February Board Meeting
Feb
26
7:00 PM19:00

February Board Meeting

  • 409 Cumberland Avenue Portland, ME, 04101 United States (map)
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Board meetings happen on the 4th Tuesday of every month and are open to all Member-Owners. There will be no board meeting on April 23 as that will be the night of our Annual Meeting + Celebration. A few minutes are set aside at the beginning of each meeting to greet people. If you would like to speak at the Board meeting, please email board@portlandfood.coop We want to make sure that we set aside enough time for you. Please note that there is no Board meeting in December.

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March Board Meeting
Mar
26
7:00 PM19:00

March Board Meeting

  • 409 Cumberland Avenue Portland, ME, 04101 United States (map)
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Board meetings happen on the 4th Tuesday of every month and are open to all Member-Owners. There will be no board meeting on April 23 as that will be the night of our Annual Meeting + Celebration. A few minutes are set aside at the beginning of each meeting to greet people. If you would like to speak at the Board meeting, please email board@portlandfood.coop We want to make sure that we set aside enough time for you. Please note that there is no Board meeting in December.

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Annual Meeting + Celebration
Apr
23
6:30 PM18:30

Annual Meeting + Celebration

Our Board of Directors has officially announced the Annual Celebration and Election Kickoff of the Portland Food Co-op! This event is open to Member-Owners and their guests.

On top of delicious Co-op food and good conversation among community members, hear updates, make your voice heard, and enjoy a cash bar!

The Annual Celebration will also be the first night of voting for new Board members. If you can’t make it to the meeting, voting will continue online and in the store through Thursday, May 9th.

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Free Tasting!
Feb
16
11:00 AM11:00

Free Tasting!

Try some delicious, healthy SoulFresh Proteins spirulina in yummy, crunchy snack form! : "The Agcore Team took on the challenge to develop a sustainable, environmentally friendly, low energy technology and process. Agcore succeeded in creating a year-round crop whereas other Spirulina growers located closer to the equator have to shut down during the hot summer months. Next, Agcore needed a brand that accurately defined our product and our mission and SoulFresh Proteins was born. Our Spirulina provides nourishment for ones mind, body and "Soul". Our product is harvested daily, dried at low temperatures, packaged and shipped to customers providing a very “Fresh” product. A considerable amount of the Spirulina currently being sold in the US was produced oversees (China, India) where it is stored and shipped over long periods of time using environmentally unfriendly grow and shipping methods. "

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Next Monthly Board Meeting
Jan
22
7:00 PM19:00

Next Monthly Board Meeting

  • 409 Cumberland Avenue Portland, ME, 04101 United States (map)
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Board meetings happen on the 4th Tuesday of every month and are open to all Member-Owners. There will be no board meeting on April 23 as that will be the night of our Annual Meeting + Celebration. A few minutes are set aside at the beginning of each meeting to greet people. If you would like to speak at the Board meeting, please email board@portlandfood.coop We want to make sure that we set aside enough time for you. Please note that there is no Board meeting in December.

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Member-Owner Appreciation Week
Jan
20
to Jan 26

Member-Owner Appreciation Week

Once every quarter we celebrate Member-Owner Appreciation Week where Member-Owners get 10% off one entire transaction at the store* — a great time to stock up on freezer food and/or those pricier supplements you’ve been meaning to get. This is our way of saying THANK YOU to all of our Member-Owners for investing in and supporting the Co-op so that we can, in turn, serve the community for which we exist.

Not a Member-Owner yet? It’s not to late to join! Sign up before Member-Owner Appreciation Week is over and you too can receive a 10% discount on your next big shop .

*this excludes alcohol, gift cards, special orders or member equity payments.

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Meet the Board
Jan
13
1:00 PM13:00

Meet the Board

RSVP Required

This is your chance to be part of the guiding body for the Co-op. Are you a Member-Owner? Are you interested in how the PFC and the Board work to determine these policies? Do you want to give voice to our Member-Owners’ interests and needs? Do you want to help carry out the mission of the Portland Food Co-op? Do you have a vision and passion to advocate for building Portland’s local food movement and advancing a cooperatively owned, democratically run local business? Then you, my friend, would make an excellent Portland Food Co-op Board member.

This will be an opportunity to learn more about the work of the Board and see if perhaps Board service is right for you! Just fill out this quick link and let us know if you can make it.

