From Your Co-Op President: October 2019

From Your Co-Op President, Kathryn Miller

From Your Co-Op President Hello Owners, We have such a great opportunity to grow a grocery store in Bay City! On behalf of the Board of Directors of the BCCM, I thank you for your trust and faith in us. We paid our money, and we are patiently waiting for the magic to happen. We are asking when the brick-and-mortar … Read More

Second Annual Mardi Gras Co-op Grow Up Garners Five New Owners!

Our second annual Mardi Gras Co-op Grow Up, held on Friday, March 1st, 2019, at the F.O.E Aerie #1010 (Eagles Club) on River Road, was a rousing good time — and resulted in five new co-op owners! A “Co-op Grow Up” is a party free to owners and their guests, which provides a gathering to celebrate with a meal, drinks, entertainment, … Read More

Outreach Coordinator (and 2018) Wrapping Up

More than a year ago, we became one of seven co-op groups across the nation awarded a Rural Seed Grant from Food Co-op Initiative, a non-profit organization that encourages and supports the development of new food co-ops. Our request for grant funds focused on a need for someone to help boost our ownership numbers and increase the co-op’s public visibility. … Read More

Listen to Our Radio Spot on Q 90.1 FM

On June 15th, 2018, Bay City received a visit from Jacqueline Hannah, Assistant Director of the national nonprofit Food Co-op Initiative. Jacqueline along with our Outreach Coordinator, Robin, were interviewed by Jeffery O’Deay of Delta College. Listen to what they had to say about the Bay City Cooperative Market!

Welcome New Board Directors

May 18 marked the Bay City Cooperative Market’s Annual Meeting, which included a pot-luck dinner and presentation. The event was well-attended, and owners participated in voting in some new (and one returning) board member. Returning this year is our current vice-president, Christa Schubert. Christa is a teacher at Handy Middle School and is very involved in the community. She has … Read More

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