Archives for October 2016


    October is National Co-op month and it’s also the month we celebrate with our annual meeting. When you joined the Good Earth Market, you joined with your friends and peers to ensure the ongoing commitment to our local community and our local food system. Don’t forget, when you join a co-op you own a piece of the business. Stay informed and be heard by attending the annual meeting:


    LOCATION: Good Earth Market Co-Op, Upstairs Loft

    DATE:           Thursday, October 27

    TIME:           5:30 pm – light refreshments, music, mingle with good friends

    6:00 pm – C. E. Pugh, Chief Operating Office, NCG

    6:30 pm – Carol Beam, President of the Board


    Our special guest speaker this year is C. E. Pugh from National Cooperative Grocers (NCG). C. E. is the Chief Operating Officer for NCG and he will be presenting on the national trends affecting co-op grocery stores like ours. C. E. has been involved in co-ops for many years and his passion for the success of co-ops is clear. You don’t want to miss this chance to meet him.


    We hold our annual membership meeting during National Co-Op Month as a way to highlight the co-op business model and to remind members that Good Earth Market exists primarily for the benefit of its members. Being “Stronger Together” requires all of us to be active shoppers, active advocates, and active members. Show your support by attending this year’s annual meeting.


    For more information on the event, contact Mike Howard, General Manager, at 259-2622. Good Earth Market is also online at

  • Good Earth Market Board Elections | 10.11.2016

    From Kevin Dowling, Board Vice President:

    I don’t know about you, but I’m tired of the presidential race. I’ve made my choice. I’m ready to mark my ballot and mail it in.

    But I’m having a tougher time choosing three members to serve on the Good Earth Market’s Board of Directors. That’s because you and I have five fine candidates to consider:

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    Evad Vanspoore’

    David Cleaves

    Alicia Pettys

    Maribeth Haynes


    Linda Westmacott (not shown)



    Fortunately, you have opportunities to get to know the candidates. The Good Earth Market is holding two more Meet and Greet the Candidates:

    1. Oct. 14, 12-1 p.m.
    2. Oct. 21, 12-1 p.m.

    Stop in and talk with the candidates. Learn their views on the Co-op. And let them know what you think.

    Once you’ve decided on the three candidates you’ll vote for, you can drop your ballot in the box at the market.

    The Board of Directors represents all of the members of the Good Earth Market and is responsible for the operation of the store. The election is one of your opportunities to exercise your voice in the Co-op.

    Your vote is important. Please cast it by Oct. 27. The election results will be announced during the annual meeting on Oct. 27.