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...


Wednesday
Nov062019

Special Order Your Thanksgiving Pies!

$22.99 each or 2/$40 - Order by November 16, 2019 to pickup before Thanksgiving

 

Bourbon Pecan Pie

This delicious, nutty pie is made with Grand Traverse Distillery Bourbon, a Pure Michigan liquor crafted with a mash of locally sourced corn, rye, and malted barley.

Also made with Pecans, Grand Traverse Distillery Bourbon, Organic Brown Rice Syrup, Organic Brown Sugar, Organic Molasses, Organic Butter, Organic Vanilla, & Love.

Wheat-Free Bourbon Pecan Pies available!

 

Pumpkin Pie

PFC's take on this classic holiday pie is made with Cinzori Farms Organic & Local Pie Pumpkins, Organic Evaporated Milk, Organic Eggs, Organic Raw Cane Sugar, Organic Cinnamon, Organic Ginger, Organic Nutmeg, Organic Cloves, Sea Salt, & Love.

Wheat-Free and/or Vegan Pumpkin Pies available!

 

Apple Crumb Pie

Organic & Local Molter Family Orchards Apples take PFC's Apple Crumb Pie to the next level. Natasha, the head of the PFC Bakery, freshly bakes these comforting pies with Organic Cinnamon, All-Purpose Flour, Organic Raw Cane Sugar, Organic Nutmeg, Sea Salt, & Love.

Wheat-Free and/or Vegan Apple Crumb Pies available!

 

Pumpkin Cheesecake

Wheat-Free Pumpkin Cheesecake available!

 

Order with a friendly PFC cashier at 507 Harrison Street, Kalamazoo.
We'll call you when your pie is ready for pick-up!

*Ingredient sources subject to change based on availability.

Friday
Nov012019

2019-20 Winter Holiday Hours

 

11/28/2019: PFC is Closed Thanksgiving Day

11/27 & 11/29/2018: PFC will be open normal hours, 8am to 9pm

 

12/24/2019: PFC will be open normal hours, 8am to 9pm, on Christmas Eve

 

12/25/2019: PFC is Closed Christmas Day

 

1/1/2020: PFC is Closed for New Year's Day

12/31/2019: PFC hours TBD

Friday
Oct182019

New Cooking Classes for Fall 2019 & Winter 2020!

All classes are held at PFC Natural Grocery & Deli at 507 Harrison Street in Kalamazoo. Sign up in person at PFC with a friendly storekeeper, or call the store at (269) 342-5686 and pay with a credit or debit card.

$25 per participant; one child aged 12-17 free with adult purchase

This class takes place in a kitchen. Please wear closed-toe shoes to class and wear a hat or your hair tied back. Hairnets are available during class.

 

Fall 2019

Nicaraguan Cuisine - Cesar Briones

Sunday, November 3rd from 2-3:30pm

 

Learn to Make Baklava - Hether Frayer

Sunday, December 8th from 2-3:30pm

 

Winter 2020

Greek Cuisine - Hether Frayer

Sunday, January 5th, 2020 from 2-3:30pm

 

30 Minute Mozzarella - Hether Frayer 

Sunday, February 2nd, 2020 from 2-3:30pm 

 

See the whole 2019 cooking class schedule with class descriptions here

Wednesday
Oct162019

FREE Tickets: Nobuntu

Shop at PFC Friday, October 25 through Sunday, October 27!

When you shop at PFC from October 25 through 27 and spend over $30, you're eligible to receive a voucher that's good for up to 2 adults and 2 children to attend the Nobuntu performance at Chenery Auditorium on Sunday, November 3. (while supplies last)

Nobuntu is a five‑part a cappella vocal ensemble made up of young women from Bulawayo, Zimbabwe. The name Nobuntu is an African concept that values humbleness, love, purpose, unity, and family from a woman’s perspective. Their repertoire is a fusion of traditional Zimbabwean rooted music, Afro Jazz, Gospel and Crossover in pure voices with minimalistic percussion, traditional instruments such as Mbira, and traditional dance movements.

This promotion is brought to you in partnership with the Bach Festival Society. The mission of the Bach Festival Society is to bring excellent vocal, choral and instrumental music to the widest possible audience in southwest Michigan through performances of major works by the Bach Festival Chorus and orchestra, the sponsorship of renowned vocal artists and choral groups and educational outreach activities. The Bach Society focuses on the music of J. S. Bach and composers from the Renaissance to the contemporary era. Learn more...


Just for you PFC! Kalamazoo Bach Festival NOBUNTU, Sunday November 3 at 4pm at Chenery Auditorium

Tuesday
Sep242019

Cooking Class: Ukrainian Cuisine

Sunday, October 6 at 2-3:30pm

Chef Yuliia Sergeeva is excited to share two of her favorite Ukrainian specialities. She is a Fulbright Scholar studying in Kalamazoo who is passionate about food and the cultural experience that surrounds it.

Join her and learn to make:

 

  • Holubtsi: Ukrainian cabbage rolls with rice and meat or mushrooms, sauteed in tomato sauce and served with sour cream.
  • Eggplant Ikra: eggplant salsa, served on a pumpernickel bread toast


$20 per person, with a child aged 12-17 free with adult purchase.

