What's new from the Board and at the store, Owner Specials,  Co-op & Community Events & more
GLEANINGS - November 2014
News from your local Placerville Natural Foods Co-op.
535 Placerville Dr. in Placerville CA 95667

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Store Hours: 7 days from 
8am to 8 pm
Holiday Bazaar
The annual Placerville Natural Foods Co-op and Cedar Springs Waldorf School Holiday Bazaar is Saturday, November 29, 2014 at the Shakespeare Club from 11:00 am - 5:00 pm.  This bazaar features unique, handmade gift items from local crafters.  Additionally, delicious, healthy food from the co-op will be available. 
We could use about 8 volunteers for this event.  Set-up volunteers will get first peek at all the wonderful items.  You will receive double hours for volunteering for the clean up crew:  5:00 pm - 7:00 pm.
Contact Twyla if you would like to volunteer:  916-521-4569
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Co-op & Community Events

Melisa's Birthday, Nov 13th
Board meeting, Nov 17,  5:30 to 7:30
Holiday Bazaar, Nov 29th, 11 am to 5 pm
Christmas Parade, Dec 7th
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November Owner Specials

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Breakfast with the Prez  --  Come chat with John Le Pouvoir, PNFC Board President; ask your questions.  Every 3rd Thursday morning, 9 am, upstairs.  Get your complimentary deli breakfast before you go up

Let's have a float in this year's Christmas Parade!  The parade is Sunday, December 7, 2014.  This year's theme is "Rockin' Christmas."  I am sure we have a few rockers that would love to participate.  
Please contact Twyla, 916-521-4569, so we can set up a planning meeting.  We need ideas, artists, and rock 'n rollers!

Volunteer Opportunities
  • Social Media:  Tweeting, Instagram, Facebook, etc.
  • Website Assistant
  • Holiday Bazaar
  • Christmas Parade
  • Farm to Table planning committee
  • Community Outreach
  • Office help: filing, sorting, phone outreach
  • Historian
  • In store food demos
Contact Twyla, twyla@placervillecoop.org
Click here for an in-store coupon.  Thank you for reading this newsletter!​

1 ticket for $1.00,   6 for $5.00,   15 for $10.00
Proceeds will go toward helping to improve the store’s outdoor areas.


Did you know that PNFC has a Low Income discount program
Read all about it at our website.

From the Board
By Ruthie Loeffelbein

Welcome to our two NEW Board members: Robynn Paxton Katz and Todd Grosby!  

These Owners’ enthusiasm and willingness to commit to the governance of our Co-op is good for the whole Co-op and exciting to the five Directors of the “old” Board.  Those five Directors were also actually elected for the first time.  Sixty-four Owner ballots were cast (thank you!), enough that the election was valid, according to our PNFC Bylaws.

Your Board of Directors (introduced at the Annual Owners’ Meeting November 1):

  • John Le Pouvoir    3-year term
  • Mickey Kaiserman    3-yr. term
  • Todd Grosby        3-yr. term
  • Ruthie Loeffelbein    2-yr. term
  • Robynn Paxton Katz    2-yr. term
  • Pamela Roberts    1-yr. term
  • William “Bill” Scrivani    1-yr. term

The quarterly Board meetings for the remainder of this fiscal year are  Jan. 26, April 27 and July 27, 2015.  (The first quarter’s meeting was Oct. 27, 2014.)  Owners are always welcome at Board meetings.

Between regular quarterly Board meetings, there will often be an additional meeting, as needed.  These will be posted in the store, on Facebook and in Gleanings.  Our first additional meeting will be November 17, upstairs at the Co-op, from 5:30 to 7:30.  It would be great to see you then.
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Owner Services News
by Julie Silvey, julie@placervillecoop.org.
Hopefully you've had a chance to come in to the store since the first of last

month and have noticed all of the great owner pricing on many items throughout, as well as an everyday 10% discount on local produce, a 5% discount on all bulk items and great savings on certain lines in our health and wellness department. In addition to these, we are offering owners our "Lunch Bunch Card" where you can earn savings on deli lunch items.  Be sure to ask for one when you shop or when you purchase your next deli lunch items.


Wouldn't it be fun to show off our co-op to the community in the local Placerville Christmas Parade on December 7th?  It will be a casual but fun undertaking and we want YOU and your family to take part.  If you are at all interested in helping with the planning of our entry or just in joining in the fun on that day, please contact Julie or Twyla or sign up at the store. That way we will be able to contact you as more specific details evolve.

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P.S.  Be sure to find the product coupon in this newsletter, then bring it in and save!" 
The Co-op! Together we own it!

What's New at the Store

by Melisa Clark, General Manager
November is here with crisp cool weather outside and healthy,
warm and tasty comfort food inside the Co-op! Stop by for a warm breakfast to jump start your day or pick up hot soup or delicious deli entrees or sandwiches for lunch and don't forget the rotisserie chicken for a quick nutritious dinner.
Deistal Turkey's will be available again this year for your holiday festivities. Reserve your turkey at the register with a $10.00 deposit. There is a limited number of turkey's available so don't miss out by waiting too long.
The Co-op will also be taking orders for fresh pies for the holiday. Place your order for apple, dutch apple or pumpkins pies made with organic local ingredients.
The Co-op! Together we own it!

Calling All Volunteers!
by Twyla Teitzel 
November 13!
Happy Birthday Melisa.

Happy Birthday to our wonderful General Manager, Melisa Clark.  Melisa's devotion to the co-op
and the community is never ending.  
Come by the co-op on Thursday, November 13 for a free piece of birthday cake!

Pie time! 

Our next food demo will be Friday, November 7, 2014 from 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm.  Our wonderful volunteer chef, Joanne Speakman, will be offering samples of pies:  vegan and gluten free pie samples will be available from our deli and a special pie you can make at home.  Come by and enter our drawing for a free pie for the holidays.  We will also be taking orders for your holiday pies.
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Thank you, again, to all you dedicated volunteers who are truly making a difference in the health of our community.

Hi, I am Gary Clark, editor of the newsletter. Please, if you know of a a co-op event or activity that you think should be in the newsletter. Email me a sentence or two about it and I will do my best to include it.
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