Specials, Local Vendor Fair and Annual Meeting, and More!
 
 
 
off Broad St. @ Caudill St.
 
 Monday - Saturday
8:30am - 7:30pm
Sunday 10am - 5pm
 
San Luis Obispo's Neighborhood Market & Community Owned Co-Op
 
May 16, 2017
 
 
In This Newsletter:
 
Specials!
 
  
 
Produce sales start each week on Tuesday.
 
Co+op Deals
is our new bi-monthly sales flyer and starts every other Wednesday.
 
Co+op Basics
are the items you use everyday, with everyday low prices. Look for new items each month.
 
Click the images or this link
to see our Specials page.
 
5th Annual Local Vendor Fair
and
Annual Membership Meeting
 
You're invited to our 5th Annual Local Vendor Fair and Annual Membership Meeting on Saturday, June 3rd from 11:00 am to 3:00 pm. Meet some of our wonderful local vendors and farmers and sample their products. We'll have discounts on participating local vendors' products, live music from the Cimo Brothers, and more!
 
At 1:00 pm, Co-op Member-Owners are invited to attend the Annual Membership Meeting. Meet your current Board Members, vote on Board candidates, hear how the Co-op is doing, and learn about our future plans.
 
 
Fun times at our 2016 Local Vendor Fair and Annual Membership Meeting.
 
 
Pop-Up Mixer at the Co-op

Join us here at the Co-op on Tuesday, May 23 from 5:30p to 7:00p. Come and see what the Co-op is doing, learn about Board Member recruitment, and share your ideas for the Co-op's future. We'll have some light refreshments.
 
 
SLO Seed Exchange: Strawberry Tasting

Each month the SLO Seed Exchange has workshops that explore topics relevant to seed saving skills. At this month's meeting, on Saturday, May 27 from 1:00pm to 3:00pm, you're invited to meet at Jerry Rutiz's farm in Halcyon to learn about different organically grown strawberry varieties. Participants will enjoy strawberry tasting as well!

Meet at Rutiz Family Farm, 1075 The Pike (near Elm Street) in Halcyon.
 
 
Picking strawberries, Rutiz Family Farm.
Photo courtesy of Elizabeth Johnson.
 
 
Co-op Board Meetings: You're Invited
 
We encourage Co-op Member-Owners to attend the monthly Co-op Board Meetings, now being held on the first Thursday after the 18th of each month. Each meeting opens with a public comment period so if you would like to speak, please arrive a few minutes early. Meetings begin at 5:30 PM and are now being held at the SLO County Builders Exchange (address and map below). 

We hope you will come and get to know your Board and learn about your Co-op's doings and plans for the future. This is a great way to be informed, share your ideas, and get involved.
 
We currently have two open seats on the Board. If you are interested in serving, you may download an application via the link on this page. If you have any questions, please call or come by the Co-op.

Next Board Meeting:
Thursday, May 25 at 5:30 PM
SLO County Builders Exhange
153 Cross Street, Suite 130, SLO (map here)

Questions or comments? Please contact us
 
 
We're Social!

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Upcoming Events
 
 
Part of the free Advice to Grow By series,
presented by SLO Master Gardeners. In SLO.
 
Pop-Up Mixer, Tu, May 23
Join us here at the Co-op from 5:30p to 7:00p.
Come see what the Co-op is doing, learn about Board Member recruitment,
share your ideas for the Co-op's future.
 
5:30 PM at the SLO County Builders Exchange,
153 Cross St, Suite 130, SLO (map here).
Members are encouraged to attend; public comment period
at the beginning of each meeting.
 
Seedsaving Workshop, Sat, May 27
SLO Seed Exchange's monthly workshops explore topics relevant to
seed saving skills.This month meet at Jerry Rutiz's farm for
strawberry tasting. In Halcyon.
 
One of the oldest and largest regional beer festivals in CA.
Madonna Inn Meadows, SLO
 
Bike Month, May 1-31
Largest community-organized event in SLO County!
FREE events throughout the county
to celebrate Bike Month.
 
Films, discussions, gatherings.
 
 
 
Enjoy our Local Vendor Fair from 11:00 AM to 3:00 PM
with music, special prices, and more! Meet our local vendors
as they showcase their products that we proudly feature in our store.
 
Annual Membership Meeting at 1:00 PM; owners will have an opportunity
to vote on Board candidates.
 
At SLO Natural Foods Co-op, SLO.
 
 
Thanks for reading and being a Co-op Member.
Your support of the store supports local sustainably grown food, farmers, and non-GMO standards.
 
If you've any questions or comments about the newsletter,
 
SLO Natural Foods, 2494 Victoria Ave. San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
www.SLONaturalFoods.coop       805-544-7928