From the Board: Why Antitrust Matters

Our cooperatives are a gift to us—a vehicle we can drive to sustain our farms, our neighbors and our markets. by: Mariann Holm, MMFC Board Member In 2018, Wisconsin lost nearly 700 dairy herds. According to a recent Milwaukee Journal Sentinel article, the numbers of Wisconsin dairy herds dropped from […]

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From the Board: Invitation to Owners Financial Open House

You Own a Grocery Store, But How?   When I first began shopping at a local food cooperative about 30 years ago, I had vague ideas why the store was different, none of which centered on who owned it and how it was financed. It wasn’t until I purchased my […]

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From the Board: The Co-op: A Place for Everyone

Submitted by:  Barb Button, MMFC Board of Directors I’ve been shopping at the co-op since we were located in the silver building next to the Pub. I lived in the country then, as did most of my friends, and the co-op was always a stop when I came to town […]

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From the Board: Benefit for the Bounty, a local farm support initiative

From the Board: Benefit for the Bounty, a local farm support initiative

  Submitted by Chris Hayden, MMFC Board of Directors It always comes down to the people. On December 8, a mingle of some of Menomonie’s finest – dedicated farmers and farm hands, local food supporters, musicians and artists, activists, and Co-op employees and shoppers – came together in the camaraderie […]

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From the Board: Diversity is a Blessing

From the Board: Diversity is a Blessing

Everyone Welcome Submitted by MMFC board member:  Gary Johnson   This statement “Everyone is Welcome” is posted at the entrance to the Menomonie Market Food Co-op. I notice it each time I enter our co-op and find it welcoming and reassuring. Food is a part of all of our lives, […]

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2018 Board of Directors Candidate Bios

2018 Board of Directors Candidate Bios

Mariann Holm Incumbent Current Vice President Candidate Statement In my first term as a Menomonie Market Food Co-op board member, I brought my perspective and experience as a small business owner and organic dairy farmer to the board room. Having served as a Farmer Ambassador for the Organic Valley cooperative […]

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