|Spring Update 2014|
* TERRE FOODS SPRING 2014 UPDATE! *
An open letter from our Board of Directors:
What a crazy winter! And now that spring is here, I wanted to provide a progress report for Terre Foods Cooperative Market. The Board of Directors and other leadership personnel haven't been idle over the winter, though we haven't been able to communicate much of our activities. Indeed, we've been quite busy working on many of the aspects that will make our store a success.
Since the Annual Meeting, the Board has been vetting sites and to say this process was exhausting would be an understatement. We've literally looked at dozens of sites in the target area, with many promising ones that ultimately weren't feasible. What we thought would be a fairly quick process has ended up being very frustrating and time consuming. In the end though, we have three potential homes for Terre Foods!
Now that the three sites have been identified, we are on to the next steps in the process. An initial market analysis has been performed, and all three sites are feasible. The next stages will be to have a full market study, which includes an initial design consultation to identify any conflicts with generally accepted grocery store design and functionality; and revising our capital campaign and financing strategies.
The Terre Foods leadership has also started the process of hiring a General Manager. The level of the candidates has been high, and we were excited by the volume of responses. An initial round of interviews has taken place, with very positive results.
We are also developing strategic partnerships and more! While we are a bit behind the timeline set out at the last Annual Meeting, rest assured that we've been pursuing a course of action committed to the best outcome of a successful store for years to come.
Board President, Terre Foods Cooperative Market
|Announcements at Annual Mtg|
* We're continuing our Membership Drive to reach 800! *
Let's Welcome Spring! (yes, spring will come!)
Memberships will be beautifully gift packaged to include a membership card, window decal, tote bag, and other goodies!
For a one-time payment of $200, or $21 for ten months, any household can become an owner of the Cooperative. In addition to store ownership, membership gives the household lots of perks, including future shopping discounts at the market as well as an immediate 10% discount at many participating local vendors.
To purchase a gift membership, email email@example.com; or visit the website at www.terrefoods.coop;
or call 812-201-7910.
|Holiday Gift Mem Drive|
|Altrusa Chili Cook-off|
Terre Foods will be represented at the
Altrusa Chili Cook-off
September 14, 2013
Clabber Girl Festival Marketplace
9th and Cherry Streets
Come and sample the chili made from members veggies!
|2013 Blueberry Festival|
(Click on Flyer image to enlarge)
DATE: July 11th 2013
TIME: 11am to 7pm
LOCATION: Central Presbyterian Church,
ADDRESS: 125 N. 7th St, Terre Haute
|2012 Terre Foods Plans July Blueberry Fest|
Terre Foods Plans July Blueberry Fest
Terre Foods Cooperative Market (TFCM) has set plans for its 4th annual Blueberry Fest to be held at the Central Presbyterian Church on 7th Street on July 19. The fest will feature native Indiana organic blueberries from the Blueberry Ranch of Grainger/Mishawaka, Indiana located in the northern part of the state. Last year the Fest sold 1500 pounds of blueberries.
Blueberry sundaes will be sold for $5 and quarts of blueberries will be available for $7. Baked goods will also be available and a variety of venders will be on hand. Music will be provided by:
12-1 Coon Holler Kids
1-2 Tom Roznowski
2-3 Women of Erin
3-4 Brent McPike & Solly Burton
as well as others.
As in past years the Fest is a “green event” that utilizes compostable bowls and utensils. An innovation for this year encourages patrons to bring their own bowls and spoons. Those who do will be entered in a raffle drawing for prizes later in the day. The fun starts at 11 a.m. and will continue until 7 p.m.
Proceeds from the Blueberry Fest will benefit TFCM, a member-owned natural/local/organic foods cooperative. TFCM currently has 446 members and is looking to expand its membership lists. There will be TFCM members at the Fest to explain the mission of the cooperative and to sign up new members. Patrons who become TFCM members will receive a free quart of blueberries.
The Blueberry Fest is supported by upwards of 70 volunteers who help prepare and serve the treats among other tasks. To volunteer to help at this year’s Fest send an e-mail to Tina Newsham at firstname.lastname@example.org . To contribute bake goods contact Susie Lanoo at (812) 299-2818, or by email at email@example.com . For more information contact Holly Hudson at firstname.lastname@example.org .
The Blueberry Fest is co-sponsored by the following organizations: Central Presbyterian Church, Indiana State University, Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology, Clabber Girl Bake Shop, Complete Outdoor Equipment & Rental, The Element, Graphic FX.
