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...


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 Learn more here.


Kalamazoo Farmers Market!

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!


Co-op Community Visioning Session

WHEN: Wednesday, October 7, 6:30-8pm


WHERE: Transformations Spirituality Center
3427 Gull Road, Kalamazoo


WHAT: Participate in your Co-op’s 20+ year planning process by engaging in conversations about what you want and need from this community related to food and the Co-op. Together we’ll tackle some big questions!

What do you want to eat in Kalamazoo that you can't find? What do you want to buy at the Co-op that we don't carry? Why do you choose to shop at the Farmer's Markets? At other grocery stores? What's missing from the food system in Kalamazoo? What does meal-planning look like in your home? What factors do you consider when planning food for the day/week/month?

Watch for the beautiful stone wall and "Sisters of St. Joseph" sign on Gull Rd. Turn onto the property and continue to the 4-way stop. Turn left and then immediately turn right into the Transformations Spirituality Center parking lot. Enter through the entrance with the green awning.

Owner Appreciation Days: Bulk Week!

WHEN: Saturday, October 10 - Sunday, October 18


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


WHAT: We're celebrating National Bulk Foods Week and appreciating you, our Owners, during one very special Owner Appreciation Days. You'll find great deals on a huge variety of bulk foods, as well as the Owner Specials throughout the store you've come to expect.


 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.


Kalamazoo Cooperative Business Week

WHEN: Sunday, October 11 - Saturday, October 17


WHAT: As a part of the newly formed Kalamazoo Cooperative Business Association, PFC is proud to announce Kalamazoo Cooperative Business Week! 


The Kalamazoo City Commission has approved a proclamation annoucing October 11-17, 2015, as Cooperative Busines Week. The commission will officially issue the proclamation at the October 5 city commission meeting, and People's will be there to celebrate.


We believe that cooperative business is a better way to generate community wealth through accountabile means. Cooperative businesses are thriving in Kalamazoo, providing housing, financial services, food, and more. Help commemorate this important milestone for co-ops in Kalamazoo by joining your local credit union, shopping at People's, or learning more about Kalamazoo's cooperative housing options for all ages and lifestyles. We are stronger together!

Volunteer Orientation

WHEN: Monday, October 19, 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.  


Cooking Class: Apples Apples Apples!

WHEN: Tuesday, October 27, 6:30-8:00pm


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


WHAT: It’s apple season! We’re going to compare apples to apples during this class. We will sample different varieties, learn which apples are best suited for different purposes, and make and eat a delicious apple tart.

All of our fun, interactive cooking classes! Class registration is $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 co-op cashier.


PFC Board Meeting

WHEN: Monday, November 2 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.


Owner Orientation

WHEN: Monday, November 16, 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.