The People's Food Co-op is more than your average grocery store.  It is a place to learn, gather, and have fun. Check out all these great events...


Wednesday
Jun242015

100-Mile Market: Kzoo's only all-local farmers market!

WHEN: Wednesdays 3pm until 7pm, May - October

 

WHERE: Parking Lot of the People's Food Co-op
507 Harrison Street, Kalamazoo, MI 49007 

 

WHAT:  Join us for the 100-Mile Market every Wednesday from 3pm to 7pm, May through October! All food sold at this market is required to be grown or produced within 100 miles of Kalamazoo. 

 

We accept Bridge Cards at the market, and we'll be participating again in the Double Up Food Bucks program! SNAP benefits customers, bring your Bridge Card to the market to get your SNAP tokens. In June, SNAP benefits will be matched up to $20 for fresh Michigan-grown fruits and veggies! That's $20 for free!

 

For vendors interested in participating in the market, please contact Market Coordinator Bree Bird at farmhand@peoplesfoodco-op.org. Learn more here.

Saturday
Jun272015

Kalamazoo Farmers Market!

WHEN: 
Saturdays (May – November), 7am-2pm
Tuesdays & Thursdays (June – October), 7am-2pm

 

WHERE: 1204 Bank St., Kalamazoo, 49001 

 

WHAT: People's Food Co-op is proud to manage the Kalamazoo Farmers Market! Our purpose is to connect customers and market businesses through honest relationships and to support community and local economies through a thriving market culture. 

 

Our Kalamazoo Farmers Markets Manager, Chris Broadbent, is available to answer questions. Find more information on market vendors, news, and events at the Kalamazoo Farmers' Market website

 

In 2015, we'll be holding four Night Markets: July 16August 20September 17 and October 15 from 6pm to 10pm. Stay tuned for more information as the season progresses!

Tuesday
Jul072015

Free Summer Meals for Kids

WHEN: July and August, 2015

 

WHERE: Various locations throughout Kalamazoo county

 

WHAT: Kids need healthy food all year! At 35+ sites in Kalamazoo county, the Hunger-Free Community Coalition's Summer Feeding Service Program will be serving free meals to kids all summer. ALL children 0-18 years old are welcome, no paperwork or ID required. 

Families are also welcome to join - adult meals are only $2. Call 211 or text FOODMI at 877877 for more information. Click here to see a full list of dates and locations throughout Kalamazoo County. Please share widely!

Monday
Aug032015

PFC Board Meeting

WHEN: Monday, August 3 from 7:00pm until 9:00pm 

 

WHERE: 525 E. Kalamazoo Ave, our office building

 

WHAT: Join our Board of Directors and participate in the governance of your Co-op! 

 

The PFC Board will not be meeting in September because of the holiday. We'll resume regular meetings in October. 

 

The Board normally meets the first Monday of each month. Our meetings are open to the public and all owners and community members are encouraged to attend. For more information visit the Board of Directors page.

Saturday
Aug082015

Owner Appreciation Days: Back to School!

WHEN: Saturday, August 8 - Sunday, August 16

 

WHERE: People's Food Co-op
507 Harrison Street, Kalamazoo, MI 49007 

 

WHAT: School is almost here! We all need healthy and delicious lunches and snacks, no matter what age we are. Stock up on special deals on lunchbox-ready meals for you and your family this OAD!

 As always, Co-op Owners enjoy extra Owner Specials during OAD. And don't forget to bring in your postcard (coming in the mail) to receive 10% off (non-sale items) of one order during the period. Are you or someone you love not yet a Co-op owner? Stop in the store to sign up yourself, or pick up an ownership form for a friend or family member! More information about ownership here.

 

 

Monday
Aug172015

Owner Orientation

WHEN: Monday, August 17, from 7:30pm until 8:30pm 

 

WHERE: The People's Food Co-op

507 Harrison Street, Kalamazoo, MI 49007 

 

WHAT: Perhaps you are a PFC owner, but you're not really sure what that means? Maybe you just became an owner and want an introduction to the store? Join us for one of our monthly owner orientations! Gain a better understanding about Co-op ownership, learn more about your Co-op, and meet other PFC owners and staff. If you are interested in joining us, please RSVP with our Volunteer Coordinator.

Monday
Aug172015

Volunteer Orientation

WHEN: Monday, August 17, from 7:30pm until 8:30pm 

 

WHERE: The People's Food Co-op
507 Harrison Street, Kalamazoo, MI 49007 

 

WHAT: Volunteers are what make co-ops great, and we believe we've got some of the best volunteers in the country!  If you've applied to volunteer at People's, you'll first need to attend an orientation session, where we'll make sure you have everything you need to join our all-star team.  Please RSVP with our volunteer coordinator today!

To learn more about becoming a volunteer, check out our Help Out page.  

Thursday
Aug202015

Night Market @ Kalamazoo Farmers Market!

WHEN: Thursday, August 20, 6-10pm

 

WHERE: Kalamazoo Farmers Market
1204 Bank Street, Kalamazoo

 

WHAT: Join us at the Kalamazoo Farmers Market for the return of Night Markets! Live Music by Guitar Up, dinner and desserts from food trucks & all-star market vendors, locally grown Michigan fruits and vegetables, all your favorite market goods, and drinks for a good cause to support Fair Food Matters

Catch sound waves and beach vibes while you shop with your friends and family during Kalamazoo's most dynamic event, under the pavilion at 1204 Bank Street! The bounty of summer is upon us. You and yours are invited to celebrate! More information here.

And now, a Night Market poem by Read and Write Kalamazoo! 

Crickets chirp chirping in the night/
The moon like a streetlamp shining bright/
Fireflies and owls are near/
The Night Markets are finally here!

Wednesday
Aug262015

100-Mile Market: Can It, Yo!

WHEN: Wednesday, August 26, 3-7pm

 

WHERE: People's Food Co-op Parking Lot
507 Harrison Street, Kalamazoo, MI 49007

 

WHAT: Capture the flavor of summer at our celebration of the bounty of the season! Save the date, because Can It, Yo! is a party you don’t want to miss. You’ll find kids’ activities, canning foods and supplies, free food preservation workshops and information, and of course, ALL LOCAL vendors! EBT/SNAP and Double Up Food Bucks accepted.