Recent Changes for "Davis Food Co-op" - Davis Wikihttp://daviswiki.org/Davis_Food_Co-opRecent Changes of the page "Davis Food Co-op" on Davis Wiki.en-us Davis Food Co-ophttp://daviswiki.org/Davis_Food_Co-op2014-09-12 12:27:55MarieKrugComment added. <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Davis Food Co-op<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 387: </td> <td> Line 387: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> <span>+ ------<br> + ''2014-09-12 12:27:55'' [[nbsp]] I moved away from Davis in 2010 and just recently moved back. I have to say, I am really impressed with the improvements to the Davis Food Co-op. It looks great! I will be returning often. I appreciate your selection of vegetarian food and all-natural vitamins. --["Users/MarieKrug"]</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Davis Food Co-ophttp://daviswiki.org/Davis_Food_Co-op2014-07-07 20:22:53DougWalterThere's a flexible limit on how long the honor lasts <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Davis Food Co-op<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 15: </td> <td> Line 15: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> ||Those without a Food Co-op membership pay 5% higher than the listed price of items. The Food Co-op honors membership in other food co-ops.|| </td> <td> <span>+</span> ||Those without a Food Co-op membership pay 5% higher than the listed price of items. The Food Co-op honors membership in other food co-ops<span>&nbsp;as a courtesy</span>.|| </td> </tr> </table> </div> Davis Food Co-ophttp://daviswiki.org/Davis_Food_Co-op2014-07-07 20:22:00DougWalterAggie Cash is no longer out in the community <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Davis Food Co-op<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 14: </td> <td> Line 14: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> ||Cash, credit card<span>, Aggie Cash</span>, ["Accepts Davis Dollars" Davis Dollars]|| </td> <td> <span>+</span> ||Cash, credit card, ["Accepts Davis Dollars" Davis Dollars]|| </td> </tr> </table> </div> Davis Food Co-ophttp://daviswiki.org/Davis_Food_Co-op2014-06-04 12:13:30SteveDavisonNote about the GM firing -just the facts <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Davis Food Co-op<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 184: </td> <td> Line 184: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> <span>+ == General Manager termination ==<br> + On 2014-02-21 Eric Stromberg, General Manager since 2000, was given a letter stating he had been terminated. This angered many Co-op members as it was perceived as an "out of the blue" act and was voted upon in closed session. This action had been determined at the [http://davisfood.coop/about/boardofdirectors/minutes/february2014specialmeeting 2014-02-06 Special meeting].<br> + </span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Davis Food Co-ophttp://daviswiki.org/Davis_Food_Co-op2014-05-02 08:27:39DougWalterElection has started <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Davis Food Co-op<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 143: </td> <td> Line 143: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> <span>+ The ["Davis Food Co-op/Election 2014" 2014 Election] is on! DavisWiki gives co-op members another chance to interact with candidates, who may (or may not) also choose to edit the ["Davis Food Co-op/Election 2014" Election] page.<br> + </span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Davis Food Co-ophttp://daviswiki.org/Davis_Food_Co-op2014-02-28 17:22:22ConstantiaOomenTrader Joe's belongs in this row <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Davis Food Co-op<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 150: </td> <td> Line 150: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>- There's a lot of competition in Davis for your food dollars. Prices for food are really high at the Co-op, organic and non-organic. It is expensive. Some members and non-members can't afford to go there any more. You only go there for specialized products that you can't find at Farmer's Market, Safeway, Savemart, Whole Foods, Nugget, West Lake. Whole Foods is getting fall out Co-op business. The rise in prices usurps the 5% discount for participating members and the Superworker 16.5% discount.</span> </td> <td> <span>+ There's a lot of competition in Davis for your food dollars. Prices for food are really high at the Co-op, organic and non-organic. It is expensive. Some members and non-members can't afford to go there any more. You only go there for specialized products that you can't find at Farmer's Market, Safeway, Savemart, Whole Foods, Nugget, West Lake, Trader Joe's. Whole Foods is getting fall out Co-op business. The rise in prices usurps the 5% discount for participating members and the Superworker 16.5% discount.</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Davis Food Co-ophttp://daviswiki.org/Davis_Food_Co-op2014-02-27 23:51:00DougWalterMaybe later I'll attempt comment integration <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Davis Food Co-op<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 381: </td> <td> Line 381: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> <span>+ * A lot of people have seized on a comment that was quoted in The Enterprise, because it was the only words out there for 48 hours: ''Current board president Stacie Frerichs cited “a new strategic direction” for the Davis Food Co-op during the open session of Monday’s discussion...'' The change in direction is a change in leadership. That was what I was told in a meeting with staff by Director (and Board Secretary) Zoë Plakias, in the presence of Directors Diane Parro, Desmond Jolly, and Ed Clemens, so that's authoritative (as far as it goes). The letter to members and shoppers is [http://davisfood.coop/repository/1/772/co_op_members_bod022614.pdf here] for you to read. --["Users/DougWalter"]</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Davis Food Co-ophttp://daviswiki.org/Davis_Food_Co-op2014-02-27 20:07:06BrianKenyon <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Davis Food Co-op<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 379: </td> <td> Line 379: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> <span>+ --------<br> + "2014-2-27-14 Strange days indeed. The General Manager is fired and no one concerned will say why--only that the Co-op is going off in a new direction!" --["Users/BrianKenyon"]</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Davis Food Co-ophttp://daviswiki.org/Davis_Food_Co-op2014-02-10 14:09:37DougWalter <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Davis Food Co-op<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 147: </td> <td> Line 147: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> For more information on eligibility, please read the 2014 Candidate's Packet, "You can become a Candidate..." ([http://davisfood.coop/repository/1/72<span>8/candidate_packet_1_7</span>_14.pdf PDF file]) and the 2014 Declaration of Candidacy ([http://davisfood.coop/repository/1/729/declare_candidacy_1_7_14.pdf also a PDF]). If you have questions, please contact the Election Committee ([http://davisfood.coop/about/elections#contact_committee link]). </td> <td> <span>+</span> For more information on eligibility, please read the 2014 Candidate's Packet, "You can become a Candidate..." ([http://davisfood.coop/repository/1/7<span>57/candidate_packet_1_</span>2<span>9</span>_14.pdf PDF file]) and the 2014 Declaration of Candidacy ([http://davisfood.coop/repository/1/729/declare_candidacy_1_7_14.pdf also a PDF]). If you have questions, please contact the Election Committee ([http://davisfood.coop/about/elections#contact_committee link]). </td> </tr> </table> </div> Davis Food Co-ophttp://daviswiki.org/Davis_Food_Co-op2014-02-10 13:40:24DougWalterAdded 2014 election, corrected discount information <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Davis Food Co-op<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 142: </td> <td> Line 142: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> -<span>&nbsp;</span><br> - There's a lot of competition in Davis for your food dollars. Prices for food are really high at the Co-op, organic and non-organic. It is expensive. Some members and non-members can't afford to go there any more. You only go there for specialized products that you can't find at Farmer's Market, Safeway, Savemart, Whole Foods, Nugget, West Lake. Whole Foods is getting fall out Co-op business. The rise in prices usurps the 5% discount for members<span>hip and the volunte</span>er 16% discount. </td> <td> <span>+ == 2014 Election ==<br> + From the [http://davisfood.coop/about/elections Co</span>-<span>op's Election Page]:</span><br> <span>+ '''Running for the Board'''<br> + You must be a Co</span>-<span>op shareholder in good standing to serve on the Board. If you're a member of a shareholder's household now, but don't own shares, you can run. If elected, you must purchase your own shares in order to serve.<br> + <br> + For more information on eligibility, please read the 2014 Candidate's Packet, "You can become a Candidate..." ([http://davisfood.coop/repository/1/728/candidate_packet_1_7_14.pdf PDF file]) and the 2014 Declaration of Candidacy ([http://davisfood.coop/repository/1/729/declare_candidacy_1_7_14.pdf also a PDF]). If you have questions, please contact the Election Committee ([http://davisfood.coop/about/elections#contact_committee link]).<br> + <br> + == Competition ==<br> +</span> There's a lot of competition in Davis for your food dollars. Prices for food are really high at the Co-op, organic and non-organic. It is expensive. Some members and non-members can't afford to go there any more. You only go there for specialized products that you can't find at Farmer's Market, Safeway, Savemart, Whole Foods, Nugget, West Lake. Whole Foods is getting fall out Co-op business. The rise in prices usurps the 5% discount for <span>participating </span>members<span>&nbsp;and the Superwork</span>er 16<span>.5</span>% discount. </td> </tr> </table> </div> Davis Food Co-ophttp://daviswiki.org/Davis_Food_Co-op2013-11-22 22:38:25DougWalterThe list was a tiny bit larger, SD <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Davis Food Co-op<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 165: </td> <td> Line 165: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> A group of members of the Co-op proposed a [http://www.davisfood.coop/bylaws.html#initiativereferendum member initiative] to have the store boycott Israeli products (which <span>was ironicall</span>y <span>hilarious because the only Israeli products sold at the co</span>-<span>op was Palestinian made humus</span> which was then exported thru Israel). The Co-op Board of Directors reviewed the initiative and [http://www.davisfood.coop/member_initiatives.html found it] not to be for a "lawful and proper purpose", as required under the Bylaws. It's also illegal at the federal level for any US based store to take part in trade boycotts. The ["Davis Food Co-op/Boycott, Divestment, And Sanctions" Boycott, Divestment &amp; Sanctions] page has more information. </td> <td> <span>+</span> A group of members of the Co-op proposed a [http://www.davisfood.coop/bylaws.html#initiativereferendum member initiative] to have the store boycott Israeli products (which <span>included feta cheese, couscous, a couple of beaut</span>y <span>products with Dead Sea salts, and Palestinian</span>-<span>made humus and olive oil</span> which was then exported thru Israel). The Co-op Board of Directors reviewed the initiative and [http://www.davisfood.coop/member_initiatives.html found it] not to be for a "lawful and proper purpose", as required under the Bylaws. It's also illegal at the federal level for any US based store to take part in trade boycotts. The ["Davis Food Co-op/Boycott, Divestment, And Sanctions" Boycott, Divestment &amp; Sanctions] page has more information. </td> </tr> </table> </div> Davis Food Co-ophttp://daviswiki.org/Davis_Food_Co-op2013-11-22 17:39:10StevenDaubert(quick edit) <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Davis Food Co-op<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 165: </td> <td> Line 165: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> A group of members of the Co-op proposed a [http://www.davisfood.coop/bylaws.html#initiativereferendum member initiative] to have the store boycott Israeli products (which was ironically <span>&nbsp;is </span>hilarious because the only Israeli products sold at the co-op was Palestinian <span>humus made</span> which was then exported thru Israel)<span>&nbsp;</span>. The Co-op Board of Directors reviewed the initiative and [http://www.davisfood.coop/member_initiatives.html found it] not to be for a "lawful and proper purpose", as required under the Bylaws. It's also illegal at the federal level for any US based store to take part in trade boycotts. The ["Davis Food Co-op/Boycott, Divestment, And Sanctions" Boycott, Divestment &amp; Sanctions] page has more information. </td> <td> <span>+</span> A group of members of the Co-op proposed a [http://www.davisfood.coop/bylaws.html#initiativereferendum member initiative] to have the store boycott Israeli products (which was ironically hilarious because the only Israeli products sold at the co-op was Palestinian <span>made humus</span> which was then exported thru Israel). The Co-op Board of Directors reviewed the initiative and [http://www.davisfood.coop/member_initiatives.html found it] not to be for a "lawful and proper purpose", as required under the Bylaws. It's also illegal at the federal level for any US based store to take part in trade boycotts. The ["Davis Food Co-op/Boycott, Divestment, And Sanctions" Boycott, Divestment &amp; Sanctions] page has more information. </td> </tr> </table> </div> Davis Food Co-ophttp://daviswiki.org/Davis_Food_Co-op2013-11-21 18:30:03StevenDaubertremove parked URL - added some pomp and circumstance <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Davis Food Co-op<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 165: </td> <td> Line 165: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>- A group of members of the Co-op [http://davisbds.org/] proposed a [http://www.davisfood.coop/bylaws.html#initiativereferendum member initiative] to have the store boycott Israeli products. The Co-op Board of Directors reviewed the initiative and [http://www.davisfood.coop/member_initiatives.html found it] not to be for a "lawful and proper purpose", as required under the Bylaws. A ["Davis Food Co-op/Boycott, Divestment, And Sanctions" Boycott, Divestment &amp; Sanctions] page has more information.</span> </td> <td> <span>+ A group of members of the Co-op proposed a [http://www.davisfood.coop/bylaws.html#initiativereferendum member initiative] to have the store boycott Israeli products (which was ironically is hilarious because the only Israeli products sold at the co-op was Palestinian humus made which was then exported thru Israel) . The Co-op Board of Directors reviewed the initiative and [http://www.davisfood.coop/member_initiatives.html found it] not to be for a "lawful and proper purpose", as required under the Bylaws. It's also illegal at the federal level for any US based store to take part in trade boycotts. The ["Davis Food Co-op/Boycott, Divestment, And Sanctions" Boycott, Divestment &amp; Sanctions] page has more information.</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Davis Food Co-ophttp://daviswiki.org/Davis_Food_Co-op2013-11-21 15:00:11JudithTrumanfixing edit conflict <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Davis Food Co-op<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 370: </td> <td> Line 370: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>- ----- /!\ Edit conflict! Your version: -----</span> </td> <td> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 372: </td> <td> Line 371: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>- ----- /!\ Edit conflict! Other version: -----<br> -</span> * I would check at ["ACE Hardware"] in the paint tools section for bucket openers. My roommate got one there once. I've also found a metal once here: https://www.lehmans.com/p-3362-metal-bucket-openerhammer.aspx<span><br> - ----- /!\ End of edit conflict -----</span> </td> <td> <span>+</span> * I would check at ["ACE Hardware"] in the paint tools section for bucket openers. My roommate got one there once. I've also found a metal once here: https://www.lehmans.com/p-3362-metal-bucket-openerhammer.aspx<span>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;--["Users/JudithTruman"]</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Davis Food Co-ophttp://daviswiki.org/Davis_Food_Co-op2013-11-21 12:18:39MikeyCrews <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Davis Food Co-op<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 370: </td> <td> Line 370: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> <span>+ ----- /!\ Edit conflict! Your version: -----<br> + * I've never seen a wood one either, but you can get plastic pail openers from ULINE. If you've never ordered anything from ULINE this is a great opportunity to start. They have the best customer service, deliver everything next day, and throw in crazy freebies when you're purchase gets over $100. http://www.uline.com/BL_8163/Pail-Opener --["Users/MikeyCrews"]<br> + ----- /!\ Edit conflict! 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I've also found a metal once here: https://www.lehmans.com/p-3362-metal-bucket-openerhammer.aspx</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Davis Food Co-ophttp://daviswiki.org/Davis_Food_Co-op2013-11-21 12:03:45DougWalterResponse (of the useless sort) <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Davis Food Co-op<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 369: </td> <td> Line 369: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> <span>+ * I'm familiar with bucket openers, but never have seen one in wood. Nor has any of the three people I spoke with here. Sorry to disappoint you, but we don't have a source at this time to sell you one made from any material. --["Users/DougWalter"]</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Davis Food Co-ophttp://daviswiki.org/Davis_Food_Co-op2013-11-20 15:19:32carylbrtComment added. <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Davis Food Co-op<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 367: </td> <td> Line 367: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> <span>+ ------<br> + ''2013-11-20 14:19:32'' [[nbsp]] Hi, I am looking to buy a handy tools I used to use in the Ozarks and they sold them thru our food buying club. It aids in opening up those (hard to open) 5 gallon buckets we all stored our bulk foods in. We used old drywall buckets, but coops sell them new sometimes. I don't want the buckets, I am looking for the simple wooden tool that pries those lids off. If anyone is familiar with these handy utensils and knows where I can buy one, could you let me know? --["Users/carylbrt"]</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Davis Food Co-ophttp://daviswiki.org/Davis_Food_Co-op2013-10-15 16:55:41DougWalter(quick edit) <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Davis Food Co-op<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 192: </td> <td> Line 192: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> Held May <span>20, 2012</span> at the Davis Senior Center Multi-purpose Room, this event is a free, ticketed event for members and their guests. Co-op members are introduced to the candidates for the Board of Directors and hear highlights from the year. All are invited to share food and discussion of the Co-op. </td> <td> <span>+</span> Held <span>often in </span>May <span>and recently</span> at the Davis Senior Center Multi-purpose Room, this event is a free, ticketed event for members and their guests. Co-op members are introduced to the candidates for the Board of Directors and hear highlights from the year. All are invited to share food and discussion of the Co-op. </td> </tr> </table> </div> Davis Food Co-ophttp://daviswiki.org/Davis_Food_Co-op2013-10-13 13:59:55StevenVeachComment added. <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Davis Food Co-op<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 365: </td> <td> Line 365: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> <span>+ ------<br> + ''2013-10-13 13:59:55'' [[nbsp]] You guys should become lottery retailers. If I could play my numbers while shopping here, my life would be complete! --["Users/StevenVeach"]</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Davis Food Co-ophttp://daviswiki.org/Davis_Food_Co-op2013-10-12 18:15:22ConstantiaOomen <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Davis Food Co-op<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 364: </td> <td> Line 364: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> ''2013-10-12 17:40:13'' [[nbsp]] I noticed Co-Op has improved on their prices and ha<span>ve</span> some very good, lower prices now (for vegan food). Thanks! Thanks for carrying products of http://sugarplumvegan.com/ too! They are very tasty. It seems the facts have turned around a little. Now Co-Op has better prices than Wholefood IMO. Keep up the good work, keep surprising us and stay sharp. --["Users/ConstantiaOomen"] </td> <td> <span>+</span> ''2013-10-12 17:40:13'' [[nbsp]] I noticed Co-Op has improved on their prices and ha<span>s</span> some very good, lower prices now (for vegan food). Thanks! Thanks for carrying products of http://sugarplumvegan.com/ too! They are very tasty. It seems the facts have turned around a little. Now Co-Op has better prices than Wholefood IMO. Keep up the good work, keep surprising us and stay sharp. --["Users/ConstantiaOomen"] </td> </tr> </table> </div> Davis Food Co-ophttp://daviswiki.org/Davis_Food_Co-op2013-10-12 17:40:13ConstantiaOomenComment added. <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Davis Food Co-op<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 363: </td> <td> Line 363: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> <span>+ ------<br> + ''2013-10-12 17:40:13'' [[nbsp]] I noticed Co-Op has improved on their prices and have some very good, lower prices now (for vegan food). Thanks! Thanks for carrying products of http://sugarplumvegan.com/ too! They are very tasty. It seems the facts have turned around a little. Now Co-Op has better prices than Wholefood IMO. Keep up the good work, keep surprising us and stay sharp. --["Users/ConstantiaOomen"]</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Davis Food Co-ophttp://daviswiki.org/Davis_Food_Co-op2013-09-12 21:52:30DougWalter <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Davis Food Co-op<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 10: </td> <td> Line 10: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> ||[http://<span>www.