few of my neighbors and my husband and I started the co-op in 1999 because
we wanted a way to buy organic foods, and to stop buying genetically modified
products and factory farmed animal foods. We place an order with United
Natural Foods Inc every four weeks. My husband Greg drives his forklift
to help unload the truck.
If you make an order, show up on
the set pick-up day, or make another arrangement with me. Place your
order before the deadline, either by phone
(270-433-7400) or email
or snail mail. My preference is phone for your first order, so that
we can make sure we are talking about the same thing. I will take
your name and address and phone number so that I can register you as a
member when I take your first order.
Since many items are available only
by case or in large quantity, we split cases if enough people are interested.
If you want to split a case, make sure to get your splits suggestion (including
item number) to me before 5 on Tuesday evening. We have a potluck
dinner (splits meeting) that evening before the ordering deadline.
If you are coming with food try to bring organic and/or locally produced
Here is Pat Ritter at the splits
recording people's bids on split
Once we place the group order, it
will be about a week before we receive delivery. I will send you
a copy of your invoice via email as soon as I can download it from United,
on Wednesday before the order is received. On your invoice you will
see what is coming on the truck and what is out of stock. If your
invoice shows zero in the price column next to an item, that means it will
not be on the truck. If the item you ordered isn't on your invoice at all,
I probably ordered from Frontier or filled it off the shelf.
Regularly co-op day (when you pick
up your order) is one week after we ordered. We are able to take food
stamps for eligible items. Show up between 10 am and 4 pm, check
your items against your invoice. Retrieve your frozen or refrigerated items
from the coolers. Sometimes they ship the wrong thing with the right
sticker, so look at the item, not just the sticker.
The price on your invoice is catalog
price, plus ten percent which pays expenses etc. If you've shopped Wild
Oats or the other big natural foods stores, you will notice we can give
lower prices on the same products.
The co-op building is off of highway
61, (Celina Road) 2 miles south of Burkesville. You can't see the
building till you start down the driveway. 1865 is on the mailbox.
Please let me know if you have any