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Free Tasting
Dec
21
2:00 PM14:00

Free Tasting

Free tasting. Plus, it's on sale! "For centuries Black Elderberries have been recognized for supporting the immune system. Gaia Herbs’ best-selling Black Elderberry Syrup super-concentrates the juice from 14.5 grams of organic Elderberries into a single teaspoon. Our Black Elderberry Syrup contains organic Acerola Cherry fruit extract, a delicious and rich source of naturally occurring Vitamin C. Made with organic whole food ingredients, Gaia Herbs Black Elderberry Syrup is safe and effective for daily use. The concentrated flavor of Elderberries will make it your everyday supplement for supporting immune health."

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Free Tasting
Dec
18
11:30 AM11:30

Free Tasting

Try some sustainably sourced Wild Planet Foods organic chicken and anchovies! "With our belief that a healthy planet is comprised of living water and living soil, we have expanded our product line to include our first land-based product – Organic Roasted Chicken Breast. This premium chicken is raised on an organic diet — including non-GMO corn grown on land that is free of chemical fertilizers, herbicides and pesticides. Wild Planet supports organic agriculture because we believe what happens on the land ends up in the water. Studies show chemical runoff from conventional farming practices finds its way into waterways, which ultimately flow into the sea, creating anerobic dead zones where sea life cannot exist. Wild Planet’s support of organic farming and the production of our organic roasted chicken is a step toward keeping our waterways and oceans healthy. Organic agriculture: the land-based equivalent to pole and line fishing…and a cause worthy of Wild Planet’s support!"

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Free Tasting
Dec
8
11:00 AM11:00

Free Tasting

Dig into some tasty treats from Maine's own Joyful Spirit!  "Joyful Spirit evolved from two sisters-in-laws desire to offer simple, healthy, tasty food that is not too sweet, has no refined sugars and no preservatives. The natural sweetness comes from local honey, dried fruit and a hint of homemade vanilla extract. Organic and local ingredients are used when available. Thank you for  enjoying our healthy and wholesome products."

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Free Tasting
Dec
7
4:00 PM16:00

Free Tasting

Try some delectable Springdale Creamery cream cheese from Waldo, ME!

"The Whitcomb's raise Jersey and Guernsey dairy cows in Waldo, Maine and also market a variety of meats and cheeses, available at the farm and at local farmers markets.  

In 2015, after years of dreaming, Springdale Farm Creamery was born. We process our luscious Jersey and Guernsey milk into a variety of cheeses and specialize in Fresh Cream Cheese.

Colby and Lois Whitcomb purchased their farm in 1951 and through the years have built a heritage of productive vibrant cows and high quality milk. In the early years of the farm, Lois and Colby grew a market garden, had an egg delivery route and sold sides of beef and lamb alongside sales of their milk. The grandkids, Carrie and Holly Whitcomb have returned to the farm and are taking it back to its roots by direct marketing products to the community much like their grandparents."

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Holiday Food Drive
Dec
7
to Dec 24

Holiday Food Drive

This holiday season, we're donating to the Locker Project, a local nonprofit that connects food-insecure children across Greater Portland with the healthy food they need to grow, learn, and thrive. You can help by buying a case of the food they need most at 30% off. Come on by and help us spread the love! 💙💚💙

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Leftover Friday
Nov
23
8:00 AM08:00

Leftover Friday

If you're anything like us, Black Friday is A LOT, and not in a good way. Luckily, there are options. Avoid the insanity and come to the Co-op! All Thanksgiving items still in stock will be on sale and literally no one will be trampling anyone over any of it. Why do crazy when you could do cozy?

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Co-op Month
Oct
1
to Oct 31

Co-op Month

Co-op Month has been celebrated annually in October across the United States for more than half a century. It is a time for cooperative businesses to reflect on their shared principles and to educate others about the value of belonging to a cooperative. Don’t know what a co-op is? Check out this page. All products in the store made by co-ops are on sale for the month of October! Just look for the green tags.

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How to Eat Acorns!
Sep
15
4:00 PM16:00

How to Eat Acorns!

How have we in our modern culture nearly forgotten how to harvest, honor and enjoy this incredible gift? Remember how to identify, gather, process store, and use acorns in the kitchen. Delicious homemade acorn snacks will be available for sampling!

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