SAFC Happy Hour to return Dec. 16th
Mark your calendars and plan to meet up with us for a Happy Hour from 5:30 to ~7p on Wednesday Dec. 16th. It’ll be at the Red Shed Tavern, 8504 S. Congress Ave, http://www.redshedtavern.com/home.html.
Thanks for coming out to see Jill Richardson 11/8
The book signing of Recipe for America: Why Our Food System Is Broken and What We Can Do to Fix It was well-attended (thanks to the crowd at Cafe Caffeine). Jill gave a brief overview of what we can be doing to get both food producers and our government representatives to be more sensitive to food issues. Jill’s book is now in our members’ lending library. Check it out!
What are we committed to? Our mission:
The South Austin Food Co-op is a member-owned and operated co-operative dedicated to promoting healthy, organic and local food (when available) at fair prices to our members. We follow the International Cooperative Principles and are committed to practices that are non-exploitative and sustainable for both the community and the planet.
What is a food cooperative?
A cooperative is a business that is owned and controlled by its member-owners. In consumer food cooperatives, the member-owners consist of people who use the goods and services provided by the co-op. Membership is open and voluntary to those who wish to join. There are many types of cooperatives all over the world including consumer co-ops, worker co-ops, housing co-ops, producer co-ops and credit unions. No matter what their function, all cooperatives exist to serve their member-owners.
Each member makes an investment in their co-op and has a voice in controlling their co-op’s activities. Anyone may become a member by making an investment to get the benefits all members receive, including one vote in member decisions.
This is different from privately owned businesses, in which there is unequal ownership and control based on the size of one’s investment.
Co-ops operate according to a set of specific business practices designed to benefit their memberships. Although cooperatives serve a wide variety of purposes and use differing organizational structures, they generally direct their activities toward the common good and foster active democratic participation and education. Worldwide, cooperatives adhere to the International Cooperative Alliance Statement of Cooperative Identity and Cooperative Principles
How do you learn more about us?
- Join our e-list and receive posts about our activities and progress. E-List
- Come to a meeting. We meet approximately every other week on Sunday evenings. We post the meeting dates, times and locations on the e-list (psssst: Join the list!)
- Contact us by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. Our phone is (512) 807-9288