Terre Foods Cooperative Market Annual Membership Meeting
Tuesday, January 24 - 6:30 PM
Central Presbyterian Church
125 N. Seventh Street
|June Member Meeting|
Date: Tuesday - 21 June
Location: Vigo County Public Library
Time: 7 - 8 PM
Speaker: Don Richards and John Rosene
Topic: A friendly debate on Sustainable vs.
Conventional Agricultural Issues
|May Member Meeting|
Date: Tuesday - 10 May
Location: Vigo County Public Library
Time: 7 - 8 PM
Speaker: Raising Blueberries and Sustainability
Topic: Aaron Warner
|March Member Meeting|
Date: Saturday, March 26
Location: Vigo County Public Library Meeting Room C
Time: 10 - 11 AM
Speaker: From Purdue Extension Service
Topic: Organic Gardening
|February Member Meeting|
Date: Monday February 21st
Location: Library Room D
Time: 3:00-4:00 p.m.
Speaker: Swiss Connection Dairy, Clay City
|January Member Meeting|
Saturday. 17 January, at 10am, Terre Foods will welcome Ellen Michel from Bloomingfoods, and Stuart Reid from Food Co-op 500, to our Monthly Meeting! This meeting will be an excellent opportunity for anyone--member or non-member--to come and learn more about co-ops and how to get ours off the ground. Come out and show your support!
Date: Saturday January 15th
Location: Temple United Methodist Church, 5301 South 3rd St. (US HWY 41), Terre Haute
Time: 10:00-11:00 a.m.
Speaker: Ellen Michel of Bloomingfoods Market
Ellen is in charge of Marketing and Outreach for Bloomingfoods in Bloomington. Ellen will talk about building a sense of community among our members as we continue to expand our membership base and move towards the goal of making Terre Foods a reality. Stuart Reid from Food Co-op 500 will be at the meeting as well. Stuart is with an organization that offers advice and guidance to communities in starting food coops. Drinks and snacks will be provided by the members of Temple UM Church.
Please plan to attend as we show support for Ellen and Stuart who have come to offer suggestions and help as well as a show of support for our members that have offered to host this event as an opportunity for us to gather and get recharged for a new year.
|Notice of Annual Meeting|
|The Terre Foods Annual Meeting will be held on September 30th, at 7pm. It will be at the Central Presbyterian Church at 7th & Larry Bird. Please see below for the planned agenda.|
This will be a Very Very Important meeting. We have a lot of decisions to make about how we will continue the process of opening our store, and we need you to be a part of this. If at all possible, please plan to attend!
|2010 Salsa Contest|
DTH Farmer's Market, August 28, 10am-noon
UPDATE: we have not yet reached our cap (as of 8/27). If you still want to enter the competition, there is still space, so come on down!
It's time to get your salsa on! The gardens are full of tomatoes, peppers, onions, and everything else that makes salsa a summer wonder food. Show off your favorite salsa recipe at our Salsa Contest, August 28th, at the Downtown Farmer's Market. Registration is $15; early registration is encouraged, as entries will be capped at 25.
- Raw salsas
- Cooked salsas
- "Specialty" salsas (where non-traditional ingredients are the focus)
Winners will be awarded for each category, as well as a Best-In-Show "Taster's Choice" award. Winners in the three categories will receive a $25 gift certificate to the Downtown Farmer's Market. Best-In-Show winner will receive a $50 gift certificate.
To enter online via Paypal, CLICK HERE
To download the entry form to mail in, CLICK HERE .
Remember, a maximum of 25 entries will be accepted, so enter now!
|Blueberry Festival Schedule, Vendors & Sponsors|
DOWNLOAD THE .PDF BROCHURE HERE!! STICK THEM EVERYWHERE (that it's legal to put them)!
We've got a great time lined up for us all, Thursday, July 15th from 11am-8pm, outside the Central Presbyterian Church at the corner of 7th and Larry Bird. We'll have live music, baked goods, kid's activities, and all the fresh local blueberries your heart desires (and your heart does desire them!).
Blueberries for the festival will be provided by Siders Blueberry Farm in Rochester, Indiana. This year, we welcome four vendors to the Blueberry Festival--Caboodles Cupcakes will serve up blueberry cupcakes and other fun flavors; Appleseed Farms will be there with blueberry pies; Yellow House Honey will have local honey and living blueberry bushes for sale, ready to plant; and Market Bella Rossa will be selling delicious drinks to keep you cool during the festival. We hope that these vendors will compliment our great little local festival, and give our participants more of what they want!
