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Exciting News: We're Moving!
The New Year approaching signals not only a time for reflection but also a time for new beginnings. In line with our strategic vision, the Board has decided to close the storefront at 196 Brock Street at the end of December. Our winter basket program pick-up will be run from Paula’s house throughout January and February.
Over the winter months, we will be working towards our goal of opening a new, permanent retail location. Our hope is to open our next location in time with our spring and summer basket programs in May or June 2015. We invite you to help us make this dream a reality
-Come in and stock up on holidays gifts and fresh local food items during our regular and holidays hours.
-Participate in our brief marketing survey which is available in store and will be posted our website and social media.
-Participate in our upcoming 2015 spring and summer basket programs. 2015 season forms are available in store and will be posted to our website and social media.
-Join our Board of Directors and ensure your voice is heard. We currently have 4 Board Member vacancies (2 consumer and 2 producer representatives).
-Join our events, marketing, or finance committees as they work on spreading the news and mobilizing support for us.
-Join our locations committee (forming in early 2015) and get on the ground floor of finding our dream space.
-Host a kitchen table discussion, invite members and non-members to join and share their visions for the future of the co-op.
-Have other ideas? Share them with us. We will do our best to support you.
Stay tuned to your inbox, social media, and website for more updates during this exciting time. For more information, contact Alli (Co-op Manager) at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 705-760-1387.
We have an ambitious goal ahead of us and with your support, energy, and enthusiasm, we can make it a reality. We hope to see you in the storefront for our final days at 196 Brock Street and share in the excitement in the new journey we’re embarking on. Wishing you all of the best this season. Happy Holidays and Happy New Year to you and your families!
Come and Visit Us in Our Final Days at 196 Brock Street
Come check out our store at 196 Brock Street (behind the Youth Emergency Shelter, on the main floor of the Carriage House). Our shelves, fridge and freezer are stocked with a wide variety of items available for members to purchase including certified organic frozen beef (Merryland Organics), a variety of Empire cheeses, wild rice (Black Duck Wild Rice), maple syrup (Merryland Organics), and a selection of local, ecologically grown produce including beets, carrots, onions, squash, sweet potatoes, parsnips, and potatoes! So come and do your holiday shopping at your friendly local food co-op!
Last Hours of 2014 and in our current location
Monday December 22: 10:00am-6:00pm
Tuesday December 23: 10:00am-6:00pm
With the end of year approaching, we often find ourselves reflecting back on the previous twelve months. Looking at lessons, experiences, and other kernels of wisdom that will guide into the New Year. It is also a time celebrate all of the things that we have accomplished here at the co-op. The completion of another successful growing season by our producer members who brought beautiful, local, ecologically-grown produce to our ever-growing consumer membership. As well as our Ontario Trillium Foundation grant which will help By the Bushel in enhancing our capacity to shape a strong, resilient, and fair local sustainable food system in the years to come.
We appreciate all of our members for their continued support and input. Truly, By the Bushel is a reflection of its member-owners. We are excited to continue working together throughout the 2015 year and all of the opportunities and adventures that await us.
From all of us at By the Bushel, we wish you and your family a Happy Holidays! Much health and happiness in the New Year.
Wrapping up the 2014 Season
Our skilled producers are still hard at work producing and storing lots of beautiful, fresh produce for the winter. January and February winter baskets are still available. Our next pick up date is Thursday January 15th. If you're interested in receiving a basket please let us know either email email@example.com or call 705-760-1387. The pick-ups happening the third Thursday of the month (January 15th, and February 19th) Basket deposits and payments can be facilitated through the site under the "Make a Purchase" section. They may also dropped off during store hours (please note: our last hours for 2014 and at our current location are Monday December 22 and Tuesday December 23). Orders may be still mailed or dropped off to the YES (196 Brock Street, K9H 2P4) as this will be our mailing address until we have found a new location. Please label the envelope with "By the Bushel".We also offer spring, summer, and fall baskets with weekly or bi-weekly subscription options. Spring subscriptions run weekly for six weeks from May to mid-June. Summer subscriptions run weekly and bi-weekly from mid-June until the end of October. Winter baskets run monthly from November to February. For more information on all basket options and how to reserve, click here
If you don't have a basket but would like the occasional basket, please send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org and we will call you on Friday mornings if we have extra.
New members welcome!
See what we are all about on You Tube. Thanks to Ben Laurie for the footage
of Local Products
By the Bushel offers weekly and bi-weekly summer produce baskets and monthly winter produce baskets.What to expect in your basket - 82kb
The co-op will be open additional store hours to better accommodate your holiday shopping. This will be the last time to pick up your local food products before the New Year as we will be closed December 25 and December 26.
Monday December 22: 10am-6pm
Tuesday December 23: 10am-6pm
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