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Sunday - 10 a.m to 6 p.m.

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Monday - Saturday 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Sunday - 9 a.m to 7 p.m.

20 E. First Street
P.O. Box 813
Grand Marais, Minnesota 55604
One block down from the stoplight on the East Bay
Phone 218.387.2503

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Wellness Wednesday
Save 10% on all Health and Body Care Products, except sale items. Wellness Wednesday is the 3rd Wednesday of each month. Sign up for the Wellness Wednesday raffle, need not be present to win!

The next Wellness Wednesday is: 17 September, 2014


Friends, Food and
Fine Writing

Next meeting TBA
Co-op conference room

The Co-op Book Group
"We know good food. We read good books."


Class Schedule
August & September 2014

Sleep Well
Tuesday, 9 September 12:00-1:00 p.m.

Location: Co-op Conference Room
Hartley Newell-Acero, M.A., C.Ht.
Hopefully, we're all spending a third of our lives in rejuvenating sleep. But if not, there are lots of ways we can tweak our days in order to improve our nights. Join us as we clean up our sleep hygiene!
$5 Owners/$10 Non-owners

Beeswax Candle Crafting
Sunday, 14 September 1:00-3:00 p.m.

Location: Scent from Nature-Hovland
Linda Newman Owner and Chief
Chandler of Scent from Nature, LLC

You will learn the steps associated with crafting your own pure beeswax candles, at the off-grid workshop of Scent from Nature in Hovland, Minnesota (carpooling option, driving directions provided), and then apply those skills when you make your very own candles.
$20 Owners/$25 Non-owners

Cooking With Tempeh
Tuesday, 16 September 6:45-7:30 p.m.

Location: Co-op Conference Room
Yafa Napadensky, Vegetarian Ethnic Cooking Enthusiast
Take the mystery out of what to do with tempeh. In this class we'll try salad with crunchy crumbled tempeh as a starter. Next we'll make (and eat!) Maple Glazed tempeh, and a traditional Indonesian dish like Sweet Spicy Sticky tempeh.
$10 Owners/$15 Non-owners

Honey Class
Monday, 22 September 6:00-7:30 p.m.

Location: Co-op Conference Room
Linda Newman Owner and Chief
Chandler of Scent from Nature, LLC

In this flavorful course you'll not only be tasting some of the best honey in the state but you'll get a very short course on honey bees and why they're so important for our survival. Linda is the manager of the Minnesota Honey Producers State Fair Booth, which is this non-profit organization's annual fundraiser.
$5 Owners/$10 Non-owners

Great Grains!
Tuesday, 23 September 12:00-1:00 p.m.

Location: Co-op Conference Room
Hartley Newell-Acero, M.A., C.Ht.
Do you know quinoa from a hole in the ground? Would you recognize teff
if it jumped up and bit you? There's a whole world beyond wheat, corn and rice. Come discover the diversity and deliciousness of Great Grains!
$5 Owners/$10 Non-owners

How to Register
Pre-registration is requested, stop by the Co-op or call 218-387-2503. We ask that participants pay for each class when they register.
Classes will be cancelled if the minimum of 4 people do not pre-register.

Enjoy dining while you're learning. For just an additional $5, you can have a bowl of soup and an apple. Please pay for the meal just before class begins.

We’re always looking for new instructors and class ideas. Let us know what you would like the Co-op to offer, and we’ll try to make it happen. If you have a skill to share or a course that you would like to teach, contact Jill, our Outreach Coordinator, at

Hartley Newell-Acero, M.A., C.Ht. has been a health educator for over 20 years, teaching classes ranging from stress management, nutrition and fitness, to college psychology. An avid cook, and an even more avid eater, she marries her love of good food and good health. A certified hypnotherapist, she often incorporates relaxation and guided imagery into her classes, leaving participants both newly informed and deeply refreshed!

Kim Falter currently holds a B.S. in biology from Northland College. After two winters working in supplement sales at Ada's Natural Market in Fort Myers, Florida, she received her M.S. in Holistic Nutrition from Clayton College. She currently works as the Wellness Coordinator at the Cook County Whole Foods Co-op.

Linda Newman, Owner and Chief Chandler of Scent from Nature, LLC, began handcrafting pure beeswax candles in 2005 when she discovered a passion for honey bees and the wholesome and pure products they produce. Recently relocating her life and workshop to the remote northwoods of Minnesota's Arrowhead Region, those pure beeswax candles are now being crafted using power from the sun. She's looking forward to sharing her passions with you!

Yafa Napadensky, Vegetarian Ethnic Cooking Enthusiast, thinks food should look good as well as taste good. Yafa has been involved with food cooperatives since the 1970s. She gave informal lectures on vegetarian nutrition in the late 1970s, started vegetable gardening in the 1980s and helped two friends learn to cook in the 1990s. Yafa re-met her husband to be, Bob Shannon, in 2000. She knew they were meant to be together when she discovered he also had Asafoetida in his spice drawer.

Owner Appreciation Day is Sunday, 5 October 2014
Owners save an additional 5% on most items!

Co-op Catering!
Are you searching for catering for parties, events, family gatherings and more?
Look no further! Check out the Co-op's catering menu below or call us at 218.387.2503.

Deli Catering Menu

Coop Deli has a blog!
Click here to find out what's new in the Deli. Look for recipes and more from Kate Keeble our Deli Manager.


Co-op 101

Wednesday, 1 October at 6:00 p.m.

Daunted by the bulk area? Have questions about products?
Take an easy and free Co-op "bootcamp" class. We'll take a "behind-the-scenes" tour of the
store and various departments, explain how to place a special order and, talk through the benefits of ownership.
Andrew will be available to answer any questions you may have.

No pre-registration required.
FREE, everyone is welcome!


Interested in serving on our board of directors?

Our Board of Directors represent our owners and provide a vital link between owners and the co-op activities.
If you are interested in learning more about running for our board, read the Board Declaration of Candidacy Packet
and/or contact a board member for further information.

The deadline to get your Declaration of Candidacy included in our Annual Report is Monday 1 September, 2014

Click here to find: Board Declaration of Candidacy Packet


Employment Opportunities!

Positions available:

Deli Department

Front End Storekeeper

We offer year-round employment, great benefits and an excellent work environment.
This job is for people who want to make a difference, and enjoy food.
Come join a rapidly growing organization with a great team.

Stop by the Co-op at 20 East 1st St in Grand Marais to pick up an application
or download an application from the link below.

Click here for application

Questions? Contact Jennifer:

Phone: 218.387.2503 or 218.387.1939

Jennifer Stoltz, General Manager


2014 Board Meetings

Find out what's happening at your co-op, attend a board meeting.

Next board meetings:
Tuesday 23 September, at 5:30 in the Co-op Meeting Room
Thursday 23 October, at 5:30 in the Co-op Meeting Room

*Board meetings are held the 4th Tuesday of each month from 5:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.,
in the Co-op Meeting Room.


Do you want a place to recycle milk cartons and shelf stable aseptic containers?

Please read the attached information on where you can mail packages of these containers so they can be recycled. Recycle Your Cartons






HOURS: Monday-Saturday 9a.m. - 7p.m. | Sunday 10a.m. - 6p.m.
218.387.2503 | 20 E. First Street | PO Box 813 | Grand Marais, MN 55604
1 block down from the stoplight