News & Events
 
Spring Update 2014
 
         *  TERRE FOODS SPRING 2014 UPDATE!  *
 
             An open letter from our Board of Directors:
 

What a crazy winter!  And now that spring is here, I wanted to provide a progress report for Terre Foods Cooperative Market.  The Board of Directors and other leadership personnel haven't been idle over the winter, though we haven't been able to communicate much of our activities.  Indeed, we've been quite busy working on many of the aspects that will make our store a success. 
 
Since the Annual Meeting, the Board has been vetting sites and to say this process was exhausting would be an understatement.  We've literally looked at dozens of sites in the target area, with many promising ones that ultimately weren't feasible.  What we thought would be a fairly quick process has ended up being very frustrating and time consuming.  In the end though, we have three potential homes for Terre Foods!

Now that the three sites have been identified, we are on to the next steps in the process.  An initial market analysis has been performed, and all three sites are feasible.  The next stages will be to have a full market study, which includes an initial design consultation to identify any conflicts with generally accepted grocery store design and functionality; and revising our capital campaign and financing strategies.  

The Terre Foods leadership has also started the process of hiring a General Manager.  The level of the candidates has been high, and we were excited by the volume of responses.  An initial round of interviews has taken place, with very positive results.

We are also developing strategic partnerships and more!  While we are a bit behind the timeline set out at the last Annual Meeting, rest assured that we've been pursuing a course of action committed to the best outcome of a successful store for years to come.

Chris Weber 
Board President, Terre Foods Cooperative Market


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 info@terrefoods.coop; or visit the website at www.terrefoods.coop;

or call 812-201-7910.

 
 


Holiday Gift Mem Drive

2013 Annual Meeting
Terre Foods Cooperative Market's 
2013 Annual Meeting

Calling all Terre Foods Member-Owners!

 Mark your calendars for Terre Foods Cooperative Market's

2013 Annual Meeting

 

November 7Thursday

6 pm ~ Enjoy Refreshments & Friends

6:30 pm ~  Meeting starts promptly

 

Central Presbyterian Church

127 N 7th St

Terre Haute

 

Lots of great news for Terre Foods this year!

We have surpassed our initial goal of 600 members

and are on our way to having a brick and mortar store!    

 

We hope to see old faces and new as we hear updates on our progress and the status of our organization. We'll find out the Board election results, and discuss what's next for Terre Foods!

 


Altrusa Chili Cook-off
 
Terre Foods will be represented at the 
Altrusa Chili Cook-off 
September 14, 2013
11-4pm
Clabber Girl Festival Marketplace
9th and Cherry Streets
 
Come and sample the chili made from members veggies! 

2013 Blueberry Festival

Blueberry Festival

(Click on Flyer image to enlarge)

2013 Blueberry Festival Flyer)

DATE: July 11th 2013

TIME:  11am to 7pm

LOCATION: Central Presbyterian Church, 

ADDRESS: 125 N. 7th St, Terre Haute


2013 Blueberry Fest

Blueberry Festival

2013 BBFlyer

DATE: July 11th 2013

TIME:  11am to 7pm

LOCATION: Central Presbyterian Church, 

ADDRESS: 125 N. 7th St, Terre Haute


2013 Spring Events

Come find the Terre Foods table at these upcoming events:

April 6th, 2013 9:00 am - 1:00 pm

  • The Winter Farmers Market in the Clabber Girl Museum.

April 13th, 2013 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

  • Matter in Motion at Ivy Tech will be a wonderful event for families.

April 17th, 2013 10:50 am - 3:00 pm

  • ISU Earth Day located in the ISU Quad

April 19th, 2013 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

  • Earth Day at Union Hospital

April 20th, 2013 11:00 am - 3:00 pm

  • Earth Day at the White Violet Center

Terre Foods will be selling grilled local meats

as well as a vegetarian option along with salads for lunch.

May 4th, 2013 9:00 am - 1:00 pm

  • The Winter Farmers Market in the Clabber Girl Museum.

 

 

 

 


2012-2013 Winter Market

Winter Farmer's Market 2012-2013

On the first Saturday of each month,

the Winter Market will once again be held indoors at Clabber Girl.

