Saturday, January 7, 2017

                 Co-op Annual All-Member meeting notice:

We will have our Annual All-Member meeting of Wooster Natural Foods on Sunday, January 15, 2017, at 2 PM at the Co-op, 138 E Liberty St, Wooster. OH 44691.  Anyone who is a member of this food co-op is welcomed to attend this meeting, but please let us know ahead of time that you are coming, so we can figure out what seating needs we’ll have.  Call the store at 330-264-9797 and ask the staff to put you on the attendance list.

Besides the Council and Staff presenting our annual reports, we are seeking applicants for positions on the Council.

The Council meets on the third Sunday of each month at 2 PM, and we are strictly an advisory group for the Staff.  New Council applicants will be voted on at this Annual Meeting, with one vote per member household, among those present at the meeting.

If you are interested in applying for a position on the Council, please email me at susanshie@gmail.com, and I will email you a small form to fill out and return to me. Only those who have filled out these forms can be considered for Council election at the Annual Meeting.

Also please email, call, or text me, if you have questions about the All Member Meeting.  susanshie@gmail.com, 330-317-2167.

Many thanks, Susi,

Susan Shie, President of the Council, Wooster Natural Foods, aka Wooster Food Co-op.
PS.  If you don't already use our Wooster Natural Foods page on Facebook, check it out now!

Sunday, January 10, 2016

Annual All-Member Meeting at Wooster Natural Foods Sunday, Jan 17, 2016, 2 PM, at the Co-op, 138 E Liberty St, Wooster, OH.

Every year we have this meeting, to review the year and look ahead.  We are interested in having new members on our Co-op Council, so if you're interested in joining the Council, please email me at susanshie@gmail.com or call me at 330-317-2167.  Council meets usually on the 3rd Sunday of each month at 2 PM, and we are strictly an advisory council to assist the staff of Wooster Natural Foods in any way we can.

If you want to be considered for the Council, we will interview you at the meeting, but we must know ahead of the meeting, of your intentions.

Thank you, Susan Shie, President of the Council, Wooster Natural Foods

Sunday, December 21, 2014

Annual All-Member meeting Sunday, January 18, 2015

We will have our Annual All-Member meeting of Wooster Natural Foods on Sunday, January 18, 2015, at 2 PM at the store.  Anyone who is a member of this food co-op is welcomed to attend this meeting, but please let us know ahead of time that you are coming, so we can figure out what seating needs we’ll have.

Besides the Council and Staff presenting our annual reports, we are seeking applicants for positions on the Council.

The Council meets on the third Sunday of each month at 2 PM, and we are strictly an advisory group for the staff.  New Council applicants will be voted on at this Annual Meeting, with one vote per member household, among those present at the meeting.

If you are interested in applying for a position on the Council, please email me at susanshie@gmail.com, and I will email you a small form to fill out and return to me. Only those who have filled out these forms can be considered for Council election at the Annual Meeting.

Also please email me, if you plan to come to the All Member Meeting, or have questions about it.

Many thanks, Susan Shie, president of the Council
PS.  If you don't already use our Wooster Natural Foods page on Facebook, check it out now!

Saturday, January 4, 2014

Annual All-Member Meeting of Wooster Natural Foods. January 19, 2014

We will have our Annual All-Member annual meeting of Wooster Natural Foods on Sunday, January 19, at 2 PM at the store. This is the only scheduled meeting of each year, when all regular members of Wooster Natural Foods co-op are invited to attend a Co-op meeting.  Please rsvp to susanshie@gmail.com, if you plan to attend this meeting.

Besides the Council and Staff presenting our annual reports at this meeting, we are seeking new members on the Council.   If you are interested in applying for a position on the Council, please email me at susanshie@gmail.com, and I will email you a small form to fill out and return to me. Only those who have filled out these forms can be considered for Council election at the Annual Meeting.

