August 2019 Board Update

A big thank you to all who came out to our East side farmers’ market this past Saturday. I have been reflecting on the shared history of the Bloomington Community Farmers’ Market and Bloomingfoods. The Farmers’ Market opened in July 1975, just a year before Read More »

July 2019 Board Update

In June, I had the pleasure of attending CCMA, a conference for cooperative grocery stores across the country. It is always inspiring to hear from other co-ops and I greatly appreciate how willing they are to share their experiences and resources. This year I returned Read More »

April 2019 Board Update

From Your Board President The Board has been busy this month, with our annual two-day retreat and multiple projects in the works.  Here are a few highlights and opportunities to share your thoughts: We will be holding an Owner-Member Forum at 7:00pm on Tuesday May Read More »

Product Policy First Draft

We would love member input on our proposed new Bloomingfoods Product Policy! A small committee of owner-members, staff, and board have created a draft, which can be read here.   If you have comments, questions, or feedback about the policy draft, please e-mail committee chair Read More »

Share Your Voice: Bloomingfoods Customer Survey

Dear Bloomingfoods Customer, Bloomingfoods wants to hear about your experience in our stores. Some of you may know about the end of the East side location lease. We need your feedback on where and how we should move forward. We have partnered with a team Read More »

Update: Bloomingfoods, Century Village, and $500,000 Offer

Owner-Member Update Regarding Bloomingfoods, Century Village, and $500,000 Written by Maggie Sullivan, Board President You may have seen a blurb in the newspaper on Wednesday (11/14) about how the development company Fountain Residential had offered $500,000 to Bloomingfoods to assist in its relocation of the Read More »

2018 Election Results

The 2018 Annual Election has ended and we’re thrilled to share the results! Huge thanks to all owner-members who voted. Your voice helps shape the future of your co-op! Congratulations to our newly-elected Board members: David Parkhurst (term ends 2021) Tosh Lewis-Young (term ends 2021) Read More »

RSVP: 2018 ANNUAL MEETING

Bloomingfoods owner-members: Join us to hear about the year in review as well as what lies ahead for your co-op! Tuesday, October 9 6-9pm The Clubhouse at the Fields 1333 S Fenbrook  Door prizes, a free meal, cash bar, and live music will be provided. Read More »

10 reasons to run for the board

I’ll be honest- serving on the Bloomingfoods board has been more work, more time-consuming, and more emotionally draining than I expected when I submitted my application. It’s also been more satisfying and fulfilling than I had anticipated. In the balance, I’d say it’s worth it, Read More »

May 2 Owner-Member Forum Update

Thank you to everyone who attended the owner-member forum on May 2nd.  We had a lot of great discussion about the future of Bloomingfoods and where to go from here.  There was general agreement that Bloomingfoods needs to have a clear niche.  Owner-members were enthusiastic Read More »