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...


Saturday
Jun252016

Kalamazoo Farmers Market

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

 

WHERE: 1204 Bank St., Kalamazoo, 49001 

 

WHAT: Celebrate Michigan's second-largest farmers market! We'll have the hundreds of food vendors, artists, and artisans you love, plus food trucks, live music, and more. 

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 2016, we'll be holding four Night Markets: June 16, July 21, August 18, and September 15 from 6pm to 10pm. Stay tuned for more information as the season progresses!

Sunday
Jun262016

Portage Market

WHEN: Sundays, noon-4pm 

 

WHERE: Portage Senior Center

320 Library Lane, Portage, MI 49002 

 

WHAT: We're kicking off the newest farmers market on the block - Portage Market! The Market will feature 30-40 vendors, including food trucks, fruits and veggie vendors, artists, and more.

Portage Market follows two successful pilots markets held in 2015, where we heard Portage residents loud and clear when you told us "YES!, we want a famers market!"

Many Portage Market vendors will accept SNAP benefits, Double Up Food Bucks, WIC Project FRESH and Market FRESH coupons. More information here. See you at the market!

Wednesday
Jul062016

PFC Deli Does Dinner

WHEN: 4-8pm, Monday - Friday every week

 

WHERE: PFC
507 Harrison Street, Kalamazoo, MI 49007

 

WHAT: Love PFC's Hot Bar? Starting now, you can find delicious, fresh, abundant hot food on our bar until 8pm Monday through Friday every week. Our Deli crew has expanded their offerings, guaranteeing a delicious dinner on the go after work or school every weeknight. Come see how our Deli Does Dinner!

Tuesday
Jul122016

PFC Cooking Class Schedule

Join us for a month full of food fun!

 

 

Our cooking classes are designed to help you cook healthy, sustainable food for you and your family while keeping a close eye on budget. All classes are $25 per adult, kids 12-17 come free with adult. And come hungry! In our classes, you’ll always eat well. Space is limited, so please sign up today with a friendly PFC cashier.

 

Please note: classes may be canceled if there is a low registration count 48 hours before the class. Canceled classes will be transfered or reimbursed.

Tuesday
Jul122016

Cooking Class: Pop & Soda Alternatives

WHEN: Tuesday, July 12, 6:30-8pm

 

WHERE: PFC
507 Harrison Street, Kalamazoo, MI 49007

 

WHAT: Want to to kick your pop habit to the curb but find plain water boring? In this class we will make make several tasty and natural soda alternatives, perfect for beating the heat. You'll learn how to make your best citrus-ades, agua fresca, and more. 

Our cooking classes are designed to help you cook healthy, sustainable food for you and your family while keeping a close eye on budget. All classes are $25 per adult, kids 12-17 come free with adult. And come hungry! In our classes, you’ll always eat well. Space is limited, so please sign up today with a friendly PFC cashier. 

Please note: classes may be canceled if there is a low registration count 48 hours before the class. Canceled classes will be transferred or reimbursed.

Monday
Jul182016

Owner Orientation

WHEN: Monday, July 18, 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
Jul182016

Volunteer Orientation

WHEN: Monday, July 18, 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.  

Tuesday
Jul192016

Cooking Class: Pressure Canning

WHEN: Tuesday, July 19, 6:30-8pm

 

WHERE: PFC
507 Harrison Street, Kalamazoo, MI 49007

 

WHAT: Take your canning skills to the next level with pressure canning! It’s not as scary as it seems. You’ll leave knowing how to safely use a pressure canner to preserve even more foods.

Our cooking classes are designed to help you cook healthy, sustainable food for you and your family while keeping a close eye on budget. All classes are $25 per adult, kids 12-17 come free with adult. And come hungry! In our classes, you’ll always eat well. Space is limited, so please sign up today with a friendly PFC cashier. 

Please note: classes may be canceled if there is a low registration count 48 hours before the class. Canceled classes will be transferred or reimbursed.

Tuesday
Jul262016

Cooking Class: Salsa, Pesto, & Chimichurri

WHEN: Tuesday, July 26, 6:30-8pm

 

WHERE: PFC
507 Harrison Street, Kalamazoo, MI 49007

 

WHAT: Summer is big on flavor but low on motivation to cook. Make a quick flavorful meal harnessing the power of the season's best offerings with three different styles of condiments. Once you know the basic techniques of each, you'll be able to have an easy, delicious meal on the table fast!

Our cooking classes are designed to help you cook healthy, sustainable food for you and your family while keeping a close eye on budget. All classes are $25 per adult, kids 12-17 come free with adult. And come hungry! In our classes, you’ll always eat well. Space is limited, so please sign up today with a friendly PFC cashier. 

Please note: classes may be canceled if there is a low registration count 48 hours before the class. Canceled classes will be transferred or reimbursed.

Monday
Aug012016

PFC Board Meeting

WHEN: Monday, August 1 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 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.