The People's Food Co-op is more than your average grocery store.  It is a place to learn, gather, and have fun. Check out all these great events...


PFC Farmers Markets

WHEN: 5 days weekly, all summer and fall!


WHERE: Multiple locations throughout Kalamazoo and Portage


WHAT: PFC operates three farmers markets - Kalamazoo Farmers Market, Portage Market, and 100-Mile Market! If you're looking for fresh local produce, baked goodies, cheeses, meats, prepared foods and food trucks, artisan goods, and much more, you're looking in the right place.

With markets 5 days a week, there's sure to be one right for you. Learn more about all of our markets by visting our PFC Markets website.

Our purpose is to connect customers and market businesses through honest relationships and to support community and local economies through a thriving market culture.  

We accept Bridge Cards at the market, and we participate in the Double Up Food Bucks program. SNAP benefits customers, bring your Bridge Card to the market to get your SNAP tokens. SNAP benefits will be matched up to $20 for fresh Michigan-grown fruits and veggies. That's $20 for free!

Many market vendors will accept SNAP benefits, Double Up Food Bucks, WIC Project FRESH and Market FRESH coupons.

For vendors interested in participating in the market, please contact us here.


Cooking Class: Cooking with Vegan Proteins

Chef Jan TobochnikWHEN: Tuesday, September 13, 6:30-8pm


507 Harrison Street, Kalamazoo, MI 49007


WHAT: Calling everyone interested in eating lighter and healthier! 


In this class cosponsored by Vegan Kalamazoo, expert vegan cook Jan Tobochnik will take you through the wide and wonderful world of vegan proteins. Together you'll make seitan, and he'll also show you how to use tofu, tempeh, seitan, and beans in stir fries, and discuss how to make other savory and nutritious dishes.


Jan Tobochnik, a professor of physics at Kalamazoo College, has been vegan for four years. He currently lives in Kalamazoo with his partner, writer Hillary Rettig, and their rescue dog Billy.

Our cooking classes are designed to help you cook healthy, sustainable food for you and your family while keeping a close eye on budget. All classes are $25 per adult, kids under 17 come free with adult. And come hungry! In our classes, you’ll always eat well. Space is limited, so please sign up today with a friendly PFC cashier. 

Please note: classes may be canceled if there is a low registration count 48 hours before the class. Canceled classes will be transferred or reimbursed.



Night Market @ Kalamazoo Farmers Market

WHEN: Thursday, September 15, 6-10pm


WHERE: Kalamazoo Farmers Market

1204 Bank Street, Kalamazoo, MI


WHAT: Join us for the LAST Night Market of the season! You'll find all the food and artisan vendors you love, food trucks, and more. Grab a beer or wine (sales will benefit local food business incubator nonprofit Can-Do Kitchen) and kick back and enjoy live music by Shasha Battle, Sister Syren, and True FO!


Free bike valet will also be provided. #bikethezoo


Owner Orientation

WHEN: Monday, September 19, from 7:30pm until 8:30pm 


WHERE: The People's Food Co-op

507 Harrison Street, Kalamazoo, MI 49007 


WHAT: Perhaps you are a PFC owner, but you're not really sure what that means? Maybe you just became an owner and want an introduction to the store? Join us for one of our monthly owner orientations! Gain a better understanding about Co-op ownership, learn more about your Co-op, and meet other PFC owners and staff. If you are interested in joining us, please RSVP with our Volunteer Coordinator.


Volunteer Orientation

WHEN: Monday, September 19, from 7:30pm until 8:30pm 


WHERE: The People's Food Co-op
507 Harrison Street, Kalamazoo, MI 49007 


WHAT: Volunteers are what make co-ops great, and we believe we've got some of the best volunteers in the country!  If you've applied to volunteer at People's, you'll first need to attend an orientation session, where we'll make sure you have everything you need to join our all-star team.  Please RSVP with our volunteer coordinator today!

To learn more about becoming a volunteer, check out our Help Out page.  


Fall Festival @ 100-Mile Market

WHEN: Wednesday, September 28, 3-7pm


WHERE: People's Food Co-op

507 Harrison Street, Kalamazoo


WHAT: Celebrate a big Co-op milestone at the 100-Mile Market! We've changed our name and updated our look, so we're hosting a community party to show it all off. 


With a $2 spaghetti dinner, kids activities, live music, tons of giveaways and prizes, and local farmers and producers, there's something for everyone. Plus, be there at 6pm for a very special moment, when we officially change our name and reveal our new sign!




Fall Festival 3 Day Sale

WHEN: Wednesday, Sept. 28 - Friday Sept. 30


507 Harrison Street, Kalamazoo, MI 49007


WHAT: Fall is here and we're so excited! We're celebrating with big sales on our favorite seasonal items:

  • Local apple bags from Molter Family Orchards - half off!
  • Great Lakes Potato Chips - 2 for $1
  • Organic Pie Crusts - 25% off
  • Bulk Lois' Seasoning - 25% off

While supplies last.



PFC Board Meeting

WHEN: Monday, October 3 from 7:00pm until 9:00pm 


507 Harrison Steet, Kalamazoo MI 


WHAT: Join our Board of Directors and participate in the governance of your Co-op! 


The Board normally meets the first Monday of each month. Our meetings are open to the public and all owners and community members are encouraged to attend. For more information visit the Board of Directors page.