Central Presbyterian Church will be hosting a Christian Art Exhibit during the festival, featuring the work of Shari LeMonnier. The Children's Museum has generously agreed to provide entertainment for our children during the festival. Terre Foods will be there with our wildly successful bake sale, and will also have blueberry festival t-shirts for sale and other giveaways--don't forget to stop by!
Our Live Music set list is below; you can also find it on our website and it will be posted during the festival (exact times are still being firmed up):
Yearbook Committee, over the lunch hour
Brent McPike & Solly Burton
Women of Erin
The Wire Mashers, 5pm
We also want to give a big thanks to our Sponsors: Central Presbyterian Church for generously giving us the space to host our festival; Ace Signs for providing signage; Complete Outdoor for providing tents; the Tribune Star for providing ad space and coverage of the festival; The Element Outdoor Outfitters for providing t-shirts, and Downtown Terre Haute and Terre Foods, for organizing and financing the event!
It's that time of year again! The Blueberry Festival is back, July 15th from 11am to 8pm at the Central Presbyterian Church on 7th & Larry Bird Ave, adjacent to the Multi-modal parking garage and the Hulman Center. Ice cream will be served with fresh, local blueberries picked at farms in Indiana! We will have music, kid's activities, fresh baked goods for sale, and a Blueberry Pie Eating Contest. Last year's festival was a huge success, and an absolute blast--let's do it again! Watch this space for more announcements, including our finalized list of vendors and a band schedule.
Proceeds from the Blueberry Festival will go to support the opening of Terre Foods Cooperative Market at 7th & Poplar, and to Downtown Terre Haute, Inc.
If you would like to volunteer for the festival, or if you belong to a service organization that would like to participate, please contact Denise Conrady at email@example.com.
|Re-Growing Terre Haute Fundraiser Event|
Mark your calendars for Friday, April 23rd, 6pm-9pm for Re-Growing Terre Haute: A Celebration of a Great American City and Benefit for Terre Foods and the Downtown Farmers Market! This exciting event was conceived by author/musician Tom Roznowski of Porch Light Indiana, along with generous support from WFIU-FM and Bloomingfoods Cooperatative Market and Deli. A portion of proceeds from the event will go to support Terre Foods, as well as help us get our name out to a new community of potential members.
The evening will feature readings and music by Tom Roznowski who will feature his book, "An American Hometown: Terre Haute, Indiana in 1927." Enjoy beer from Brugge Brewery and wine from Oliver Winery while dining on tapas made by Terre Haute's Chef Jeffrey Marks. ISU Professor Emeritus Marion Jackson, author of "101 Trees of Indiana: A Field Guide," will be on hand to discuss this book and sign copies. ISU's Dr. John Whitaker will give a preview of his upcoming "Mammals of Indiana: A Field Guide." In addition, representatives from Downtown Terre Haute and Terre Foods will speak as well, sharing information about promising ventures hoping to locate downtown.
Tickets are $50 and can be purchased at Clabber Girl Bakeshop (9th and Wabash, 812-478-7113), BookNation (675 Wabash Ave, 812-232-2595), River Wools (671 Wabash Ave, 812-238-0090), Market Bella Rosa (669 Wabash Ave, 812-234-3663), Arts Illiana (23 N 6th St, 812-235-5007), and Coffee Grounds (423 Wabash Ave, 812-238-9664) in downtown Terre Haute.
For more information, contact Candace Minster at 812-535-2935 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
|Complete List of Clabber Girl Cooking Classes for 2010|
Terre Foods is excited to partner with Clabber Girl's Culinary Division to offer another set of cooking classes and demonstrations to be held at the Clabber Girl facility at the corner of 9th and Wabash streets in Downtown Terre Haute.
Pre-registration for classes is strongly encouraged! To register, contact April Osburn at Clabber Girl at 812-478-7113 or email@example.com. Attendees who have not pre-registered will be accomated as space allows.
Beginning Lacto-Fermentation with Stephanie Solomon of Mother Hubbard's Cupboard in Bloomington, Indiana, $12 at the door
Saturday, March 13th, 1pm-3pm
It's not just sauerkraut! Learn this traditional form of food preservation that not only enhances nutrients in vegetables, dairy, and grains but also gives them a flavor kick to add to your cooking adventures. In this workshop, we'll explore simple lactic fermentation and the many ways to use fermented foods to accent your cooking.
How to Prepare Dried Beans with Robyn Morton and Tammy Tintjer of Terre Foods, $10 at the door
Saturday, March 20th, 10am-12pm
So you know that dried beans are economical and delicious--but how do you fit cooking them into your schedule? Heck, how do you cook them at all? Join us as we go through basic dried bean cooking techniques and share some tips and tricks that will allow you to finally kick the can and save some cash!
