co-operative
was the winning submission and has become our official name!
Our new goal is to double our membership!
That means we have to sign up 69 more people to reach 200 members.
An easy task if everyone receiving this newsletter signs up.
If you are already a member sign up a friend or relative.
Our strength lies in our numbers!


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

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

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



Holiday Bazaar:
December 11, 2010 12:00-6:00 Upstairs at Noah's Ark
Come do your holiday shopping and support the Co-op!
This is a cross between a rummage sale and a craft Fair.
We will have holiday items like lights, figurines, decorations, toys, and more. Plus we will have local crafts, body care, gift baskets, baked goods etc. This event happens on the same day as the Second Saturday Meeting so plan to stay and hear all of the co-op updates. If you have gently used holiday items that you want to pass on please donate them to the Co-op.

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. Cans for the co-op is currently netting about $70.00/mo. Only a very few people are participating so there is still untapped potential on this project. Don't be shy!

Change for the Co-op - Just drop your change in the canister  at the register at Noah's. If you own a business and would be willing to have a "Change for the Co-op" cannister in your store please let Melisa know and she will deliver one.


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 October 9, 2010!

The next Steering Committee Meeting is Monday October 11, 2010.  If you are a fully or partially paid member of the Placerville Food Co-op and would like to attend the next Steering Committee meeting, please contact Melisa and let her know.

Thanks for your support! 

Melisa Clark - Placerville Food Co-op Steering Committee.

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