</span>davisfood.coop DavisFood.coop], [http://www.daviscoop.com DavisCoop.com] (same website)|| </td> <td> <span>+</span> ||[http://davisfood.coop DavisFood.coop], [http://www.daviscoop.com DavisCoop.com] (same website)|| </td> </tr> </table> </div> Davis Food Co-ophttp://daviswiki.org/Davis_Food_Co-op2013-09-12 21:52:05DougWalterfewer words, better? <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Davis Food Co-op<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 22: </td> <td> Line 22: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> They have a full deli, with a selection of goodies that changes daily. ["Cookies, Pastries, and Baked Goods" Baked goods] are made in-house. The Deli also sells organic &amp; local soft-serve ice cream, and as of 2012, draft beer. The <span>beer</span> selections include a gluten-free cider, and Kombucha<span>&nbsp;on tap</span>. The Co-op offers a variety of bulk coffee, with their bulk and packaged offerings including coffee from the ["Pachamama Coffee Cooperative"], Equal Exchange, ["The Pepper Peddler"] and Folgers alike, tea, spices, and herbs. The Co-op used to provide a free ["Public Internet Terminals" Public Internet Terminal], provided by ["Davis Community Network" DCN] -- but there is no longer a space or a well-configured [http://linux.softpedia.com/get/System/Operating-Systems/Linux-Distributions/Boothbox-LiveCD-6915.shtml booth box kiosk] to run it. Outside the Co-op is a ["Portrait of a Plump Tomato" rather large tomato], a Carrot (with a tile homage to the history of Co-op icons &amp; logos), and three pedestals of concrete for future art display. The entire frontal exterior was originally a salute to a local architect's desire to be put on the post-modernist map. Sheesh, you could put a tractor on top of the girdered front roof and it would not sag a millimeter. </td> <td> <span>+</span> They have a full deli, with a selection of goodies that changes daily. ["Cookies, Pastries, and Baked Goods" Baked goods] are made in-house. The Deli also sells organic &amp; local soft-serve ice cream, and as of 2012, draft beer. The <span>tap</span> selections include a gluten-free cider, and Kombucha. The Co-op offers a variety of bulk coffee, with their bulk and packaged offerings including coffee from the ["Pachamama Coffee Cooperative"], Equal Exchange, ["The Pepper Peddler"] and Folgers alike, tea, spices, and herbs. The Co-op used to provide a free ["Public Internet Terminals" Public Internet Terminal], provided by ["Davis Community Network" DCN] -- but there is no longer a space or a well-configured [http://linux.softpedia.com/get/System/Operating-Systems/Linux-Distributions/Boothbox-LiveCD-6915.shtml booth box kiosk] to run it. Outside the Co-op is a ["Portrait of a Plump Tomato" rather large tomato], a Carrot (with a tile homage to the history of Co-op icons &amp; logos), and three pedestals of concrete for future art display. The entire frontal exterior was originally a salute to a local architect's desire to be put on the post-modernist map. Sheesh, you could put a tractor on top of the girdered front roof and it would not sag a millimeter. </td> </tr> </table> </div> Davis Food Co-ophttp://daviswiki.org/Davis_Food_Co-op2013-09-12 13:00:12ElHarveyUpdates on Deli offerings, corrected url for Sales &amp; Weekly Specials, etc. <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Davis Food Co-op<p><strong></strong></p>No differences found!</div> Davis Food Co-ophttp://daviswiki.org/Davis_Food_Co-op2013-09-12 12:59:55ElHarveyUpdates on Deli offerings, corrected url for Sales &amp; Weekly Specials, etc. <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Davis Food Co-op<p><strong></strong></p>No differences found!</div> Davis Food Co-ophttp://daviswiki.org/Davis_Food_Co-op2013-09-12 12:59:31ElHarveyUpdates on Deli offerings, corrected url for Sales &amp; Weekly Specials, etc. <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Davis Food Co-op<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 20: </td> <td> Line 20: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> '''The Davis Food Co-op''' is a natural food-oriented ["Supermarkets &amp; Grocery Stores" grocery store]. It is one of many ["cooperatives"] in Davis. They position themselves as a "crossover" store, meaning they have health/natural foods as well as mainstream grocery products. They are complete with bulk bins, ["organic"] and non-organic produce, and so-called natural foods galore. <span>Anyone can shop there but</span> non-members pay 5% over shelf prices. If members volunteer, they enhance their member benefits with discounts (see below). They publish a number of helpful food-related pamphlets; look for them in their demo kitchen in the back of the store, or find them [http://davisfood.coop/brochures.html on the website].<br> <span>-</span> <br> <span>-</span> They have a full deli, with a selection of goodies that changes daily. ["Cookies, Pastries, and Baked Goods" Baked goods] are made in-house. <span>&nbsp;</span>The<span>y also offer</span> a variety of bulk coffee, with their bulk and packaged offerings including coffee from the ["Pachamama Coffee Cooperative"], Equal Exchange, ["The Pepper Peddler"] and Folgers alike, tea, spices, and herbs. The Co-op used to provide a free ["Public Internet Terminals" Public Internet Terminal], provided by ["Davis Community Network" DCN] -- but there is no longer a space or a well-configured [http://linux.softpedia.com/get/System/Operating-Systems/Linux-Distributions/Boothbox-LiveCD-6915.shtml booth box kiosk] to run it. Outside the Co-op is a ["Portrait of a Plump Tomato" rather large tomato], a Carrot (with a tile homage to the history of Co-op icons &amp; logos), and three pedestals of concrete for future art display. The entire frontal exterior was originally a salute to a local architect's desire to be put on the post-modernist map. Sheesh, you could put a tractor on top of the girdered front roof and it would not sag a millimeter. </td> <td> <span>+</span> '''The Davis Food Co-op''' is a natural food-oriented ["Supermarkets &amp; Grocery Stores" grocery store]. It is one of many ["cooperatives"] in Davis. They position themselves as a "crossover" store, meaning they have health/natural foods as well as mainstream grocery products. They are complete with bulk bins, ["organic"] and non-organic produce, and so-called natural foods galore. <span>Everyone can shop, anyone can join, and</span> non-members pay 5% over shelf prices. If members volunteer, they enhance their member benefits with discounts (see below). They publish a number of helpful food-related pamphlets; look for them in their demo kitchen in the back of the store, or find them [http://davisfood.coop/brochures.html on the website].<br> <span>+</span> <br> <span>+</span> They have a full deli, with a selection of goodies that changes daily. ["Cookies, Pastries, and Baked Goods" Baked goods] are made in-house. The<span>&nbsp;Deli also sells organic &amp; local soft-serve ice cream, and as of 2012, draft beer. The beer selections include a gluten-free cider, and Kombucha on tap. The Co-op offers</span> a variety of bulk coffee, with their bulk and packaged offerings including coffee from the ["Pachamama Coffee Cooperative"], Equal Exchange, ["The Pepper Peddler"] and Folgers alike, tea, spices, and herbs. The Co-op used to provide a free ["Public Internet Terminals" Public Internet Terminal], provided by ["Davis Community Network" DCN] -- but there is no longer a space or a well-configured [http://linux.softpedia.com/get/System/Operating-Systems/Linux-Distributions/Boothbox-LiveCD-6915.shtml booth box kiosk] to run it. Outside the Co-op is a ["Portrait of a Plump Tomato" rather large tomato], a Carrot (with a tile homage to the history of Co-op icons &amp; logos), and three pedestals of concrete for future art display. The entire frontal exterior was originally a salute to a local architect's desire to be put on the post-modernist map. Sheesh, you could put a tractor on top of the girdered front roof and it would not sag a millimeter. </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 29: </td> <td> Line 29: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> The Co-op offers "Weekly Specials" and "Co+op Deals" ([http://www.davisfood.coop/<span>sales.html changing</span>] every <span>two weeks</span>). They used to offer "11 on 11" sales on the 11th day of the month, which featured 11% savings in a particular category of food or objects; some examples were "beer" and "personal water bottles." When the checkout lines get long, particularly during sales and holidays, you'll often find Co-op employees walking around offering free cookies to customers waiting in line. Patrons looking for free food should be aware that the ["Dumpster Diving" dumpster] is now under lock and key. </td> <td> <span>+</span> The Co-op offers "Weekly Specials" and "Co+op Deals" ([http://www.davisfood.coop/<span>goodfood/sales</span>] <span>Specials change </span>every <span>Wednesday, and Deals every other Wednesday</span>). They used to offer "11 on 11" sales on the 11th day of the month, which featured 11% savings in a particular category of food or objects; some examples were "beer" and "personal water bottles." <span>Every so often, the Co-op will do a "30 on 30" </span>W<span>ine Sale--a one day event where wine priced at $29.99 or higher is 30% off. W</span>hen the checkout lines get long, particularly during sales and holidays, you'll often find Co-op employees walking around offering free cookies to customers waiting in line. Patrons looking for free food should be aware that the ["Dumpster Diving" dumpster] is now under lock and key. </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 57: </td> <td> Line 57: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> With your member card, you get a discount or special offer at: </td> <td> <span>+</span> With your member card, you get a discount or special offer at<span>&nbsp;these and other establishments</span>: </td> </tr> </table> </div> Davis Food Co-ophttp://daviswiki.org/Davis_Food_Co-op2013-07-20 19:12:03RhondaGruska <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Davis Food Co-op<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 68: </td> <td> Line 68: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> <span>+ ["Monticello Seasonal Cuisine"] (630 G St.),</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Davis Food Co-ophttp://daviswiki.org/Davis_Food_Co-op2013-07-18 16:15:31ScottLaychallenging price assertion; removing my old comment challenging a now-deleted 1 <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Davis Food Co-op<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 144: </td> <td> Line 144: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> <span>+ '''''To support this assertion, please cite a product and price, or this statement should be deleted. Whole Foods is actually struggling, as evident by the illegal signs they have placed on the median and city-owned guardrail. Produce is frequently cheaper at the Co-op than farmers market (from same farms), and bulk foods are cheap and unavailable elsewhere. Some national brands are cheaper at national chains because of national purchase agreements, but few Co-op shoppers are looking for those. -- ["users/ScottLay"]'''''<br> + </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 360: </td> <td> Line 362: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>- ------<br> - This is a bit of a suspicious comment, posted anonymously at the same session s/he posted on the Whole Foods page to praise WFM, at the same time removing comparison information between WFM and Co-op from the WFM page. I like both destinations, but find this commenter's thoughts a bit, uh, partisan. --["Users/ScottLay"]</span> </td> <td> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Davis Food Co-ophttp://daviswiki.org/Davis_Food_Co-op2013-07-17 17:10:10perrygreggprice rise noted under current issues <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Davis Food Co-op<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 142: </td> <td> Line 142: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>- There's a lot of competition in Davis for your food dollars.</span> </td> <td> <span>+ There's a lot of competition in Davis for your food dollars. Prices for food are really high at the Co-op, organic and non-organic. It is expensive. Some members and non-members can't afford to go there any more. You only go there for specialized products that you can't find at Farmer's Market, Safeway, Savemart, Whole Foods, Nugget, West Lake. Whole Foods is getting fall out Co-op business. The rise in prices usurps the 5% discount for membership and the volunteer 16% discount.</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Davis Food Co-ophttp://daviswiki.org/Davis_Food_Co-op2013-05-28 16:37:06DougWaltermoved election from current to past issue <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Davis Food Co-op<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 140: </td> <td> Line 140: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>- = Current Issues: Election &amp; Annual Meeting =<br> - The Spring [http://davisfood.coop/about/elections Election] is in progress, through 5/24/13. The Annual Membership Meeting is on May 19 at the Davis Senior Center; it is a [http://davisfood.coop/events/item/245 free, ticketed event] for members of the Food Co-op. There's a ["Davis Food Co-op/Election 2013" wiki page about the election] if you have questions and/or comments.</span> </td> <td> <span>+ = Current Issues =<br> + <br> + There's a lot of competition in Davis for your food dollars.</span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 145: </td> <td> Line 146: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> <span>+ <br> + The Spring [http://davisfood.coop/about/elections Election] is finished, as of 5/24/13. The Annual Membership Meeting was on May 19 at the Davis Senior Center; it is a [http://davisfood.coop/events/item/245 free, ticketed event] for members of the Food Co-op. There's a ["Davis Food Co-op/Election 2013" wiki page about the election] if you have questions and/or comments.</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Davis Food Co-ophttp://daviswiki.org/Davis_Food_Co-op2013-04-27 12:35:51BrianNealcork recycling <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Davis Food Co-op<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 31: </td> <td> Line 31: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> The Co-op is known for being a generous and helpful member of the community. They have supported the ["Holiday Meal"], ["Food Not Bombs"], ["On Campus Co-ops"], and ["KDRT"] among others. In other words, they ''really'' "walk their talk". The DFC roof is festooned with ["Solar Power" photovoltaic (solar) panels] that provide "substantial" power, although that's a small portion of the store's electricity usage (given the number of freezers, refrigerators &amp; other electrical equipment). </td> <td> <span>+</span> The Co-op is known for being a generous and helpful member of the community. They have supported the ["Holiday Meal"], ["Food Not Bombs"], ["On Campus Co-ops"], and ["KDRT"] among others. In other words, they ''really'' "walk their talk". The DFC roof is festooned with ["Solar Power" photovoltaic (solar) panels] that provide "substantial" power, although that's a small portion of the store's electricity usage (given the number of freezers, refrigerators &amp; other electrical equipment).<span>&nbsp;Outside, there's a barrel for recycling wine ["Cork Trees" corks].</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Davis Food Co-ophttp://daviswiki.org/Davis_Food_Co-op2013-04-26 18:46:33JulieCross <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Davis Food Co-op<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 38: </td> <td> Line 38: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> The 2008 Renovations include a large new buffet. Currently, there's a Indian food buffet, a general hot food buffet, and a salad bar. There's quite a bit of variety in the general hot food buffet (chicken, turkey meatballs, macaroni and cheese, baked potatoes, vegetables, etc.) and in the salad bar (not just lettuce and other salad components, but pre-made salads and fruit as well). All the different items are labeled and marked if they're Vegan or Co-op Creations. The buffet food is all $7.99/lb. </td> <td> <span>+</span> The 2008 Renovations include a large new buffet. Currently, there's a Indian food buffet, a general hot food buffet, and a salad bar. There's quite a bit of variety in the general hot food buffet (chicken, turkey meatballs, macaroni and cheese, baked potatoes, vegetables, etc.) and in the salad bar (not just lettuce and other salad components, but pre-made salads and fruit as well). All the different items are labeled and marked if they're Vegan or Co-op Creations. The buffet food is all $7.99/lb.<span>&nbsp;In 2013, the Deli added organic soft serve Straus ice cream, and beer &amp; cider taps for draft service on the Patio.</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Davis Food Co-ophttp://daviswiki.org/Davis_Food_Co-op2013-04-26 18:43:45JulieCross <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Davis Food Co-op<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 6: </td> <td> Line 6: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> ||Daily 7 AM-10 PM (<span>the </span>meat<span>&nbsp;counter</span>, deli, and olive bar close at 9:30 PM)|| </td> <td> <span>+</span> ||Daily 7 AM-10 PM (meat, deli, and olive bar close at 9:30 PM)<span>&nbsp;(Patio Beer Taps 11 am - 8pm)</span>|| </td> </tr> </table> </div> Davis Food Co-ophttp://daviswiki.org/Davis_Food_Co-op2013-04-25 11:09:49DougWalter(quick edit) <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Davis Food Co-op<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 179: </td> <td> Line 179: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> '''Upcoming [http://<span>www.</span>davisfood.coop/events<span>.htm</span>l<span>#t</span>a<span>stings</span> Tastings]''' are updated on the Co-op's Events web page. </td> <td> <span>+</span> '''Upcoming [http://davisfood.coop/e<span>ducation/e</span>vents<span>ca</span>l<span>end</span>a<span>r</span> Tastings]''' are updated on the Co-op's Events web page. </td> </tr> </table> </div> Davis Food Co-ophttp://daviswiki.org/Davis_Food_Co-op2013-04-25 11:07:56DougWalter(quick edit) <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Davis Food Co-op<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 140: </td> <td> Line 140: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> = Current Issues: Election = </td> <td> <span>+</span> = Current Issues: Election <span>&amp; Annual Meeting </span>= </td> </tr> </table> </div> Davis Food Co-ophttp://daviswiki.org/Davis_Food_Co-op2013-04-24 16:35:02DougWalterlink to election page and meeting ticket sign-up <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Davis Food Co-op<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 140: </td> <td> Line 140: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>- = Current Issues =<br> - The Spring [http://davisfood.coop/about/elections Election] is coming. Twenty days before the Election mailing date is the Deadline for Candidate statements and pictures, and for ballot arguments. Details are [http://davisfood.coop/events/item/232 on the web site].</span> </td> <td> <span>+ = Current Issues: Election =<br> + The Spring [http://davisfood.coop/about/elections Election] is in progress, through 5/24/13. The Annual Membership Meeting is on May 19 at the Davis Senior Center; it is a [http://davisfood.coop/events/item/245 free, ticketed event] for members of the Food Co-op. There's a ["Davis Food Co-op/Election 2013" wiki page about the election] if you have questions and/or comments.</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Davis Food Co-ophttp://daviswiki.org/Davis_Food_Co-op2013-04-12 20:59:53emmes <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Davis Food Co-op<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 358: </td> <td> Line 358: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>- ''2013-03-24 10:03:07'' [[nbsp]] Sorry to say my experience with the Co-op continues to be a downer. Staff are generally standoffish (and hard to find when you need help) compared to the cheerful, helpful folks at Nugget and Whole Foods. One or two basic items I need are always out of stock when I shop. My weekly grocery basket is 10% more expensive at the Co-op vs other natural foods/crossover stores. Customer comments/requests I've submitted are met with no's, on the basis of weak premises...while I see Whole Foods responding and implementing the same things. If the Co-op wants to compete in an increasingly saturated market, this is not the way to go. Pries are too high and the service level doesn't justify it. --["Users/emmes"]</span> </td> <td> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Davis Food Co-ophttp://daviswiki.org/Davis_Food_Co-op2013-04-12 08:37:24jefftolentino <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Davis Food Co-op<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 47: </td> <td> Line 47: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> <span>+ <br> + Also see the ["users/jefftolentino/Grocery Store Price Comparison" Grocery Store Price Comparison] Page.</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Davis Food Co-ophttp://daviswiki.org/Davis_Food_Co-op2013-03-31 18:13:21CovertProfessorpledge vs gmo seafood <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Davis Food Co-op<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 88: </td> <td> Line 88: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> <span>+ <br> + The Davis Food Co-op has signed on to the [http://www.foe.org/gefreeseafood Friends of the Earth Pledge for GE-Free Seafood], which asks grocers to commit to the following: "It is our policy to not knowingly purchase or sell ["GMOs" genetically engineered] (GE) salmon or other GE seafood, should it come to market."