Hello from the Coos Head peanut gallery, this is Liz. I haven’t been with the store for very long. In fact, I just moved to Oregon two years ago this March.
I visited Coos Head Food Store when I first arrived, and I thought the store was special then. Now that I am employed here, I know exactly why it is so special. I came from a city with a high crime rate. Consequently, I would never dream of putting a meat eater and a vegetarian in the same checkout lane. Here at Coos Head, the meat eaters and vegetarians talk about the benefits of the Acai (ah-sigh-ee) berry. The point is, it’s about the energy.
I have learned so much since being here! The sharing of information is a welcome change to the indifference that is prevalent in our culture today. One could argue that this is a benefit of small town life, but I have been in other stores here, and the clerk and I did not discuss what type of oatmeal cures foot fungus (plain oatmeal made into a thick poultice).
What makes Coos Head so special is the energy here is one of collective interest: to live healthily, consciously, and with compassion. By sharing information, whether we know it or not, we are helping each other to achieve those interests, and that is the essence of a co-op.
So I just wanted to say thanks for providing me with a cool place to grow. I hope that 2009 will bring joy to all of us.
- Thursday, Mar. 125-8 p.m.: Artwalk. Free wine tasting.
- Thursday, Mar. 195 p.m.: Board meeting, South Coast ESD, 1350 Teakwood Avenue, Coos Bay.
- Thursday, Apr. 105-8 p.m.: Artwalk. Free wine tasting.
- Thursday, Apr. 175 p.m.: Board meeting, South Coast ESD, 1350 Teakwood Avenue, Coos Bay.
- January 08 minutes
- February 08 minutes
Becoming a Co-op
The Coos Head Food Store is currently a non-profit, but is considering becoming a member cooperative. Here’s the latest information about that process.
Food Growers and Manufacturers
- Sweet Creek Foods
Wholesome, local canned foods
- Solid Gold Health Products for Pets
Natural foods, supplements, and skin care products for pets
Web Sites to Visit
- Organic Consumers Association
News about food
- The Campaign
Activism to label genetically engineered foods