The Vine Newsletter

April/May 2014 Features
egg-cartons-2_200The P.E.R.I.S.H.A.B.L.E.S. bring in A.W.A. — introducing Animal Welfare Approved local eggs 

Editor’s note: BriarPatch’s Perishables Department is proud to offer, for the first time, locally-raised eggs that carry the label “Animal Welfare Approved.” So proud that John Bivens was inspired to tell their story in a most creative manner… Read more

AWA_chickens400Know your egg labels
The Food Labels Exposed app that is available from Animal Welfare Approved explains what the most common terms and claims on food labels really mean, so you can make informed food choices—wherever you are. Read more

Hilary1Reflecting on co-op achievements and opportunities
The sublime beauty of a cooperative is that it embodies the ideals, principles, and mechanics of democracy, in a business environment. Each person who is an owner and receives this newsletter has the opportunity to participate in the guidance and governance of our awesome store. Read more

Board Development Process ReportBriarPatch’s Next Steps:  A Development Process 
After a year of dialogue and research on BriarPatch Co-op’s next steps, the Board has compiled a Development Report to share the information gathered with Co-op owners, shoppers, and staff. Read more 

ELECTION 2014: Six candidates, four seats
For the 2014 election, six candidates are running for four open seats. Each year three of the nine Board Director positions are up for election, for three-year terms. The three candidates with the most votes will serve these three-year terms. The fourth seat is open in this election due to a Director’s early resignation. Therefore, the candidate with the fourth highest number of votes will complete this term, which will be up for election again in 2016. Candidate Forum April 16 A candidate forum will be held on Wednesday, April 16 from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. in the Community Room. Read more

Food Love CampSummer camp teaches children to love fresh veggies
Sierra Harvest’s Food Love Project is an educational farm, located on the Burton Homestead in Nevada City, devoted to promoting nutrition education, food security, and community involvement in the growing, harvesting, eating, and celebration of fresh food. Read more