Long Beach Grocery Co-Op Annual Owners Meeting & Harvest Festival
Organic Harvest Gardens
6799 Atlantic Ave, Long Beach, CA 90805, USA
This Saturday: Come for the Co-op Owners Meeting – and stay for the Harvest Festival!
EVENT DAY & TIMES:
Saturday, October 20th, 2018 from 12 PM to 5 PM
12 PM - 2 PM 3rd Annual Long Beach Grocery Co-op Owners Meeting
2 PM - 5 PM 1st Annual Harvest Festival
LOCATION: 6751 Atlantic Ave, Long Beach, CA 90805 (get directions)
Please claim your seat for the Co-op's 3rd Annual Owners Meeting, followed by our 1st Annual Harvest Festival at Organic Harvest Gardens. An optional Farmers Choice Buffet for adults and children will be available (delicious and fresh), with light fare at 12 PM and a full buffet at 2 PM. This family friendly event will include booths from local businesses, community organizations, and activities for kids. This is a fundraiser for the Long Beach Grocery Co-op, an opportunity to learn from inspiring speakers, and a fun way to connect as a community. The Keynote Speaker will be Stuart Reid from Food Coop Initiative, a non-profit that exists solely to help Start-Up Co-ops, and additional speakers to be announced soon. This is also a fundraiser and owner-drive to celebrate National Co-op Month!
Stuart Reid, Keynote Speaker from Food Co-op Initiative
Mr. Reid has volunteered, managed and served on the boards of many food co-ops, worked for the co-op-owned DANCe warehouse, and helped open the Just Food Co-op in Northfield, Minnesota as their first general manager. Stuart has been part of FCI since its earliest years and sees no reason to do anything else.
KEY MEETING POINTS:
Learn the status of the co-op endeavors including location planning, numbers and timeline
We will review milestones we have completed, and learn about milestones that lie ahead
This is your opportunity to be heard, and to help prioritize the Co-op's activities
Pick up your Co-op Owner Share Certificate
Raffle and gift-bags, with giveaways from local businesses and organizations
The event is free, and the buffet is offered at 1/2 price for early bird Long Beach Grocery Co-op Owners. Not an owner yet? Become an owner today at longbeachgrocery.coop. Join our journey to open the first grocery cooperative in Long Beach!
Register today and you will receive the full roster for the event as soon as details are available.
NOTE: You do not need to be a Long Beach Grocery Co-op Owner to attend, the general public is invited. So bring your friends and family!
Children and Youth registration: Please select the number of youth (under 18) that will attend. The Harvest Festival is free, and youth meal tickets for the Farmers Choice Buffet are available below.
BEVERAGES: This is a Bring Your Own Beverage Event, so bring a bottle or enough to share! Water, lemonade, coffee and tea will be provided.
OWNERS: If you have already fully paid for your Co-op Share(s) you can pick up your Share Certificate(s) at the event.
Be sure to mark your calendar for October 20th. We'll see you there!
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