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!

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 (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

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 Food Co-op
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We did it! Yeah! We have 100 members! 105 actually. Betty and Jack Failor put us over the top during the Second Saturday meeting last week! We rewarded Betty with a bottle of local olive oil. So, now it's time to...

Name the Co-op!

Ready, set, go everyone! If you have an idea for a name for the co-op submit it to .
Examples might be:
Placerville Food Co-op
Gold Country Natural Foods Co-op
Scarlet Dragonfly Co-operative : A natural place for food
Locavore Natural Foods Co-op

Anything goes at this point but please include the term co-op in your submission. Also, please submit you entry by September 1st. First we will tally all of the submissions, delete any duplicates, then send out the possibilities to our members. Members will vote for three names. The top five candidates will be sent out for a final vote.

Submit your idea by September 1, 2010

Sponsor an new member and receive a bonus!
If you are a member tell a friend to sign up and you will receive a bonus coupon good for $10.00 off on a future purchase when the co-op opens!
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
Make sure your friend puts your name on the membership form on the line that says " Where did you hear about the co-op?"

You or 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


Support the Co-op's

Rummage for the Co-op - Saturday, September 11th between 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 or dropped by Melisa's house (874 Green Street, Placerville) to be delivered on the morning of the sale. To drop off large items for for more information, call Melisa at 530-626-7794. Tell all of your friends to stop by!

Locavore Dinner:
September 26th, 2010 5:30-9:00  Save this Date!
Please note the change from the original planned date!
This event will be held at the Motherlode Lions Club on Missouri Flat Rd. in Diamond Springs and will feature a menu solely consisting of locally produced food. There will also be a silent auction and a raffle.

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. Please do not bring wine bottles, aluminum foil, tin cans or non crv plastic as we do not have a way to recycle these items. Also please rinse your glass and plastic recyclables and remove the lids as this has become a time consuming and messy part of the process for our volunteers. 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. 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.

New Fundraising Projects

We are currently working on one new fundraising projects. If you want to get involved contact our new volunteer coordinator Janette Dodge at

Benefit Concert: Jorden Mingle is working on putting together an afternoon and evening of musical magic. We'll keep you posted as details become available.


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 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.

Contact Us

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

Thanks everyone for your support! 

Melisa Clark - Placerville Food Co-op Steering Committee.

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