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6 hours ago

Get your shopping list ready! Our next Double Deals Tuesday is this Tuesday, February 18th. 🥫🧀

What's Double Deals Tuesday? It's the best day for all shoppers to access great sale prices on TWICE as many national brands as two Co+op Deals flyers overlap for one day only!

Pick up a copy of both Co+op Deals flyers in-store, or download them both here on our website: www.openharvest.coop

19 hours ago

Cheers to 6 years of Beer + Cheese - here we go!! 🙌🏼🙌🏼🙌🏼

1 day ago

NEW PRODUCT ALERT: Chocolate cream filled, organic, gluten-free cookies by Jovial.

"Jovial Foods, Inc. was founded by a husband and wife team who has always been passionate about food, farming and traditions. Carla and Rodolfo met in the 1980’s in Bologna, where she was spending a year abroad studying Italian and he was studying agriculture. Both were born into family of talented home cooks, he in Italy and she in New England, and food was at the center of their childhoods."

To learn more about Jovial Foods visit: https://jovialfoods.com/about-us/our-story/

2 days ago

GT's Kombucha are on sale 2/$5 through 2/18 - if you haven't tried this delicious and refreshing beverage - now is the time! We have so many flavors to choose from, including their 25th Anniversary flavor: Sacred Life COCONUT WATER · GINGER · BLUE SPIRULINA

2 days ago

Ben & Jerry's ice cream pints are on Co+op Deals through 2/18!

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February Board Reflection

Dear Open Harvest Owners,

 

As a new board member with three meetings under my belt, I am empowered (and a little overwhelmed) to know that I have so much to learn!  I had no idea the general manager produces monthly reports for the board to review on the financial standing of the co-op, let alone monitoring reports that are continuously reviewed to make sure we are in compliance of board policy.  I am in awe of the “behind the scenes” that goes on to make sure the co-op is in good standing and continues to make progress in the right direction.

 

We started a financial training series on February 5th. The web-based course enlightens us on the financial aspects of running a food co-op.  We only have one under our belt as I write this, but there are three more to go and it has been very informative.

 

One of the policies reviewed at the February 5 board meeting was L3. It states the manager must protect co-op assets and keep equipment adequately maintained. The general manager discussed maintaining the HVAC, refrigeration, and electrical systems, and how she keeps service logs. We also discussed the transition to Paylocity which will empower employees to keep track of their hours and benefits.

 

NCG trends from September 2019 have been released and reviewed. Good news……  Open Harvest is staying on with the curve. Is there room for improvement? Of course, but let’s celebrate the good! When it comes to local, we knock it out of the park! There were 94 local vendors that worked with Open Harvest in 2019.  We sold 3,042 ½ gallon bottles of Burbach milk, 3,415 pounds of honey, and 134,104 eggs! Additionally, people want fresh bread, and we got it and it couldn’t be any fresher. Keeping it in the refrigerator will prolong its freshness!

 

FINMOO is upon us!  February 13 at 5:30 pm at the Foundry, 14th & P Street. It’s a great opportunity for co-op owners to review the 2019 finances and 2020 goals. We would appreciate your participation and your thoughts!

 

In cooperation,

Lori Ashmore

Open Harvest Board Director