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Need to Figure Out Co-Op Shares? Use this Spreadsheet!

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:

Need to Figure Out Co-Op Shares? Use This Spreadsheet!

The deadline for filling out the Local Co-Op Survey is tomorrow 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 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:

Wesleyan Local Co-op Survey IS HERE

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 wesleyanlocalcoop@gmail.com

All the love, Lo-Co

Join Sound Co-Op

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This little tidbit from the Sound Co-op:

Interested in audio equipment and learning the ins and outs of what makes concerts sound good? Wanna help be a part of making Wes concerts go? There will be an informational meeting tomorrow at Eclectic at 4pm. Come help be a part of the Sound Co-op and gain great experience and knowledge!

Date: Tomorrow, February 3rd
Time: 4pm
Place: Eclectic

Join the Cheese Co-op

Chedda or feta? Kaitlin Lee ’13 wants you to have both. Sail the seas of cheese with the cheese co-op:

For those of you who don’t know the drill, you get a pound of cheese (two eight ounce pieces) for six deliveries across the semester. The cheese comes from two local Connecticut farms, Beltane and Cato Corner. Shares are 100 points, and you can split with one of two friends, or keep it all for yourself! Sign-ups are located here on the co-op blog and close next Wednesday, September 19.

Additionally, the Cheese Co-op is also looking for new members. We need individuals who are free on Tuesday and Wednesday afternoon/early evenings, when cutting and pick-up sessions occur. Special consideration goes to sophomores who have co-op experience. If you’re interested, please email wescheesecoop(at)gmail(dot)com. Tell us a little bit about yourself and your history with cheese, and make sure to include other campus commitments.

Contact: wescheesecoop(at)gmail(dot)com
Deadline: September 19

Interest Meeting for New Local Co-Op

Interested in eating local? Maxwell Hellmann ’13 writes in about an exciting new alternative to the existing Fruit and Veggie Co-Op at Wes!

You might have heard rumblings about a student-operated local food co-operative that formed last year. Maybe you didn’t. Last year, after much pressure from students, Bon Appetit agreed to run a pilot program that would bring fresh, seasonal produce from local farms to students’ kitchens (much like a CSA). The program’s success has convinced Bon Appetit that the local co-op is a worthwhile and financially viable venture, and they will be allowing it to grow in size this year!

The co-op will now be offering several different options that can be purchased with points:

  • -Veggie share (with some seasonal fruit) : $130
  • -Egg share : $55
  • -Meat share : $50
  • -Non-meat protein substitute share (tofu and seitan from The Bridge) : $50
  • -Dairy share (from Ronnybrook!) : $TBA
  • -Bread share (from Hartford Bread Co.) : $TBA
  • -Value-added share (other local products such as honey, jam, maple syrup, etc.) : $TBA
  • **In the works for future semesters: Seafood share

Sign-ups for Fruit and Veggie Co-op!

VEGGIE IS COMING. Val Pucilowski ’13 hollers:

Sign-ups for Fruit & Veggie Co-op!

If you’re craving some crisp veggies and succulent fruit, make sure to sign up for Fruit and Veggie Co-op by Wednesday.
For 150 points for the semester [or 15 points/week], you will receive a selection of organic yums on a weekly basis.
You can also split the share with a friend [75 points/semester] or two [50 points/semester].
Check out our website for more information, and to complete the first step of sign up.

Click here for the website!