Terre Foods Cooperative Market Annual Meeting

Mark Your Calendar! Terre Foods Cooperative Market Annual Meeting is Tuesday, January 31 at 6 p.m. in the Central Presbyterian Church, 125 N. 7th Street in Terre Haute. Meet your fellow member owners, our new board members, and get an update on our progress. Food and drink will be on hand. Join us!

Annual Blueberry Festival
Save the Date
 Terre Foods 
 Annual Blueberry Festival
 Thursday July 21, 2016
 Same great festival, new location
 The Masonic Lodge
224 N. 8 th Street, Terre Haute, IN 47807

Local, Certified Organic Blueberries

$5 Blueberry Sundaes

$8 per quart

10 lb. boxes $40 for Terre Foods Members

$50 for non-members


Blueberry Festival Music

11-11:45am: PapaPatty

12-12:45pm: Coon Holler Kids

1-2:45pm:  Tom Roznowski

3-3:45pm: Bear Foote Jackson

4-4:45pm:  Dangerous Doug

5-5:45pm: Brent McPike and Solly Burton

6-6:45pm: Joe Wright

Lunch available from:

The Butler’s Pantry

Aracari Kitchen

Additional Vendors


Appleseed Farms

doTerra Essential Oils

Harvest Bakery

Lehman Persimmons


Yellow House Honey

December Open Meeting Agenda and Proposals
Terre Foods Leadership Meetings
Tuesday, December 1, 2015
ICS Garden House
219 N 11th St, Terre Haute, IN 47807

Please plan on attending as this will be an informative meeting addressing plans for the remainder of this Board term up to the annual meeting planned for late January. In addition, the board will vote to amend the bylaws of the corporation. We will also have a short presentation from Jaqueline Hannah, Food Co-op Initiative, and Deb Trocha, Indiana Cooperative Development Center, to start the evening.

A brief agenda follows. The full meeting announcement,  the meeting, agenda, and text of the proposed bylaw amendments be viewed in this downloadable and printable pdf.

Meeting Agenda:
  •  5:30-5:35 Open/Introductions
  •  5:35-5:40  Jacqueline Hannah/Deb Trocha presentation
  •  5:40-6:30  Steering Committee
    •  Working group reports
    • Plans
    •  Requests
  •  6:30-7:30  Board Meeting
    •  President's Report
    •  Treasurer's Report
    •  Committee Reports
    •  Proposed amendments
    •  Board Vote
    •  Nominations
    •  Elections
    •  Annual Meeting
Board of Directors
Terre Foods Cooperative Market   

10/20/15 Steering Committee and Public Board Meeting

All Members Invited: Steering Committee and Public Board Meeting 10/20

Tuesday, October 20, 2015
5:30pm (Steering Committee)
6:30pm (Board of Directors)
at the Institute for Communitiy Sustainability (219 N. 11th St.)

Please come out and be part of the process! The Steering Committee will be giving updates on our ongoing work in areas of membership, communications, and outreach and is always looking for more members to join in. Come out and get connected with all that is going on with Terre Foods. The Board of Directors will be holding a public meeting immediately following the Steering Committee meeting. All members are welcome!

2015 Altrusa Chili Cook-off

Terre Foods

will be at the

Altrusa Chili Cook-off

Saturday September 12.

Come support your co-op.

2015 Blueberry Festival

Volunteer for the Blueberry Festival at

Download flyer

Music for Terre Foods

 7th Annual Blueberry Festival

Thursday, July 16

Central Presbyterian Church

11:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.


11-11:45am: Brent McPike and Solly Burton


12-12:45pm: Ross David


1-1:45pm: Sarah Rodger


2-2:45pm: Tom Roznowski


3-3:45pm: TBA


4-4:45pm: Paul Burkett


5-5:45pm: Coon Holler Kids


6-6:45pm: Dangerous Doug

Announcements at Annual Mtg

  We're continuing our Membership Drive to reach 800! *

 Let's  Welcome Spring! (yes, spring will come!)

Memberships will be beautifully gift packaged to include a membership card, window decal, tote bag, and other goodies! 

For a one-time payment of $200, or $21 for ten months, any household can become an owner of the Cooperative.   In addition to store ownership, membership gives the household lots of perks, including future shopping discounts at the market as well as an immediate 10% discount at many participating local vendors.

To purchase a gift membership, email; or visit the website at;

or call 812-201-7910.


Holiday Gift Mem Drive

Altrusa Chili Cook-off
Terre Foods will be represented at the 
Altrusa Chili Cook-off 
September 14, 2013
Clabber Girl Festival Marketplace
9th and Cherry Streets
Come and sample the chili made from members veggies! 

