Announcing the launch of our food preservation & skill share program
With our plans delayed for the opening of the Spiral Foods Market, the board, with input from our recent membership meeting, has chosen to push forward on plans for a Food Preservation Program. This program will demonstrate the determination and adaptability of our membership as we continue to pursue our goal of a member-owned and operated marketplace and cannery that features the best selection of locally grown produce and preserved food at friendly co-op prices.
Spiral Foods Cooperative Preservation Program will provide workshops and cooperative work days for Spiral Foods Co-op Member-Owners. Our goal is to preserve the abundance of food coming from our member farms, while highlighting and sharing the diverse homesteading skills of our membership. Ours will be a Community-Supported Kitchen, focused on preserving nutritious, locally-grown food for the health and wealth of our member-owners and the food security of our community.
Phase one will feature workshops and events focused on engaging the membership in the launch of a preserved food program. In phase two our kitchen team will develop a wholesale value-added product distribution program that will be the foundation for our Commercial Cannery Kitchen. This small-scale launch will be used to demonstrate the capabilities of our member-owners and strength of our co-op to potential lenders and grant programs. Success in this program will allow Spiral Foods Co-op to revisit the effort to open the Spiral Foods Market and Cannery in the West Sonoma County area.
This program will create opportunities to evolve Spiral Foods community with events such as:
Canning, Preservation and Homesteading Skills Workshops
Member Work Days
Recipe Tasting Panels
Solstice and Equinox Celebrations
Entertainment events such live music and barn dances
Develop a food preservation and learning program.
To launch a name and product branding effort.
Evolve the co-op community of food-conscious individuals.
Recruit new members.
Capture outstanding equity for existing Member-Owners.
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