</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Davis Food Co-ophttp://daviswiki.org/Davis_Food_Co-op2013-03-25 17:21:00ScottLayresponding to comment <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Davis Food Co-op<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 355: </td> <td> Line 355: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> <span>+ This is a bit of a suspicious comment, posted anonymously at the same session s/he posted on the Whole Foods page to praise WFM, at the same time removing comparison information between WFM and Co-op from the WFM page. I like both destinations, but find this commenter's thoughts a bit, uh, partisan. --["Users/ScottLay"]</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Davis Food Co-ophttp://daviswiki.org/Davis_Food_Co-op2013-03-24 10:03:07emmesComment added. <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Davis Food Co-op<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 353: </td> <td> Line 353: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> <span>+ ------<br> + ''2013-03-24 10:03:07'' [[nbsp]] Sorry to say my experience with the Co-op continues to be a downer. Staff are generally standoffish (and hard to find when you need help) compared to the cheerful, helpful folks at Nugget and Whole Foods. One or two basic items I need are always out of stock when I shop. My weekly grocery basket is 10% more expensive at the Co-op vs other natural foods/crossover stores. Customer comments/requests I've submitted are met with no's, on the basis of weak premises...while I see Whole Foods responding and implementing the same things. If the Co-op wants to compete in an increasingly saturated market, this is not the way to go. Pries are too high and the service level doesn't justify it. --["Users/emmes"]</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Davis Food Co-ophttp://daviswiki.org/Davis_Food_Co-op2013-03-18 11:20:02DougWalterElection 2013 details <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Davis Food Co-op<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 84: </td> <td> Line 84: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> <span>+ <br> + The Co-op began in 1972 and is celebrating 40 years as a community institution. From September 7 to 9, 2012, there was a "'''Fantastic 40 Sale'''" with [http://davisfood.coop/repository/1/193/fantastic40saleflyer_sept2012.pdf selected products on sale] for about 40% off retail (for cases or large units).</span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 135: </td> <td> Line 137: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>- The Co-op began in 1972 and is celebrating 40 years as a community institution. From September 7 to 9, there's a "'''Fantastic 40 Sale'''" with [http://davisfood.coop/repository/1/193/fantastic40saleflyer_sept2012.pdf selected products on sale] for about 40% off retail (for cases or large units).</span> </td> <td> <span>+ The Spring [http://davisfood.coop/about/elections Election] is coming. Twenty days before the Election mailing date is the Deadline for Candidate statements and pictures, and for ballot arguments. Details are [http://davisfood.coop/events/item/232 on the web site].</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Davis Food Co-ophttp://daviswiki.org/Davis_Food_Co-op2013-01-31 17:38:51AlexPearson <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Davis Food Co-op<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 349: </td> <td> Line 349: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> <span>+ ------<br> + ''2013-01-31 16:41:31'' [[nbsp]] Any chance of more wholegrain mustards at the deli? (Or even on the shelves would be nice!) Also is it possible to special-order unusual sizes of DFC promo clothing? Like XXXXL or more? I LOVE YOU GUYS! --["Users/AlexPearson"]</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Davis Food Co-ophttp://daviswiki.org/Davis_Food_Co-op2013-01-09 15:04:18CovertProfessor <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Davis Food Co-op<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 127: </td> <td> Line 127: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> <span>+ * Davis's own ["BRÜBAR Energy Bars"].</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Davis Food Co-ophttp://daviswiki.org/Davis_Food_Co-op2012-12-07 00:38:05JabberWokky+link <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Davis Food Co-op<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 46: </td> <td> Line 46: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> '''Stolen Shopping Carts:''' The Co-op shared the following on Facebook on Dec. 6, 2012: ''On November 16, a flock of our beloved green shopping carts went missing. If you see one around town, please help us get it home! 530-758-2667, ext 152'' </td> <td> <span>+</span> '''Stolen Shopping Carts:''' The Co-op shared the following on Facebook on Dec. 6, 2012: ''On November 16, a flock of our beloved green shopping carts went missing. If you <span>["Wandering Carts" </span>see one around town<span>]</span>, please help us get it home! 530-758-2667, ext 152'' </td> </tr> </table> </div> Davis Food Co-ophttp://daviswiki.org/Davis_Food_Co-op2012-12-07 00:21:36justincox22Stolen shopping carts. <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Davis Food Co-op<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 45: </td> <td> Line 45: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> <span>+ <br> + '''Stolen Shopping Carts:''' The Co-op shared the following on Facebook on Dec. 6, 2012: ''On November 16, a flock of our beloved green shopping carts went missing. If you see one around town, please help us get it home! 530-758-2667, ext 152''</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Davis Food Co-ophttp://daviswiki.org/Davis_Food_Co-op2012-11-22 08:38:33jefftolentinoRevert to version 656. <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Davis Food Co-op<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 20: </td> <td> Line 20: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> '''The Davis Food Co-op''' is a natural food-oriented ["Supermarkets &amp; Grocery Stores" grocery store]. It is one of many ["cooperatives"] in Davis. They position themselves as a "crossover" store, meaning they have health/natural foods as well as mainstream grocery products. They <span>have</span> bulk bins, ["organic"] and non-organic produce, and <span>natural foods</span>. Anyone can shop there but non-members pay 5% over shelf prices. If members volunteer, they enhance their member benefits with discounts (see below). They publish a number of food-related pamphlets; look for them in their demo kitchen in the back of the store, or find them [http://davisfood.coop/brochures.html on the website].<br> <span>-</span> <br> <span>-</span> They have a deli, with a selection of <span>thing</span>s that changes daily. ["Cookies, Pastries, and Baked Goods" Baked <span>thing</span>s] are made in-house. They also offer bulk coffee, with their bulk and packaged offerings including coffee from the ["Pachamama Coffee Cooperative"], Equal Exchange, ["The Pepper Peddler"] and Folgers alike, tea, spices, and herbs. The Co-op used to provide a free ["Public Internet Terminals" Public Internet Terminal], provided by ["Davis Community Network" DCN] -- but there is no longer a space or a well-configured [http://linux.softpedia.com/get/System/Operating-Systems/Linux-Distributions/Boothbox-LiveCD-6915.shtml booth box kiosk] to run it. Outside the Co-op is a ["Portrait of a Plump Tomato" tomato], a Carrot (with a tile homage to the history of Co-op icons &amp; logos), and three pedestals of concrete for future art display.<br> <span>-</span> <br> <span>-</span> There's also a section with books, candles, yoga accessories, small toys, clothing (such as ["socks"] and underwear -- pricey <span>and</span> organic), make-up and skin care. Many of the prices are mismarked by a tiny amount, but employees w<span>ill correct the price if you bring the discrepancy to their attention. They also have a machine </span>w<span>hich</span> turns whole peanuts and chocolate chips into a substance suitable for spreading with a butter knife. </td> <td> <span>+</span> '''The Davis Food Co-op''' is a natural food-oriented ["Supermarkets &amp; Grocery Stores" grocery store]. It is one of many ["cooperatives"] in Davis. They position themselves as a "crossover" store, meaning they have health/natural foods as well as mainstream grocery products. They <span>are complete with</span> bulk bins, ["organic"] and non-organic produce, and <span>so-called natural foods galore</span>. Anyone can shop there but non-members pay 5% over shelf prices. If members volunteer, they enhance their member benefits with discounts (see below). They publish a number of<span>&nbsp;helpful</span> food-related pamphlets; look for them in their demo kitchen in the back of the store, or find them [http://davisfood.coop/brochures.html on the website].<br> <span>+</span> <br> <span>+</span> They have a <span>full </span>deli, with a selection of <span>goodie</span>s that changes daily. ["Cookies, Pastries, and Baked Goods" Baked <span>good</span>s] are made in-house. They also offer<span>&nbsp;a variety of</span> bulk coffee, with their bulk and packaged offerings including coffee from the ["Pachamama Coffee Cooperative"], Equal Exchange, ["The Pepper Peddler"] and Folgers alike, tea, spices, and herbs. The Co-op used to provide a free ["Public Internet Terminals" Public Internet Terminal], provided by ["Davis Community Network" DCN] -- but there is no longer a space or a well-configured [http://linux.softpedia.com/get/System/Operating-Systems/Linux-Distributions/Boothbox-LiveCD-6915.shtml booth box kiosk] to run it. Outside the Co-op is a ["Portrait of a Plump Tomato" <span>rather large </span>tomato], a Carrot (with a tile homage to the history of Co-op icons &amp; logos), and three pedestals of concrete for future art display.<span>&nbsp;The entire frontal exterior was originally a salute to a local architect's desire to be put on the post-modernist map. Sheesh, you could put a tractor on top of the girdered front roof and it would not sag a millimeter.</span><br> <span>+</span> <br> <span>+</span> There's also a<span>&nbsp;Wellness (Health and Beauty/General Merchandise)</span> section with books, candles, yoga accessories, small toys, clothing (such as ["socks"] and underwear -- pricey <span>because they're</span> organic), make-up and skin care. <span>The Wellness guys and gals are very helpful and they really know their stuff. The Co-op offers probably the largest and best bulk foods section in Davis. </span>Many of the prices are mismarked by a tiny amount, but employees <span>are happy to correct the price if you bring the discrepancy to their attention. Also notable is their peanuts/chocolate-containing machine, </span>w<span>hich someho</span>w turns whole peanuts and chocolate chips into a <span>creamy, almost buttery </span>substance suitable for spreading with a butter knife.<span>&nbsp;Call it... peanut/chocolate butter.</span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 27: </td> <td> Line 27: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> - Beginning April 22, 2011 (Earth Day), the Co-op changes it's paper bag policy: they continue to offer a 5¢ rebate for every bag you bring and use for groceries, but they will begin charging members 5¢ for every new handled paper bag. For non-members, the bag charge will be included in the non-member surcharge of 5%. This charge reduced paper bag usage by about two-thirds from Earth Day in 2011 to 2012. </td> <td> <span>+ Shopping here is a social occasion, as one may always finds one's friends (or acquaintances) here. Even the employees </span>-<span>- if in a "good" mood, you will probably come to know by their first names.</span> Beginning April 22, 2011 (Earth Day), the Co-op changes it's paper bag policy: they continue to offer a 5¢ rebate for every bag you bring and use for groceries, but they will begin charging members 5¢ for every new handled paper bag. For non-members, the bag charge will be included in the non-member surcharge of 5%. This charge reduced paper bag usage by about two-thirds from Earth Day in 2011 to 2012. </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 31: </td> <td> Line 31: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> - They have supported the ["Holiday Meal"], ["Food Not Bombs"], ["On Campus Co-ops"], and ["KDRT"] among others. The DFC roof <span>has</span> ["Solar Power" photovoltaic (solar) panels] that provide "substantial" power, although that's a small portion of the store's electricity usage (given the number of freezers, refrigerators &amp; other electrical equipment). </td> <td> <span>+ The Co</span>-<span>op is known for being a generous and helpful member of the community.</span> They have supported the ["Holiday Meal"], ["Food Not Bombs"], ["On Campus Co-ops"], and ["KDRT"] among others. <span>In other words, they ''really'' "walk their talk". </span>The DFC roof <span>is festooned with</span> ["Solar Power" photovoltaic (solar) panels] that provide "substantial" power, although that's a small portion of the store's electricity usage (given the number of freezers, refrigerators &amp; other electrical equipment). </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 38: </td> <td> Line 38: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> The 2008 Renovations include a large new buffet. Currently, there's a Indian food buffet, a general hot food buffet, and a salad bar. The<span>&nbsp;hot food buffet includes </span>chicken, turkey meatballs, macaroni and cheese, baked potatoes, vegetables, etc.<span>&nbsp;&nbsp;The salad bar has </span>not just lettuce and other salad components, but pre-made salads and fruit as well. All the different items are labeled and marked if they're Vegan or Co-op Creations. The buffet food is all $7.99/lb. </td> <td> <span>+</span> The 2008 Renovations include a large new buffet. Currently, there's a Indian food buffet, a general hot food buffet, and a salad bar. The<span>re's quite a bit of variety in the general hot food buffet (</span>chicken, turkey meatballs, macaroni and cheese, baked potatoes, vegetables, etc.<span>) and in the salad bar (</span>not just lettuce and other salad components, but pre-made salads and fruit as well<span>)</span>. All the different items are labeled and marked if they're Vegan or Co-op Creations. The buffet food is all $7.99/lb. </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 49: </td> <td> Line 49: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> Note that the Co-op encourages member participation on several levels. There are a variety of volunteer positions available within the store and during special events, such as the community meal, the haunted house, or the ["Annual Children's Parade"]. For a mere 2-8 hours of service per month, you can get 5% off your purchases. If you can work 4-6 hours per ''week'' (Monday to Sunday), you qualify as a Super Worker and get a 16.5% discount on all purchases. Your household members can volunteer for you. The amount of time you need to work to qualify for discounts depends on how many members there are in your household. Member Work hours bank/roll over; for example, you could work an 8 hour stretch and get 4 months of 5% off. But because of the higher skill/training requirements of a Super Worker position, you can't bank Super Work hours. </td> <td> <span>+</span> Note that the Co-op encourages member participation on several levels. There are a variety of volunteer positions available within the store and during special events, such as the community meal, the haunted house, or the ["Annual Children's Parade"]. For a mere 2-8 hours of service per month, you can get 5% off your purchases. If you can work 4-6 hours per ''week'' (Monday to Sunday), you qualify as a Super Worker and get a 16.5% discount on all purchases. Your household members can volunteer for you. The amount of time you need to work to qualify for discounts depends on how many members there are in your household. Member Work hours bank/roll over; for example, you could work an 8 hour stretch and get 4 months of 5% off. But because of the higher skill/training requirements of a Super Worker position, you can't bank Super Work hours.<span>&nbsp;It's never completely simple, is it?</span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 77: </td> <td> Line 77: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> They open<span>ed</span> the new store. <span>T</span>hey spent countless hours there away from their studies -- painting, organizing, and having hours of meetings with lots of laughter. </td> <td> <span>+</span> They <span>had a lot of fun </span>open<span>ing</span> the new store. <span>It was something in real life that was theirs and t</span>hey spent countless hours there away from their studies -- painting, organizing, and having hours of meetings with lots of laughter. </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 98: </td> <td> Line 98: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>- * Candy</span> </td> <td> <span>+ * Health-oriented candy, such as carob confections and honey or cane juice-based sweets - ''Isn't this an oxymoron? Candy is dandy, and you can't change that! :)'' -["Users/ArielaHaro" AH]</span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 125: </td> <td> Line 125: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>- </span> </td> <td> <span>+ * More I can't remember...<br> + <br> + ''I want a doctor to take your picture''<br> + ''So I can look at you from inside as well''<br> + -- The Vapors, Turning Japanese</span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 128: </td> <td> Line 132: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> The Co-op began in 1972. From September 7 to 9, there's a "'''Fantastic 40 Sale'''" with [http://davisfood.coop/repository/1/193/fantastic40saleflyer_sept2012.pdf selected products on sale] for about 40% off retail (for cases or large units). </td> <td> <span>+</span> The Co-op began in 1972<span>&nbsp;and is celebrating 40 years as a community institution</span>. From September 7 to 9, there's a "'''Fantastic 40 Sale'''" with [http://davisfood.coop/repository/1/193/fantastic40saleflyer_sept2012.pdf selected products on sale] for about 40% off retail (for cases or large units). </td> </tr> </table> </div> Davis Food Co-ophttp://daviswiki.org/Davis_Food_Co-op2012-11-21 15:21:37TomGarbersonIllustrating a point. To be reverted because it's stupid. <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Davis Food Co-op<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 20: </td> <td> Line 20: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> '''The Davis Food Co-op''' is a natural food-oriented ["Supermarkets &amp; Grocery Stores" grocery store]. It is one of many ["cooperatives"] in Davis. They position themselves as a "crossover" store, meaning they have health/natural foods as well as mainstream grocery products. They <span>are complete with</span> bulk bins, ["organic"] and non-organic produce, and <span>so-called natural foods galore</span>. Anyone can shop there but non-members pay 5% over shelf prices. If members volunteer, they enhance their member benefits with discounts (see below). They publish a number of <span>helpful </span>food-related pamphlets; look for them in their demo kitchen in the back of the store, or find them [http://davisfood.coop/brochures.html on the website].<br> -<span>&nbsp;&nbsp;-</span> They <span>have a full deli, with a selection of goodies that changes daily. ["Cookies, Pastries, and Baked Goods" Baked goods] are made in-house. They also offer a variety of</span> bulk coffee, with their bulk and packaged offerings including coffee from the ["Pachamama Coffee Cooperative"], Equal Exchange, ["The Pepper Peddler"] and Folgers alike, tea, spices, and herbs. The Co-op used to provide a free ["Public Internet Terminals" Public Internet Terminal], provided by ["Davis Community Network" DCN] -- but there is no longer a space or a well-configured [http://linux.softpedia.com/get/System/Operating-Systems/Linux-Distributions/Boothbox-LiveCD-6915.shtml booth box kiosk] to run it. Outside the Co-op is a ["Portrait of a Plump Tomato" <span>rather large </span>tomato], a Carrot (with a tile homage to the history of Co-op icons &amp; logos), and three pedestals of concrete for future art display. The<span>&nbsp;entire frontal exterior was originally a salute to a local architect</span>'s <span>desire to be put on the post-modernist map. Sheesh, you could put a tractor on top of the girdered front roof and it would not sag a millimeter.<br> - <br> - There's also a Wellness (Health and Beauty/General Merchandise)</span> section with books, candles, yoga accessories, small toys, clothing (such as ["socks"] and underwear -- pricey <span>because they're</span> organic), make-up and skin care. The<span>&nbsp;Wellness guys and gals are </span>ve<span>ry helpful and they really kno</span>w<span>&nbsp;their stuff</span>.<span>&nbsp;The Co-op offers probably the largest and best bulk foods section in Davis. Many of the prices are mismarked by a tiny amount, but employees are happy to correct the price if you bring the discrepancy to their attention. Also notable is their peanuts/chocolate-containing machine, which somehow turns whole peanuts and chocolate chips into a creamy, almost buttery substance suitable for spreading with a butter knife. Call it... peanut/chocolate butter.</span> </td> <td> <span>+</span> '''The Davis Food Co-op''' is a natural food-oriented ["Supermarkets &amp; Grocery Stores" grocery store]. It is one of many ["cooperatives"] in Davis. They position themselves as a "crossover" store, meaning they have health/natural foods as well as mainstream grocery products. They <span>have</span> bulk bins, ["organic"] and non-organic produce, and <span>natural foods</span>. Anyone can shop there but non-members pay 5% over shelf prices. If members volunteer, they enhance their member benefits with discounts (see below). They publish a number of food-related pamphlets; look for them in their demo kitchen in the back of the store, or find them [http://davisfood.coop/brochures.html on the website].<br> <span>+ <br> + They have a deli, with a selection of things that changes daily. ["Cookies, Pastries, and Baked Goods" Baked things] are made in</span>-<span>house. </span> They <span>also offer</span> bulk coffee, with their bulk and packaged offerings including coffee from the ["Pachamama Coffee Cooperative"], Equal Exchange, ["The Pepper Peddler"] and Folgers alike, tea, spices, and herbs. The Co-op used to provide a free ["Public Internet Terminals" Public Internet Terminal], provided by ["Davis Community Network" DCN] -- but there is no longer a space or a well-configured [http://linux.softpedia.com/get/System/Operating-Systems/Linux-Distributions/Boothbox-LiveCD-6915.shtml booth box kiosk] to run it. Outside the Co-op is a ["Portrait of a Plump Tomato" tomato], a Carrot (with a tile homage to the history of Co-op icons &amp; logos), and three pedestals of concrete for future art display.