Members...Come to the General Membership Meeting
Thursday, April 19, 5:30 p.m.
It’s that time of year again! Please join us at Gilbert Lodge on Twin Lakes and enjoy a wonderful dinner catered by our own Lake St. Kitchen staff.
The GMM is a chance for members to gather in a cooperative spirit, break bread together, vote for new board members, and relax while listening to live music by Joe Wilson.
Also on the agenda will be the annual “State of the Co-op” address that Steve Nance, our general manager, will present. Last but not least, we will announce the winner of our Community Grant Program for 2012. We received over two dozen applications from local nonprofits (narrowed down to 6 finalists) and one lucky organization will receive a check from us at the meeting. See you there!
Member Appreciation Days, April 24 & 25
Mark your calendar for the next MAD, the days we celebrate you, our member-owners with a 10% discount on everything.* Samples, demos, prizes, and meet some of our community partners. Members 55+ get an extra 5% off on Wednesday.
*Except beer/wine & preorders
Community Grant Voting Deadline
Members, if you haven't voted yet for the nonprofit organization of your choice for our 2012 Community Grant, please do so by Monday, April 16. The finalists are: Paperworks Studio, Leelanau Conservancy, Freedom Builders, Grow Benzie, Habitat for Humanity, and G.T. Conservation District. Read about the finalists HERE.
Dr. Hauschka Skin Care Products Sale
15% off during April
Wine Tasting, April 13
Sample a taste of Silver Birch Sauvignon Blanc and Twin Vine Vino Verde, 4 - 6 p.m. (You must be 21 with I.D. to sample alcohol, wines subject to change)
April 16 - "Farmaggedon" at the State Theater
7 p.m. - Farmageddon is the story of a mom whose son healed from all allergies and asthma after consuming raw milk, and real food from farms. It depicts people all over the country who formed food co-ops and private clubs to get these foods, and how they were raided by state and local governments.
Sponsored by the Suttons Bay Trading Co.
April 21 - 6th Annual Kids Day at TBA Credit Union
Our partner, TBA Credit Union, is hosting their 6th annual Kids Day event on Saturday, April 21 from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. at the South Airport location. This year’s jungle themed event will include games, prizes, giveaways, lunch for the family and more! The event is free and everyone in the community is invited.
April 28 - International Year of Co-op Tree Planting
Join us on Saturday, April 28 from 10 - 2 for a tree planting event. In conjunction with The Watershed Center Grand Traverse Bay and the Grand Traverse Conservation District, help us plant a variety of trees on Traverse City-owned Brown Bridge Quiet Area land. Please RSVP at Oryana, 947-0191.
Grocery Specials This Week
It is exciting indeed when the first local produce begins trickling in. Now available in the produce dept....spinach from Meadowlark Farm in Lake Leelanau and Salad Mix from Loving Dove Farm in Bear Lake. Let the local produce delight begin!
Pick up your packets of organic seeds now. We have High Mowing and Seeds of Change packets, both high quality brands. For information about when to plant your seeds read this article.
Oryana Lawn & Garden Community Partners
With spring just starting and summer not far off, here is a list of our outdoor-related community partners that MEMBERS may take advantage of:
Earth Friendly Lawn Care - 5% off natural fertilization program
Ecomowers - 5% off
Little Bird Greenhouse in Interlochen - 10% off
McGough's - 10% off organic lawn and garden products
Pine Hill Village Gardens - 10% off organics
SEEDS - 20% off Youth Corps labor up to 5 hours
Quote of the Week
“If you’re concerned about your health, you should probably avoid products that make health claims. Why? Because a health claim on a food product is a strong indication it’s not really food, and food is what you want to eat”
Soup and a Side Cooking Class April 24
There are still spaces left in this great class.
Call 947-0191 to register.