Terre Foods Cooperative Market Annual Membership Meeting
Tuesday, January 24 - 6:30 PM
Central Presbyterian Church
125 N. Seventh Street

June Member Meeting

Date:        Tuesday - 21 June

Location:  Vigo County Public Library

Time:        7 - 8 PM

Speaker:  Don Richards and John Rosene

Topic:       A friendly debate on Sustainable vs.

                 Conventional Agricultural Issues

May Member Meeting

Date:         Tuesday - 10 May

Location:  Vigo County Public Library

Time:        7 - 8 PM

Speaker:   Raising Blueberries and Sustainability

Topic:        Aaron Warner


March Member Meeting

Date:         Saturday, March 26

Location:  Vigo County Public Library Meeting Room C

Time:        10 - 11 AM

Speaker:   From Purdue Extension Service

Topic:        Organic Gardening


February Member Meeting


Date:       Monday February 21st

Location:  Library Room D

Time:      3:00-4:00 p.m.

Speaker:  Swiss Connection Dairy, Clay City

January Member Meeting

Saturday. 17 January, at 10am, Terre Foods will welcome Ellen Michel from Bloomingfoods, and Stuart Reid from Food Co-op 500, to our Monthly Meeting!  This meeting will be an excellent opportunity for anyone--member or non-member--to come and learn more about co-ops and how to get ours off the ground.  Come out and show your support!

Date:       Saturday January 15th

Location:  Temple United Methodist Church, 5301 South 3rd St. (US HWY 41), Terre Haute
Time:       10:00-11:00 a.m.

Speaker:   Ellen Michel of Bloomingfoods Market

 Ellen is in charge of Marketing and Outreach for Bloomingfoods in Bloomington.  Ellen will talk about building a sense of community among our members as we continue to expand our membership base and move towards the goal of making Terre Foods a reality. Stuart Reid from Food Co-op 500 will be at the meeting as well.  Stuart is with an organization that offers advice and guidance to communities in starting food coops. Drinks and snacks will be provided by the members of Temple UM Church.

Please plan to attend as we show support for Ellen and Stuart who have come to offer suggestions and help as well as a show of support for our members that have offered to host this event as an opportunity for us to gather and get recharged for a new year.

Notice of Annual Meeting
The Terre Foods Annual Meeting will be held on September 30th, at 7pm.  It will be at the Central Presbyterian Church at 7th & Larry Bird.  Please see below for the planned agenda.

This will be a Very Very Important meeting.  We have a lot of decisions to make about how we will continue the process of opening our store, and we need you to be a part of this.  If at all possible, please plan to attend!

2010 Salsa Contest

DTH Farmer's Market, August 28, 10am-noon

Bowl of Salsa

UPDATE:  we have not yet reached our cap (as of 8/27).  If you still want to enter the competition, there is still space, so come on down!

It's time to get your salsa on!  The gardens are full of tomatoes, peppers, onions, and everything else that makes salsa a summer wonder food.  Show off your favorite salsa recipe at our Salsa Contest, August 28th, at the Downtown Farmer's Market.  Registration is $15; early registration is encouraged, as entries will be capped at 25. 

Categories are:

  • Raw salsas
  • Cooked salsas
  • "Specialty" salsas (where non-traditional ingredients are the focus)

Winners will be awarded for each category, as well as a Best-In-Show "Taster's Choice" award.  Winners in the three categories will receive a $25 gift certificate to the Downtown Farmer's Market.  Best-In-Show winner will receive a $50 gift certificate.

For complete details, download the Contest Guidelines here.

To enter online via Paypal,  CLICK HERE

To download the entry form to mail in, CLICK HERE .

Remember, a maximum of 25 entries will be accepted, so enter now!

Re-Growing Terre Haute Fundraiser Event

Mark your calendars for Friday, April 23rd, 6pm-9pm for Re-Growing Terre Haute: A Celebration of a Great American City and Benefit for Terre Foods and the Downtown Farmers Market!  This exciting event was conceived by author/musician Tom Roznowski of Porch Light Indiana, along with generous support from WFIU-FM and Bloomingfoods Cooperatative Market and Deli.  A portion of proceeds from the event will go to support Terre Foods, as well as help us get our name out to a new community of potential members.

The evening will feature readings and music by Tom Roznowski who will feature his book, "An American Hometown: Terre Haute, Indiana in 1927."  Enjoy beer from Brugge Brewery and wine from Oliver Winery while dining on tapas made by Terre Haute's Chef Jeffrey Marks.  ISU Professor Emeritus Marion Jackson, author of "101 Trees of Indiana: A Field Guide," will be on hand to discuss this book and sign copies.  ISU's Dr. John Whitaker will give a preview of his upcoming "Mammals of Indiana: A Field Guide."  In addition, representatives from Downtown Terre Haute and Terre Foods will speak as well, sharing information about promising ventures hoping to locate downtown.

