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
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!

Tuesday
Jun042019

2019 Annual Meeting

 

Join Us at PFC for the Annual Meeting!

Sunday, July 14, 2019 from 4:30-7pm

You're invited to the biggest co-op party of the year! Everyone welcome!

Free Hot Dogs & Veggie Dogs! Bounce house! And a chance to win prizes by showcasing your talents at the PFC Talent Show!

4:30pm - Begin gathering for food and family-friendly activities

 

5-6pm - End of PFC Board Elections, brief owners meeting, and conversations about your co-op

 

6pm - The PFC Talent Show!

 

We're Looking for Volunteers!

Are you interested in lending a hand? We'd love to have you help with setup, teardown, or general support during the event. Please reach out to Katie at media@pfckalamazoo.coop to get more details and sign up.

Wednesday
May292019

Native Garden Tour at PFC: June 15, 2019 at 1pm


Join Native Plant Expert and Co-founder of Kalamazoo Area Wild Ones Tom Small 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.

Tom 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.

The objective in planting the PFC gardens was to complement the way PFC provides healthy food for the Kalamazoo area human community by providing healthy food and habitat for the rest of the whole community of life. Come and learn the other part of the story of the PFC community and what you can do on your own property to help, protect, and restore the community of life!

Tom Small is the co-founder of the Kalamazoo Area Chapter of Wild Ones, Native Plants, Natural Landscapes. He is also the co-author of Using Native Plants to Restore Community, now in its fourth printing. He is currently on the technical advisory committee helping to develop and implement a new Natural Features Protection ordinance for the City of Kalamazoo.

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

Mark yourself as "Interested" on the Native Garden Tour Facebook event page to receive event updates!

 

Tuesday
May072019

Grow-It-Yourself Day Mothers Day Plant Sale 2019

Sunday, May 12, 2019

at PFC Natural Grocery & Deli (507 Harrison Street, Kalamazoo, MI 49007)

It's time for PFC's Grow-It-Yourself Day Mothers Day Plant Sale! We'll have local, organic plant starts for all kinds of home gardening projects, including fruits, vegetables, flowers, and herbs from Cinzori Farms. The PFC Deli team is cooking up a special Sunday brunch for the hot bar from 10am to 4pm. It's a great time to load up on plants for your garden!

Mothers Day Brunch - 10am to 4pm

Find more information on the Plant Sale Facebook event.