News & Events
News & Events
If you didn't hear it live, click the link below and listen to the President of the PRFC, Greg Ellis-Valencia talk with local radio host, Dave Congalton.
Our March Local Bites event is quickly approaching! Come and learn about the Paso Robles Food Cooperative and other amazing local business owners.
March 21st, 2017 at 6:30
Acupuncture Centers for Health
939 Oak Street, Suite A
Paso Robles, CA 93446
Click here to see Facebook Event
NOTE: The event will start around the back of the building in the parking lot.
On January 24, 2016, Paso Robles Food Co-op (PRFC) hosted their first ‘Local Bites’ event with the ‘Spice of Life’ store located at 1306 13th in Paso Robles. Lori DiCiaccio-Foster, the owner, provided her store space and greeted guest with salad and hot tea, sampling her zesty products. Over 30 guests attended the event representing existing members and those curious about joining. With over 60 paid members and pledges, PRFC is well on its way to becoming a brick and mortar store and expects to raise the full 500 members necessary to startup within the next two years.
Join the Paso Food Co-op for the next event in their Local Bites series, "A Taste of Art" at Studios on the Park at 1130 Pine St, 4-5pm, Sunday, February 26th to indulge your vision and palate with food-related art and tasty samples from local food producers. During the event, you'll learn from local producers (including the California Bee Company, the Paleolicious Bread Company, and a local farmer) while munching on their fare. You'll also hear from the Paso Food Co-op about their community-owned startup grocery store on a mission to support local producers and provide healthy, low-cost food choices in the North County. They need your help to open this member-owned store and grow community around good food!
RSVP and share the event on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/259725144463279/
Join us for our very first, Local Bites, a fun event to gather, discover, and learn with fellow foodies. We're proud to be working with Spice of Life, a local purveyor of unique blended and individual spices. See more information below!
For the past year, we have have fostered a partnership with SLO Natural Foods, an existing food co-op in San Luis Obispo--visit them if you haven't! We are pleased to announce that they are interested in supporting us with time, expertise and substantial funding to our store, since they see many benefits of joint purchasing, advertising, and generally increasing co-op awareness. However, before they can fully commit, we have to do our part and show them that the North County community can support a co-op grocery store.
So, We Need Your Help!
We have a goal of reaching 50 new member-owners by Jan. 31st, 2017. If we can reach that goal on time, it will show SLO Natural Foods that we mean business. Please join us today: full member-ownership costs $300, and right now includes a 1 year membership to SLO Natural Foods ($35 value), so you can get a sense of how a real, live co-op works. If you’re not sure yet, consider making a $50 pledge now, and fulfilling your membership once we reach 200 members/pledges. We also offer payment plans.
As a community effort, we really depend on word of mouth and personal relationships to spread the word. Please talk to your friends about us, refer them to our website, and let them know that we are happy to meet in person to answer questions (my contact info is below). We also have hard copy posters and postcards available if you know of any locations that could post them.
Please don't hesitate to contact me if you have any questions or ideas!
Paso Robles Food Cooperative, Inc.
P.O. Box 922 Paso Robles, CA 93447
Phone Number: 805-727-3745
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We are excited to launch our new website as part of our updated marketing plan! If you never saw the old site, well, here's some of the choice news from days of yore:
Read our old newsletters here.
A few choice articles about our startup process here, here, here, and here.
And stay tuned for updates, they'll be coming soon!