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Bean looking forward to local green beans? They're here! 💚

Hi folks!

It's always my goal to give you a reason to come out to the store and the market, to shop, and support the great work your co-op is doing in your name. Your shopping dollars are the fuel for our economic engine of goodness!

First thing you need to know is that local, Organic BLUEBERRIES grown by the amazing Mitchell's family are still abundant at store and market! At the market on Saturdays, you'll also find incredible berries by Harris and Vigil families! Get 'em while you can! I am always sad when the last box is sold...

Next thing: GREEN BEANS. Whether your thing is to pop a fresh bean in your mouth and taste the fresh sweetness of summer, or to include it in your new favorite dish (see our recipe at the bottom of this email), you'll want to get some. In store right now, we have beans by Crisp Country Acres in Holland. So good!

Thursday, check out PFC's first ever KID'S MARKET, at the Kalamazoo Farmers Market, 2-6pm. In addition to our usual Thursday market fun, you'll find booths personed by young people 17 and under, peddling products they made, repurposed or cooked themselves. 

Finally, this Saturday, August 10, is the final NATIVE PLANT TOUR at PFC for 2019. Join Dave Wendling, PFC owner, botany enthusiast, and Wild One, for a tour that shows how PFC has converted a contaminated brownfield site to a haven for pollinators!

Ta ta for now!



$1 off Frau Fowler Tooth & Gum Powder, valid August 6 thru August 13, 2019; other terms and conditions may apply


July & August 2019 Upcoming Store & Market Events

Hi, good people!

We’d love to have you join us at several upcoming events happening at the store or Kalamazoo Farmers Market:

- $5 All Day Dinner Deal: From 11am to 8pm on Wednesday, the PFC Deli team is preparing falafel! Warm naan and housemade tzatziki, yum! In fact, every Wednesday, you can get a meal for $5 that’s made with love and a number of local and/or organic ingredients.
- Papa’s Kitchen 35th Anniversary Bash: On Thursday, August 1 at the Kalamazoo Farmers Market, Carl (from Papa's Sausage, a Farmers Market tradition) is having a 35th anniversary party! Get all the event details here.
- Saturday Market: Tis the season to start canning! Bushels of cucumbers and bundles of dill are now available, and all those gorgeous heirloom tomatoes you love are starting to appear. Green beans? We have those too! 7am to 2pm!
Tuesday Market: From 8-1pm every Tuesday, swing by the market to shop around ten or so vendors each week, selling local fruits, veggies, flowers, meats and eggs, breads, and more.
Kids Market: Come shop the Kalamazoo Farmers Market on Thursday, August 8 from 2-6pm and, in addition to your favorite Thursday Market vendors, you’ll also find a number folks under 17 selling homegrown, handmade, or repurposed goods
From Brownfield to Butterfly Garden: Join Native Plant Expert and past president of Kalamazoo Area Wild Ones Dave Wendling to learn about the gardens surrounding PFC on Saturday, August 10 at 1pm

We hope to see you soon!

$2 off Unity Kombucha Beer, valid July 31-August 6

*must be 21 or older to purchase alcohol


Local, Organic Blueberries at the Co-op!

Hiiiii, friends!

Just a few things your co-op staff are excited about this week, in no particular order:
  • Mitchell's Blueberries have arrived! Show the coupon below to a friendly co-op storekeeper for $5 off a 5 lb box of sweet, sweet berries locally grown at the Mitchell's certified organic farm in Grand Junction.
  • This weekend, we'll have local cherries fresh from Schultz Fruitridge Farm in Mattawan.
  • Tomorrow's $5 Dinner Deal is Naan Pizza. These made-with-love personal pizzas are second to naan. Haaaaaa.
I know we're not the only ones getting excited about all the local goodness available at PFC, so we're looking to spread the love with a fun Instagram giveaway. Take a picture of or with your favorite local product that you can find at the co-op or the Kalamazoo Farmers Market, share it on Instagram using #LoveLocalPFC and tag us at @pfc_kzoo. We'll be following the hashtag through the end of the year, and we'll randomly draw for prizes. You could win a gift card, maybe some vintage co-op swag, local freebies... Post some pics and see what I've got lined up. 

If you were passing by around noon and you were curious about the thunderous applause coming from the co-op, violinist Veda Cavanagh put on a wonderful performance on the Front Porch. Next Tuesday, from 12-12:30pm, there will be another lunchtime performance by another young musician. We'll have a Facebook event page up with more info soon.

I hope you have a great week. See you around the co-op!