May is “Bike Month” and we’re starting a new project on May 1st! The Chequamegon Food Co-op is beginning a monthly challenge to encourage community members to ditch their cars and opt for alternative, carbon-free transportation methods. Participants record the distance that they walk, bike, skateboard, e-bike, roller-skate, rollerblade, scooter, among any other forms of
Imported from Argentina, we now have dulce de leche on our shelves! A regular customer of our is from Argentina and thrilled that we finally carry it, and wanted to share with us some of the ways it is used and the history of the product. The origin and story of dulce de leche is
Early in 2022, the Chequamegon Food Co-op’s (CFC) board of directors charged General manager, Kiersten Galazen with creating a strategic plan. The first part of the process was for the board to review and update the co-op’s Ends Statement. Co-op management then enlisted the input of the ownership through a week-long in-store open space event
Here are some cool things we did in 2022!
As you followed along with the financials in 2021, you know we were able to manage one of the best financial years in the history of the co-op. We know this success is because of your unwavering support, enthusiasm, and patience. As a share owner, one perk is the potential for a patronage rebate each year. We are extremely excited to
The Chequamegon Food Co-op has contracted with Solar CBI for a 64.8 kw installation on the lower roof of our store. The array will feature 120 solar modules at 540w each that are set into low profile racks and weighted to the roof with bricks. The panels are double-sided which means they will be able
The Chequamegon Food Co-op has partnered with Hunger Task Force to provide over $26,000 in savings on fresh produce for low-income households since January. The program, Produce Double Dollars, started in January of this year to help provide healthy food to those who may not always be able afford high-quality fresh produce. With over 2,700
Thanks to everyone who bought tickets for shopping spree! All precedes raised are going to Northlake Community Clinic’s ‘Farm to Patient’ program which provides CSA subscriptions to low-income patients. We’re so happy to partner with the clinic and help provide good food for the community. We hope to do this again next year, so you’ll
It took us some time, but we crunched the numbers! Here are some of the highlights from the past year. Check out two of our favorites! We hit over one million in local sales, and gave back over a hundred and forty thousand dollars back to our customers through patronage and rewards.
This January, the co-op is starting to charge $0.10 per large brown paper bag at the check out. Why? It’s a win-win-win. Reducing our waste, reducing our operating costs, and issuing more container credits saving you money. To encourage reusable bag use, not only in our store, but everywhere you shop. To ease into this
We’re helping you save money on your produce purchases! Just show your EBT card when you check out, and double your produce. For every dollar you spend, we’ll match. It’s that easy. How are we doing this? Good question! It took us a while to pinpoint exactly how we could implement a SNAP benefit program,
Thank you, owners, for your incredible patience and understanding. We are SO happy to let you know that your Patronage Rebate is now available at the register. We are extending the redemption deadlines as well. Please use at the register by December 31st or request a check by November 30th. Thank you all for a