<span><br> + <br> + </span> The<span>re</span>'s <span>also a</span> section with books, candles, yoga accessories, small toys, clothing (such as ["socks"] and underwear -- pricey <span>and</span> organic), make-up and skin care. <span>Many of the prices are mismarked by a tiny amount, but employees will correct the price if you bring the discrepancy to their attention. </span>The<span>y also ha</span>ve<span>&nbsp;a machine </span>w<span>hich turns whole peanuts and chocolate chips into a substance suitable for spreading with a butter knife</span>. </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 27: </td> <td> Line 27: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>- Shopping here is a social occasion, as one may always finds one's friends (or acquaintances) here. Even the employees -- if in a "good" mood, you will probably come to know by their first names.</span> Beginning April 22, 2011 (Earth Day), the Co-op changes it's paper bag policy: they continue to offer a 5¢ rebate for every bag you bring and use for groceries, but they will begin charging members 5¢ for every new handled paper bag. For non-members, the bag charge will be included in the non-member surcharge of 5%. This charge reduced paper bag usage by about two-thirds from Earth Day in 2011 to 2012. </td> <td> <span>+</span> Beginning April 22, 2011 (Earth Day), the Co-op changes it's paper bag policy: they continue to offer a 5¢ rebate for every bag you bring and use for groceries, but they will begin charging members 5¢ for every new handled paper bag. For non-members, the bag charge will be included in the non-member surcharge of 5%. This charge reduced paper bag usage by about two-thirds from Earth Day in 2011 to 2012. </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 31: </td> <td> Line 31: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>- The Co-op is known for being a generous and helpful member of the community.</span> They have supported the ["Holiday Meal"], ["Food Not Bombs"], ["On Campus Co-ops"], and ["KDRT"] among others. <span>In other words, they ''really'' "walk their talk". </span>The DFC roof <span>is festooned with</span> ["Solar Power" photovoltaic (solar) panels] that provide "substantial" power, although that's a small portion of the store's electricity usage (given the number of freezers, refrigerators &amp; other electrical equipment). </td> <td> <span>+</span> They have supported the ["Holiday Meal"], ["Food Not Bombs"], ["On Campus Co-ops"], and ["KDRT"] among others. The DFC roof <span>has</span> ["Solar Power" photovoltaic (solar) panels] that provide "substantial" power, although that's a small portion of the store's electricity usage (given the number of freezers, refrigerators &amp; other electrical equipment). </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 38: </td> <td> Line 38: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> The 2008 Renovations include a large new buffet. Currently, there's a Indian food buffet, a general hot food buffet, and a salad bar. The<span>re's quite a bit of</span> v<span>ariety in the </span>ge<span>neral hot food buffet (chicken, turkey meatballs, macaroni and cheese, baked </span>po<span>tatoes, vegetables, etc.) and in the salad bar (not just lettuce and other salad com</span>p<span>onents, but p</span>re-made salads and fruit as well<span>)</span>. All the different items are labeled and marked if they're Vegan or Co-op Creations. The buffet food is all $7.99/lb. </td> <td> <span>+</span> The 2008 Renovations include a large new buffet. Currently, there's a Indian food buffet, a general hot food buffet, and a salad bar. The<span>&nbsp;hot food buffet includes chicken, turkey meatballs, macaroni and cheese, baked potatoes,</span> v<span>e</span>ge<span>tables, etc. The salad bar has not just lettuce and other salad com</span>po<span>nents, but </span>pre-made salads and fruit as well. All the different items are labeled and marked if they're Vegan or Co-op Creations. The buffet food is all $7.99/lb. </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 49: </td> <td> Line 49: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> Note that the Co-op encourages member participation on several levels. There are a variety of volunteer positions available within the store and during special events, such as the community meal, the haunted house, or the ["Annual Children's Parade"]. For a mere 2-8 hours of service per month, you can get 5% off your purchases. If you can work 4-6 hours per ''week'' (Monday to Sunday), you qualify as a Super Worker and get a 16.5% discount on all purchases. Your household members can volunteer for you. The amount of time you need to work to qualify for discounts depends on how many members there are in your household. Member Work hours bank/roll over; for example, you could work an 8 hour stretch and get 4 months of 5% off. But because of the higher skill/training requirements of a Super Worker position, you can't bank Super Work hours.<span>&nbsp;It's never completely simple, is it?</span> </td> <td> <span>+</span> Note that the Co-op encourages member participation on several levels. There are a variety of volunteer positions available within the store and during special events, such as the community meal, the haunted house, or the ["Annual Children's Parade"]. For a mere 2-8 hours of service per month, you can get 5% off your purchases. If you can work 4-6 hours per ''week'' (Monday to Sunday), you qualify as a Super Worker and get a 16.5% discount on all purchases. Your household members can volunteer for you. The amount of time you need to work to qualify for discounts depends on how many members there are in your household. Member Work hours bank/roll over; for example, you could work an 8 hour stretch and get 4 months of 5% off. But because of the higher skill/training requirements of a Super Worker position, you can't bank Super Work hours. </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 77: </td> <td> Line 77: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> They <span>had a lot of fun </span>open<span>ing</span> the new store. <span>It was something in real life that was theirs and t</span>hey spent countless hours there away from their studies -- painting, organizing, and having hours of meetings with lots of laughter. </td> <td> <span>+</span> They open<span>ed</span> the new store. <span>T</span>hey spent countless hours there away from their studies -- painting, organizing, and having hours of meetings with lots of laughter. </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 98: </td> <td> Line 98: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>- * Health-oriented candy, such as carob confections and honey or cane juice-based sweets - ''Isn't this an oxymoron? Candy is dandy, and you can't change that! :)'' -["Users/ArielaHaro" AH]</span> </td> <td> <span>+ * Candy</span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 125: </td> <td> Line 125: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>- * More I can't remember...<br> - <br> - ''I want a doctor to take your picture''<br> - ''So I can look at you from inside as well''<br> - -- The Vapors, Turning Japanese</span> </td> <td> <span>+ </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 132: </td> <td> Line 128: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> The Co-op began in 1972<span>&nbsp;and is celebrating 40 years as a community institution</span>. From September 7 to 9, there's a "'''Fantastic 40 Sale'''" with [http://davisfood.coop/repository/1/193/fantastic40saleflyer_sept2012.pdf selected products on sale] for about 40% off retail (for cases or large units). </td> <td> <span>+</span> The Co-op began in 1972. From September 7 to 9, there's a "'''Fantastic 40 Sale'''" with [http://davisfood.coop/repository/1/193/fantastic40saleflyer_sept2012.pdf selected products on sale] for about 40% off retail (for cases or large units). </td> </tr> </table> </div> Davis Food Co-ophttp://daviswiki.org/Davis_Food_Co-op2012-11-04 09:12:41emmes <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Davis Food Co-op<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 97: </td> <td> Line 97: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>- * Chocolates (both fair-trade and conventional)</span> </td> <td> <span>+ * Chocolates</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Davis Food Co-ophttp://daviswiki.org/Davis_Food_Co-op2012-10-15 08:44:15JulieCross <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Davis Food Co-op<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 14: </td> <td> Line 14: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> ||Cash, credit card, ["Accepts Davis Dollars" Davis Dollars]|| </td> <td> <span>+</span> ||Cash, credit card<span>, Aggie Cash</span>, ["Accepts Davis Dollars" Davis Dollars]|| </td> </tr> </table> </div> Davis Food Co-ophttp://daviswiki.org/Davis_Food_Co-op2012-09-07 16:30:23DougWalterneed photos of new carrot sculpture <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Davis Food Co-op<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 20: </td> <td> Line 20: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> '''The Davis Food Co-op''' is a natural food-oriented ["Supermarkets &amp; Grocery Stores" grocery store]. It is one of many ["cooperatives"] in Davis. They position themselves as a "crossover" store, meaning they have health/natural foods as well as mainstream grocery products. They are complete with bulk bins, ["organic"] and non-organic produce, and so-called natural foods galore. Anyone can shop there but non-members pay 5% over shelf prices. If members volunteer, they enhance their member benefits with discounts (see below). They publish a number of helpful food-related pamphlets; look for them in their demo kitchen in the back of the store, or find them [http://<span>www.</span>davisfood.coop/brochures.html on the website].<br> <span>-</span> <br> <span>-</span> They have a full deli, with a selection of goodies that changes daily. ["Cookies, Pastries, and Baked Goods" Baked goods] are made in-house. They also offer a variety of bulk coffee, with their bulk and packaged offerings including coffee from the ["Pachamama Coffee Cooperative"], Equal Exchange, ["The Pepper Peddler"] and Folgers alike, tea, spices, and herbs. The Co-op used to provide a free ["Public Internet Terminals" Public Internet Terminal], provided by ["Davis Community Network" DCN] -- but there is no longer a space or a well-configured [http://linux.softpedia.com/get/System/Operating-Systems/Linux-Distributions/Boothbox-LiveCD-6915.shtml booth box kiosk] to run it. Outside the Co-op is a ["Portrait of a Plump Tomato" rather large tomato]<span>&nbsp;and four lump</span>s of concrete for future art display. The entire frontal exterior was originally a salute to a local architect's desire to be put on the post-modernist map. Sheesh, you could put a tractor on top of the girdered front roof and it would not sag a millimeter. </td> <td> <span>+</span> '''The Davis Food Co-op''' is a natural food-oriented ["Supermarkets &amp; Grocery Stores" grocery store]. It is one of many ["cooperatives"] in Davis. They position themselves as a "crossover" store, meaning they have health/natural foods as well as mainstream grocery products. They are complete with bulk bins, ["organic"] and non-organic produce, and so-called natural foods galore. Anyone can shop there but non-members pay 5% over shelf prices. If members volunteer, they enhance their member benefits with discounts (see below). They publish a number of helpful food-related pamphlets; look for them in their demo kitchen in the back of the store, or find them [http://davisfood.coop/brochures.html on the website].<br> <span>+</span> <br> <span>+</span> They have a full deli, with a selection of goodies that changes daily. ["Cookies, Pastries, and Baked Goods" Baked goods] are made in-house. They also offer a variety of bulk coffee, with their bulk and packaged offerings including coffee from the ["Pachamama Coffee Cooperative"], Equal Exchange, ["The Pepper Peddler"] and Folgers alike, tea, spices, and herbs. The Co-op used to provide a free ["Public Internet Terminals" Public Internet Terminal], provided by ["Davis Community Network" DCN] -- but there is no longer a space or a well-configured [http://linux.softpedia.com/get/System/Operating-Systems/Linux-Distributions/Boothbox-LiveCD-6915.shtml booth box kiosk] to run it. Outside the Co-op is a ["Portrait of a Plump Tomato" rather large tomato]<span>, a Carrot (with a tile homage to the history of Co-op icons &amp; logos), and three pedestal</span>s of concrete for future art display. The entire frontal exterior was originally a salute to a local architect's desire to be put on the post-modernist map. Sheesh, you could put a tractor on top of the girdered front roof and it would not sag a millimeter. </td> </tr> </table> </div> Davis Food Co-ophttp://daviswiki.org/Davis_Food_Co-op2012-09-07 16:26:44DougWalterMoved 2012 to past election, added Fantastic 40 sale <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Davis Food Co-op<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 132: </td> <td> Line 132: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>- <br> - == Spring 2012 Election ==<br> - Voting began April 25, and ended on May 25 at the close of business, in the 2012 Co-op election. Wiki users can comment with a visit to the 2012 Wiki Co-op election page. The results, election calendar and links to the Declaration of Candidacy form &amp; background for the Board of Directors is available on [http://www.davisfood.coop/election.html Co-op's Election "hub" page].</span> </td> <td> <span>+ The Co-op began in 1972 and is celebrating 40 years as a community institution. From September 7 to 9, there's a "'''Fantastic 40 Sale'''" with [http://davisfood.coop/repository/1/193/fantastic40saleflyer_sept2012.pdf selected products on sale] for about 40% off retail (for cases or large units).</span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 138: </td> <td> Line 136: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>- Spring 2011 Election: voting ended on June 10 in the 2011 Co-op election. Wiki users can comment with a visit to ["Davis Food Co-op/Election 2011" the 2011 Wiki Co-op election page].</span> </td> <td> <span>+ <br> + The Spring 2012 Election began April 25, and ended on May 25 at the close of business, in the 2012 Co-op election. Wiki users can comment with a visit to the 2012 Wiki Co-op election page. The results, election calendar and links to the Declaration of Candidacy form &amp; background for the Board of Directors is available on [http://www.davisfood.coop/election.html Co-op's Election "hub" page].Spring 2011 Election: voting ended on June 10 in the 2011 Co-op election. Wiki users can comment with a visit to ["Davis Food Co-op/Election 2011" the 2011 Wiki Co-op election page].</span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 169: </td> <td> Line 168: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> Wine tastings occur in the Co-op Conference Room (usually) the first three Friday nights of the month from 6 to 8pm. There is a fee of $1.00 per wine tasted (usually $4 for a flight of beers), with profits donated to a charity or event.<span>&nbsp;Tastings to March 2011 will benefit [http://www.davisfood.coop/partnerships.html One Farm At A Time], a "farm, co-op, and community partnership to ensure local food availability. "</span> </td> <td> <span>+</span> Wine tastings occur in the Co-op Conference Room (usually) the first three Friday nights of the month from 6 to 8pm. There is a fee of $1.00 per wine tasted (usually $4 for a flight of beers), with profits donated to a charity or event. </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 347: </td> <td> Line 346: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>- </span> </td> <td> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Davis Food Co-ophttp://daviswiki.org/Davis_Food_Co-op2012-08-28 11:37:24Chronoz(quick edit) <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Davis Food Co-op<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 348: </td> <td> Line 348: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>- It's a grocery store. The staff isn't there to "look hip." The decision was made because volunteer workers and regular staff members both wore the same black aprons and it became confusing. Sure, the teal-colored logo on brown-colored vests wasn't exactly the best design choice, but it catches the eye and makes it easier for customers to find who they're looking for.</span> </td> <td> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Davis Food Co-ophttp://daviswiki.org/Davis_Food_Co-op2012-08-28 11:37:06Chronoz(quick edit) <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Davis Food Co-op<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 347: </td> <td> Line 347: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> <span>+ <br> + It's a grocery store. The staff isn't there to "look hip." The decision was made because volunteer workers and regular staff members both wore the same black aprons and it became confusing. Sure, the teal-colored logo on brown-colored vests wasn't exactly the best design choice, but it catches the eye and makes it easier for customers to find who they're looking for.</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Davis Food Co-ophttp://daviswiki.org/Davis_Food_Co-op2012-08-26 16:37:55RaoulDukeSorry, deleting snark. <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Davis Food Co-op<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 346: </td> <td> Line 346: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> * EHarvey announces "We're outfitting our staff in new aprons and vests that will help you find the right person to ask." Poor staff, now they're attired like the giant chess pieces in Alice In Wonderland. Only less dashing or stylish. Everybody now looks uniformly unhip. Seems to me it'd be more respectful of staff's individuality and taste to let customers ask who to ask?! (Put up signs to that effect perhaps)<span>&nbsp;Or. are co-opers that socially challenged these daze?</span> ["Users/RaoulDuke"] </td> <td> <span>+</span> * EHarvey announces "We're outfitting our staff in new aprons and vests that will help you find the right person to ask." Poor staff, now they're attired like the giant chess pieces in Alice In Wonderland. Only less dashing or stylish. Everybody now looks uniformly unhip. Seems to me it'd be more respectful of staff's individuality and taste to let customers ask who to ask?! (Put up signs to that effect perhaps)<span>... </span> ["Users/RaoulDuke"] </td> </tr> </table> </div> Davis Food Co-ophttp://daviswiki.org/Davis_Food_Co-op2012-08-26 16:35:55RaoulDukeInvested in vests -- reasons why? <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Davis Food Co-op<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 345: </td> <td> Line 345: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> <span>+ -------<br> + * EHarvey announces "We're outfitting our staff in new aprons and vests that will help you find the right person to ask." Poor staff, now they're attired like the giant chess pieces in Alice In Wonderland. Only less dashing or stylish. Everybody now looks uniformly unhip. Seems to me it'd be more respectful of staff's individuality and taste to let customers ask who to ask?! (Put up signs to that effect perhaps) Or. are co-opers that socially challenged these daze? ["Users/RaoulDuke"]</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Davis Food Co-ophttp://daviswiki.org/Davis_Food_Co-op2012-08-22 13:11:55emmesremoved a comment I posted prior <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Davis Food Co-op<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 275: </td> <td> Line 275: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>- ''2012-05-07 19:42:06'' [[nbsp]] Having been a member of two other co-ops and shopped at numerous others, I continue to be disappointed at DFC. There's a lot of love expressed for this store, perhaps from people who just haven't visited/been a member of enough other co-ops and natural food stores to have a fair comparison of excellence and fair pricing. The prices are inexplicably high ($3.20 for a cup of bulk canola oil?!) versus comparative stores locally and regionally (yes, I've done a comparison), the customer service is lacking (checkers chat with friends while handling orders and don't reliably take off the tare weight, damaged/moldy produce is not culled, hot bar gets dried out because employees don't refill the water pans underneath, suggestion and comments are not answered, staff can be hard to find), etc. Th store also sells a surprising number and range of items that are far from natural, as well as mass market chocolate, coffee, sugar and other items that are known to be produced with unethical labor and wage practices, including child labor in cocoa. I always through co-ops were committed to organic and fair trade practices until I came here. Unlike other co-ops I've been in, members haven't received patronage refunds for a few years, there are no member coupons or other financial incentives apart from getting the already-too-high shelf price, and there's a $5 non-refundable membership processing fees. Though I'm a fervent supporter of co-ops, I have to say that I'm looking forward to Whole Foods opening up in Davis, Ca, because I think DFc needs some serious motivation to improve its cost, service and mission alignment. --["Users/emmes"]<br> - ------</span> </td> <td> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Davis Food Co-ophttp://daviswiki.org/Davis_Food_Co-op2012-08-07 00:41:31MichelleKoehlerComment added. <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Davis Food Co-op<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 339: </td> <td> Line 339: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> <span>+ ------<br> + ''2012-08-07 00:41:31'' [[nbsp]] Thank you Lis for the attention, and congratulations on your position! I'm glad to see the Co-op keeps track of social media sources and is responsive to commentary. This is a very positive sign.<br> + <br> + I'm not entirely concerned with pointing fingers at cashiers and meant no harm. I've worked in retail and sales and understand that people are people and we're not always perfect. I'm not asking for an apology but thank you for offering one. I do appreciate the sentiment.<br> + <br> + I'm excited to hear about all the new changes taking place, and thank you for outlining this information. I will be dropping in sometime soon for that membership.