Come here to shop for groceries that are
- Organically grown
- Healthy (minimally processed and free from unnecessary additives)
- Environmentally sound (locally grown or produced, minimally and ecologically packaged)
Our staff will be available for advice and questions.
A cooperative is a business owned and operated by its members, but you do not need to be a member to shop here. The are many advantages of membership, most importantly, you can elect a board of directors that answers to you.
Events—Latest News Updates
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Due to Inventory, we'll be closing early on September 30th. This Wednesday, we'll only be open from 10 am - 5 pm, so be sure to come in early and get all your shopping done before then!
The Yearly Member Meeting
The meeting will be held on October 18th, 6 pm (5:30 for those who want
to help set up), at the
Augsburg Lutheran Church
1342 W. Sylvania Ave
There will, of course, be elections to the board, and word of all the interesting things that happened in the past year—and there are a few. The incumbents Hermann v. Grafenstein and Anita Levin are up for election, and also a new candidate, Tiffany Hubbell. Since if all three are elected there are yet two empty seats, please consider a run for the board.
Thanks to everyone who contributed over the last couple months! With your help, we were able to raise over $4000 to cover the cost of advertising ahead of our fall season. We look forward to seeing you at our upcoming annual meeting, where we will share in depth the results of our fundraiser and distribute the perks to those who opted for them.
Board President, Phoenix Earth Food Co-op
Every year, at the yearly meeting, members choose members for the board of directors. This board decides Phoenix s general direction, and also picks the general manager (see bit of news below).
Right now there are two empty seats —not only Will Mellon, but also Nichole Nauden withdrew because of other commitments— on the board; furthermore, Sean Nestor, whose term this year expires, has said that he will not stay. Two others are up for election.
If you are interested in becoming one of the directors, see this.
Court Victory for Phoenix
An albatross has been removed from Phoenix's neck. On June 30 a Toledo judge dismissed a lawsuit against the Co-op claiming repayment of a $40,000 loan after the death of the lender. The Co-op was skillfully represented by Scott Ciolek, arguing that the terms of the loan excluded transfer to third parties. Scott Ciolek had previously fought a number of cases defending the public interest and individual rights and has won national recognition for his work (see New York Times NPR). Thank you Scott!
New General Manager
At its April 22 meeting, the Co-op's board decided to appoint Sean Fitzgerald as new General Manager. Many thanks to Leah Foley and Helen Elden who stepped in as interim joint General Managers after Lisa Blake's resignation. Please join the Board in wishing Sean much success in guiding Phoenix on a path to prosperity and growth. To see pictures of Sean and the Board celebrating, go to the "About Us" page.
Are you interested in volunteering with the Phoenix Earth Food Co-op? Join us at our monthly Community Outreach meeting on the second Tuesday of each month and discover what the co-op is doing in Toledo. The meetings begin at 6pm, at the West-Toledo branch library. There will be no pressure to volunteer, that's a promise!