BCCM Looking to Grow I-4 Education Program

March 19, 2018 marked the informal kick-off of Bay City Cooperative Market’s I-4 Community Education Program, with a well-attended Seed Saving presentation by Ben Cohen of Small House Farms. On April 25, our Outreach Coordinator followed up with a Food Exploration Workshop for 4th and 10th graders at Bay City Academy. I-4, which stands for Instruction, Information, Inspiration and Insight, … Read More

My Co-Op Story: Owner, Jon Potrykus

Each month, we ask one of our owners to talk about why they chose to invest in the Bay City Cooperative Market. Owner Jon Potrykus is a local musician, writer, healer and activist. He and his band Cornpone recently performed at our Co-op Grow Up Mardi Gras event in February. BCCM: First off, Jon, we are so happy that you … Read More

Homemade Vegetable Stock Recipe

You don’t have to be a vegetarian or vegan to love vegetable stock. A rich, flavorful vegetable stock can take the place of a meat-based stock in most soups and dishes, freezes well, and is economical and easy to make. Vegetable stock can be made with vegetable scraps and peelings, so the optimum time to start a pot is after … Read More

Fresh Mango Ginger Salad Dressing

You will need: 2 ripe mangos 1/2 cup light olive or coconut oil 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar 1 tablespoon rice vinegar 1 tablespoon peeled, minced fresh ginger Pinch sea salt 1 tablespoon honey (if desired) Peel and slice the mango. Place the mango slices in the food processor and add the oil. Pulse until coarsely chopped, then puree on high … Read More

Herby Vegan Veggie Dip

You will need: 1 Cup vegan (tofu) plain yogurt Small bunch fresh dill and basil 2 Fresh garlic cloves 1 Small pickling cucumber, peeled, seeded and chopped Juice from 1/2 a lemon Sea salt to taste Place the dill, basil, garlic and cucumber in a food processor. Pulse until the herbs are fine and the cucumber is chunky. Add the … Read More

A New Benefit to Co-op Ownership

Are you a card holding Bay City Cooperative Market owner ? Now you can put that card to use before our store opens! GreenTree Cooperative Grocery in Mt. Pleasant — the closest co-op grocery to Bay City — is now accepting Bay City Cooperative Market ownership cards for its monthly Owner Appreciation Day discount. On the first Saturday of every … Read More

Seed Library Success Growing

The Bay City Seed Library, a joint project of the co-op and the Bay County Library System, opened March 20 and quickly turned out to be a rousing success. Patrons lined up to select free packets of seeds, which had been donated by numerous providers. We – naively, it turns out – thought we’d have more than enough seeds for … Read More

Announcing the Bay City Seed Library

The Bay City Seed Library, a joint project of Bay City Cooperative Market and the Bay County Library System, will open March 20 — the first day of spring. Located inside the Alice & Jack Wirt Public Library downtown at 500 Center Ave., the seed library will offer packets of seeds, free for the taking. We’ll have a wide variety … Read More

Welcome Our New Outreach Coordinator

Please welcome our first employee, Robin Devereaux-Nelson!Thanks to the Rural Seed Grant we received from Food Cooperative Initiative, and a training grant received from the Howard Bowers Fund for Food Co-ops, the BCCM Board of Directors was able to launch a successful campaign to hire a part-time outreach coordinator.The process of hiring Robin was involved but heartening. Fourteen applicants met … Read More

We’re Hiring!

Thanks to the grant we recently received from Food Co-op Initiative, we are looking to engage the services of a part-time outreach coordinator to work on boosting our membership numbers and increasing our visibility. OUTREACH COORDINATOR JOB POSTING Position overview This is a part-time position reporting to the board of directors. The primary responsibility is to increase ownership and raise … Read More