Address: 900 Wabash Ave in Terre Haute, IN. (9th & Cherry St)

Time: 9am-1pm


2012 Dec Newsletter

Read our latest Newsletter: Dec 2012 Newsletter.PDF

or as JPG images:

  page 1, page 2, page 3

           Page 1                     Page 2                     Page 3


2012 Annual Meeting
Terre Foods Cooperative Market Annual Meeting

Terre Foods Cooperative Market (TFCM) announces its annual meeting to be held at Central Presbyterian Church on Seventh St. near Larry Bird Ave. on October 24 at 6:30 p.m. The goal of the cooperative is to open a full service, member-owned grocery store that features natural, organic, and locally-produced foods. This store will be located in downtown Terre Haute and will be a vibrant place for community members to find food and to connect with other members of the community. The purpose of the annual meeting is to report on TFCM activities and progress as well as to inform the public of its up-coming plans and activities for 2013. If you are a member of TFCM this is a chance to meet the new members of the board of directors as well as to ask questions and learn more about your coop. If you are not a member this meeting provides an opportunity to learn about the about the coop and to become a member. TFCM is especially interested in hearing from people who interested in becoming involved with the steering committee and the organization’s various working groups. TFCM currently has 471 and is closing in on its target of 600 members. Refreshments will be provided.


2012 OGVA Film Festival NEW LOCATION
New Location for the 2012 OGVA Film Festival

2012 Sept Events

Every Saturday thru October (8am-Noon) visit the Farmer's Market at 9th & Cherry St

Upcoming: Nominations!  (see our announcement below)

Hold this Date: Oct 24th, 2012 for the Terre Foods Annual Meeting


2nd Annual Harvest Barbecue Dinner Fundraiser

White Violet Center for Eco-Justice and Terre Foods Cooperative Market
Provide A Celebration of Local Foods at the  2nd Annual Harvest Barbecue Dinner Fundraiser.

When: Sunday, October 7, 2012
Where:
White Violet Center for Eco-Justice gardens at Saint Mary-of-the-Woods.
Cash Bar and Appetizers at 5 p.m.
Dinner at 6 p.m.

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED!
Terre Foods members we need your help as volunteers for this event.
Do we have a member who can serve as a Bartender for the event? Local beer and wine will be served.
 We need volunteers to circulate with hors d'oeuvres, check water glasses, clear tables and manage the buffet table.
If you are interested contact: Holly Hudson at terrefoodsvolunteers@gmail.com

2012 OGVA Film Festival

image of 2012 OGVA Film Festival poster

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2012 Fall Events Sept

Every Saturday thru October (8am-Noon) visit the Farmer's Market at 9th & Cherry St

Upcoming: Nominations!  (see our announcement)


2nd Annual Harvest Barbecue Dinner Fundraiser

White Violet Center for Eco-Justice and Terre Foods Cooperative Market
Provide A Celebration of Local Foods at the  2nd Annual Harvest Barbecue Dinner Fundraiser.

When: Sunday, October 7, 2012
Where: White Violet Center for Eco-Justice gardens at Saint Mary-of-the-Woods.
Cash Bar and Appetizers at 5 p.m.
Dinner at 6 p.m.

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED
Terre Foods members we need your help as volunteers for this event.
Do we have a member who can serve as a Bartender for the event? Local beer and wine will be served.
 We need volunteers to circulate with hors d'oeuvres, check water glasses, clear tables and manage the buffet table.
If you are interested contact: Holly Hudson at terrefoodsvolunteers@gmail.com

 


2012 Call for Nominations

Terre Foods Cooperative Market Announces a Call for Nominations!

Are you a member of TFCM? How would you like to get more involved? By “involved” we mean really involved! Become a member of the board of directors. The board currently needs to fill three seats. Nominations open on September 1 and will be accepted until September 10. Self nominations are perfectly acceptable. Send nominations electronically to info@terrefoods.org. Please include in the subject line “Nominations.”

Electronic voting commences on September 17 and will continue until midnight September 30. Details on voting procedures will be sent out by email and login information will be posted to our website. The new board will be introduced at our annual meeting on October 24.

One of the important benefits of cooperative membership is the privilege of helping to make policy for the organization. It is also a critical responsibility. You don’t need experience, just enthusiasm.


2012 July Events

Upcoming Events for the Summer of 2012:

Every Saturday of June thru October (8am-Noon) will be the Farmer's Market at 9th & Cherry St

Wednesday July 4th (8am-Noon) - Terre Foods will be at the  Wabash Valley Road Runners' Fast Track Mile event at Gilbert Park on Wabash Ave between 14th St & 15th St

Thursday July 19th (11am-7pm) - Terre Foods' 4th annual Blueberry Festival will be held at the Central Presbyterian Church on 7th St

 


2012 Terre Foods Plans July Blueberry Fest

Terre Foods Plans July Blueberry Fest


Terre Foods Cooperative Market (TFCM) has set plans for its 4th annual Blueberry Fest to be held at the Central Presbyterian Church on 7th Street on July 19. The fest will feature native Indiana organic blueberries from the Blueberry Ranch of Grainger/Mishawaka, Indiana located in the northern part of the state. Last year the Fest sold 1500 pounds of blueberries.