<br> + <br> + I do want to reiterate that I think the Davis Food Co-op is awesome. I appreciate the hard work that all the members, volunteers and staff do. I truly believe in what the Co-op is doing, and I fully believe in supporting it. --["Users/MichelleKoehler"]</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Davis Food Co-ophttp://daviswiki.org/Davis_Food_Co-op2012-08-06 20:43:26ElHarveyComment added. <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Davis Food Co-op<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 327: </td> <td> Line 327: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> <span>+ ------<br> + ''2012-08-06 20:43:26'' [[nbsp]] I'm Lis Harvey, the new Communications Coordinator at the Co-op. MichelleKoeller, thank you for your thoughts! We appreciate feedback. I am very sorry to hear you felt "unwelcome and uninvited" when a cashier did not ask if you wanted to set up a membership. There could have been a line of other shoppers behind you, or your body language might have been misinterpreted. Without a date or the name of the cashier, it is hard to investigate what went wrong. Our staff does try to intuit when people are in a hurry, and we are very respectful of the time each transaction takes--particularly during busy hours of the day. However, we would love, love, love to have you as a member, and would love to help you become one. Everyone is welcome to shop the Co-op, and anyone can join! That is true from 7am to 10pm, 364 days a year. Ask any staff person for a membership application (or email Membership if you would like one in the mail), and you'll be pointed in the right direction. Our annual membership drive begins August 29, but a quick walk back to the Membership Office on a weekday (past Mermaid Sushi and around the corner before the restrooms) is the fastest way to join.<br> + <br> + I'm excited about the changes we have in store for the Co-op this fall: we are unveiling a shiny new website in September, installing a series of energy-saving doors along the Dairy aisle (reducing the energy usage in that area by a whopping 70%!), and outfitting our staff in new aprons and vests that will help you find the right person to ask, next time you're in the store and hunting for a hard-to-find product. Some great events on the horizon are the Teaching Kitchen's Birthday Party (8/26), the Fantastic 40 Sale (9/7-9), and our annual Eat Local Fair (9/28) &amp; 40th Birthday Bash. That's not to mention our Friday-night wine tastings, cooking classes, and more. As far as events are concerned, http://www.davisfood.coop/events.html, Facebook, and our email lists for members are the best ways to stay informed. When in doubt, you can also email me (see below).<br> + <br> + Please let me know if you have more concerns. I'm happy to help, and always available to answer questions by email!<br> + <br> + Cheers,<br> + Lis Harvey<br> + Communications Coordinator for the Davis Food Co-op<br> + lisharvey@davisfood.coop<br> + --["Users/ElHarvey"]</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Davis Food Co-ophttp://daviswiki.org/Davis_Food_Co-op2012-08-05 18:04:11MichelleKoehler <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Davis Food Co-op<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 300: </td> <td> Line 300: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> I am thoroughly impressed with the Sacramento Natural Food Co-Op's approach on their <span>&lt;a href="</span>http://www.sacfoodcoop.com/index.php?option=com_content&amp;view=category&amp;id=27&amp;Itemid=73<span>"&gt;Produce&lt;/a&gt; page</span>. This provides me with a link to where my food came from. In addition, I really like their local growers map. However, this map falls short as well. I'm told the name of the business/provider but not what products the name is associated with. </td> <td> <span>+</span> I am thoroughly impressed with the Sacramento Natural Food Co-Op's approach on their <span>produce page (</span>http://www.sacfoodcoop.com/index.php?option=com_content&amp;view=category&amp;id=27&amp;Itemid=73<span>)</span>. This provides me with a link to where my food came from. In addition, I really like their local growers map. However, this map falls short as well. I'm told the name of the business/provider but not what products the name is associated with. </td> </tr> </table> </div> Davis Food Co-ophttp://daviswiki.org/Davis_Food_Co-op2012-08-05 18:01:35MichelleKoehler <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Davis Food Co-op<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 295: </td> <td> Line 295: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> <span>&lt;u&gt;</span>Website<span>&lt;/u&gt;</span> </td> <td> <span>+</span> <span>'''</span>Website<span>'''</span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 306: </td> <td> Line 306: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> <span>&lt;u&gt;</span>Annual Report<span>&lt;/u&gt;</span> </td> <td> <span>+</span> <span>'''</span>Annual Report<span>'''</span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 313: </td> <td> Line 313: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> <span>&lt;u&gt;</span>Social Media<span>&lt;/u&gt;</span> </td> <td> <span>+</span> <span>'''</span>Social Media<span>'''</span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 320: </td> <td> Line 320: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> <span>&lt;u&gt;</span>Interactions at the Co-op<span>&lt;/u&gt;</span> </td> <td> <span>+</span> <span>'''</span>Interactions at the Co-op<span>'''</span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 325: </td> <td> Line 325: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> <span>&lt;u&gt;</span>My Goal<span>&lt;/u&gt;</span> </td> <td> <span>+</span> <span>'''</span>My Goal<span>'''</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Davis Food Co-ophttp://daviswiki.org/Davis_Food_Co-op2012-08-05 15:14:40MichelleKoehlerComment added. <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Davis Food Co-op<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 288: </td> <td> Line 288: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> <span>+ ------<br> + ''2012-08-05 15:14:40'' [[nbsp]] My comments here are intended to give insight to the Co-op to a potential member population and resources that I think might be overlooked. I admit that I am not a member of the Co-op (though I plan to join soon) and my comments may not encompass the values, mission and current structure of the Co-op. However, I believe that the comments I make to the Co-op may shed a light on an essential gap that exists between the Co-op and prospective new members and expansion of the business base. I've tried to be as straight forward and concise as possible.<br> + <br> + Even though I've lived in Davis for most of my life, and I've been aware of the Co-op, I haven't, until recently, realized the benefit and reasons to stop at the Co-op. To start, my family doesn't invest in sustainable living at all and weren't involved in the community growing up. It wasn't until the past year that I've discovered sustainable living practices and began to apply them to my own life. I'm relatively new to this way of living and would like to learn more. I feel that some basic information about what sustainable living is, and how the Co-op can help you achieve and contribute to sustainable living is important. While the main website mentions sustainable living, there's a presumption that the person viewing the page already knows what sustainable living is, why the Co-op finds importance of sustainable living, and how the Co-op helps to achieve sustainable living.<br> + <br> + I have several comments organized below in order to provide some in-depth insight to some issues I see and would personally, love to see addressed.<br> + <br> + &lt;u&gt;Website&lt;/u&gt;<br> + The website focuses quite a bit on the board of directors. I'm not entirely sure as to what the website design purpose was, but to me, the site design doesn't focus on the overall goals of the Co-op. It seems that the site is afflicted with a bit of "information overload" in certain places and lacks information in other areas that I would be interested in (products &amp; services). Additionally, I am disappointed that the Annual Report is buried in the Board of Directors page.<br> + <br> + While local products are listed out, hyperlinks to the individual websites is not offered. While I've been told I can buy a local product, more information is lacking that I would like to use in order to assess whether or not I would like to actually purchase the product. While I know this can be perceived as a nit-picking subject, providing the name of the provider and not a link diminishes the purpose of listing the providers: information.<br> + <br> + I am thoroughly impressed with the Sacramento Natural Food Co-Op's approach on their &lt;a href="http://www.sacfoodcoop.com/index.php?option=com_content&amp;view=category&amp;id=27&amp;Itemid=73"&gt;Produce&lt;/a&gt; page. This provides me with a link to where my food came from. In addition, I really like their local growers map. However, this map falls short as well. I'm told the name of the business/provider but not what products the name is associated with.<br> + <br> + In short, the website fails to pull me in and leave me feeling informed. Also, the link to P6 which claims to offer additional information about the Co-op does not provide me with additional information. The P6 page for the Davis Food Co-op is blank.<br> + <br> + If there is additional information that addresses these concerns, after digging around the Co-op website for ten to fifteen minutes, I have not found it. This is a fatal flaw in the website design. I have failed to be informed by the site and I cannot find the information I'm looking for in an easy and efficient manner.<br> + <br> + &lt;u&gt;Annual Report&lt;/u&gt;<br> + When I reviewed the most current Annual Report, I found myself disappointed as well. The brochure layout is difficult to read in PDF format. While I can still reasonably read the information presented, it would be easier to read if it were laid out in a single page format. In addition, even though the report lays out a table comparing FY 09-10 and FY 10-11, I am forced to scrutinize a six digit cash value and determine the difference in my head. While the information is useful and I can arrive at the calculation on my own, I'd really like to see another column that represents the difference between the two fiscal years. The intent of the balance sheet has been overlooked, and is ineffective as a graphic. Although the differences are discussed in the text below, I have to hunt for this information. The Annual Report should be easier to understand and laid out in a user friendly manner. In addition, the last panel which lists an exhaustive list of community sponsorship does not encourage me. I like that month-by-month highlights are provided with dollar amounts, however, the list that comes after that simply lists additional contributions does not encourage me. &lt;b&gt;There is no transparency.&lt;/b&gt; The total dollar amount given back to the community is not noted. In order for me to figure out this information, I would need to go through your entire list and contact the individual agencies and do my own research.<br> + <br> + I do not feel the Co-op is being intentionally deceptive with the Annual Report, but I do feel as though the Annual Report was not put together with the aim at educating members and keeping them well informed. The final product may not have been scrutinized as thoroughly as it should. I believe some basic attention to detail is missing, reinforced by grammar and spelling errors found throughout the Report. While this is understandable, and I do believe the people at the Co-op are hardworking people, blemishes such as this can really tarnish the Co-op and the reputation of the Co-op.<br> + <br> + While interesting, the Annual Report fails to inform current members. I'd like to see the mission and values stated in the Annual Report, better graphics/tables regarding the current fiscal situation, current efforts to meet and exceed the mission and values, future efforts and a high light of achievements from the year. I want to feel well informed about current issues and future issues surround the Co-op. I want to feel included through informative information. I feel the Co-op has a well fleshed-out idea, and now it's time to really lay down some structure and establish a common format that will be used in future annual reports in order to maintain consistency in information and instill trust that the Co-op is being completely transparent.<br> + <br> + &lt;u&gt;Social Media&lt;/u&gt;<br> + According to the 2010 census, 33.2% of the Davis population is made up of the 18-24 age group and 22.6% of the Davis population is made up of the 25-44 age group. This represents 55.8% of the Davis population and does not include the UC Davis Campus.<br> + <br> + This means that at minimum, you can be assured that the 33.2% of the population composed of 18-24 year olds are actively using social media. Specifically, Facebook. Social media is quickly replacing mainstream media sources. Utilized correctly, social media can greatly increase your ability to reach out to the community. In addition, the Davis Food Co-op Facebook page insights that are viewable by the public identify the 25-34 year old age group as the "most popular age group" (people who talk about your page). Obviously, the Co-op Facebook page is being read and used. I myself have subscribed to the Co-op updates. However, I find this pointless as often events are not publicized at least a week in advance, and reminder updates regarding events are not put out. By the time I check my news feed, events have started and as I have chosen to be car-free, I can't make it across town in a reasonable amount of time to participate OR posts are so last minute that I just don't even bother to go because I've made other plans. One such example taken from a July 20, 2012 posting is: "Sierra Nevada tasting starting in just 15 minutes. 6-8pm, $5 gets you samples of all 8 beers and helps feed hungry kids - what's not to love?".<br> + <br> + I'd really love to see more frequent updates regarding events, better time spacing and the events function that Facebook offers used. This would also allow the Co-op to gain insight as to how their information is being disseminated throughout the community and help focus their message and methods of communication.<br> + <br> + &lt;u&gt;Interactions at the Co-op&lt;/u&gt;<br> + I've been to the Co-op three times in the past three months. Each time I've arrived, I've been overwhelmed at the selection at the Co-op. This is awesome! However, I find myself lost and intimidated by the amount of choices that I have, and I have no idea where to look for most items. To my dismay, a graphic displaying the layout isn't in sight, and my attempts to find help have failed. I look to find people to help me, and I cannot find them which is dismaying because on one of these occasions, I was looking for a salve that I knew the Co-op carried though I couldn't remember the name and was hoping to find someone to help me find it who worked there and was familiar with the products. I spent 20 minutes trying to find what I was looking for. In the end, I was successful, but I was irritated.<br> + <br> + In addition, the three times I was rung up, I was asked if I had a Co-op membership. I said no, and the cashier didn't attempt to ask me if I was interested in signing up for one. I found this shocking at first, and felt that I had been dismissed. I didn't follow up with the cashier about a membership which is a lack of assertiveness on my part. The two following purchases yielded the same response from cashiers. It was rather confusing and disappointing and makes me not want to seek out a membership or inquire further. This isn't Target where I'm not interested in additional features, this is the Co-op, based around community involvement. When I feel unwelcome and uninvited, my interest to be part of it disappears. I don't feel a sense of community. I feel an atmosphere that is selective.<br> + <br> + &lt;u&gt;My Goal&lt;/u&gt;<br> + The Co-op is awesome. Despite these draw backs, I will still be joining the Co-op. However, as a prospective member, I feel there is ample room for improvement. This is my way of trying to help as a Davis resident and member of the community. --["Users/MichelleKoehler"]</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Davis Food Co-ophttp://daviswiki.org/Davis_Food_Co-op2012-08-02 18:21:54MichelleKoehlerInformation about the new bike repair station added. <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Davis Food Co-op<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 43: </td> <td> Line 43: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> <span>+ <br> + As of 2012, the Davis Food Co-op has installed a bike repair station.</span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 122: </td> <td> Line 124: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> <span>+ * Bike repair station</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Davis Food Co-ophttp://daviswiki.org/Davis_Food_Co-op2012-07-25 14:38:41SFineComment added. <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Davis Food Co-op<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 283: </td> <td> Line 283: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> <span>+ ------<br> + ''2012-07-25 14:38:41'' [[nbsp]] The Co-op is a great place to get kegs of beer of various sizes. I have been working with the lovely Claire for over a year now purchasing a number of kegs from the Co-op for social functions. Her customer service and helpful attitude have made shopping at the co-op an absolute pleasure. They have a binder where you can order kegs from an extensive listing of breweries for nearly everything from local breweries to even Belgian varieties. (They can even get Abita for you Mardi Gras veterans.) She has made several phenomenal variety suggestions based on my palate and has been willing to order custom kegs from me with no hassle. --["Users/SFine"]</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Davis Food Co-ophttp://daviswiki.org/Davis_Food_Co-op2012-06-30 22:45:36JabberWokky <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Davis Food Co-op<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 282: </td> <td> Line 282: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> <span>+ * Could be worse... Pliny the Younger gets totally ridiculous to find. People take vacation time and fly to other states to get it. -jw</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Davis Food Co-ophttp://daviswiki.org/Davis_Food_Co-op2012-06-30 22:38:08DougWalterToo bad that it's a crazy situation. <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Davis Food Co-op<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 281: </td> <td> Line 281: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> <span>+ * Sorry. It's Russian River Brewing that has created this situation where demand far outstrips their production, and (again, as far as we know) other retailers have also had to create strange systems too. --["Users/DougWalter"]</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Davis Food Co-ophttp://daviswiki.org/Davis_Food_Co-op2012-06-30 14:50:48PaulThober <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Davis Food Co-op<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 280: </td> <td> Line 280: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> <span>+ * Get on an email list to buy a beer? OK, I give up. ["Users/PaulThober"]</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Davis Food Co-ophttp://daviswiki.org/Davis_Food_Co-op2012-06-27 16:44:21CovertProfessor <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Davis Food Co-op<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 280: </td> <td> Line 280: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>- ------</span> </td> <td> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Davis Food Co-ophttp://daviswiki.org/Davis_Food_Co-op2012-06-27 16:42:30CovertProfessorhelp w/sign <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Davis Food Co-op<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 274: </td> <td> Line 274: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> <span>+ [[Image(Pliny_thumbnail.jpg, thumbnail, right, "A June 2012 sign about '''Pliny the Elder''' (a beer)")]]</span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 278: </td> <td> Line 279: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> * There's been a new sign on the subject of Pliny posted for about three of those weeks. "We know this beer is awesome-sauce but it's hard to come by due to small batch production. In the interest of cooperation and fairness, we've decided to '''limit purchases to two bottles per customer per release'''. When Pliny comes in, we send out word via email. If you'd like to be added to the list, please email our buyer at [[MailTo(ceklovsky AT davisfood DOT coop)]]" ["Users/PaulThober"], you can find the sign at the beer case (low on extreme right end, close to the Meat counter) OR on the side of the cooler next to the soda shelves &amp; opposite the middle of the beer case. --["Users/DougWalter"]<span>&nbsp;[[Image(Pliny_thumbnail.jpg, thumbnail, right, "A June 2012 sign about '''Pliny the Elder''' (a beer)")]]</span><br> <span>- ------</span> </td> <td> <span>+</span> * There's been a new sign on the subject of Pliny posted for about three of those weeks. "We know this beer is awesome-sauce but it's hard to come by due to small batch production. In the interest of cooperation and fairness, we've decided to '''limit purchases to two bottles per customer per release'''. When Pliny comes in, we send out word via email. If you'd like to be added to the list, please email our buyer at [[MailTo(ceklovsky AT davisfood DOT coop)]]" ["Users/PaulThober"], you can find the sign at the beer case (low on extreme right end, close to the Meat counter) OR on the side of the cooler next to the soda shelves &amp; opposite the middle of the beer case. --["Users/DougWalter"]<br> <span>+ ------</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Davis Food Co-ophttp://daviswiki.org/Davis_Food_Co-op2012-06-27 14:16:10DougWalter <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Davis Food Co-op<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 278: </td> <td> Line 278: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> * There's been a new sign on the subject of Pliny posted for about three of those weeks. "We know this beer is awesome-sauce but it's hard to come by due to small batch production. In the interest of cooperation and fairness, we've decided to '''limit purchases to two bottles per customer per release'''. When Pliny comes in, we send out word via email. If you'd like to be added to the