Tuesday, May 29, 2007

Calling all artists!

We're looking for some help in designing a logo for the co-op with our new name, Grassroots Community Co-op. If you have some time that you'd be willing to volunteer, please contact us.

Saturday, May 19, 2007

What's in a name?

It's a question that my wife and I have been asking a lot lately as we prepare for the arrival of our third child in the coming weeks. It is also a question that the storefront co-op visionaries began to discuss at our meeting this past Tuesday.

We would like to have a name in place to help folks recognize us as we grow and evolve into a storefront food cooperative. I, personally, also feel that it would be good to get away from the word "Holland" in our current title to show that we would like to serve more of the surrounding areas as well.

The visionaries are looking for your ideas and feedback as well. Here's a list that we brainstormed so far. Many of us have "issues" with at least one of these, but for right now we're not crossing any off the list. If you have a name that you'd like to suggest, either e-mail us or leave a comment below and I'll add it to the list.
  • Mother Earth's Marketplace
  • The Earth's Marketplace
  • Full Circle Marketplace
  • Conscious Corners Marketplace
  • Macatawa Food Co-op
  • The Marketplace
  • Hollander's Co-op
  • People's Food Co-op
  • West Michigan Community Market
  • El Cooperativo
  • Grassroots Community Co-op

Monday, May 7, 2007

Cleaning Help Wanted

We're looking for cleaning help to transform this storage building at the former New Holland Brewery site into a distribution center for local buying clubs. We see this as a first step towards the creation of a storefront food co-op here in Holland.

Join us:
Saturday, May 19, 2007
9:00 AM
205 Fairbanks Ave. (8th & Fairbanks)