Welcome to the first installment of Ask Wesleying, an advice column about any and all things Wes! Have a question about life at Wes? Submit it to get it answered in Ask Wesleying! You can find all of the Ask Wesleying columns here.
This week’s question is about something that’s on many people’s minds with the start of Local Co-op:
Why are all of my hookups always in line for co-op RIGHT when I get there? Why are they all friends? Why is co-op pickup scheduled such that I can’t go home and change into a cute outfit beforehand so that all of my hookups see how hot I am in co-op line? UGH!
Local Co-Op, Local-er Hookups
You can read the answer to this week’s question below the jump!
Most of this is just recycled text from ~last semester~
The deadline for filling out the Local Co-Op Survey is Saturday at 5PM. If you’re a first-timer, co-op can be really confusing. There are at least 9 different co-ops to choose from, and the distribution method for each one can be different. Things only get more complicated if you live in a program house, a low rise apartment, or a senior house and are trying to form a group of 4 or more people, bUT yOU AlL wANt DifFFeREnt ThINgs!!!!!
It’s actually a huge problem. You may not want a full share of anything yourself but, as per co-op rules, your group must buy in whole numbers of shares. And, it’s somewhat difficult to figure out all these ratios as you are filling out the survey. Only one person can fill out the survey, and so if you don’t already know everything you want, your entire group has to be in the same room looking at the survey together.
davíd made a google sheet last semester that addresses these issues. You and your group members can use the sheet to get a preliminary feel for how much each person wants to contribute to your weekly co-op cornucopia. More after the jump:
From the LoCo:
Here’s the link to sign up for local co-ops, including produce, dairy, eggs, bread, and more!
Please fill out the survey by 6 PM on Sunday, September 13th. The deadline to fill out this form has been ~EXTENDED~ to 6 p.m. Monday (September 14).
If you have any questions, email us at wesleyanlocalcoop[at]gmail[dot]com.
Sign-up deadline: Monday, September 14 at 6 PM
Also, swipe day is Thursday, September 17 from 3:30 – 8:30 in the Daniel Family Commons (third floor Usdan), which is mandatory. So make sure you’re free for that.
From Heather Whittemore ’17:
Local Co-Op is back and ready to provide you with local produce, dairy, bread, cheese, eggs, meat, preserves, coffee, tofu, and seitan!
Join us for an information session on September 10 at 8 pm as we explain the ins-and-outs of co-op, including: how to sign up, how to pay, and how to actually receive your food once it begins to arrive. This meeting is NOT mandatory, but is strongly recommended for first-timers!
Date: Thursday, September 10
Time: 8-9 PM
Place: PAC 001
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Local Co-op sign up form got you confused? Come to our info session today for the answers to all your questions about getting involved with the co-op, swipe day and more. Remember the last day to sign up is tomorrow Tuesday the 3rd at 6:00pm. Don’t forget!!! Also if you don’t want to leave your house (reasonable) and still have questions email wesleyanlocalcoop[at]gmail.com.
Time: Monday the 2nd at 8:00pm
Place: Shanklin 107
Link to sign up for the co-op
You survived the blizzard, you survived (or are surviving) the plague of colds and flus and now you’ve finally survived the wait for all your favorite local food! Yes, the co-op is here.
The local food co-op is dedicated to bringing fresh and local produce, eggs, cheese, dairy, bread, meat, tofu, seitan and now coffee and preserves to the Wesleyan community. You pay up front with points, Middletown cash, check or credit card and then pick up your food each week. Remember you must come to the swipe day in the DFC Friday February 6th from 2:30-8:30 in able to participate.
The sign up link is HERE and must be filled out before Tuesday February 3rd at 6:00pm.
Also if you are confused about anything you can come to our info session Monday February 2nd at 8pm in Shanklin 107 or you can email firstname.lastname@example.org
All the love, Lo-Co
It’s finally here! The local co-op sign up is now officially open. Click the link HERE to get to the form. Sign ups close Friday at noon.
You can order local produce, cheese, dairy, eggs, meat, bread, granola, tofu and seitan using your meal points or Middletown cash.
Also if you didn’t make it to the local co-op info meeting check out our frequently asked questions page. This is very important to read as some aspects of the local co-op have changed since last year including a necessary “swipe day” to pay for the co-op on Sunday the 14th and all sales are final.
For any other questions please email wesleyanlocalcoop[at]gmail[dot]com.
*This post is an updated version of the Eating and Drinking installment of last year’s Orientation Series*
Eating and drinking is a necessity for all living beings, even during your hazy college days. While we all have to adjust our food standards from delicious home-cooked meals to university food, trust me, it could be worse. Wesleyan has many options for dining that you can enjoy regardless of your dietary orientation. Wesleyan was chosen the most vegan-friendly small US school by PETA, and our friends at the Mongolian Grill are always willing to cook-up a chicken tortilla topped with cheese if it’s protein that you want.
This is a part of the Unofficial Orientation Series 2014 to remind you to eat your veggies.
Luke Harrison ’14
writes in with some very important news:
Join the Cheese Co-Op!
The Cheese Co-Op, formerly independent, now part of Wesleyan’s esteemed Local Co-Op, wants you to join its ranks! Although most of the Local Co-Op’s form has closed, it will remain open for cheese until Wednesday, February 5th, so if you thought you missed the deadline, think again!
One share costs 100 points and can be split among up to six people, so tell your friends/hallmates/bosses/profs/dads/pets/whoever to sign up ASAP!
You can find the form here.
Date: Now through February 5
Place: Cheese in my mouth please.
Cost: 100 points per share
If you don’t know about the local co-op, here’s some info:
Welcome to the Wesleyan Local Co-Op! We are a group of students committed to providing you with the best local food we can source. Local food means that during the winter you will not be getting any pineapples or avocadoes, but might be eating delicious root vegetables like potatoes, turnips and beets, or hardy greens instead. We try to get as much variety as possible, but please take into consideration the limitations of what we are trying to do here in Connecticut. Support local farmers, save money, and most importantly, eat gooooood food.
As a member of the co-op, your responsibilities include not only picking up your share weekly, but also volunteering once throughout the semester to help with organization and distribution (further information will be emailed). If you have any questions, just email wesleyanlocalcoop[at]gmail[dot]com
So just fill out the following form according to what type of shares you would like to receive. Points will be deducted from your account accordingly. If you and a group of friends are splitting any shares, it is very important that each individual fills out the form separately and indicates exactly the portions for which they wish to be charged.
The deadline for filling out and editing the form is midnight on Tuesday, September 10!
(And if you’re interested in taking an administrative role with the co-op just email us at wesleyanlocalcoop[at]gmail[dot]com and let us know!)