Co-op News

Nov 06, 2013
Ashland Food Co-op will close at 6:30 pm on Monday, November 4th.This will allow all employees to attend our annual All Staff Meeting.Please let the signs on the front doors remind you that we will be closing early on November 4th, so you don’t get your heart set for some tasty Co-op treat only to be disappointed when you arrive and the doors are locked.Mark your calendar now.Ashland Food Co-op will close at 6:30 pm on Monday, November 4th.
Oct 24, 2013
Last October over 1500 retailers across the country participated in the third annual Non-GMO Month and all experienced an average sales increase of 11.3% for Non-GMO Project Verified items. Nearly 700 new products were verified during the month making this one of the fastest growing sectors in the natural foods industry. This October watch for special promotions on verified products throughout the store and enjoy sampling them all month long at the Culinary Kiosk!Fair Trade is a non-profit... [read more]
Oct 15, 2013
AFC has been recognized for our efforts to determine GMOs in the products we sell. We were selected from a field of more than 150 stores that were nominated by hundreds of consumers from around the country.“As demand grows for organic, locally and sustainably grown, truthfully labeled non-GMO foods, hundreds of food retailers are rising to the occasion,” said Ronnie Cummins, National Director. “The OCA wants to recognize the efforts stores like Ashland Food Co-op  are making, which include... [read more]
Oct 15, 2013
This October, one billion cooperators around the globe will celebrate all the ways cooperative enterprise builds a better world. There are 30,000 co-ops in the United States, with Americans holding 350 million co-op memberships. In nearly every part of the economy, people have joined together to do business more effectively, or to get the products and services they need – from food to banking to childcare – through cooperatives.Last year the United Nations designated 2012 as the International... [read more]
Oct 15, 2013
Jackson Co. Plastic Round-up, Oct 25-26, 9:00 – 4:00Nursery pots, bubble wrap, baling twine, snack food bags, cassettes, discs, irrigation components, lawn chairs and toys are among the long list of plastics accepted for recycling at the Jackson County Plastic Round-up. Gather plastic from your home, garden, garage and business to keep it out of the landfill, and have it recycled into new materials. The event takes at Jackson County Expo, 1 Peninger Road in Central Point, Gate 1.5.Only... [read more]
Sep 06, 2013
Come join us for Love Local Week at the Co-op!Check here for the schedule!Support and connect with our neighbors and local entrepreneurs during Love Local Week, Sunday, September 8 through Saturday, September 14. Stop by the Culinary Kiosk anytime during the week and be wowed by the many great local products produced in our region. To name a few: Herb Pharm, Wild Carrot, Pickled Planet, Almond Mylk, Sterling Silver, Lemon Dream, Inspiration Mixes, Applegate Artisan Breads, Griffin Creek Coffee... [read more]
Sep 05, 2013
Last apple season, Ashland Food Co-op donated $10,887.39 to the Rogue Valley Farm to School Program. We are pleased that our efforts are acknowledged by RVF2S Board Member, David Tourzan. 
Aug 22, 2013
Jackson County residents are welcome to participate in Josephine County's Household Hazardous Waste Drop Off event. What do you have hanging around at your house that is toxic and needs to be disposed of?  
Aug 07, 2013
 Homeless Animals Have Friends in FOTASFriends of the Animal Shelter (FOTAS) was founded in 1990 to support the animals at the Jackson County Shelter. FOTAS has hundredsl of volunteers who walk dogs, socialize cats, and provide financial support to spay/neuter efforts. FOTAS also works with local teachers to provide educational opportunities to students throughout Jackson County about responsible pet ownership. FOTAS is the fundraising arm for the medical fund at the Shelter and provides... [read more]