Blueberry sundaes will be sold for $5 and quarts of blueberries will be available for $7. Baked goods will also be available and a variety of venders will be on hand. Music will be provided by:

11-12 PapaPatty  
12-1  Coon Holler Kids
1-2  Tom Roznowski
2-3   Women of Erin
3-4   Brent McPike & Solly Burton
as well as others.

As in past years the Fest is a “green event” that utilizes compostable bowls and utensils. An innovation for this year encourages patrons to bring their own bowls and spoons. Those who do will be entered in a raffle drawing for prizes later in the day. The fun starts at 11 a.m. and will continue until 7 p.m.


Proceeds from the Blueberry Fest will benefit TFCM, a member-owned natural/local/organic foods cooperative. TFCM currently has 446 members and is looking to expand its membership lists. There will be TFCM members at the Fest to explain the mission of the cooperative and to sign up new members. Patrons who become TFCM members will receive a free quart of blueberries.


The Blueberry Fest is supported by upwards of 70 volunteers who help prepare and serve the treats among other tasks. To volunteer to help at this year’s Fest send an e-mail to Tina Newsham at terrefoodsvolunteers@gmail.com . To contribute bake goods contact Susie Lanoo at (812) 299-2818, or by email at sjlannoo@gmail.com . For more information contact Holly Hudson at hhudson40@gmail.com .

The Blueberry Fest is co-sponsored by the following organizations: Central Presbyterian Church, Indiana State University, Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology, Clabber Girl Bake Shop, Complete Outdoor Equipment & Rental, The Element, Graphic FX.

 


2012SummerEvents

Upcoming Events for the Summer of 2012:

Saturday May 5th (9am-1pm) - will be the last Winter Market at Clabber Girl Museum til fall

Saturday May 12th (9am-12:30pm) - find us at the Mother's Day Herb Fair in Fairbanks Park

Every Saturday of June thru October (8am-Noon) will be the Farmer's Market at 9th & Cherry

Wednesday July 4th (8am-Noon) - at Gilbert Park on Wabash Ave between 14th St & 15th St

Thursday July 19th - Terre Foods' Blueberry Festival

 

 


April2012Newsletter

White Violet Center 14th Annual Earth Day

Saturday, 21 April, from 11 AM - 3 PM

 

The April 2012 Newsletter is available on line.


NewMemberPartyFeb12
TFCM New Member Party
Friday, February 17th - Noon to 2 PM
Dede III HMSU - ISU
 
 
Local Organic Lunch
Membership Benefits Information
Instant Membership Enrollment Available
 

MembershipMtgJan12
Terre Foods Cooperative Market Annual Membership Meeting
Tuesday, January 24 - 6:30 PM
Central Presbyterian Church
125 N. Seventh Street

Terre Foods Holiday Celebration
Terre Foods Cooperative Market Holiday Celebration
held at 
Clabber Girl (9th & Wabash) - Thursday, December 8 - 6:30 PM
Refreshments followed by a Panel Discussion
 
Local Foods: If it's Local,
why is it so hard to find?
 


BLUEBERRY FESTIVAL 2011

It's that time of year again!  The Blueberry Festival is back, Thursday, July 14th, from 11am to 8pm at the Central Presbyterian Church on 7th & Larry Bird Ave, adjacent to the Multi-modal parking garage and the Hulman Center.  Ice cream will be served with fresh, local blueberries picked at farms in Indiana!  We will have music, kid's activities, fresh baked goods for sale, and a Blueberry Pie Eating Contest.  Last year's festival was a huge success, and an absolute blast--let's do it again!  Watch this space for more announcements, including our finalized list of vendors and a band schedule.

Proceeds from the Blueberry Festival will go to support the opening of Terre Foods Cooperative Market and to Downtown Terre Haute, Inc. 

 

If you would like to volunteer for the festival, or if you belong to a service organization that would like to participate, please contact Denise Conrady at dconrady@gmail.com

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

 

Is our store opening this week?

Reports of our store's opening this week have, sadly, been greatly exaggerated.  Earlier this week WTWO reported that Terre Foods would be opening its doors this week, and while nothing would make us happier, unfortunately this was reported incorrectly.  Most likely, there was confusion between our group, and the new Indianapolis Co-op "Pogue's Run", which DID open this week, and we are thrilled for them!  If you are in Indianapolis, be sure to stop by the store and show your co-op support!

As we get closer to opening, we will definitely let you know, and we'll do our best to keep you posted all the while.  Heck, if we were within a week of opening, you could have heard me (Robyn) yelling about it from a 5 mile radius for the past month!  So please, stick with us, we're making progress, and keep spreading the word!


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

Refreshments 


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!