list, please email our buyer at [[MailTo(ceklovsky AT davisfood DOT coop)]]" ["Users/PaulThober"], you can find the sign at the beer case (low on extreme right end, close to the Meat counter) OR on the side of the cooler next to the soda shelves &amp; opposite the middle of the beer case. --["Users/DougWalter"] [[Image(Pliny_thumbnail.jpg, right, "A June 2012 sign about '''Pliny the Elder''' (a beer)")]]<br> <span>-</span> ------ </td> <td> <span>+</span> * There's been a new sign on the subject of Pliny posted for about three of those weeks. "We know this beer is awesome-sauce but it's hard to come by due to small batch production. In the interest of cooperation and fairness, we've decided to '''limit purchases to two bottles per customer per release'''. When Pliny comes in, we send out word via email. If you'd like to be added to the list, please email our buyer at [[MailTo(ceklovsky AT davisfood DOT coop)]]" ["Users/PaulThober"], you can find the sign at the beer case (low on extreme right end, close to the Meat counter) OR on the side of the cooler next to the soda shelves &amp; opposite the middle of the beer case. --["Users/DougWalter"] [[Image(Pliny_thumbnail.jpg<span>, thumbnail</span>, right, "A June 2012 sign about '''Pliny the Elder''' (a beer)")]]<br> <span>+</span> ------ </td> </tr> </table> </div> Davis Food Co-ophttp://daviswiki.org/Davis_Food_Co-op2012-06-27 14:15:26DougWalterPhoto of sign posted early this month <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Davis Food Co-op<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 278: </td> <td> Line 278: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> * There's been a new sign on the subject of Pliny posted for about three of those weeks. "We know this beer is awesome-sauce but it's hard to come by due to small batch production. In the interest of cooperation and fairness, we've decided to '''limit purchases to two bottles per customer per release'''. When Pliny comes in, we send out word via email. If you'd like to be added to the list, please email our buyer at [[MailTo(ceklovsky AT davisfood DOT coop)]]" ["Users/PaulThober"], you can find the sign at the beer case (low on extreme right end, close to the Meat counter) OR on the side of the cooler next to the soda shelves &amp; opposite the middle of the beer case. --["Users/DougWalter"]<br> <span>-</span> ------ </td> <td> <span>+</span> * There's been a new sign on the subject of Pliny posted for about three of those weeks. "We know this beer is awesome-sauce but it's hard to come by due to small batch production. In the interest of cooperation and fairness, we've decided to '''limit purchases to two bottles per customer per release'''. When Pliny comes in, we send out word via email. If you'd like to be added to the list, please email our buyer at [[MailTo(ceklovsky AT davisfood DOT coop)]]" ["Users/PaulThober"], you can find the sign at the beer case (low on extreme right end, close to the Meat counter) OR on the side of the cooler next to the soda shelves &amp; opposite the middle of the beer case. --["Users/DougWalter"]<span>&nbsp;[[Image(Pliny_thumbnail.jpg, right, "A June 2012 sign about '''Pliny the Elder''' (a beer)")]]</span><br> <span>+</span> ------ </td> </tr> </table> </div> Davis Food Co-ophttp://daviswiki.org/Davis_Food_Co-op2012-06-27 14:15:08DougWalterUpload of image <a href="http://daviswiki.org/Davis_Food_Co-op?action=Files&do=view&target=Pliny_thumbnail.jpg">Pliny_thumbnail.jpg</a>.Davis Food Co-ophttp://daviswiki.org/Davis_Food_Co-op2012-06-27 13:45:45DougWalter(quick edit) <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Davis Food Co-op<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 131: </td> <td> Line 131: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> Voting began April 25, and <span>will en</span>d on May 25 at the close of business, in the 2012 Co-op election. Wiki users can comment with a visit to the 2012 Wiki Co-op election page. The election calendar and links to the Declaration of Candidacy form &amp; background for the Board of Directors is available on [http://www.davisfood.coop/election.html Co-op's Election "hub" page]. </td> <td> <span>+</span> Voting began April 25, and <span>ende</span>d on May 25 at the close of business, in the 2012 Co-op election. Wiki users can comment with a visit to the 2012 Wiki Co-op election page. The<span>&nbsp;results,</span> election calendar and links to the Declaration of Candidacy form &amp; background for the Board of Directors is available on [http://www.davisfood.coop/election.html Co-op's Election "hub" page]. </td> </tr> </table> </div> Davis Food Co-ophttp://daviswiki.org/Davis_Food_Co-op2012-06-27 13:39:15DougWalterText of sign and method for finding out about Pliny releases <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Davis Food Co-op<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 175: </td> <td> Line 175: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>- To be h</span>eld May 20, 2012 at the Davis Senior Center Multi-purpose Room, this event is a free, ticketed event for members and their guests. Co-op members are introduced to the candidates for the Board of Directors and hear highlights from the year. All are invited to share food and discussion of the Co-op. </td> <td> <span>+ H</span>eld May 20, 2012 at the Davis Senior Center Multi-purpose Room, this event is a free, ticketed event for members and their guests. Co-op members are introduced to the candidates for the Board of Directors and hear highlights from the year. All are invited to share food and discussion of the Co-op. </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 278: </td> <td> Line 278: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>- * There's been a new sign on the subject of Pliny posted for about three of those weeks. I didn't memorize it, but I'll try to type in soon. OTOH, Paul, perhaps you can look for the sign at the beer case (low on extreme right end, close to the Meat counter) OR on the side of the cooler next to the soda shelves &amp; opposite the middle of the beer case. --["Users/DougWalter"]<br> - ------</span> </td> <td> <span>+ * There's been a new sign on the subject of Pliny posted for about three of those weeks. "We know this beer is awesome-sauce but it's hard to come by due to small batch production. In the interest of cooperation and fairness, we've decided to '''limit purchases to two bottles per customer per release'''. When Pliny comes in, we send out word via email. If you'd like to be added to the list, please email our buyer at [[MailTo(ceklovsky AT davisfood DOT coop)]]" ["Users/PaulThober"], you can find the sign at the beer case (low on extreme right end, close to the Meat counter) OR on the side of the cooler next to the soda shelves &amp; opposite the middle of the beer case. --["Users/DougWalter"]<br> + ------</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Davis Food Co-ophttp://daviswiki.org/Davis_Food_Co-op2012-06-26 23:06:06DougWalter <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Davis Food Co-op<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 278: </td> <td> Line 278: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>- <br> - ------</span> </td> <td> <span>+ * There's been a new sign on the subject of Pliny posted for about three of those weeks. I didn't memorize it, but I'll try to type in soon. OTOH, Paul, perhaps you can look for the sign at the beer case (low on extreme right end, close to the Meat counter) OR on the side of the cooler next to the soda shelves &amp; opposite the middle of the beer case. --["Users/DougWalter"]<br> + ------</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Davis Food Co-ophttp://daviswiki.org/Davis_Food_Co-op2012-06-26 20:14:00DonShor <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Davis Food Co-op<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 275: </td> <td> Line 275: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> * The whole situation is a "WTF?" Russian River Brewing has been able to supply the Co-op &amp; every other retailer a small amount of this beer, but never anywhere near the demand. We understand that other retailers have also gone to crazy systems, like lotteries, secret passwords, favoritism, or random riots when Pliny is put on the shelf. We have a two-bottle-per-day limit on purchases, just because we thought it lead to less dissatisfaction - but we will continue to try to figure out something to deal with this continuing unusual situation. --["Users/DougWalter<span>'</span>] </td> <td> <span>+</span> * The whole situation is a "WTF?" Russian River Brewing has been able to supply the Co-op &amp; every other retailer a small amount of this beer, but never anywhere near the demand. We understand that other retailers have also gone to crazy systems, like lotteries, secret passwords, favoritism, or random riots when Pliny is put on the shelf. We have a two-bottle-per-day limit on purchases, just because we thought it lead to less dissatisfaction - but we will continue to try to figure out something to deal with this continuing unusual situation. --["Users/DougWalter<span>"</span>] </td> </tr> </table> </div> Davis Food Co-ophttp://daviswiki.org/Davis_Food_Co-op2012-06-26 18:55:05PaulThober <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Davis Food Co-op<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 277: </td> <td> Line 277: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> *''2012-06-26 18:50:35'' [[nbsp]] Well, let's see, it's been almost a month since I made the above comment. I shop at the Coop almost every day. I haven't seen one bottle of Pliny on the shelf yet. What is the deal? --["Users/PaulThober"]<br> <span>-</span> <br> <span>- ------</span> </td> <td> <span>+ </span> *''2012-06-26 18:50:35'' [[nbsp]] Well, let's see, it's been almost a month since I made the above comment. I shop at the Coop almost every day. I haven't seen one bottle of Pliny on the shelf yet. What is the deal? --["Users/PaulThober"]<br> <span>+</span> <br> <span>+ ------</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Davis Food Co-ophttp://daviswiki.org/Davis_Food_Co-op2012-06-26 18:53:35PaulThober <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Davis Food Co-op<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 276: </td> <td> Line 276: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>- ------</span><br> <span>- </span>''2012-06-26 18:50:35'' [[nbsp]] Well, let's see, it's been almost a month since I made the above comment. I shop at the Coop almost every day. I haven't seen one bottle of Pliny on the shelf yet. What is the deal? --["Users/PaulThober"] </td> <td> <span>+ </span><br> <span>+ *</span>''2012-06-26 18:50:35'' [[nbsp]] Well, let's see, it's been almost a month since I made the above comment. I shop at the Coop almost every day. I haven't seen one bottle of Pliny on the shelf yet. What is the deal? --["Users/PaulThober"]<span><br> + <br> + ------</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Davis Food Co-ophttp://daviswiki.org/Davis_Food_Co-op2012-06-26 18:50:35PaulThoberComment added. <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Davis Food Co-op<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 276: </td> <td> Line 276: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> <span>+ ------<br> + ''2012-06-26 18:50:35'' [[nbsp]] Well, let's see, it's been almost a month since I made the above comment. I shop at the Coop almost every day. I haven't seen one bottle of Pliny on the shelf yet. What is the deal? --["Users/PaulThober"]</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Davis Food Co-ophttp://daviswiki.org/Davis_Food_Co-op2012-06-12 11:57:57PeterJensen <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Davis Food Co-op<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 121: </td> <td> Line 121: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> <span>+ * Recycling station for batteries and cell phones</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Davis Food Co-ophttp://daviswiki.org/Davis_Food_Co-op2012-05-30 15:17:08NicholasBarryAccepts DDs, woohoo! Also adding non-member pricing <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Davis Food Co-op<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 13: </td> <td> Line 13: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> <span>+ ||&lt;bgcolor='#E0E0FF'&gt;'''Payment Methods'''||<br> + ||Cash, credit card, ["Accepts Davis Dollars" Davis Dollars]||<br> + ||Those without a Food Co-op membership pay 5% higher than the listed price of items. The Food Co-op honors membership in other food co-ops.||<br> + </span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Davis Food Co-ophttp://daviswiki.org/Davis_Food_Co-op2012-05-29 09:11:50DougWalter[sigh] Pliny is a problem <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Davis Food Co-op<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 270: </td> <td> Line 270: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> <span>+ * The whole situation is a "WTF?" Russian River Brewing has been able to supply the Co-op &amp; every other retailer a small amount of this beer, but never anywhere near the demand. We understand that other retailers have also gone to crazy systems, like lotteries, secret passwords, favoritism, or random riots when Pliny is put on the shelf. We have a two-bottle-per-day limit on purchases, just because we thought it lead to less dissatisfaction - but we will continue to try to figure out something to deal with this continuing unusual situation. --["Users/DougWalter']</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Davis Food Co-ophttp://daviswiki.org/Davis_Food_Co-op2012-05-29 08:19:10PaulThoberComment added. <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Davis Food Co-op<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 268: </td> <td> Line 268: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> <span>+ ------<br> + ''2012-05-29 08:19:10'' [[nbsp]] I am somewhat of a fan of Pliny the Elder, (the beer, not the guy.) and haven't been able to find it at the coop for quite some while. Now I learn that it is kept hidden in the back somewhere. WTF? --["Users/PaulThober"]</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Davis Food Co-ophttp://daviswiki.org/Davis_Food_Co-op2012-05-17 08:10:45DougWalterAs discussed on talk page <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Davis Food Co-op<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 16: </td> <td> Line 16: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> '''The Davis Food Co-op''' is a natural food-oriented ["Supermarkets &amp; Grocery Stores" grocery store]. It is one of many ["cooperatives"] in Davis. They position themselves as a "crossover" store<span>&nbsp;(natural</span>/<span>organic supporters might say "pushover"), meaning they have health/</span>natural foods as well as mainstream grocery product<span>s and junk foods/drinks, including many non-organic foods bearing high-fructose corn syrup, artificial colors and flavors, and products from companies with questionable ethics and value</span>s. They are complete with bulk bins, ["organic"] and non-organic produce and so-called natural foods galore. Anyone can shop there but non-members pay 5% over shelf prices, w<span>hich are admittedly high as is. If members volunteer, thy can get</span> discounts (see below). They publish a number of helpful food-related pamphlets<span>. L</span>ook for them in their demo kitchen in the back of the store.<br> <span>-</span> <br> <span>-</span> They have a full deli, with a selection of goodies that changes daily. ["Cookies, Pastries, and Baked Goods" Baked goods] are made in-house. They also offer a variety of bulk coffee, with their bulk and packaged offerings including coffee from the ["Pachamama Coffee Cooperative"], Equal Exchange, Pepper Peddler and Folgers alike, tea, spices, and herbs. The Co-op used to provide a free ["Public Internet Terminals" Public Internet Terminal], provided by ["Davis Community Network" DCN] -- but there is no longer a space or a well-configured [http://linux.softpedia.com/get/System/Operating-Systems/Linux-Distributions/Boothbox-LiveCD-6915.shtml booth box kiosk] to run it. Outside the Co-op is a ["Portrait of a Plump Tomato" rather large tomato] and <span>t</span>w<span>o more meaningless lumps of concrete. The entire frontal exterior is a useless</span> salute to a local architect's desire to be put on the post-modernist map. Sheesh, you could put a tractor on top of the girdered front roof and it would not sag a millimeter. There's also a Wellness (Health and Beauty/General Merchandise) section with books, candles, yoga accessories, small toys, clothing (such as ["socks"] and underwear -- pricey because they're organic), make-up and skin care. The Wellness guys and gals are very helpful and they really know their stuff. The Co-op offers probably the largest and best bulk foods section in Davis. Many of the prices are mismarked by a tiny amount, but employees are happy to correct the price if you bring the discrepancy to their attention<span>&nbsp;(though ho</span>w<span>&nbsp;one is supposed to</span> kn<span>ow prices are wrong is anyone's guess). Also notable is their peanuts</span>/chocolate<span>-containing machine, which somehow turns whole peanuts and chocolate chips into a creamy, almost buttery substance suitable for spreading with a butter knife. Call it... peanut/chocolate butter.</span> </td> <td> <span>+</span> '''The Davis Food Co-op''' is a natural food-oriented ["Supermarkets &amp; Grocery Stores" grocery store]. It is one of many ["cooperatives"] in Davis. They position themselves as a "crossover" store<span>, meaning they have health</span>/natural foods as well as mainstream grocery products. They are complete with bulk bins, ["organic"] and non-organic produce<span>,</span> and so-called natural foods galore. Anyone can shop there but non-members pay 5% over shelf prices<span>. If members volunteer</span>, <span>they enhance their member benefits </span>w<span>ith</span> discounts (see below). They publish a number of helpful food-related pamphlets<span>; l</span>ook for them in their demo kitchen in the back of the store<span>, or find them [http://www.davisfood.coop/brochures.html on the website]</span>.<br> <span>+</span> <br> <span>+</span> They have a full deli, with a selection of goodies that changes daily. ["Cookies, Pastries, and Baked Goods" Baked goods] are made in-house. They also offer a variety of bulk coffee, with their bulk and packaged offerings including coffee from the ["Pachamama Coffee Cooperative"], Equal Exchange, <span>["The </span>Pepper Peddler<span>"]</span> and Folgers alike, tea, spices, and herbs. The Co-op used to provide a free ["Public Internet Terminals" Public Internet Terminal], provided by ["Davis Community Network" DCN] -- but there is no longer a space or a well-configured [http://linux.softpedia.com/get/System/Operating-Systems/Linux-Distributions/Boothbox-LiveCD-6915.shtml booth box kiosk] to run it. Outside the Co-op is a ["Portrait of a Plump Tomato" rather large tomato] and <span>four lumps of concrete for future art display. The entire frontal exterior </span>w<span>as originally a</span> salute to a local architect's desire to be put on the post-modernist map. Sheesh, you could put a tractor on top of the girdered front roof and it would not sag a millimeter.<span><br> + <br> + </span> There's also a Wellness (Health and Beauty/General Merchandise) section with books, candles, yoga accessories, small toys, clothing (such as ["socks"] and underwear -- pricey because they're organic), make-up and skin care. The Wellness guys and gals are very helpful and they really know their stuff. The Co-op offers probably the largest and best bulk foods section in Davis. Many of the prices are mismarked by a tiny amount, but employees are happy to correct the price if you bring the discrepancy to their attention<span>. Also notable is their peanuts/chocolate-containing machine, </span>w<span>hich somehow turns whole peanuts and chocolate chips into a creamy, almost buttery substance suitable for spreading with a butter</span> kn<span>ife. Call it... peanut</span>/chocolate<span>&nbsp;butter.</span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 21: </td> <td> Line 23: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> Shopping here is a social occasion, as one may always finds one's friends (or acquaintances) here. Even the employees -- if in a "good" mood, you will probably come to know by their first names. Beginning April 22, 2011 (Earth Day), the Co-op <span>will change</span> it's paper bag policy: they continue to offer a 5¢ rebate for every bag you bring and use for groceries, but they will begin charging members 5¢ for every new handled paper bag. <span>Per their [http://</span>ww<span>w.davisfood.coop/faq.html website], "[t]o make it easier to bring your own bag, the C</span>o-<span>op will provide one FR</span>E<span>E reusable bag to every shopper on E</span>arth Day<span>, April 22,</span> 2011<span>. We will also provide one FREE reusable bag for every $40 grocery purchase from April 23 through May 31,</span> 201<span>1</span>.<span>&nbsp;[...] For non-members, the bag charge will be included in the non-member surcharge of 5%."</span> </td> <td> <span>+</span> Shopping here is a social occasion, as one may always finds one's friends (or acquaintances) here. Even the employees -- if in a "good" mood, you will probably come to know by their first names. Beginning April 22, 2011 (Earth Day), the Co-op <span>changes</span> it's paper bag policy: they continue to offer a 5¢ rebate for every bag you bring and use for groceries, but they will begin charging members 5¢ for every new handled paper bag. <span>For non-members, the bag charge </span>w<span>ill be included in the non-member surcharge of 5%. This charge reduced paper bag usage by about t</span>wo-<span>thirds from </span>Earth Day<span>&nbsp;in</span> 2011<span>&nbsp;to</span> 201<span>2</span>. </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 34: </td> <td> Line 36: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> Their Annual Report (June 2010, page 3, mailed with the June newsletter) reveals that their gross profit margin was 35.72% in 2009 (end date was misprinted). It also reveals that even with a margin target of over 35%, their profit margin was only 0.55% of income. One primary cause is the massive investment in fixtures and equipment <span>over the past several years.</span> </td> <td> <span>+</span> Their Annual Report (June 2010, page 3, mailed with the June newsletter) reveals that their gross profit margin was 35.72% in 2009 (end date was misprinted). It also reveals that even with a margin target of over 35%, their profit margin was only 0.55% of income. One primary cause is the massive investment in fixtures and equipment <span>from 2007 to 2011.