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Spring Co-Op Info Session

From Heather Whittemore ’17:

Interested about joining local co-op this semester but unsure how to? Want to know more about how the co-op process works?
Come to PAC 002 on Monday, February 13 to have all of your questions answered!

Attending this meeting is not required to join co-op!

Local co-op is open to students (including grad students!), faculty, and staff

Facebook event (will be updated with further information): LINK HERE

Date: Monday, February 13th
Time: 8:00pm – 9:00pm
Place: PAC 002

F*&# Chickens, Get Eggs: Long Lane Farm Interest Meeting

IMG_0037From Hilary “Up-and-Coming Hammer Power House” Brumberg ’17:

Do you think weeding is the most relaxing de-stresser ever? Or maybe you’ve always wanted to pet a chicken but was unsure of the right technique? Do you want to be physically active in these snowy winter months?

Ever wanted to farm & learn about crops in an informal setting? Maybe you want to get your hands dirty ;)

Long Lane presents SPRING SEMESTER INTEREST MEETING FOR NEWBIES AND OLD-TIMERS!

Whatever the appeal is, we want to see your face (and the rest of your body) at 41 Wyllys room 110 at 4:30 on Sunday for a brief interest meeting.

Come with questions or smiles and you will be rewarding with answers AND…smiles :D

THIS IS THE TIME. THIS IS WHEN YOU CAN GET INFO ABOUT THE FARM.

Date: 2/8
Time: 4:30 PM
Place: 41 Wyllys Rm 110

Local Co-op info session

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
Cost: Free!
Link to sign up for the co-op

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

We$hop: Fancy (You Already Know), But Why so Expensive?

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If you’ve visited Weshop this year (everyone, right?), you’ve probably noticed some changes to the layout from last year. There’s more space, some tables in the middle, and new products, it seems. I talked to Weshop director Gary Kriksciun, who explained that the new layout is intended to open up the store–creating a better flow and providing a better shopping experience, one of Bon Appetit’s primary goals. The tables often offer sale items, and sometimes have a seasonal flair (like the Halloween table). However, if you notice new products, it’s because—according to Kriksciun—Weshop is “constantly adding new products.”

Of course, there’s the kicker: WHY IS WESHOP SO EXPENSIVE?

Local Co-Op Sign Ups

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

Local Co-Op Informational Meeting

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From Rachie Weisberg ’15 and Co-op kids,

This Monday we will be holding an info session to learn about Wesleyan’s local co-op.  The co-op aims to provide direct access for Wesleyan students to fresh, locally grown and produced foods including veggies, fruits, cheese, meat, eggs, dairy, bread, tofu, seitan and granola. Every week these products will be brought straight from the farmers to you.  Mmmmm.

The meeting is not required to sign up for the co-op but it is highly recommended as we will be going over many changes of our restructured system including how to pay for the co-op, where to pick up and more!

Where: Shanklin 107
When: Monday 9/8 at 8pm
Event post: F.Book
Cost: Free (the info sesh, not the fresh veggies.  Come to find out their price!)

Real Food Challenge Recruitment Meeting

From Alex Fireman ’16:

The Wesleyan Real Food Challenge is recruiting new members! Our campus signed a commitment to shift 20% of our food budget towards fair, sustainable, humane, and local foods, and it is up to us as students to make sure that happens. Join us for an information session to learn more about the Real Food Challenge, Wesleyan’s commitment, and how you can get involved! We’ll be meeting in Exley Rm 121 at 7pm this Wednesday.
There will be (real) food.

Date: Wednesday, March 26
Time: 7:00 PM – 7:45 PM
Place: Exley, rm. 121
Facebook: EVENT PAGE

Local Co-op Info – Deadline Extended to 11:59 PM Wednesday!

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Scott Zimmer ’14, king of beautiful locks and vegetables, is here to help you eat local:

Have you heard about the Local Food Co-op? For the last few semesters, we have been sourcing a large variety of local foods, and allowing students like you to buy them at wholesale prices through your meal plan. This semester we’re offering produce, milk, cheese, yogurt and ice cream, meat, coffee, eggs, bread, tofu, seitan and granola. That’s a lot of foods!

If you’re interested in hearing more about the co-op, we’re holding an information session this Sunday, from 6-7 in Shanklin 107. We’d love to give you the whole run down. If you’ve been in the co-op before or already know about it, this meeting is not mandatory.

The deadline for signing up with the form below is WEDNESDAY NIGHT (January 29th)!

If you’re ready to sign up, here’s the link to do it!

Any questions? Just email wesleyanlocalcoop[at]gmail[dot]com

What? Go to the info session!
When? Sunday, January 26th at 6pm
Where? Shanklin 107

Join the Local Co-Op! Sign-Ups End Midnight, Tuesday, September 10

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If you’re interested in joining the local co-op this semester, here’s the sign up sheet.

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!)