Salsa Contest Winners!
Thanks go to everyone who helped make our Salsa Contest a success!  It was a lot of fun, and we had plenty of people come and do some serious salsa sampling.  I'd like to thank our entrants, who provided some lovely salsas--they were all wonderful!  Thanks also to everyone who volunteered to run the contest, doling out servings and keeping track of entries.  And a special thanks go to our judges:  Jeffrey Marks, Chris Kraut, Maddie Muncie, Barbara Brugnaux and Carl Bender.  And now, for the moment we've all been waiting for [drumroll please...]

WINNERS CIRCLE

Raw salsa:  Rich Lidster
Cooked Salsa:  Stephanie & Jonah Standish
Specialty Salsa:  Jennifer McDaniels
and
TASTER'S CHOICE:  Jennifer McDaniels

I should say that all of the salsas were popular--the voting was actually very close!
Each winner received an award certificate at the event.  Category winners will receive a $25 gift certificate to the market.  Taster's Choice winner receives a $50 gift certificate (which means that Jennifer McDaniels really cleaned up at this event!).  Thanks to everyone for playing!

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!


Blueberry Festival Schedule, Vendors & Sponsors

Blueberry Festival Logo DOWNLOAD THE .PDF BROCHURE HERE!!   STICK THEM EVERYWHERE (that it's legal to put them)!

We've got a great time lined up for us all, Thursday, July 15th from 11am-8pm, outside the Central Presbyterian Church at the corner of 7th and Larry Bird.  We'll have live music, baked goods, kid's activities, and all the fresh local blueberries your heart desires (and your heart does desire them!). 

Blueberries for the festival will be provided by Siders Blueberry Farm in Rochester, Indiana. This year, we welcome four vendors to the Blueberry Festival--Caboodles Cupcakes will serve up blueberry cupcakes and other fun flavors; Appleseed Farms will be there with blueberry pies; Yellow House Honey will have local honey and living blueberry bushes for sale, ready to plant; and Market Bella Rossa will be selling delicious drinks to keep you cool during the festival.  We hope that these vendors will compliment our great little local festival, and give our participants more of what they want!

Central Presbyterian Church will be hosting a Christian Art Exhibit during the festival, featuring the work of Shari LeMonnier.  The Children's Museum has generously agreed to provide entertainment for our children during the festival.  Terre Foods will be there with our wildly successful bake sale, and will also have blueberry festival t-shirts for sale and other giveaways--don't forget to stop by!

Our Live Music set list is below; you can also find it on our website and it will be posted during the festival (exact times are still being firmed up):

Yearbook Committee, over the lunch hour
Brent McPike & Solly Burton
Women of Erin
Pappa Paddy
Maddie Muncie
The Wire Mashers, 5pm

We also want to give a big thanks to our Sponsors:  Central Presbyterian Church for generously giving us the space to host our festival; Ace Signs for providing signage; Complete Outdoor for providing tents; the Tribune Star for providing ad space and coverage of the festival; The Element Outdoor Outfitters for providing t-shirts, and  Downtown Terre Haute and Terre Foods, for organizing and financing the event!


BLUEBERRY FESTIVAL!
Bowl of Blueberries

It's that time of year again!  The Blueberry Festival is back, July 15th from 11am to 8pm at the Central Presbyterian Church on 7th & Larry Bird Ave, adjacent to the Multi-modal parking garage and the Hulman Center.  Ice cream will be served with fresh, local blueberries picked at farms in Indiana!  We will have music, kid's activities, fresh baked goods for sale, and a Blueberry Pie Eating Contest.  Last year's festival was a huge success, and an absolute blast--let's do it again!  Watch this space for more announcements, including our finalized list of vendors and a band schedule.

Proceeds from the Blueberry Festival will go to support the opening of Terre Foods Cooperative Market at 7th & Poplar, and to Downtown Terre Haute, Inc. 

 

If you would like to volunteer for the festival, or if you belong to a service organization that would like to participate, please contact Denise Conrady at dconrady@gmail.com

 

 


Seasonal Cooking Culinary Course at Clabber Girl

Come join us for our next Clabber Girl Culinary Course, Seasonal Cooking with Candace Minster of White Violet Center for Eco-Justice.  Learn how to take advantage of the bounty of local produce and other foods available at the Downtown Terre Haute Farmers Market or through your own CSA subscription. Get tips on how to make the most of what's in season, the best ways to deal with misunderstood veggies like eggplant and okra, and some simple ideas for how to plan menus while browsing the vendors.

Class is $10 at the door. Pre-registration is encouraged. Please contact April Osborne at The Clabber Girl at 812-478-7113 or aosburn@clabbergirl.com. Attendees who have not pre-registered will be accomated as space allows.


Celebrate National Homebrew Day With Us!

This Saturday, May 1st is National Homebrew Day.  Come celebrate with Terre Foods by attending our Beginning Homebrew culinary class held at The Clabber Girl from 1pm-3pm.  Instructors Tom Derrick and Mark Minster will walk students through the process of brewing a batch of beer and bottling the finished product.  Details about fermentation, yeasts, grains, malts, and added flavorings from fruits, spices, and herbs will also be covered.  Samples will be available for participants age 21 and over!