</span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 39: </td> <td> Line 41: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> To join, you need to pay a $5 one time non-refundable membership fee and buy at least $10 worth of shares. In each successive year, you will have to contribute at least another $20 worth of shares annually. If/When you decide to leave Davis, or the Co-op, you can cash out your shares. If you don't want to pay the five bucks for the membership card, wait until September<span>&nbsp;when the new member recruitment programming occurs (sorry for those who just pad and feel screwed o</span>ve<span>r reading this)</span>. There is a $300 share cap, which can be changed by a majority vote of members in any election. You can do all $300 the first year, or at any time. Feel free to also list other members of your household (roomies, family members) under your membership - they get cards too, and then you can make your spouse or whoever go and do the shopping. </td> <td> <span>+</span> To join, you need to pay a $5 one time non-refundable membership fee and buy at least $10 worth of shares. In each successive year, you will have to contribute at least another $20 worth of shares annually. If/When you decide to leave Davis, or the Co-op, you can cash out your shares. If you don't want to pay the five bucks for the membership card, <span>'''</span>wait until September<span>''' when the new member recruitment dri</span>ve<span>&nbsp;occurs</span>. There is a $300 share cap, which can be changed by a majority vote of members in any election. You can do all $300 the first year, or at any time. Feel free to also list other members of your household (roomies, family members) under your membership - they get cards too, and then you can make your spouse or whoever go and do the shopping. </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 89: </td> <td> Line 91: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> <span>+ * Chocolates (both fair-trade and conventional)</span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 92: </td> <td> Line 95: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> * Dairy (yogurt, organic <span>milk,</span> non-organic milk) </td> <td> <span>+</span> * Dairy (yogurt, organic <span>or</span> non-organic milk) </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 100: </td> <td> Line 103: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> * Breads (including [wiki:sf:"Acme Bread Company" Acme bread]<span>,</span> <span>but</span> <span>why not enjoy local </span>Village B<span>re</span>a<span>d while low</span>er<span>ing</span> <span>your carbon foot</span>pr<span>in</span>t<span>, too?</span>) </td> <td> <span>+</span> * Breads (including [wiki:sf:"Acme Bread Company" Acme bread] <span>&amp;</span> <span>["</span>Village Ba<span>k</span>er<span>y"]</span> pr<span>oduc</span>t<span>s</span>) </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 144: </td> <td> Line 147: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> The DFC has finished the phases of a major remodel proposed in 2007 (and first discussed in 2005). This required a large loan, which is expected to consume DFC's profits<span>&nbsp;for the foreseeable future</span>, meaning that members can expect no patronage refund for <span>man</span>y<span>&nbsp;</span>y<span>ears to come</span>. According to then-Board President Darius Pazirandeh, the renovation was necessary due to safety issues that naturally result in aging stores. Problems such as crowded aisles and other inconveniences will be addressed in the project. Mr. Pazirandeh, other current Board members, and current DFC management support a 30-year loan with a principal of more than $3.5M to finance this remodel, while a number of past Board members and other DFC members oppose this method of financing.<br> <span>-</span> <br> <span>-</span> All parties agree that a remodel is necessary and desirable; the debate is centered around how extensive the remodel should be and how to finance it. </td> <td> <span>+</span> The DFC has finished the phases of a major remodel proposed in 2007 (and first discussed in 2005). This required a large loan, which is expected to consume DFC's profits, meaning that members can expect no patronage refund for <span>some </span>y<span>ears to come, but the other benefits to members have kept cash-flow positive during a period of intensif</span>y<span>ing local competition, and recession</span>. According to then-Board President Darius Pazirandeh, the renovation was necessary due to safety issues that naturally result in aging stores. Problems such as crowded aisles and other inconveniences will be addressed in the project. Mr. Pazirandeh, other current Board members, and current DFC management support a 30-year loan with a principal of more than $3.5M to finance this remodel, while a number of past Board members and other DFC members oppose this method of financing.<br> <span>+</span> <br> <span>+</span> All parties agree that a remodel is necessary and desirable; the debate is centered around how extensive the remodel should be and how to finance it.<span>&nbsp;[http://www.ica.coop/coop/principles.html Cooperatives exist] to meet common needs of members, not to produce profits per se.</span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 167: </td> <td> Line 170: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> To be held <span>this </span>y<span>ear on May</span> 22 at the Davis Senior Center Multi-purpose Room, this event is a free, ticketed event for members and their guests. Co-op members are introduced to the candidates for the Board of Directors and hear highlights from the year. All are invited to share food and discussion of the Co-op. </td> <td> <span>+</span> To be held <span>Ma</span>y 2<span>0, 201</span>2 at the Davis Senior Center Multi-purpose Room, this event is a free, ticketed event for members and their guests. Co-op members are introduced to the candidates for the Board of Directors and hear highlights from the year. All are invited to share food and discussion of the Co-op. </td> </tr> </table> </div> Davis Food Co-ophttp://daviswiki.org/Davis_Food_Co-op2012-05-16 20:59:40emmes <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Davis Food Co-op<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 16: </td> <td> Line 16: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> '''The Davis Food Co-op''' is a natural food-oriented ["Supermarkets &amp; Grocery Stores" grocery store]. It is one of many ["cooperatives"] in Davis. They position themselves as a "crossover" store (natural/organic supporters might say "pushover"), meaning they have health/natural foods as well as mainstream grocery products and junk foods/drinks, including many non-organic foods bearing high-fructose corn syrup, artificial colors and flavors, and products from companies with questionable ethic and values. They are complete with bulk bins, ["organic"] and non-organic produce and so-called natural foods galore. Anyone can shop there but non-members pay 5% over shelf prices, which are admittedly high as is. If members volunteer, thy can get discounts (see below). They publish a number of helpful food-related pamphlets. Look for them in their demo kitchen in the back of the store. </td> <td> <span>+</span> '''The Davis Food Co-op''' is a natural food-oriented ["Supermarkets &amp; Grocery Stores" grocery store]. It is one of many ["cooperatives"] in Davis. They position themselves as a "crossover" store (natural/organic supporters might say "pushover"), meaning they have health/natural foods as well as mainstream grocery products and junk foods/drinks, including many non-organic foods bearing high-fructose corn syrup, artificial colors and flavors, and products from companies with questionable ethic<span>s</span> and values. They are complete with bulk bins, ["organic"] and non-organic produce and so-called natural foods galore. Anyone can shop there but non-members pay 5% over shelf prices, which are admittedly high as is. If members volunteer, thy can get discounts (see below). They publish a number of helpful food-related pamphlets. Look for them in their demo kitchen in the back of the store. </td> </tr> </table> </div> Davis Food Co-ophttp://daviswiki.org/Davis_Food_Co-op2012-05-16 20:58:43emmes <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Davis Food Co-op<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 16: </td> <td> Line 16: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> '''The Davis Food Co-op''' is a natural food-oriented ["Supermarkets &amp; Grocery Stores" grocery store]. It is one of many ["cooperatives"] in Davis. They position themselves as a "crossover" store, meaning they have health/natural foods as well as <span>traditional supermar</span>k<span>et item</span>s. They are complete with bulk bins, ["organic"] <span>produce an</span>d natural foods galore. Anyone can shop<span>;</span> non-members pay 5% over shelf price. If <span>you</span> volunteer, <span>you</span> get discounts (see below). They publish a number of helpful food-related pamphlets. Look for them in their demo kitchen in the back of the store.<br> <span>-</span> <br> <span>-</span> They have a full deli, with a selection of goodies that changes daily. ["Cookies, Pastries, and Baked Goods" Baked goods] are made in-house. They also offer a variety of bulk coffee<span>&nbsp;(including</span> from the ["Pachamama Coffee Cooperative"]<span>)</span>, tea, spices, and herbs. The Co-op used to provide a free ["Public Internet Terminals" Public Internet Terminal], provided by ["Davis Community Network" DCN] -- but there is no longer a space or a well-configured [http://linux.softpedia.com/get/System/Operating-Systems/Linux-Distributions/Boothbox-LiveCD-6915.shtml booth box kiosk] to run it. Outside the Co-op is a ["Portrait of a Plump Tomato" rather large tomato] and two more meaningless lumps of concrete. The entire frontal exterior is a useless salute to a local architect's desire to be put on the post-modernist map. Sheesh, you could put a tractor on top of the girdered front roof and it would not sag a millimeter. There's also a Wellness (Health and Beauty/General Merchandise) section with books, candles, yoga accessories, small toys, clothing (such as ["socks"] and underwear -- pricey because they're organic), make-up and skin care. The Wellness guys and gals are very helpful and they really know their stuff. The Co-op offers probably the largest and best bulk foods section in Davis. Many of the prices are mismarked by a tiny amount, but employees are happy to correct the price if you bring the discrepancy to their attention. Also notable is their peanuts/chocolate-containing machine, which somehow turns whole peanuts and chocolate chips into a creamy, almost buttery substance suitable for spreading with a butter knife. Call it... peanut/chocolate butter. </td> <td> <span>+</span> '''The Davis Food Co-op''' is a natural food-oriented ["Supermarkets &amp; Grocery Stores" grocery store]. It is one of many ["cooperatives"] in Davis. They position themselves as a "crossover" store<span>&nbsp;(natural/organic supporters might say "pushover")</span>, meaning they have health/natural foods as well as <span>mainstream grocery products and jun</span>k<span>&nbsp;foods/drinks, including many non-organic foods bearing high-fructose corn syrup, artificial colors and flavors, and products from companies with questionable ethic and value</span>s. They are complete with bulk bins, ["organic"] <span>and non-organic produce and so-calle</span>d natural foods galore. Anyone can shop<span>&nbsp;there but</span> non-members pay 5% over shelf price<span>s, which are admittedly high as is</span>. If <span>members</span> volunteer, <span>thy can</span> get discounts (see below). They publish a number of helpful food-related pamphlets. Look for them in their demo kitchen in the back of the store.<br> <span>+</span> <br> <span>+</span> They have a full deli, with a selection of goodies that changes daily. ["Cookies, Pastries, and Baked Goods" Baked goods] are made in-house. They also offer a variety of bulk coffee<span>, with their bulk and packaged offerings including coffee</span> from the ["Pachamama Coffee Cooperative"]<span>, Equal Exchange, Pepper Peddler and Folgers alike</span>, tea, spices, and herbs. The Co-op used to provide a free ["Public Internet Terminals" Public Internet Terminal], provided by ["Davis Community Network" DCN] -- but there is no longer a space or a well-configured [http://linux.softpedia.com/get/System/Operating-Systems/Linux-Distributions/Boothbox-LiveCD-6915.shtml booth box kiosk] to run it. Outside the Co-op is a ["Portrait of a Plump Tomato" rather large tomato] and two more meaningless lumps of concrete. The entire frontal exterior is a useless salute to a local architect's desire to be put on the post-modernist map. Sheesh, you could put a tractor on top of the girdered front roof and it would not sag a millimeter. There's also a Wellness (Health and Beauty/General Merchandise) section with books, candles, yoga accessories, small toys, clothing (such as ["socks"] and underwear -- pricey because they're organic), make-up and skin care. The Wellness guys and gals are very helpful and they really know their stuff. The Co-op offers probably the largest and best bulk foods section in Davis. Many of the prices are mismarked by a tiny amount, but employees are happy to correct the price if you bring the discrepancy to their attention<span>&nbsp;(though how one is supposed to know prices are wrong is anyone's guess)</span>. Also notable is their peanuts/chocolate-containing machine, which somehow turns whole peanuts and chocolate chips into a creamy, almost buttery substance suitable for spreading with a butter knife. Call it... peanut/chocolate butter. </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 39: </td> <td> Line 39: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> To join, you need to pay a $5 one time non-refundable membership fee and buy at least $10 worth of shares. In each successive year, you will have to contribute at least another $20 worth of shares annually. If/When you decide to leave Davis, or the Co-op, you can cash out your shares. If you don't want to pay the five bucks for the membership card, wait until September when the new member recruitment programming occurs. There is a $300 share cap, which can be changed by a majority vote of members in any election. You can do all $300 the first year, or at any time. Feel free to also list other members of your household (roomies, family members) under your membership - they get cards too, and then you can make your spouse or whoever go and do the shopping. </td> <td> <span>+</span> To join, you need to pay a $5 one time non-refundable membership fee and buy at least $10 worth of shares. In each successive year, you will have to contribute at least another $20 worth of shares annually. If/When you decide to leave Davis, or the Co-op, you can cash out your shares. If you don't want to pay the five bucks for the membership card, wait until September when the new member recruitment programming occurs<span>&nbsp;(sorry for those who just pad and feel screwed over reading this)</span>. There is a $300 share cap, which can be changed by a majority vote of members in any election. You can do all $300 the first year, or at any time. Feel free to also list other members of your household (roomies, family members) under your membership - they get cards too, and then you can make your spouse or whoever go and do the shopping. </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 89: </td> <td> Line 89: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> * Health-oriented candy, such as carob <span>"cho</span>co<span>la</span>t<span>e</span>s<span>"</span> and honey or cane juice-based sweets - ''Isn't this an oxymoron? Candy is dandy, and you can't change that! :)'' -["Users/ArielaHaro" AH] </td> <td> <span>+</span> * Health-oriented candy, such as carob co<span>nfec</span>t<span>ion</span>s and honey or cane juice-based sweets - ''Isn't this an oxymoron? Candy is dandy, and you can't change that! :)'' -["Users/ArielaHaro" AH] </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 92: </td> <td> Line 92: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> * Dairy (yogurt, organic milk) </td> <td> <span>+</span> * Dairy (yogurt, organic milk<span>, non-organic milk</span>) </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 95: </td> <td> Line 95: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>- * Tofu</span> </td> <td> <span>+ * Tofu (including organic bulk in the refrigerator at the end of the bulk aisle)</span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 100: </td> <td> Line 100: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> * Breads (including [wiki:sf:"Acme Bread Company" Acme bread]) </td> <td> <span>+</span> * Breads (including [wiki:sf:"Acme Bread Company" Acme bread]<span>, but why not enjoy local Village Bread while lowering your carbon footprint, too?</span>) </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 144: </td> <td> Line 144: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> The DFC has finished the phases of a major remodel proposed in 2007 (and first discussed in 2005). According to then-Board President Darius Pazirandeh, the renovation was necessary due to safety issues that naturally result in aging stores. Problems such as crowded aisles and other inconveniences will be addressed in the project. Mr. Pazirandeh, other current Board members, and current DFC management support a 30-year loan with a principal of more than $3.5M to finance this remodel, while a number of past Board members and other DFC members oppose this method of financing. </td> <td> <span>+</span> The DFC has finished the phases of a major remodel proposed in 2007 (and first discussed in 2005). <span>This required a large loan, which is expected to consume DFC's profits for the foreseeable future, meaning that members can expect no patronage refund for many years to come. </span>According to then-Board President Darius Pazirandeh, the renovation was necessary due to safety issues that naturally result in aging stores. Problems such as crowded aisles and other inconveniences will be addressed in the project. Mr. Pazirandeh, other current Board members, and current DFC management support a 30-year loan with a principal of more than $3.5M to finance this remodel, while a number of past Board members and other DFC members oppose this method of financing. </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 158: </td> <td> Line 158: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> Wine tastings occur in the Co-op Conference Room (usually) the first three Friday nights of the month from 6 to 8pm. There is a fee of $1.00 per wine tasted (usually $4 for a <span>slate</span> of beers), with profits donated to a charity or event. Tastings to March 2011 will benefit [http://www.davisfood.coop/partnerships.html One Farm At A Time], a "farm, co-op, and community partnership to ensure local food availability. " </td> <td> <span>+</span> Wine tastings occur in the Co-op Conference Room (usually) the first three Friday nights of the month from 6 to 8pm. There is a fee of $1.00 per wine tasted (usually $4 for a <span>flight</span> of beers), with profits donated to a charity or event. Tastings to March 2011 will benefit [http://www.davisfood.coop/partnerships.html One Farm At A Time], a "farm, co-op, and community partnership to ensure local food availability. " </td> </tr> </table> </div> Davis Food Co-ophttp://daviswiki.org/Davis_Food_Co-op2012-05-07 19:42:06emmesComment added. <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Davis Food Co-op<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 263: </td> <td> Line 263: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> <span>+ ------<br> + ''2012-05-07 19:42:06'' [[nbsp]] Having been a member of two other co-ops and shopped at numerous others, I continue to be disappointed at DFC. There's a lot of love expressed for this store, perhaps from people who just haven't visited/been a member of enough other co-ops and natural food stores to have a fair comparison of excellence and fair pricing. The prices are inexplicably high ($3.20 for a cup of bulk canola oil?!) versus comparative stores locally and regionally (yes, I've done a comparison), the customer service is lacking (checkers chat with friends while handling orders and don't reliably take off the tare weight, damaged/moldy produce is not culled, hot bar gets dried out because employees don't refill the water pans underneath, suggestion and comments are not answered, staff can be hard to find), etc. Th store also sells a surprising number and range of items that are far from natural, as well as mass market chocolate, coffee, sugar and other items that are known to be produced with unethical labor and wage practices, including child labor in cocoa. I always through co-ops were committed to organic and fair trade practices until I came here. Unlike other co-ops I've been in, members haven't received patronage refunds for a few years, there are no member coupons or other financial incentives apart from getting the already-too-high shelf price, and there's a $5 non-refundable membership processing fees. Though I'm a fervent supporter of co-ops, I have to say that I'm looking forward to Whole Foods opening up in Davis, Ca, because I think DFc needs some serious motivation to improve its cost, service and mission alignment. --["Users/emmes"]</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Davis Food Co-ophttp://daviswiki.org/Davis_Food_Co-op2012-05-06 15:36:02ConstantiaOomenComment added. <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Davis Food Co-op<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 261: </td> <td> Line 261: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> <span>+ ------<br> + ''2012-05-06 15:36:02'' [[nbsp]] Hello Julie... great, thanks. I hope that Co-Op will be able to replace the old bulletin board. It would look nice and is safer... --["Users/ConstantiaOomen"]</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Davis Food Co-ophttp://daviswiki.org/Davis_Food_Co-op2012-05-06 12:25:28JulieCrossComment added. <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Davis Food Co-op<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 259: </td> <td> Line 259: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> <span>+ ------<br> + ''2012-05-06 12:25:28'' [[nbsp]] Thanks for the reminder, Constantia. I've just texted the co-op to remind folks to check and see if this is a problem today - it hasn't been since the day I saw you there. --["Users/JulieCross"]</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Davis Food Co-ophttp://daviswiki.org/Davis_Food_Co-op2012-05-05 14:27:11ConstantiaOomenAdding a link to comment "push pin" <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Davis Food Co-op<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 256: </td> <td> Line 256: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> <span>+ <br> + PS: here a recent, lethal accident with a push pin, a three year old boy dies: http://www.sandiegopersonalinjury-law.com/2012/01/boy-fatally-chokes-on-pushpin-family-files-wrongful-death-suit.shtml</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Davis Food Co-ophttp://daviswiki.org/Davis_Food_Co-op2012-05-05 13:59:07ConstantiaOomenComment added. <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Davis Food Co-op<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 249: </td> <td> Line 249: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> <span>+ ------<br> + ''2012-05-05 13:59:07'' [[nbsp]] I am reading "the Vine" newsletter of the Co-Op of May 2012. On page 12 H.L.C. makes a remark on push pins on the "public notice board" and the wind making them fall down. I know H.L.C. who is writing this, because I was talking to her that day we stood there, and we kept picking them push pins up from the ground. There were dozens of them lying there! in front of the public notice board. The wind was blowing hard, like today, and we saw the push pins fall down on the ground because of this. We stood there, talking for about one half hour, and we both saw what the wind did.