Proud Places Podcast Interview with Board President, Lacey Reichwald

Proud Places interviews Board President, Lacey, about the Whitewater Grocery Co. and the importance of supporting our small communities!

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Farm to School: Reflections by Taylor Hall

“Just one more bite.” “Don’t you want to grow up big and strong?” “A clean plate is a happy plate.” Do any of these sound familiar? These were things that I consistently heard at the dinner table with my family. I grew up with two little brothers and it always seemed like a struggle to get us kids to eat our fruits and vegetables. Every time we took a bite of our broccoli, we were wishing out loud that it was a french fry or a potato chip. 

As the Farm to School Americorps member for Jefferson County, it is one of my pondering questions, how do I get students to eat more fruits and vegetables and actually enjoy them? I’ve always enjoyed a challenge. Now there are kids out there that really enjoy eating their recommended food groups, but there are some kids that are simply not a fan.  

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Progress Update: July 2020

PROGRESS UPDATE JULY 2020! In our current stage of development, we're working toward 3 major goals: ownership growth, prepping for our capital campaign, and site selection. Here's what work has been done for each of those:

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Momentum & Clarity Out of Chaos & Uncertainty

This year has been wild. I don’t know how else to describe it. 

In every facet of my life, new challenges have been popping up seemingly daily. I’m having to rethink how I do everything from educating my child to doing my job to shopping for groceries.  I know I am not alone in this because I have heard and seen my friends and neighbors struggle with similar challenges. 

The thing about challenging times, though, is that they are often the catalyst for opportunities and growth. Necessity is the mother of invention. Diamonds are made under pressure. And a hundred other adages about growing through challenging times. 

I know this has been the case for the Whitewater Grocery Co.

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Whitewater GroCo Attends Up and Coming 2020 Food Co-op Conference

This year, 12 Owners of the Whitewater Grocery Co-op joined 250+ other people working on start-up food co-ops or operating food co-ops around the nation at the Up & Coming 2020 conference.

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Owner Therese McKenzie's Freeze Fest Chili Recipe

One of our fantastic Owners, Therese McKenzie, made a very popular chili for the recent Whitewater Freeze Fest!

Since a number of people are jonesin' for the recipe, we are eager to share it!

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GroCo • Owner • Spotlight: Grace Crickette

"I became a GroCo member because it will be a great economic boost to our community and I like good food."

This is Owner #227, Grace Crickette, the Vice Chancellor for Administrative Affairs at UWW! We sat down to learn a little about her to find out her thoughts on becoming an Owner.

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Guide to Affordable and Healthy Eating

Lets face it, we all need to eat, and for many of us, it’s one of the most enjoyable parts of life! Unfortunately, money is often a barrier holding us back on the variety of things we would like to explore in life. In the U.S. the average person spends around 11% of their disposable income on food (USDA). This guide’s purpose is to show some of the easiest ways to cut costs on food, while still providing ourselves delicious and nutritious meals! 



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GroCo • Owner • Spotlight: Dwight Watson

"I wanted to get engaged in the critical actions of the community so I quickly joined the Whitewater Grocery Cooperative, the Rotary, League of Women Voters, the Historical Society, and the Greater Whitewater Committee."

This is Owner #592, Dwight Watson, the recent new Chancellor of UWW! We sat down to learn a little about him to find out his thoughts on becoming an Owner.

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GroCo • Owner • Spotlight: Cameron Scholze

"I wanted to give back to this community with so many great people.  I'm hoping future students will be able to make healthier food choices once they have a proper grocery store."

This is Owner #616, Cameron Scholze, a student studying environmental science at UWW, and one of our few student owners before the store! We sat down to learn a little about her to find out her thoughts on becoming an Owner.

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GroCo • Owner • Spotlight: Michael Schwabe

"I have belonged to other Co-ops like PCA, Badgerland co-op, Equity Feed and Fuel co-op, and Equity livestock. They all were created by people that banned together to get a better price and save money."

 

This is Owner #295, Michael Schwabe, a dedicated volunteer of many organizations including the Gro Co! We sat down to learn a little about him to find out his thoughts on becoming an Owner.

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