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General Manager is Stepping Down

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Hello Fellow Co-op Owners –

I regret to inform you that I will be stepping down as your General Manager of The Fort Collins Food Co-operative.  I have decided to move back to the West Coast where my entire family is residing.  It has been a true pleasure to serve you as General Manager.  You’re owners of a wonderful business filled with hard working, caring individuals who pour their heart into its daily operation. Currently, the Board and myself are in the process of interviewing new General Manager candidates. We have been contacted by Natural Grocer Managers with Co-op experience. I firmly believe that when I step down, the new candidate will be fully qualified to fulfill all the G.M. responsibilities.  I am hopeful that this transition will happen sometime in the near future. I can’t express my appreciation towards you (our Owners) for welcoming me into your wonderful community. Thank you for the opportunity that was afforded me.

Thank You,

Keith Dipietro, Fort Collins Food Co-operative General Manager

Hey, where are the bagels?

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

We like to keep our customer on their toes!

There have been some changes with the floor layout of the Co-op. Bread, Baby Care, Bulk special orders, Meat and Deli departments have new locations. Bread is where Baby Care use to be. Baby Care is where Bulk Special orders were and Bulk special orders is now in the back staff office area. Our Meat department has two additional freezers full of Local meat and poultry, now located in the corner of the Herb and Supplement room. Our Deli department has been under major construction as we expanding and updating our equipment. Starting in June, look for additional deli offering such as, burritos, quiche, and two varieties of soup. Also, a new cooler full of your favorite sandwiches, salads, dips and spreads is available. Stop in soon and see the changes for yourself.

Post Script:
If you’ve recently placed a Bulk special order its now in our backroom staff office area. Please ask a staff member to retrieve your item or special order ticket. If your order is particularly large or heavy, feel free to park you car by our delivery door (hazard lights on please) and we’ll help load your order.


Sign up today for Lentils 101: Indian Style Lentils Cooking class!

Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Happening Tuesday, May 13th from 6pm-8pm at the Northside Aztlan Center. Lentils 101 class is only $35 per person with an additional $1 online service fee. This is a hands-on cooking class experience! Together we will learn and prep our meal and enjoy the tasty reward after! Please bring a tupperware to take any extra food home with you to share with your family.

Learn how to make seven different traditional Indian dishes using lentils! You will learn how to make these vegan and gluten free dishes:
Dal Vada/Pakora (Lentil Balls)
Dal (Spicy Lentil Soup)
Imli ki Chutney (Tamarind Chutney)
Chawal (Flavorful brown rice)
Saag (Lentil and Spinach Curry)
Subzi Dal (Lentil stew with coconut)
Gajar Ka Halwa (Carrot pudding)

Our instructor: Sapna Von Reich is a certified Physicians Committee for Responsible understanding the subtle impact of food on our health, and in making tasty food that is healthy as well. She is originally from India. She is a well-known Indian vegetarian Food instructor in Fort Collins, CO.

















2014 Co-op Cooking Classes

Thursday, March 20, 2014

We are pleased to announce our first cooking class of 2014! Wont you join us on Tuesday, April 29th  6:00PM – 8pm Mtn at the Northside Aztlan Community Center Gluten Free Whole Grains cooking class with Sopna Von Reich! This cooking class will focus on Gluten Free and vegan friendly recipes. This class will cost $35 dollars per person,including a dollar processing fee.  Sign up online today to reserve your seat.

The Menu Includes;

Homemade Granola

Millet Mash with Roasted Asparagus

Spicy Quinoa stir-fry

Sweet Amaranth squares













Coop Store Hours

Thursday, March 13, 2014