Class is $10 and preregistration is suggested, but not required.  To register, please contact April Osburn at The Clabber Girl at aosburn@clabbergirl.com or 812-478-7113.


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 candace@terrefoods.org.   


Spaces Available for February 27th Talk!

We still have spaces available for the Saturday, February 27th talk, Eating Close to Home: A Terre Foods Benefit Sponsored by White Violet Center for Eco-Justice! Tickets are $10 in advance, or $15 at the door. You can still register for the event here until 5pm on Friday. 

We will feature a variety or organic/fair-trade coffees and refreshments. For a little bit more information about the event, take a look at our Events page. Please contact Candace Minster at candace@terrefoods.org or 812-535-2935 for more details or for driving directions.


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 aosburn@clabbergirl.com. 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. 


New Clabber Girl Cooking Classes for 2010

Terre Foods is excited to partner with Clabber Girl's Culinary Division for another great season of cooking classes and demonstrations. Most classes are just $10 and registrations are now open for March classes. Be sure to register early, since these popular classes tend to fill up quickly!

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

Saturday, March 13th, 1-3pm in the Test Kitchen at the Clabber Girl at the corner of 9th and Wabash streets

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, 10-12pm in the Test Kitchen at the Clabber Girl at the corner of 9th and Wabash streets

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!

To register for classes, contact April Osburne at Clabber Girl at 812-478-7113 or aosburn@clabbergirl.com.  Pre-registration is suggested, though attendees who have not pre-registered will be accomodated as space allows. You can see a full list of 2010 classes on the events page.


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 jim@terrefoods.org 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 candace@terrefoods.org or 812-535-2935. 

 $10 in advance/$15 at the door


Local Foods Action-Alert!

We just received a message from Nikki Royer regarding budget cuts to the Indiana Meat and Poultry Inspection Program.  From what I understand, budget cuts will reduce inspectors to working just one or two days a week, which means that state-approved processing facilities will not be able to keep up with the volume of meat that is currently being processed.  There's also the chance that the USDA will deem this inspection insufficient and eliminate it entirely.  You can learn a little more about this here, http://pasturetoplate.wordpress.com/

This does not only affect the Royers--it affects all small farms.  Please take the Royer's request to heart and contact Mitch Daniels to let him know how important it is that we maintain access to safe, locally-produced food! 

If you care about your food and the farmers who raise it, please immediately contact Governor Mitch Daniels @ 317-232-4567 or email http://www.in.gov/gov/2631.htm and tell him to reinstate funding for the Indiana Meat and Poultry Inspection Program.      

 


Have you seen our billboard?

This lovely piece of work (courtesty of member Christina Blust of Blustery Day Designs) is visible heading north on 3rd street, just over the Regency Inn, as pictured below. The ad is printed on a reusable material that we can relocate to other parts of town as needed while we maintain our membership drive.  (Perhaps once the store has opened, we can have a repurposing contest to see who has the best idea for how we can reuse the material?)


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!


Fall Harvest 5K a Success!

Thanks to everyone who came for the Fall Harvest 5K held on Saturday, October 31st.  Those who braved the chilly weather at 8:30am were grateful to find the clouds parting and making way for a beautiful, sunny day that warmed up quickly.  Runner/walkers were treated to homemade cookies and fruit, a chance to win organic and fair-trade door prizes, and a Fall Harvest 5K long-sleeved t-shirt.  (We have a few extra shirts available for $10.  Let us know if you're interested!) Many thanks to our event sponsors, Graphic FX, The Element, White Violet Center for Eco-Justice, L&A Farms, and Royer Family Farms. 

Last, but certainly not least, let's give a hand to Sandy Fuqua and the Membership Committee for making this event happen!  If you're interested in lending hand for future events, contact membership@terrefoods.org


Fall Harvest 5k Poker Run
Join 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.

Position Available: General Manager

Terre Foods Cooperative Market seeks a General Manager to oversee the opening and operation of a full service cooperative grocery store in downtown Terre Haute, Indiana.  Required experience includes management experience in the grocery industry, purchasing, inventory, hiring and training of employees.  The ideal applicant will have experience in the natural foods industry, an understanding of and commitment to co-operative principles, proven leadership ability, and excellent supervisory and financial management skills. We are looking for a candidate with the vision and energy to head the exciting and challenging opening of our store in Spring 2010.

CLICK HERE to download the full job listing (.pdf).

Applications will be considered until the position is filled.  Please send a cover letter, resume, and names of three references to info@terrefoods.org.  


Check out the drafts of our store layout!