<br> + I reject the answer of Julie Cross (sorry, Julie), who makes the suggestion that "a bigger kid entertained himself by pulling those tacks out". This simply isn't true, because H.L.C. and I were standing there, and saw the wind rip them out, especially on the left side, like H.L.C. stated in "the Vine“, piece by piece. At some point we had picked them all up, but ten minutes later, again there were at least a dozen on the ground. The wind rips at the paper on the board, and the tacks come loose.<br> + <br> + IMO Julie's remark that she has been keeping a close eye on them, and then coming to this conclusion, can't be true. The public notice board is totally rotten, especially on the left side, and H.L.C. has a substantial point in pointing (!) this out. This IS very dangerous to children, and I sure hope that the board will be replaced instead of waiting for that one, maybe lethal, accident with a push pin.<br> + I invite everybody to go check the bulletin board on windy days, like today, because I am quite sure with strong winds, there again will be tacks on the ground.<br> + The wind is “that bigger kid.” ;-)<br> + --["Users/ConstantiaOomen"]</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Davis Food Co-ophttp://daviswiki.org/Davis_Food_Co-op2012-05-01 15:45:57ttl <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Davis Food Co-op<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 248: </td> <td> Line 248: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> <span>+ --Wonderful!! Thank you so much for the answer! I'm ON it.--["Users/ttl"]</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Davis Food Co-ophttp://daviswiki.org/Davis_Food_Co-op2012-04-30 11:20:20DougWalterShirataki in stock and chillin' <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Davis Food Co-op<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 247: </td> <td> Line 247: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> <span>+ * Yes, we have "House Foods Tofu Shirataki" spaghetti and fettucini noodles on Aisle 8. The spaghetti is on sale through tomorrow, 5/1/12 --["Users/DougWalter"]</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Davis Food Co-ophttp://daviswiki.org/Davis_Food_Co-op2012-04-29 15:27:45ttl <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Davis Food Co-op<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 244: </td> <td> Line 244: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> <span>+ <br> + ------<br> + ''2012-04-29 15:26:18'' [[nbsp]] Does any know if they carry Shirataki noodles? --["Users/ttl"]</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Davis Food Co-ophttp://daviswiki.org/Davis_Food_Co-op2012-04-28 13:57:56JeroenPost <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Davis Food Co-op<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 60: </td> <td> Line 60: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>- [http://www.h-e-a-l.com Scott Albert] (530/848-8262)</span> </td> <td> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Davis Food Co-ophttp://daviswiki.org/Davis_Food_Co-op2012-04-25 13:56:18DougWalterabout to create Election 2012 page <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Davis Food Co-op<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 122: </td> <td> Line 122: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> <span>+ <br> + == Spring 2012 Election ==<br> + Voting began April 25, and will end on May 25 at the close of business, in the 2012 Co-op election. Wiki users can comment with a visit to the 2012 Wiki Co-op election page. The election calendar and links to the Declaration of Candidacy form &amp; background for the Board of Directors is available on [http://www.davisfood.coop/election.html Co-op's Election "hub" page].<br> + </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 124: </td> <td> Line 128: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> Spring 2011 Election: voting ended on June 10 in the 2011 Co-op election. Wiki users can comment with a visit to ["Davis Food Co-op/Election 2011" the 2011 Wiki Co-op election page].<span>&nbsp;The election calendar and links to the Declaration of Candidacy form &amp; background for the Board of Directors is available on [http://www.davisfood.coop/election.html Co-op's Election "hub" page].</span> </td> <td> <span>+</span> Spring 2011 Election: voting ended on June 10 in the 2011 Co-op election. Wiki users can comment with a visit to ["Davis Food Co-op/Election 2011" the 2011 Wiki Co-op election page]. </td> </tr> </table> </div> Davis Food Co-ophttp://daviswiki.org/Davis_Food_Co-op2012-04-18 18:28:18ConstantiaOomenComment added. <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Davis Food Co-op<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 239: </td> <td> Line 239: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> <span>+ ------<br> + ''2012-04-18 18:28:18'' [[nbsp]] Today I baked bread with the (new) fresh yeast of Co-Op Davis. It's the best. The bread is well risen, has an airy structure, tastes a lot more natural and the bread is a lot softer. I recommend every one who bakes anything, to use the fresh yeast (in the fridge) of Co-Op. --["Users/ConstantiaOomen"]</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Davis Food Co-ophttp://daviswiki.org/Davis_Food_Co-op2012-03-27 17:14:10Ziwei.HuComment added. <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Davis Food Co-op<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 237: </td> <td> Line 237: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> <span>+ ------<br> + ''2012-03-27 17:14:10'' [[nbsp]] The red bananas are amazing! And the cashiers and staff are super nice too. Good prices, good people, good food. One of the reasons I love Davis. --["Users/Ziwei.Hu"]</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Davis Food Co-ophttp://daviswiki.org/Davis_Food_Co-op2012-03-27 09:43:38RocksandDirtarchive older comments <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Davis Food Co-op<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 182: </td> <td> Line 182: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> <span>+ * ["/2009 Reviews" Reviews from 2009 and 2010]<br> + </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 186: </td> <td> Line 188: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>- ------<br> - ''2009-01-03 19:43:32'' [[nbsp]] The Co-Op sponsored the ["2008 Souper Bowl"]. Someone who knows more about it, please integrate into this page. --["Users/EdWins"]<br> - * Details about the ["2009 Souper Bowl"] now available on the [http://www.davisfood.coop/events.html Co-op's events] page. --["Users/DougWalter"]<br> - * There was a ["2011 Souper Bowl"] as well, and presumably a ["2010 Souper Bowl"].<br> - ------<br> - ''2009-02-09 20:23:25'' [[nbsp]] Has anyone heard of ReCork America? http://www.recorkamerica.com/ I know the Co-op has a lot of wine so I thought it would be cool if they started a cork recycling bin, or two. :) --["Users/gurglemeow"]<br> - ------<br> - ''2009-03-12 14:30:17'' [[nbsp]] It's a nice store and has a decent deli. It's definitely overrated, and overpriced as well. Nugget's better in my opinion. --["Users/film"]<br> - * There are some things that are cheaper at the Co-Op, and there are also things you can't get at Nugget. For example, they have a wider variety of locally baked breads (the Nugget baked breads are ok, but not like the Village Bakery's) and desserts. Fuji apples are 99c a pound right now (no sale), Nugget's fuji apples are more expensive. I would definitely go to Nugget for meat and fish. The veggies are generally more expensive at the Co-Op. Also, if you are biking from Central or West Davis, you don't have to bike over that overpass to get to the Co-Op. Pirate Booty is about 50c cheaper at the Co-Op. --["Users/KellyM"]<br> - * I think that some of the perceived difference is because the Co-Op doesn't use [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Loss_leader Loss Leaders] as much. So while the price of some more memorable, frequently purchased items (milk, eggs, etc.) are higher at the Co-Op, I've found that some of the less memorable items, especially the types of things that the Co-Op specializes in, are usually cheaper or the same price. I also save a lot of money as I've learned to take advantage of the bulk foods aisle. --["Users/MatthewPearson"]<br> - ------<br> - ''2009-03-17 15:31:32'' [[nbsp]]<br> - I love their kefir. its the most delicious thing on earth. Get Nancy's blackberry kefir. I think its the best. Peach is nasty. There are some gritty kefirs(clover farms) that taste okay, but I bet they are healthier. Also, I got red peppers here for extremely cheap. Unless I recalled incorrectly, red peppers were about 4$ a pound at Safeway and only one dollar at the co-op. I am also starting to volunteer here. Yes things are expensive here, but its close to where I live.<br> - <br> - <br> - Also, this place is good to get ingredients for baking here. I like getting the exact amount of things I need. --["Users/chand3123k"]<br> - ------<br> - ''2009-04-23 18:58:30'' [[nbsp]] I love my co-op. I trust the people who get elected to help make the decisions that make it run. I think it's a sign of its health that there's so much heated discussion around so many co-op issues. I do, however, have some suggestions that I've been wanting to make for some time. First, I think the co-op should bring back the 11% sale. Some of us who live on tight budgets really depended on that sale to buy nonperishables to stay within our budgets and still remain forward-spending co-op shoppers. The 7 on 7 sales are not a comparable substitute, and I'm surprised there hasn't been more community discussion about the disappearance of the sales around the renovation. Second, I think the co-op should rethink its superworker requirements for households of one. There's a big difference between households of one and households of two, and I think the co-op would attract more 'single' superworkers if they reduced the hours proportionately. Third, I think that the co-op does an exemplary job of helping build the health of our community, so I hope they'll continue concentrating on those issues best supporting our health - offering real food, local food, organic food, affordable food, and items for our minds and homes that help us thrive. Please keep focusing on that - not bringing into stock all the 'extras' that make the new store feel more like the kind of emporium for the bourgeoisie that I am trying to avoid (at Whole Foods, etc). P.S. - I really hate to say this, because I really do love my co-op, but even post-renovation, the deli sandwiches pale in comparison to Nugget's! I have a dream... that someday... I will be able to get a giant mess of a sandwich at the co-op for $6.99... made quickly (and perhaps even a little overdramatically)... by someone who graduated from sandwich school... --["Users/calvin2"]<br> - ------<br> - ''2009-04-28 19:46:44'' [[nbsp]] If anyone wants to know (and I know you do) the co-op has marmite! I couldn't believe it! --["Users/CarrieBishop"]<br> - ------<br> - ''2009-05-13 23:23:37'' [[nbsp]] grapefruits at safeway are 1.49 ea. at the co-op, they are 89 cents ea for the same size conventional ones. even with a non-member surcharge, its still cheaper than safeways' grapefruit. --["Users/chand3123k"]<br> - ------<br> - ''2009-07-10 09:30:38'' [[nbsp]] there is a green tea white chocolate ice cream of the ciao bella brand and its so delicious. --["Users/chand3123k"]<br> - ------<br> - ''2009-08-15 21:46:23'' [[nbsp]] I haven't shopped at the co-op for a few years now. I do remember very nice selection. Their selection of fresh meat at the deli is outstanding. Their bulk coffees are also great, and priced reasonably. They used to have the best beer selection in Davis back in the 1980s-early 90s. That has changed, and their selection is about average when it comes to this, and a bit on the pricey side. They still have a nice (also a bit pricey) selection of wines last time I checked.<br> - The building is about as ugly as a mud fence though. --["Users/Darren22"]<br> - ------<br> - ''2009-08-26 11:57:33'' [[nbsp]] Just a short response to Darren22 above...as a big fan of craft beer, I can't see any credence to the claim that "their selection is about average when it comes to this, and a bit on the pricey side". The Co-Op clearly has the best beer selection in town. They carry beers that you would otherwise have to drive to Berkeley or San Francisco to get. Beers from: The Bruery, Stone, Fantome, Mikeller, Nogne O, Russian River, Deschutes special releases, Oskar Blues, Rochefort, Cantillon, Victory, etc. I honestly can't think of a better beer-buying destination within 50 miles of Davis. --["Users/aforbes"]<br> - ------<br> - ''2009-12-07 14:30:42'' [[nbsp]] true the above comment: best beer selection in the greater sacramento area. the tea / spices selection is equally good. and those three items (beer / spices / tea) account for about 95% of my visits. the rest i get from more affordable markets (nugget / trader joe's), because i do not have the financial comfort to pay for them at the co-op, though i wish i did. the staff is almost always nice (except for those grumpy old men in the meat department) and my trips are usually quite pleasant, even while i wait a long time in line. it is also a damn good place to people watch.<br> - its a good place to support when you can. --["Users/leiris"]<br> - <br> - * I honestly love that grumpy old man in the meat department. It took a while, but he isn't so grumpy to me and gives me great recommendations on the types of meats to buy for certain situations and good tips on cooking methods. I haven't gone wrong with him yet. --["Users/SunjeetBaadkar"]<br> - * Keep spreading the love, and one day, maybe soon, that grumpy old man will take you by the elbow, lean close and, as you stroll together across the Co-op parking lot, in a voice as suddenly as chipper as Claude Rains' in "Casablanca," tell you, "Sunjeet, this could be the beginning of a beautiful friendship." --Sredni Vashtar<br> - ------<br> - ''2010-02-22 15:55:27'' [[nbsp]] I try to shop at co-op often. The food tastes fresh, and yummy almost all the time. Its a great place to go for organic food. Don't be throwen off by the hippies who work and shop there, b/c some people just shop there to get healthy food. Co-op also has a cosmetic center, and a selection of vitamins and cough drops you couldn't get anywhere else. When your at co-op you feel like family. --["Users/GiulianaWasHere"]<br> - ------<br> - ''2010-02-26 11:26:12'' [[nbsp]] Here's a huge and grateful tip of the floppy snapbrim cap to all the adroit Co-op cashiers and support supervisors who, despite the new improved checkstands, credit card swipers and cash registers, continue doing their jobs cheerfully and efficiently while making their on-the-job training look effortless. --["Users/BrianElsasser"]<br> - ------<br> - ''2010-03-09 17:49:58'' [[nbsp]] I shop at the COOP for certain items. I like buying my milk, eggs and asiago cheese here. They have a great selection of coffee beans and a grinder, which is great! It turns out to be less expensive than buying pre packaged coffee from other stores, 2-3 dollars cheaper! They have an amazing blend of tea called 'Stay Well' it's full of great things..I try to buy some every few weeks to boost my immune system! It's great if you have a cold too! The German Sausage is too die for! You can get two of them for about $3, not bad for the quality. I also buy my shampoo and conditioner her in bulk, 3.99/pd much cheaper than any decent shampoo/cond out there. PLUS, the sham/cond are mostly natural/oragnic instead of putting a ton of chemicals on your head!<br> - overall, I love shopping here! Some things are expensive but you can find good deals and items you wont be able to find in traditional stores. --["Users/TICKtacTOEtag"]<br> - ------<br> - ''2010-03-09 20:06:32'' [[nbsp]] This is my favorite grocery store in Davis. Unfortunately the meat is very expensive, so I have to shop elsewhere for that.<br> - <br> - It is understandable that they sell expensive organic meat, and I'm glad that they do. But if they would also sell more affordable meat, they would get more of my business. Going to Safeway for meat and the Co-Op for everything else takes a lot of time, and so I end up doing most of my shopping at Safeway because I can get everything all at once. --["Users/twblalock"]<br> - ------<br> - "2010-03-20 11:08:59" [[nbsp]] Hey, I've heard tell of how the coop wants to maybe boycott stuff coming from Israel. Seein' as how America got humiliated over there by them when our Vice President went for a visit and the gov't told him they was gonna build even more houses on land that they taken from the Palestinians...well, it's up to individual Americans and small stores to say that ain't right. Can't be insultin' our vice president like that. Especially after all he could do back was show up late for dinner with their head man. He should'a got on a plane and flew on home after that kinda treatment. But anyways if our gov't can't step up to the plate, well don't buy that Israeli stuff, even if the boycott don't go through and the coop don't cooperate against it. Send 'em a message on the internet: tell 'em you didn't buy their stuff at the Davis Food Coop. --["Users/DickLiddle"]<br> - • Dick, if you want information about the boycott proposal, and how it is now not going onto the Spring 2010 ballot, perhaps you should look at the ["Davis Food Co-op/Boycott, Divestment, And Sanctions" Large Page about it]<br> - *My friends and I are going to boycott the Israeli products at the coop, thankyou just the same. --["Users/DickLiddle"]<br> - ------<br> - ''2010-05-31 06:52:23'' [[nbsp]] When I was in Davis this past week, I stopped by and picked up some more "obscure" Japanese beer to take home with me back to Colorado. Good beer selection ! --["Users/BradCuppy"]<br> - ------<br> - ''2010-07-17 21:43:34'' [[nbsp]] I love the Co-op! Yes, it's expensive. But it's a dream come true for someone with caliac disease! --["Users/nataliesadler"]<br> - ------<br> - ''2010-07-22 11:12:59'' [[nbsp]] This is the best place to find bulk hard-to-find grains, spices, and herbs. You end up saving a lot of money by only buying what you need. --["Users/Bobalice"]<br> - ------<br> - ''2010-08-06 15:18:51'' [[nbsp]] Some produce is on the pricier sides, but I've found really great deals on sustainably produced dairy, eggs, dry goods and meat here. Some of my favorite -- the frozen meat section (discounted because of being frozen and close to the fresh sell-by date), bulk (i can spend a ridiculous amount of time in this section), and cheese. I like how they try to carry as much local products as possible (yay Vega eggs and Clover milk!). --["Users/AmberMa"]<br> - ------<br> - ''2010-08-15 17:07:50'' [[nbsp]] Random Rant:<br> - <br> - Many places in Davis sell old-style Coke in glass bottles, but the Co-Op is the only store that I have found that has no bottle-openers around for you to open the coke. I used to buy my cokes in the glass bottle, then go find one of their cork-screws they sold that had a bottle opener and use that to open my bottle, but then the Co-Op sold out of those and never re-stocked. After that, I used the can opener which had a bottle-opener on its side, but they sold out of that too and never bothered to re-stock. So today I tried to ask if they had a bottle-opener in the store, and was told they had one in the deli. When I went to the deli, they said they had one but weren't sure where it was so I was out of luck.<br> - <br> - Even the tiny little Crepe stand in the Silo has a bottle opener for people who buy Cokes or Jarritos, what gives? --["Users/ColinDoyle"]<br> - * I'm very sorry that you got such poor service. We're surprised that we're down to one bottle opener at the cash registers, but it ''is'' there this morning. Cashiers are supposed to be aware that we keep one or more magnetically attached to the poles next to the cash registers (especially the one between regs. 1&amp;2 and 3). We like having them at/past the registers, so that it's clear that you pay and then open your drink. Again, apologies for the confusion, but that's where you can find the opener in the future. --["Users/DougWalter"]<br> - <br> - * Oh, thank you! I guess I was wrong in thinking that the Davis Food Co-Op doesn't have bottle openers. Good to know. Next time I'll check the poles. Thanks again for the reply. :) --["Users/ColinDoyle"]<br> - ------<br> - ''2010-09-12 00:59:20'' [[nbsp]] The only thing i buy from here is peanut butter...yes its because of the awesome machine that entertains my inner 5 year old self. --["Users/hkaeley"]<br> - ------<br> - ''2010-12-19 19:51:59'' [[nbsp]] The DFC is the first co-op I've ever encountered, and I absolutely love it. Although it's a little pricey, especially for a college student, I do regularly get items like produce, milk, and eggs here. It's sad that they've been struggling since Trader Joe's came around. --["Users/Michellaneous"]</span> </td> <td> </td> </tr> </table> </div>