Dairy 101 with Robyn Morton of Terre Foods, $10 at the door
Saturday, April 10th, 9am-12pm
Learn to make various basic dairy products and a few specialty cheeses that you'll be glad to bring into your home cuisine. Products covered; yogurt, butter, buttermilk, sour cream, creme fraiche, ricotta, paneer, and mozzarella.
Beginning Homebrew with Terre Foods members, Tom Derrick and Mark Minster, $10 at the door
Saturday, May 1st, 1pm-3pm
May 1st is National Homebrew Day and what better way to celebrate than by learning how to brew your own! Instructors will learn the basics of brewing with grains and bottling the finish product.
Seasonal Cooking Class, instructor TBA, $10 at the door
Saturday, June 12th, 10am-12pm
Learn how to take advantage of the bounty of local produce and other foods available at the Downtown Terre Haute Farmers Market. Get tips on how to make the most of what's in season.
Yeasted Breads 101 with Susie Lannoo and Candace Minster of Terre Foods
Saturday, September 11th, 10am-12pm
Nothing beats the taste and aroma of homebaked bread. Learn how easy and satisfying it can be to bake a variety of yeasted breads in your own home.
|Upcoming Local Food Talks|
|Terre Foods is excited to announce two public events at the end of February that will focus on local food issues. Please join us for one or both of them! |
A Discussion on Slow Food by Marion Fass, Phd Beloit College Thursday, February 25th, 7pm
Tirey Ballroom of the Hulman Memorial Student Union, Indiana State University
Join Marion Fass and Terre Foods for a discussion about the Slow Food Movement while enjoying refreshments made with locally-produced foods. This event is sponsored by Indiana State University and SENCER (Science Education for New Civic Engagement and Responsibility) Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more details.
Jane Bush of Apple Schram Farm in Charlotte, Michigan will be giving a talk on the importance of co-ops in strenghtening local food systems. In addition, she will cover a few season extension techniques used on her farm. Jane has been an active figure in promoting local food awareness in the Ann Arbor area and is also the founder of Grazing Fields egg co-op. Organic/fair-trade coffee and desserts will be served. All ticket money goes to Terre Foods!
Eating Close to Home: A Terre Foods Benefit Sponsored by White Violet Center for Eco-Justice
Saturday, Februrary 27th, 7pm
Reilly Auditorium in Owens Hall on the north campus of St. Mary of the Woods
You can register for this event here. For questions, please contact Candace Minster at email@example.com or 812-535-2935.
$10 in advance/$15 at the door
|Celebrate the Holidays With Us|
Terre Foods is happy to join our local businesses and artisans to celebrate Downtown Holiday Fest and Miracle on 7th Street this Friday, December 4th from 5-9pm. There will be an exciting array of activities for December's First Friday, including art gallery open houses, delicious dinner options, holiday storefront displays, photos with Santa, and much more! You can even do some holiday shopping at Miracle on 7th Street, an open air market featuring local artisans and businesses, including photography from Steering Committee member, Jim Speer.
Terre Foods will have an information booth inside the 7th street tent, where you can warm up with some free organic/fair-trade hot chocolate. In addition, a few of our brazen friends and Membership and Steering Committee members will be roaming the streets singing Christmas carols. Caroling will begin just after 5pm and will continue until we're too cold or all sung out.
Bring your friends and family and come join us!
|Annual Meeting, Tues, Sept 29th|
Vigo County Main Library, 7-9pm
Yup, it's that time again! Please plan to attend this important meeting, where we will get everyone up to speed on all that's happened in the past year (a lot!), and what our road map looks like to the opening of the store. At this meeting, we will have presentations about the store purchase, news on our efforts to hire a General Manager, where we stand on our financing, and much more. We will also have architectural drawings of the building plans--come see for yourself how the store is shaping up!
This meeting is open to the public--please bring along your friends! The more, the merrier--and the more members, the better for our store!
View and download the flyer for the meeting HERE .
|Fall Harvest 5k Poker Run|
Join us out at Hawthorne Park in Eastern Vigo County for our first 5K Poker Run on October 31st, 9am! Along the course participants will stop at 5 designated locations and "draw" 1 playing card. A trophy will be awarded to the top 2 adults and youth who complete the 5K (by walking or running) with the best 2 Poker Hands in their age group. This is not a timed event. Limited to the first 52 registrants. Registration available thru 8:30 am on Race Day!
