Annual Meeting and Board Application Update

Due to COVID-19, the BCCM is tentatively rescheduling the Annual Meeting for Friday, June 25th. The location will be the same: the First Congregational Church at 900 6th Street in Bay City. The co-op is also extending the deadline for submitting a board application; to apply, fill out this form by May 15th. Contact the co-op on Facebook for more information. … Read More

Save the Date! Co-Op Annual Meeting May 15th

The co-op will hold its annual owner meeting on Friday, May 15th at the First Congregational Church in Bay City. Owners will be voting on new board members and an updated version of the co-op by-laws. We will also enjoy a potluck meal! The start time will be in the early evening. Contact the co-op on Facebook for more information. We … Read More

Planting Seeds!

Spring is on its way, and we are starting to think about our gardens. Some of you plant from seedlings. But some of you have a real green thumb and start your seedlings from scratch! The BCCM has a history of partnering with area farmers and with the Jack and Alice Wirt Library to bring you seeds and information on … Read More

Homemade Self-Care Class at 99 Trees on January 11

On Saturday, January 11th, join the co-op and Board member Shannon Rodriguez for a free class on homemade self-care products! Learn how to make lotions and scrubs with common, natural ingredients. This special session will start at 10 am at 99 Trees bookstore in Bay City. The event is part of Bay City’s second annual Lifestyle and Wellness Weekend, which … Read More

Happy Holidays and Giving the Gift of Grocery

The winter holidays are upon us, and we pass this time of year by celebrating in varied and delightful ways. We celebrate each other, family, faith, and sometimes just surviving. The BCCM wishes a happy holiday season to everyone! Now is the time to think about gift giving. How about the gift of co-op ownership? You can purchase a co-op … Read More

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