Tickets are $50 and can be purchased at Clabber Girl Bakeshop (9th and Wabash, 812-478-7113), BookNation (675 Wabash Ave, 812-232-2595), River Wools (671 Wabash Ave, 812-238-0090), Market Bella Rosa (669 Wabash Ave, 812-234-3663), Arts Illiana (23 N 6th St, 812-235-5007), and Coffee Grounds (423 Wabash Ave, 812-238-9664) in downtown Terre Haute. 

For more information, contact Candace Minster at 812-535-2935 or   

Complete List of Clabber Girl Cooking Classes for 2010

Terre Foods is excited to partner with Clabber Girl's Culinary Division to offer another set of cooking classes and demonstrations to be held at the Clabber Girl facility at the corner of 9th and Wabash streets in Downtown Terre Haute. 

Pre-registration for classes is strongly encouraged! To register, contact April Osburn at Clabber Girl at 812-478-7113 or Attendees who have not pre-registered will be accomated as space allows.

Beginning Lacto-Fermentation with Stephanie Solomon of Mother Hubbard's Cupboard in Bloomington, Indiana, $12 at the door

Saturday, March 13th, 1pm-3pm

It's not just sauerkraut! Learn this traditional form of food preservation that not only enhances nutrients in vegetables, dairy, and grains but also gives them a flavor kick to add to your cooking adventures. In this workshop, we'll explore simple lactic fermentation and the many ways to use fermented foods to accent your cooking.

How to Prepare Dried Beans with Robyn Morton and Tammy Tintjer of Terre Foods, $10 at the door

Saturday, March 20th, 10am-12pm

So you know that dried beans are economical and delicious--but how do you fit cooking them into your schedule? Heck, how do you cook them at all? Join us as we go through basic dried bean cooking techniques and share some tips and tricks that will allow you to finally kick the can and save some cash!

Dairy 101 with Robyn Morton of Terre Foods, $10 at the door

Saturday, April 10th, 9am-12pm

Learn to make various basic dairy products and a few specialty cheeses that you'll be glad to bring into your home cuisine. Products covered; yogurt, butter, buttermilk, sour cream, creme fraiche, ricotta, paneer, and mozzarella.

Beginning Homebrew with Terre Foods members, Tom Derrick and Mark Minster, $10 at the door

Saturday, May 1st, 1pm-3pm

May 1st is National Homebrew Day and what better way to celebrate than by learning how to brew your own! Instructors will learn the basics of brewing with grains and bottling the finish product.

Seasonal Cooking Class, instructor TBA, $10 at the door

Saturday, June 12th, 10am-12pm

Learn how to take advantage of the bounty of local produce and other foods available at the Downtown Terre Haute Farmers Market. Get tips on how to make the most of what's in season.

Yeasted Breads 101 with Susie Lannoo and Candace Minster of Terre Foods

Saturday, September 11th, 10am-12pm

Nothing beats the taste and aroma of homebaked bread. Learn how easy and satisfying it can be to bake a variety of yeasted breads in your own home. 

Upcoming Local Food Talks
Terre Foods is excited to announce two public events at the end of February that will focus on local food issues. Please join us for one or both of them!

A Discussion on Slow Food by Marion Fass, Phd Beloit College Thursday, February 25th, 7pm
Tirey Ballroom of the Hulman Memorial Student Union, Indiana State University

Join Marion Fass and Terre Foods for a discussion about the Slow Food Movement while enjoying refreshments made with locally-produced foods.  This event is sponsored by Indiana State University and SENCER (Science Education for New Civic Engagement and Responsibility)  Please contact for more details.

Eating Close to Home: A Terre Foods Benefit Sponsored by White Violet Center for Eco-Justice
Saturday, Februrary 27th, 7pm 
Reilly Auditorium in Owens Hall on the north campus of St. Mary of the Woods

Jane Bush of Apple Schram Farm in Charlotte, Michigan will be giving a talk on the importance of co-ops in strenghtening local food systems.  In addition, she will cover a few season extension techniques used on her farm.  Jane has been an active figure in promoting local food awareness in the Ann Arbor area and is also the founder of Grazing Fields egg co-op.    Organic/fair-trade coffee and desserts will be served. All ticket money goes to Terre Foods!
You can register for this event here.  For questions, please contact Candace Minster at or 812-535-2935. 

 $10 in advance/$15 at the door

Celebrate the Holidays With Us

Terre Foods is happy to join our local businesses and artisans to celebrate Downtown Holiday Fest and Miracle on  7th Street this Friday, December 4th from 5-9pm.  There will be an exciting array of activities for December's First Friday, including art gallery open houses, delicious dinner options, holiday storefront displays, photos with Santa, and much more!  You can even do some holiday shopping at Miracle on 7th Street, an open air market featuring local artisans and businesses, including photography from Steering Committee member, Jim Speer.