On Friday, Terre Foods hosted a press conference to announce the Annual meeting (Septmeber 29th, 7-9pm, Vigo County Main Library), and to unveil the first drafts of our store design!  Architectural and interior designs are being done by the local firm MMS-A/E, and construction will be led by CDI Construction.  The Terre Haute Tribune-Star has a wonderful article on the press conference HERE.

For the sake of the load-time for this website, rather than posting the graphical image of the store schematics (which takes forever to load, even on high bandwidth), we have uploaded .pdf versions of the layout and preliminary store vision which you can view by clicking on the links below.  Check it out!


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.



Blueberry Festival a HUGE SUCCESS!

Thank you to everyone who made the Blueberry Festival such an incredible success!  We couldn't have asked for a better event--great weather, great volunteers, great support, and DELICIOUS BLUEBERRIES!  Special thanks to all of our dedicated volunteers; without you, the event never would have happened.  To everyone who donated baked goods--I didn't think we'd ever manage to sell everything that was donated, but instead we sold out by 2pm! Incredible!  Thanks to All American Tents for providing the great large tents, signs and banners that we used throughout the area.  Thanks to Kool Smiles dentistry for providing children's activities. Thanks to our local media outlets for hyping the event and running ads and/or news items on us.  Gosh, I know there are so many more people that deserve thanks, but this is turning into an Oscar speech, so I'll stop by saying Thank You to everyone who came, and everyone who made the event the resounding success that it was. 

In Cooperation,

The Terre Foods Cooperative Market

Membership Committee and Blueberry Festival Planning Group


Blueberry Festival--Music Update

Schedule of Performers at Blueberry Festival, July 16th:

10:45- 11:45-- J.P. Mellor, bagpipe
11:15- noon-- Banks of the Wabash, barbershop
noon- 1:30-- Rowe & Trench
1:30- 2:30-- Nathan Paul-Bonham, acoustic guitar
2:30- 3:30-- Papapatty, saxophone
4:45- 7:00-- Marshall Rector, Dixieland band

And, of course, blueberry sundaes, baked goods, kid fun, and a PIE EATING CONTEST (sign-ups all day, $5 entry). It's gonna be an all-around good time, celebrating the bounty of an Indiana summer!  Come on out!


Blueberry Festival--July 16th!

Central Presbyterian Church, 125. N 7th St.

11am-7pm

Rain or Shine! Terre Foods Cooperative Market and Downtown Terre Haute, Inc,. will be hosting a Blueberry Festival from 11am to 7pm at the Central Presbyterian Church on 7th & Larry Bird Ave, adjacent to the Multi-modal parking garage and the Hulman Center.  Blueberry sundaes will be served, with local blueberries picked at farms in Indiana, and fresh local ice cream!  We will have music, kid's activities, fresh baked goods for sale, and a Blueberry Pie Eating Contest.  Come down and have a refreshing sundae with the family, and celebrate the bounty of an Indiana summer!

 

Click Here to download the flyer!


Just Launched--ONLINE MEMBERSHIPS!

Terre Foods Cooperative Market is happy to announce that we now have an online membership option available for anyone who wishes to use it.  Just go to our Membership Page and find the link at the top, or click HERE to go there directly.  Follow the directions to create a new account, choose your preferred payment plan, and you're all done and can begin watching the mail for your membership card and packet!  Payments are processed via Paypal, a secure online payment service.  You CAN use Paypal even if you do not have a Paypal account. 

Our regular print out application will of course still be available to anyone who wishes to use it.   If you have any questions at all, please contact me at robyn@terrefoods.org.


Go Co-op!

Check out this great short video from NCGA (the National Cooperative Grocers Association--there are too many acronyms in the world, aren't there?).  And remember, when the video says "Visit your local co-op today" that the only way we will be able to do so is to become a member today, so that we can build it tomorrow! 

 

Go Co-op! from NCGA on Vimeo.

Visit our Membership Page and find out how to become a member-owner today!


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!

June Cooking Class--Beginning Brewing!

 Terre Foods Cooking Classes

Beginning Extract Brewing

Saturday, June 6th, noon-2pm, Clabber Girl Kitchens

Have you ever wanted to try your hand at brewing your own beer?  It's simpler than you might think, and quite a lot of fun!  And you get a delicious beer at a fraction of the cost of high-end exports.  Join Brian Morton and Colin Pizerak, both new brewers themselves, and they will introduce you to the basics of extract brewing (i.e., starting with grain extracts, rather than the more advanced whole grain brewing).  This class will cover the equipment, ingredients, and techniques necessary to do extract brewing in your own home.


(Please note,this is a rescheduled time from the previously-announced May 23rd.)

