Join Us for the SLO Holiday Parade
off Broad St. @ Caudill St.
 Monday - Saturday
8:30am - 7:30pm
Sunday 10am - 5pm
Dec 24 - close at 4pm
Dec 25 and Jan 1 - closed
San Luis Obispo's Neighborhood Market & Member Owned Co-Op
December 1, 2016
In This Newsletter:
Join Us for the SLO Holiday Parade!

We hope you'll join our entry in the SLO Holiday Parade on Friday, Dec 2. The parade theme is "Dashing Through the SLO."

WHEN: Meet at 6pm for 7pm parade start time.

YES! Dress festively, decorate scooters & wagons.
Kids on scooters must wear helmets!

NOPE! No Santa costumes, no throwing favors, candy, etc., no alcohol.

Special Members' Meeting
Tuesday, Dec 13th at 7pm
December is a busy month, but we hope you'll join us at the Special Members' Meeting to vote on a proposed change to the Co-op's Bylaws. This vote will allow the Board to establish the Patronage Refund Program as an additional benefit for Co-op Member-Owners. The Board will also discuss more new benefits for Member-Owners, how the Co-op can improve, and how to survive in the competitive SLO grocery and health products marketplace.
For more information on the Patronage Refund Program, please see Board President Eric Michielssen's article here.
We'll meet at the SLO Guild Hall, 2880 Broad Street, SLO. The Co-op will provide light refreshments and beverages and there will be some time to socialize with your fellow Member-Owners, Co-op staff, and Board Members.
Order Fresh Holiday Turkeys

Harmony Farms' turkeys are fresh, free-range, and raised without antibiotics or hormones. Sizes range from 10-28 lbs, and the price is $3.99 lb. A $10 deposit is required; you may order here at the Co-op or over the phone with a credit card.

The last day to order is Friday, Dec 16. We'll call you when the turkeys arrive. A reminder: the Co-op will close at 4pm on Dec 24 and be closed on Dec 25 and January 1.
Co-op Board Meetings: Member-Owners are Welcome
We encourage Co-op member-owners to attend our monthly Board Meetings. Each one opens with a public comment period so please arrive a few minutes early if you wish to speak. Meetings begin at 5:30 PM.

We hope you will come and get to know your Board and learn about your Co-op's doings and plans for the future. Be informed! Share your ideas! Get involved!

Next Board Meeting -- New Day of Week and Location!
Thursday, December 15th at 5:30 PM
SLO County Builders Exchange
153 Cross Street, Suite 130, SLO

Questions or comments? Please contact us.
Upcoming Events
Too many holiday performances and events to list here!
For gift giving, we suggest you support our community's
many local artisans and small businesses!
SLO Natural Foods Co-op will be in SLO's annual Holiday Parade!
Join us (details above) or cheer us on! Downtown SLO.

Sacred Seeds and Ancient Agriculture of Andean Peru
SLO Botanical Garden
Special Members' Meeting, Tues, Dec 13
7:30pm at Guild Hall, 2880 Broad St., SLO.
Member-Owners will vote on a proposed change to the Bylaws.
The Board will speak about ways to improve the store.
Light refreshments & beverages and time to socialize.

New Location!
SLO County Builders Exchange, 153 Cross St, Suite 130, SLO.
Members are encouraged to attend; there is a public comment period
at the beginning of each meeting.
HopeDance Events, December 1-31
Films, discussions, gatherings.
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       805-544-7928