All proceeds of the event will go towards Terre Foods Cooperative Market, a cooperative grocery targeted to open in the Spring of 2010. The market will bring local, sustainable, and organic groceries to the heart of downtown Terre Haute.
- Click HERE to register for the race online.
- Click HERE to download and mail in the registration form.
|Terre Foods Salsa Contest, August 22nd|
Calling all salsa chefs! Things are heating up at the Downtown Terre Haute Farmers Market and to celebrate, Terre Foods is sponsoring the first ever Salsa Contest on Aug. 22nd. In order to make this success a bang, we need contestants! Take a chance to show off your salsa skills and submit your favorite salsa for a chance to win some local goodies.
There will be three salsa categories; tomato-based raw, tomato-based cooked, and specialty, which may be raw or cooked. What sets specialty salsas aside is the use of non-traditional ingredients, such as fruit or leaving out tomatoes altogether.
Terre Foods will assemble a panel of local chefs and personalities to judge the winners in each category. In addition, market-goers will have the opportunity to vote for their favorite salsa by placing a donation in the jar next to their top choice. The salsa that earns the highest donations will be the “Tasters’ Choice” (all donations will go to Terre Foods). Winners will have the opportunity to have their prize-winning recipes on the Terre Foods’ website and distributed on the Terre Foods mailing list.
Each registered entry received before Aug. 20th is $5. Last minute registrations received after Aug. 20th are $10 each. Contestants may place more than one entry. If you would like to enter more than one salsa, please fill out a registration form for each entry.
For complete details, download the Contest Guidelines here.
To download the entry form to mail in, click here.
To enter the contest online, click here.
|Blueberry Festival--Music Update|
Schedule of Performers at Blueberry Festival, July 16th:
10:45- 11:45-- J.P. Mellor, bagpipe
11:15- noon-- Banks of the Wabash, barbershop
noon- 1:30-- Rowe & Trench
1:30- 2:30-- Nathan Paul-Bonham, acoustic guitar
2:30- 3:30-- Papapatty, saxophone
4:45- 7:00-- Marshall Rector, Dixieland band
And, of course, blueberry sundaes, baked goods, kid fun, and a PIE EATING CONTEST (sign-ups all day, $5 entry). It's gonna be an all-around good time, celebrating the bounty of an Indiana summer! Come on out!
|Blueberry Festival--July 16th!|
Central Presbyterian Church, 125. N 7th St.
Rain or Shine! Terre Foods Cooperative Market and Downtown Terre Haute, Inc,. will be hosting a Blueberry Festival from 11am to 7pm at the Central Presbyterian Church on 7th & Larry Bird Ave, adjacent to the Multi-modal parking garage and the Hulman Center. Blueberry sundaes will be served, with local blueberries picked at farms in Indiana, and fresh local ice cream! We will have music, kid's activities, fresh baked goods for sale, and a Blueberry Pie Eating Contest. Come down and have a refreshing sundae with the family, and celebrate the bounty of an Indiana summer!
Click Here to download the flyer!
|Upcoming Summer Events|
Terre Foods is planning many events this summer to help raise funds for our cooperative, and to raise awareness of our project in the community. Come on out to support your co-op!
- FREE FILM: "The Future of Food", Saturday, June 27, 7pm, at Myers Tech 105 on the ISU campus, Cherry Street between 6th and 7th Street (please note the change in date and venue!). "The Future of Food offers an in-depth investigation into the disturbing truth behind the unlabeled, patented, genetically engineered foods that have quietly filled U.S. grocery store shelves for the past decade."
- BENEFIT CONCERT: Christina Blust, Travis Dillon, and Cuba will play a benefit fundraiser at 7th & Elm, Thursday, June 25th, 9:30pm. Come listen to some great local music and support your co-op! $5 cover
- BLUEBERRY FESTIVAL: July 16th, Central Presbyterian Church, 7th Street. MUSIC, FUN and BLUEBERRIES! We're planning some great activities for this event, and of course, we will have all kinds of foods that highlight the wonderful, local, yummy blueberries available this time of year.
- SALSA COOKOFF: August at the Downtown Farmer's Market (date TBA)
- 5K RUN: tentatively scheduled for Fall 2009; watch this space for more details
- ONGOING: Terre Foods will be at the Downtown Farmer's Market every Saturday from 8am-noon, serving fresh-brewed Fair Trade coffees provided by Jameson Coffee, and dishing out the latest news on the co-op front.
- ONGOING: Terre Foods Cooking classes will continue throughout the season, and will include a seasonal cooking class, and a food preservation class. Watch this space for more!