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Class Details:

Class:  Beginning Extract Brewing
Teachers:  Brian Morton and Colin Pizerak
Place:  Clabber Girl Kitchens
Date:  Saturday, June 6, 2009
Time:  Noon-2pm
Cost:  $5 members/$10 non-members, payable at time of registration
Registration:  contact April Osburn for registration at aosburn@clabbergirl.com, or at 812-478-7113
Registration deadline:  Friday, June 5, 2009
 


Where's Terre Foods this weekend?

The summer season is kicking into gear, which means that Terre Foods representatives will be out and about to spread the word about our store!  This weekend, April 17th, Terre Foods will have an informational booth at St. Mary-of-the-Woods/White Violet Center Earth Day Celebration.  The festival runs from 10am to 3pm and includes lots of displays and demonstrations on sustainability and other green issues.  While you're there, stop by the grilling station and the vegetarian stand for a bite to eat, also run by Terre Foods.  Grilling meats were donated to the WVC by Royers Farms, and the salads are all donations from fellow Terre Foodies!

 Upcoming: 

  • We will have a booth at the Union Hospital Earth Day Celebration, April 22nd, all day
  • We are participating in the Bunch of Ladies Backyard Bounty Garden Event, April 23rd-25th
  • We'll be at the annual Spring Thyme Herb Faire at Fairbanks Park, May 10th

See you there!


March Cooking Class now open
"Bringing Beans Into Your Life:  the hows and whys of dried beans"
Terre Foods Cooking Class
Saturday, March 14th, 10a-Noon, Clabber Girl Kitchens

Everyone knows that dried beans are an economical way to eat healthily, but many people are stymied by the process.  How do you cook dried beans?  How do you store them?  Doesn't it take all day (and all night) to cook them?  Who has the time?

You do!  In this class, Tammy Tintjer and Robyn Morton will lead you through the basics of prepping, cooking, storing, and eating dried beans; identifying different kinds of beans and what they are good for; strategies for making dried beans easier to include in our already busy lives; and recipes that will make everyone in your family glad you've learned how to conquer the Great Dried Bean!



Date:  Saturday, March 14th
Time:  10am-Noon
Place:  Clabber Girl Kitchens, corner of 9th and Wabash
Course Fee:  $5 for members; $10 for non-members.  Fees due at beginning of class. 
Fee covers:  All course materials, including handouts, recipes, and Clabber Girl kitchen fees.
Register for class:  email April Osburn at aosburn@clabbergirl.com
Register deadline:  Friday, March 13th
Class size:  Registration is capped at 20 students, so register early! 

Thanks to Clabber Girl for allowing Terre Foods to host this class in their wonderful kitchens!

Nature's Crossroad Seeds Now Available

A local seed-producer and wholesaler is making their spring catalog available to our membership and interest group for purchase!  You can view the catalog here:

2009 Nature's Crossroads Catalog (opens a .pdf file)

These seeds are 100% organic; the packets are $2.75 each, which is a great deal for organic seeds.  Of special note:  the tomatoes listed at the top of the catalog are all locally produced seeds!  This means that the seeds have been cultivated specifically for Indiana.  Not only does this support a local farmer, but it also gives you the opportunity to grow tomatoes that thrive in our climate and soil types.

We have a shopping cart available on our website for ordering seeds--click the "Shop Online" button to your left on the main page.  We will need all orders to be in by March 9th at the latest; everything will then be ordered in bulk, and we'll split orders up when they arrive (maybe we can have a "pick up your seeds" party?).  The order deadline is coming fast, so start picking your seeds soon!

Note for using Paypal:  you do NOT need a paypal account in order to use Paypal.  If you do not have a Paypal account, when the order form takes you to the Paypal login screen, look for the button that says "If you do not have a Paypal account, click here to continue" and you can process your order with no account.


Bags and T-Shirts now available!
We have t-shirts and shopping bags, featuring our wonderful Logo (thanks, Christina!) available for purchase.  T-shirts are $15, and come in Medium, Large, and X-Large.  Bags are $10.  Both are made from organic and/or recycled materials.  To order, just click on the "Shop Online" button in the left sidebar of our main page.  This will take you to our Paypal shop, where you can complete your order.  A shipping charge of $5.00 will be automatically added to your order ($8.00 for orders of $50.00 or more).  If you are local, and would like to pick up your purchase rather than having it shipped, be sure to select "store pickup" instead of "standard shipping," and then contact me at robyn@terrefoods.org to make pickup arrangements.

January Dairy Class, Jan 17th, 9am-Noon

Terre Foods will be hosting a second section of the Dairy Products class, taught by Robyn Morton.  The class will be held in the Clabber Girl Kitchens.  This course will cover how to make all of the following products:

  • Butter
  • Buttermilk
  • Yogurt
  • Creme Fraiche
  • Sour Cream
  • Paneer (a mild Indian Cheese)
  • Mozzarella
  • Ricotta

All of these dairy products are easy to make, and require very little extra equipment or products than most people regularly have in their own homes.  There will be a free raffle at the end of class for people to win the products made in class!

