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Tuesday
Jun182019

On Our Calendars This Week...

 

Hello PFC Peeps!

I hope you've been catching glimpses of sun between the gray days.

There are a number of noteworthy events happening this week we'd like you to know about:

  • Juneteenth is Wednesday, June 19 - We hope you made it out to the Juneteenth Celebration at KVM last week, organized by Soul Artistry. Either way, we hope you spend some time this Wednesday talking with a young person or a friend about the importance of this day.
    Here is some text from the announcement on June 19, 1865: "The people are informed that, in accordance with a proclamation from the Executive of the United States, all slaves are free. This involves an absolute equality of personal rights and rights of property...."
    And there is so much more for each of us to do to today to eliminate the immoral and harmful fallacy of a "hierarchy of human value" (Dr. Gail Christopher).
  • Night Market at KFM is Thursday, June 20 from 5-10pm - Join our market team in welcoming in the 2019 Night Market season this Thursday. Find amazing market vendors out enjoying live music, while peddling their wares. Can Do Kitchen will be coordinating the beer and wine sales again, and I plan to be down there selling from 7:30-10. Come say hi! 
  • Summer Solstice is Friday, June 21 - The Summer Solstice is approaching! If you're planning a cookout or a hangout, come in and find some special deals on Friday!
  • PFC Deli Open on Sundays! - Back by popular demand, the PFC Deli team will have fresh hot bar, salad bar and soup options Sundays again, now 10am-3pm.


Finally, thanks to the many folks that have responded to, or mentioned last week's e-blast from the PFC Board of Directors. Our work is important and PFC is an important part of changing our area's food systems for the better. Thank you for prioritizing PFC! Next week we will launch our 2019 Board election. Stay tuned!

Yours,
Chris & the PFC Team

 

Tuesday
Jun112019

Early Summer Fun at PFC!

Hello PFC Peeps!

Thanks for making this past weekend's Owner Appreciation Days special by showing your smiling faces! We ran out of a few things due to heavier than anticipated traffic. Thank you for that! We'll continue to improve the experience every time you shop!

This coming weekend, there are several fun connecting community events that I want to make sure you're aware of: 

  • Juneteenth Celebration at Kalamazoo Valley Museum - Sat, June 15, 1-4pm -  Juneteenth is a celebration created by African-Americans to help commemorate the emancipation of slavery.  Soul Artistry LLC is hosting this free, family friendly event that will consist of vendors, performances, film viewings, activities for the entire family, intentional educational components, visual arts and lots of celebrating!
  • Native Garden Tour - Sat, June 15, 1-2pm at PFC. Come tour our native plant gardens with an expert tour guide from Kalamazoo Area Wild Ones. The gardens are really starting to get showy, so we hope you can come see what's possible with natives, and why it matters.
  • Kalamazoo Farmers Market, this Thursday 2-6pm, and Saturday, 7am-2pm, of course! See you there!

 

This Saturday is also the due date for applications from candidates for PFC Board of Directors. We need your vision and partnership! Learn more here

We are searching for the next great manager of the Kalamazoo Farmers Market and PFC special events. Is it you? If so, please check out our posting by scrolling down here. Applications are due Friday, June 21. Thank you!

Finally, SAVE THE DATE for PFC's 2019 Annual Owner Meeting and Party, Sunday, July 14, here at the store!

See your smile soon!

Chris


Tuesday
Jun042019

New Month, New Local Favorites!

Hello everyone!

As we head into the Super Saturday weekend in Kalamazoo, I want to remind you that this weekend is Owner Appreciation Days. We put tons of love into our little store as we head into this weekend to get ready for you to come and stock up! This Friday through next Tuesday, get 10% off one shop.

Also, it's a new month, so we have a new Change for Change recipient! Merze Tate Explorers is a local program designed to inspire girls to go to college by exposing them to travel experiences and writing about it. Please round up when you shop; it makes a big difference! Thanks to all who rounded up last month for Mothers of Hope. Thanks to you, we raised $1,458 for that much needed organization!!

While I've got you on the line, let me end with a few special items to be on the look out for in the store. We just reset a bunch of the store, moving items to be able to work new items in. Think of it as a treasure hunt! While you're shopping, look for these gems:

  • Housemade Cake Pops! Natasha has been at it again...creating a vegan treat that's super fun!
  • SuuKuu, the herbal infusions company out of Grand Rapids, has done it again! They've come up with a line of tonics that SO GOOD! Find them in the grab and go cooler.
  • In the produce department, look for some Michigan grown fresh horseradishCheck out this recipe to make your own sauce.
  • Did you know that we now have Soil Friends (Galesburg, MI) meads and hard ciders? In the beer department!
  • Euphoria Coffee, a roaster a block away from PFC, has partnered with Green Door Distillery (two blocks from PFC!) to make a bourbon barrel aged Guatemalan medium roast coffee. Find it for $9.99 per pound in the bulk coffee area. All the flavor of an Irish Coffee, but without the guilt. Delicious!


Have a great week, and we'll see you at the store and market soon!

Chris

 

 

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