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...


Tuesday
Apr222014

Cooking Class: Delights for Diabetics

WHEN: Tuesday, April 22, 6:30-8:30pm

 

WHERE: Can-Do Kitchen
511 Harrison Street, Kalamazoo, MI 49007 

 

WHAT: Registered Dietician Lindsey Merkel demonstrates delicious meals designed for those with diabetes! Recipes include Browned Butter Brussels Sprouts, Quinoa Pilaf, and Herb-Roasted Chicken Breast.
 

Come hungry! In our cooking classes, you always eat well. The class is $20 per adult; kids 12-17 come free with adult! Space is limited, so please sign up today with a friendly PFC cashier.

Saturday
Apr262014

6th Annual Grow-It-Yourself Day!

WHEN: Saturday, April 26 from 9am to 4pm

 

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

 

WHAT: Educate, participate, and celebrate in growing your own food at the sixth annual Grow-It-Yourself Day! 

This fun-filled community event and plant sale is free and open to the public. It will feature a variety of workshops, live music and dancing, hands-on gardening demonstrations in PFC’s Willard Street Garden, as well as organic/heirloom seeds and locally-grown organic plant starts for purchase.

A family-friendly event, there will be a variety of children’s activities, including garden story time offered by Kalamazoo Public Library. Local organization participation includes the Kalamazoo Area Wild Ones, Tribal Revival, and Organic plant starts from Cinzori Farms!

Organic plant starts and organic/heirloom seeds at the event will be eligible for purchase using SNAP food assistance benefits.

Schedule of events:

9am: Grow-It-Yourself Day begins!

10am: Container Gardening workshop with Trybal Revival

11am: Live music with Marc Short

noon: Drum and Dance with Rootead || Story and rhyme time with Bill Caskey of Kalamazoo Public Library

1pm: Worm Towers workshop with Trybal Revival

2pm: Container Gardening workshop with Trybal Revival

3pm: Live music with Saxsquatch and the Dixie Rustlers

 

Monday
Apr282014

Cooking Class: Allergen-Free Breakfasts

WHEN: Monday, April 28, 6:30-8:30pm

 

WHERE: Can-Do Kitchen
511 Harrison Street, Kalamazoo, MI 49007 

 

WHAT: Join PFC owner Vicky Mitchell and learn to make amazing breakfast shakes, casserole, trail mix, and cookies!


Come hungry! In our cooking classes, you always eat well. The class is $20 per adult; kids 12-17 come free with adult! Space is limited, so please sign up today with a friendly PFC cashier.

Monday
May052014

PFC Board Meeting

WHEN: Monday, May 5 from 7:00pm until 9:00pm 

 

WHERE: Ignertia (518 E North St  Kalamazoo, MI 49007)

 

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.

Tuesday
May062014

Cooking Class: Gluten-Free Goodies

WHEN: Tuesday, May 6, 6:30-8:30pm

 

WHERE: Can-Do Kitchen
511 Harrison Street, Kalamazoo, MI 49007 

 

WHAT: Who says gluten-free can't be delicious? Join PFC Deli superstar Elizabeth Sell-Kimble and learn both savory and sweet dishes, all without a trace of gluten!

 

Please note: because our kitchen is not certified gluten-free, traces of gluten from the environment may be present. All recipes use 100% gluten-free ingredients.

 

Come hungry! In our cooking classes, you always eat well. The class is $20 per adult; kids 12-17 come free with adult! Space is limited, so please sign up today with a friendly PFC cashier.

Wednesday
May072014

PFC's 100-Mile Market

WHEN: Wednesday, May 7, from 3pm until 7pm 

 

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 starting in June! 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 100-Mile Market coordinator at farmhand@peoplesfoodco-op.org.

 

Vendor list coming soon!

Monday
May192014

Volunteer Orientation

WHEN: Monday, May 19, 2014 from 7pm to 8pm

 

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
May202014

Cooking Class: Kombucha Kick!

WHEN: Tuesday, May 20, 6:30-8:30pm

 

WHERE: Can-Do Kitchen
511 Harrison Street, Kalamazoo, MI 49007 

 

WHAT: Join PFC grocery lead and kombucha aficionado Cid and learn to brew kombucha at home. Cid will cover two brewing methods, bottling, flavoring recipes, as well as instructions for creating kombucha-based salad dressings!
 

Come thirsty, you'll sample several kinds of the delicious non-alcoholic drink.  The class is $20 per adult; kids 12-17 come free with adult! Space is limited, so please sign up today with a friendly PFC cashier.

Wednesday
May212014

Owner Orientation

WHEN: Wednesday, May 21, 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 new 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.