December Board Update

November has come and gone—a sure sign that it was a busy month for your Board of Directors! Though many things were discussed and worked on, let’s cut to the chase: the site for the new store! As many of you have seen, the church that once occupied the corners of 7th and Main is being torn down as of this writing and there continues to be discussions concerning site details. As a board, we recently learned that a newly-approved City Code change took effect in November. This code change specifically addresses parking in the downtown area and will have an impact on our project. This impact is yet to be fully determined and we are actively working with the developer, developer’s team, and the City as we move forward.Continue reading

Now’s the Time!

Now’s the Time!

Make your year-end gift count! By donating to the Rooted Carrot Co-op Market before the year is out, you can feel good about making a difference in your community and have your gift be tax-deductible for 2021!

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November Message from the Board

It has been a busy time for the Co-op! We hosted our annual member-owner meeting over Zoom last Wednesday, October 27th. The recording of that meeting and our annual report will be available soon. Our Board Elections wrapped up October 28th and we elected Lisa Nelson as a new member and re-elected Paige Everly and Kate Dunning as returning board members. We look forward to our board meeting this week to get to know everyone! Continue reading

A Community of Investors

Phase I of our Capital Campaign yielded over 400 individual contributions and garnered more than $720,000 toward our goal of $1.6 million. How amazing is that?! Also impressive is that we raised a larger percentage of our overall goal in Phase I than other co-op capital Phase I campaigns in similar markets, like Oshkosh, WI. This is even more validation that our community wants the Rooted Carrot Co-op to happen. And it IS happening!Continue reading

Celebrating National Co-op Month

Celebrated by cooperatives nationwide during the month of October, National Co-op Month is an annual opportunity to raise awareness of a trusted, proven way to do business and build communities. Under the theme “Build Back for Impact,” this year’s Co-op Month is also a chance to leverage our shared cooperative identity in the face of some of the biggest challenges we face: a global pandemic, climate emergency and systemic racism. As we build back an economy that works for everyone, our biggest impact comes from embracing the values and principles that make us truly unique. Continue reading

Roasted Squash Soup from Lark Brewing

Here is a squash recipe from Chef Clint and Lark Brewing (one of Community Partners) using local squash from one of our members-Eric Jensen, owner of Yellow Table Farm and local honey from member Abby Rippe, owner of Blue Ridge Orchard! Continue reading

We need YOU!  

Our Co-op community has been through a lot. Especially, like everyone else, during the last 18 months. Many of you have given much of your time over the years volunteering for the Co-op, attending events, and giving your support. The pandemic has been particularly hard on our volunteer base. As we are gearing up again and getting closer to our goal, our work is changing and we desperately need more volunteers. Continue reading