Register for a Cooking Class in-person with a friendly PFC cashier at 507 Harrison, Kalamazoo.

Facebook event page

 

Monday
Aug052019

From Brownfield to Butterfly Garden: Garden Tour at PFC

Join Native Plant Expert and past president of Kalamazoo Area Wild Ones Dave Wendling to find out what is blooming in the gardens. The garden beds include a berm and swale with over 40 species of native plants including wildflowers, shrubs, trees, grasses, and sedges.

Dave will give a brief history of the prior uses of the site where PFC is located and will explain the special value of these plants for holding stormwater, cleansing the soil polluted by previous industrial development, and providing food and shelter for birds and for the many pollinators and other insects endangered by human methods of industrial farming, urban/suburban development, and landscaping.

In addition to his involvement with Kalamazoo Area Wild Ones Dave is president of the Michigan Botanical Club SW Chapter, co-owner of the PFC, and land steward for the Michigan Nature Association.


Note: The gardens are maintained by Steve Allen and Gina Frasson-Hudson of Geum Services.

This is a free event. No registration required. Check for updates on the Facebook event page.

Wednesday
Jul242019

Lunchtime Performance on the Front Porch: Alexia Faison

Tuesday, July 30 from 12-12:30pm


 

Please join us at PFC on the Front Porch at lunchtime for performance!

Alexia Faison is 5 years old. She is a sweet kid and a bundle of positive energy. She will be performing a set of music showcasing classical, pop, folk, improvisation, and her own compositions. She will be joined by her teacher Josh Holcomb, with whom she studies at the Suzuki Academy Kalamazoo. Come and show your support for this bright young talent!

Tuesday
Jul162019

Lunchtime Performance on the Front Porch: Veda Cavanagh

Tuesday, July 23 from 12-12:30pm

 

 

8 year old, Veda Cavanagh is already an accomplished violinist. She has performed all around town, including at the Art Hop, Friendship Village, The Fountains at Bronson Place, Crosstown Parkway Apartments, The Epic Center, MRC Artworks, and the Kalamazoo Farmers Market. Her repertoire extends from childrens’ songs to classical music, to fiddle music, and she can even sing and play some songs on the ukulele! Veda studies music with her teacher and co-op owner Josh Holcomb at the Suzuki Academy Kalamazoo. Veda’s parents are co-op owners Steve and Theresa Cavanagh. Steve operates the Mattawan Creamery. 

Join us at PFC on the Front Porch at lunchtime for a performance!

Monday
Jul082019

#LoveLocalPFC

Connecting Community to Uncommonly Good Food postcard with #lovelocalpfc

Next time you stop into the co-op or visit the Farmers Market for your favorite local products, snap a pic!

 
A selfie with a chilled Mamaleelu Cold Brew on your patio? Your DoughChicks KaraComet fueling you on the Kalamazoo River Valley Trail? Share the moment on Instagram, use the hashtag #LoveLocalPFC, and you could win a prize from PFC.
 
Share your picture for your chance to win some prizes!

 

  1. Follow @pfc_kzoo on Instagram.
  2. Take a photo of or with your favorite local product that you can find at PFC Natural Grocery & Deli or the Kalamazoo Farmers Market.
  3. Share your photo on Instagram using the hashtag #LoveLocalPFC in the caption and tag PFC @pfc_kzoo.

 

Contest Rules: Entries must contain #LoveLocalPFC in the Instagram post's caption and be posted between July 14, 2019 and December 31, 2019 at 11:59pm EST. No purchase necessary. Winners will be randomly drawn and announced each month. Prizes must be picked up at PFC at 507 Harrison Street, Kalamazoo, MI. Prizes will not be shipped. This giveaway is in no way sponsored, administered, endorsed by, or associated with, Instagram.

*We're extending the contest, yayyyyy!

*Your entry will be reposted (with credit) on PFC Instagram, and may be used on other PFC social media platforms or in-store signage.*

Tuesday
Jul022019

Where's Waldo in Kalamazoo? 2019

 

Where's Waldo in Kalamazoo?

 

Waldo is hiding in a number of businesses throughout Kalamazoo during the month of July, including PFC!

 

How to participate:

1) When you spot Waldo at any one of the participating businesses, collect a store stamp (or signature).
2) When you’ve collected at least 10 different store stamps/signatures, bring them to Bookbug, your Find
Waldo Local headquarters, to claim an “I Found Waldo” button and a “$1 Off” coupon (limited to first 125 Waldo spotters).
3) If you collect at least 20 of the 25 possible store stamps/signatures, bring your passport to Bookbug to get a button and a coupon PLUS be entered in a drawing for a 6-volume deluxe set of Waldo books and other great prizes.
4) Plan to attend the Waldo grand celebration and prize drawing at 2 pm on July 28 at Bookbug!

 

Ask a friendly PFC staff member to help you get started, or visit Bookbug (3019 Oakland Dr, open Mon-Sat 9a-9p and Sun 9a-6p) for all the details.

 

A huge thanks to Bookbug for organizing this awesome scavenger hunt!