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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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To all members, shoppers, and supporters of the Phoenix:
Today, July 4th, I am proud to announce the launch of our new fundraising effort. Over the next 60 days, we will seek to raise $5,500 to cover the cost of promoting our message to a wider audience through targeted ads and marketing materials.
The Co-op will have a table at the Art on the Mall event on Sunday July 26. We urgently need more volunteers to staff the table. Please consider donating your time and enthusiasm and sign up using this Doodle link. Thank you!
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!
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 following bit of news).
Right now there is one empty seat 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.
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.
Will Mellon s resignation; empty seat
We are sorry to announce that Will Mellon is withdrawing from the board. His tenure was fruitful, with all his work for outreach and branding, and his departure came too soon. We hope that this is not the end of his outreach-work.
This leaves the board with an empty seat. Anyone appointed by the board to fill it remains only until the yearly meeting, and if then chosen by the members stays until the year-2017 yearly meeting. Are you interested, and a member? Then apply for joining the board: fill out a form at the counter, or go to the Board&Membership page.
Our Annual Meeting, held on December 21, 2014 was a great success. Fifty members attended and many made valuable suggestions which will influence the Co-op's agenda during the coming year. To review the minutes of the meeting go to the "MEMBERSHIP/BOARD" page or click here. Please contact the board if you have corrections or would like to suggest changes. Thanks to all for an inspiring meeting!
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! For information about upcoming outreach activities or meetings, please contact the director, Will Mellon, at 419.410.6310.