Over the next two months, Granite City Grocery will have a substantial number of volunteer opportunities - these are all fun and great ways to get involved with the organization! As a volunteer you get the joy and satisfaction of knowing you are helping to strengthen and grow this co-operative! And, ultimately, your efforts will bring us closer to having a retail store!Read more
At GCG's Eat Local Cookout on Sunday, September 15th, we set out a large piece of paper and asked people who have become owners now, why they joined. Here is a compilation of their responses - which when taken in sum make the case for why Granite City Grocery is important to our community.
There's nothing like a gathering on a late summer day with friends - old and new - to break bread and share delicious food grown and prepared by neighbors. That's what 80+ people (mostly Granite City Grocery owners) did on Sunday, September 15th at Currier Park. Pictures and appreciations follow!Read more
The experts say, you know you've got enough people to start planning and testing feasibility for a food co-op when you've reached 300 owners. Owners, not pledges. And, we've made that goal! Here is the most recent list of our owners - at least the ones that will allow us to mention their name! If you don't see your name on here, let us know.Read more
We are organizing a fantastic end-of-summer "EAT LOCAL COOKOUT" which will also include a volunteer appreciation component on Sunday, September 15th from 4 to 6 pm at Currier Park. Click here for more information! http://www.granitecitygrocery.coop/eat_local_cookout. As a thank you for volunteering, whether you are an owner or not, you will get the owner pricing of $5/person or $15/family. We may also have another fun giveaway - working on that!
GCG Owner Terri Jordan is our very own journalist - interviewing people, writing stories, and sharing them with the rest of us about her experience as a volunteer. In this post from the August 28th Farmer's Market, Terri Jordan shares her meeting with local farmer, Alan LePage, who recently purchased an owner share in Granite City Grocery (GCG). Terri asked him why he decided to become an owner. And, here is what he said!