Course Location:  Clabber Girl Kitchens
Course Fee:  $5 for members; $10 for non-members.  Fees due at beginning of class. 
Fee covers:  All course materials, including handouts, recipes, and Clabber Girl kitchen fees.
Register for class:  registration is CLOSED
Class size:  Registration is capped at 20 students, so register early!  (If there is sufficient interest, I will schedule a second class early in 2009.)

Thanks to Clabber Girl for allowing Terre Foods to host this class in their wonderful kitchens!


Terre Foods launches Podbean Service
Did you miss the latest presentation from a Terre Foods member, or want to listen to part of the workshop you attended?  Now some of the events Terre Foods has been hosting are available as a downloadable podcast!  Go to the Terre Foods Podbean site , and browse through our offerings.  The selection will continue to grow, so check back often!  And thank you to Tammy Tintjer for creating and maintaining this site, as well as making the podcasts!

Terre Foods Bake Sale

Terre Foods will be selling baked goods during the Collett Park Christmas Walk on Saturday, November 24, from 9am-4pm.  We are looking for donations of baked goods!  Things that sell particularly well are items to serve for Holiday meals or items that make good Holiday gifts.  Also good sellers are items that freeze well, so that people can have ready-made baked goods all through the Holiday season.  Pies, tarts, cakes, packaged/wrapped cookies, and so on, make wonderful donations.  Be creative!  People love to buy homemade baked goods of all sorts!

Baked goods will be sold at Tammy Tintjer's and Robyn Morton's houses, both of whom will be participating in the Christmas Walk.  If you would like to donate a baked good to this fundraiser, please contact either of us via email, or drop off a donation at either of our houses on November 22nd.  The Christmas Walk is also a great time to pick up a Yard Sign for our Membership Drive (see sidebar, left, for more information).

And everyone come on out to the Christmas Walk.  It's a wonderful event that showcases our local craftspeople! 


Dairy Products Class, Nov. 24th, 6-9pm

Terre Foods would like to announce our first Course offering--a Dairy Products class, taught by Robyn Morton.  The class will be held in the Clabber Girl Kitchens.  This course will cover how to make all of the following products:

  • Butter
  • Buttermilk
  • Yogurt
  • Creme Fraiche
  • Sour Cream
  • Paneer (a mild Indian Cheese)
  • Mozzarella
  • Ricotta

All of these dairy products are easy to make, and require very little extra equipment or products than most people regularly have in their own homes.  There will be a free raffle at the end of class for people to win the products made in class!

Course Location:  Clabber Girl Kitchens
Course Fee:  $5 for members; $10 for non-members.  Fees due at beginning of class. 
Fee covers:  All course materials, including handouts, recipes, and Clabber Girl kitchen fees.
Register for class:  email robyn@terrefoods.org
Register deadline:  Friday, November 21
Class size:  Registration is capped at 20 students, so register early!  (If there is sufficient interest, I will schedule a second class early in 2009.)

Thanks to Clabber Girl for allowing Terre Foods to host this class in their wonderful kitchens!


Membership Goal of 50

Last month (Oct 2008) we announced our goal of 50 new members in order to take the next step and commission a feasibility study.  We are now at FORTY new members!  We are so close!  If you have been planning on purchasing a membership, but haven't found the time to do so, please sign up now!  With ten more members, we will be able to move our project forward, and get that much closer to opening our co-op store!  Visit our Membership page at terrefoods.newtechwebservices.com/membership.aspx, and apply for membership today. We have numerous plans to make membership available to anyone.  Anyone who wants to be a member can be one--we will make it work! 

 




Memberships Now Available!
Please check out our Membership Page for more information.  Link is in menu bar at the top of this page.

Field to Fork Fundraiser
This event was a huge success!  Terre Foods raised over $1700 in donations from Buttonwoods and from the Silent Auction.  We had a wonderful night and met many delightful people, and the food was magnificent.  Thanks to everyone who made this event happen--especially to Marilyn, Chris, and Gretchen out at the Sycamore Farm, whose drive and dedication to local, good foods makes our community a better place to live.  Bravo!

Make a Donation to Our Fundraiser
Support the creation of our cooperative market by sending donations via PAYPAL by clicking HERE.   Paypal will accept donations from credit and debit cards, checking accounts, and existing paypal accounts.  (You do not need an existing Paypal account to use this service--anyone with a checking account or credit/debit card can use it.)

Or mail your donation to:

Terre Foods Cooperative Market
P.O. Box 3043
Terre Haute, IN  47803

For questions or comments about the Fundraising Drive, please contact Glenn Cockerham (Chair of the Fundraising Committee) at glenn@terrefoods.org.

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