Terre Foods will have an information booth inside the 7th street tent, where you can warm up with some free organic/fair-trade hot chocolate.  In addition, a few of our brazen friends and Membership and Steering Committee members will be roaming the streets singing Christmas carols.  Caroling will begin just after 5pm and will continue until we're too cold or all sung out.

 Bring your friends and family and come join us!

Annual Meeting, Tues, Sept 29th

 Vigo County Main Library, 7-9pm

Yup, it's that time again!  Please plan to attend this important meeting, where we will get everyone up to speed on all that's happened in the past year (a lot!), and what our road map looks like to the opening of the store.  At this meeting, we will have presentations about the store purchase, news on our efforts to hire a General Manager, where we stand on our financing, and much more.  We will also have architectural drawings of the building plans--come see for yourself how the store is shaping up! 

This meeting is open to the public--please bring along your friends!  The more, the merrier--and the more members, the better for our store!

View and download the flyer for the meeting HERE .

Fall Harvest 5k Poker Run

joggersJoin us out at Hawthorne Park in Eastern Vigo County for our first 5K Poker Run on October 31st, 9am!  Along the course participants will stop at 5 designated locations and "draw" 1 playing card. A trophy will be awarded to the top 2 adults and youth who complete the 5K (by walking or running) with the best 2 Poker Hands in their age group. This is not a timed event. Limited to the first 52 registrants. Registration available thru 8:30 am on Race Day!

All proceeds of the event will go towards Terre Foods Cooperative Market, a cooperative grocery targeted to open in the Spring of 2010. The market will bring local, sustainable, and organic groceries to the heart of downtown Terre Haute.

  • Click HERE to register for the race online.

  • Click HERE to download and mail in the registration form.

Terre Foods Salsa Contest, August 22nd

Calling all salsa chefs!  Things are heating up at the Downtown Terre Haute Farmers Market and to celebrate, Terre Foods is sponsoring the first ever Salsa Contest on Aug. 22nd.  In order to make this success a bang, we need contestants!  Take a chance to show off your salsa skills and submit your favorite salsa for a chance to win some local goodies.

There will be three salsa categories; tomato-based raw, tomato-based cooked, and specialty, which may be raw or cooked.  What sets specialty salsas aside is the use of non-traditional ingredients, such as fruit or leaving out tomatoes altogether.

Terre Foods will assemble a panel of local chefs and personalities to judge the winners in each category.  In addition, market-goers will have the opportunity to vote for their favorite salsa by placing a donation in the jar next to their top choice.  The salsa that earns the highest donations will be the “Tasters’ Choice” (all donations will go to Terre Foods).  Winners will have the opportunity to have their prize-winning recipes on the Terre Foods’ website and distributed on the Terre Foods mailing list. 

Each registered entry received before Aug. 20th is $5.  Last minute registrations received after Aug. 20th are $10 each. Contestants may place more than one entry. If you would like to enter more than one salsa, please fill out a registration form for each entry.

For complete details, download the Contest Guidelines here.

To download the entry form to mail in, click here.

To enter the contest online, click here.

Upcoming Summer Events

Terre Foods is planning many events this summer to help raise funds for our cooperative, and to raise awareness of our project in the community.  Come on out to support your co-op!

  • FREE FILM: "The Future of Food", Saturday, June 27, 7pm, at Myers Tech 105 on the ISU campus, Cherry Street between 6th and 7th Street (please note the change in date and venue!).  "The Future of Food offers an in-depth investigation into the disturbing truth behind the unlabeled, patented, genetically engineered foods that have quietly filled U.S. grocery store shelves for the past decade."
  • BENEFIT CONCERT:  Christina Blust, Travis Dillon, and Cuba will play a benefit fundraiser at 7th & Elm, Thursday, June 25th, 9:30pm.  Come listen to some great local music and support your co-op!  $5 cover
  • BLUEBERRY FESTIVAL:  July 16th, Central Presbyterian Church, 7th Street.  MUSIC, FUN and BLUEBERRIES!  We're planning some great activities for this event, and of course, we will have all kinds of foods that highlight the wonderful, local, yummy blueberries available this time of year.
  • SALSA COOKOFF:  August at the Downtown Farmer's Market (date TBA)
  • 5K RUN:  tentatively scheduled for Fall 2009; watch this space for more details
  • ONGOING:  Terre Foods will be at the Downtown Farmer's Market every Saturday from 8am-noon, serving fresh-brewed Fair Trade coffees provided by Jameson Coffee, and dishing out the latest news on the co-op front.
  • ONGOING:  Terre Foods Cooking classes will continue throughout the season, and will include a seasonal cooking class, and a food preservation class.  Watch this space for more!

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