 The Council regularly meets on the third Sunday of each month at 2 PM, and we are strictly an advisory group for the staff. New Council applicants will be voted on at this Annual Meeting, with one vote per member household, among those present at the meeting.

All members of the Council must be members in good standing of the Co-op and attend monthly meetings on a regular basis.

Many thanks,
Susan Shie
President of the Council

If you want to make comments or have any questions for Wooster Natural Foods, please visit our Facebook page.  Thank you!

Sunday, May 19, 2013

Special meeting

We will hold a special meeting on Sunday, June 9, 2013, at 2:30 PM, to vote on an amendment we wish to make to our co-op's by-laws.

The amendment is to officially declare Wooster Natural Foods to be a political free zone.
The amendment reads:

Wooster Natural Foods is a political free zone. 

Shoppers at our store cannot be confronted with our personal political opinions in any form, for or against candidates or organizations.  Opinions about natural foods and natural healing are, of course, not part of this rule.

The Council will decide what is offensive political content, if this comes into dispute on the staff."

If the amendment receives a 51% or more majority vote, this amendment will be placed under Article Four, Duties of Council Members, in Section 4.01 - Management of Business.

If you are a member in good standing of Wooster Natural Foods co-operative, you can cast one vote per member household,  as with all of our voting procedures.
This meeting will come at the end of our regularly scheduled Council meeting, which itself begins at 2 PM.  Please come at 2:30 for the meeting about this amendment to the by-laws.

Thank you.


If you want to make comments or have any questions for Wooster Natural Foods, please visit our Facebook page.  Thank you!







Wednesday, January 2, 2013

Annual All-Member Meeting of Wooster Natural Foods. January 20, 2013

We will have our Annual All-Member meeting of Wooster Natural Foods on Sunday, January 20, at 2 PM at the store. Besides the Council and Staff presenting our annual reports, we are seeking applicants for positions on the Council.

 The Council meets on the third Sunday of each month at 2 PM, and we are strictly an advisory group for the staff. New Council applicants will be voted on at this Annual Meeting, with one vote per member household, among those present at the meeting.

 If you are interested in applying for a position on the Council, please email me at susanshie@gmail.com, and I will email you a small form to fill out and return to me. Only those who have filled out these forms can be considered for Council election at the Annual Meeting.

Many thanks,
Susan Shie
President of the Council

If you want to make comments or have any questions for Wooster Natural Foods, please visit our Facebook page.  Thank you!

Monday, February 27, 2012

FRESH, the movie.

Pictured above are free-range chickens at Joel Salatin's Polyface Farm, featured and inspiring in this movie.  (Note that Wooster Natural Foods sells free range eggs from Georgetown Farms in Smithville and from Greenfield Farms Amish cooperative. We also carry Hartzler Dairy's milk and butter, along with a store full of other natural and organic products.)

View the whole 70 minute movie FRESH for free, until March 3, 2012.

A friend sent this link to watch this film and wrote: "This movie, 70 minutes long, is so important to understanding the food industry in our country. It affects our lives, our environment, our health and well-being, our economy, and that of our friends and families. Narrated by Michael Pollan and others changing the nature of farming, it's well worth the time.

Watch it free until Saturday on your computer, in your pajamas, in the middle of the night, alone, with your family....but watch it! Then share with those you love. It's likely to inspire people to move away from the toxic products from agrciltural/chemical "factories", the source of most of our food supply."

IMPORTANT! The producers of this powerful film are allowing a full and FREE preview of FRESH until Saturday, March 3rd.



This movie is not just an exposé of mega farming, but shows in-depth stories of people making a big difference in our country, in getting small, organic farming going in a big way.  Instead of coming away from watching it, feeling hopeless and frustrated, I feel excited and optimistic.


At the end, a man makes the point that each of us votes for the kinds of foods we want, each time we buy food.  And every "vote" for natural and organic foods contributes to the movement back to healthy food for us all. It is our future, and we can do it.


After the free showing is over, you can find all the information about FRESH the movie, here.


See FRESH now!  Thanks!