It’s that time of year again where we start planning for the spring planting season so that means it’s time to put in your group orders with the Co-op. As usual please find the instructions below from Ed and if you have specific questons please either stop in the Co-op Tuesday am or give Ed a call on that day and he’d be happy to help!
People who want to order should go to the fedco seeds site to place their part of the group order. 25% of the refund will be retained by the co-op as a donation. The group name is: marsh river co-opThe group numbers are:
Growers supply 39016
To place an order.Group Member Instructions: ————————————- 1. First get the group order number. There will be a separate number for each division (Seeds; Potatoes, Onions and Exotics; Organic Growers Supply; Trees; and Bulbs), if your coordinator has chosen to coordinate an order from more than one division. 2. Go to the division in which you are building an order, using the links in the page header. Log in using your own email address. 3. When you review your order prior to checking out, click the ‘Part of a Group’ checkbox. Then go to ‘Check Out Securely’ and type in the group order number where indicated. 4. You will receive a confirmation email at the address you used to log in. Until your coordinator finalizes the group’s order, however, Fedco cannot confirm receipt of your order.
The discount for any fedco division are as follows $100.00 5%off $300.00 10%off $600.00 15%off $1200.00 20%off
Deadlines for orders are: Trees order by 1/17/20 pick-up 5/1/20
Seeds and organic growers supply order by 1/30/20 pick-up 2/13/20
For our next spotlight on crafters we are going to focus on our visual artists (painting, photography etc.)
First up is our Board President and Founding Member Kim Jacobs who has a broad selection of art items in the Co-op including gift bags, magnets, calendars, picture books, note pads and many other small items (we even have wine bags!). So if you’d like to give a bit of a fantastical gift her items would be perfect for you. If you want to see more details about here work follow this link. Kim Jacobs Illustrator
We also get to welcome two new vendors who have art cards in the Co-op, Honey Petal Plants (one of our board members Astrid Bowlby) from right here in Brooks, she joined the community a few years ago but here is an older profile if you are interested in her works.
We also have a few new items from Squeezebox Press in Belfast!
Then we have photo cards from Mulberry Marsh Designs from right over in Jackson. She focuses a lot on her very nice sheep who provide her with materials for her other fiber crafts which she sells at the United Farmers Market in Belfast. If you’d like additional information follow the link below.
And then we have our selection of bird cards and prints from Laura Zamfirescu from Monroe. She sells photography cards and large prints of her favorite subject, birds! She even has a few cards that are holiday themed, check out the hats. For more info follow the link below,
In the start of a new tradition(we did it last year so two years makes it tradition) we are going to put a spotlight on all of our wonderful crafts/crafters we have in the Co-op! We are going to break out the posts into loose categories to make them a bit easier to handle and we’ll try and make sure we hit everyone in turn!
And spotlight on the first crafters are our ornament folks;
Our own Louise Shorette (one of our brand new board members) has some wonderful hand felted birds made right in Jackson from Maine produced wool roving. They would be lovely on small branches that don’t support a lot of weight.
And then we have Gourdaments (Cindy Smith) also from Jackson who dries gourds and then paints them for a light weight ornament. There is a long process involved from start to finish and she has ornaments for every season available!
As some of you may be aware we are currently experiencing a lapse in our ability to process SNAP/EBT transactions (and by extension no Farm Fresh Rewards during the same period). We are deeply sorry that this has occurred and we are doing everything in our power to get it reinstated. As soon as we have updates we will send out another notice and put it out on the road marque. If you have any questions please feel free to stop in the Co-op or call and we will do our best to answer your questions. We are hopeful that everything will get resolved shortly, thank you for your patience.
We are happy to be hosting a tasting with the folks from Aqua ViTea Kombucha on December 13th from 2-5pm. This is your chance to come in and try some of their flavors and if you’ve never tried kombucha before you this is your opportunity to give it a try!
If you haven’t already noticed we installed one of their tap systems a couple of weeks ago so you are now able to buy your kombucha in bulk and bring whatever container you would like(we also have containers available for purchase)!
And in the vein of trying new things we recently changed all of our beer selection over to single pick (excluding 12 packs) so you can now mix and match if you want a bunch of different varities.
One of our members asked if we could put out this poster. We think it’s a wonderful idea to get folks started early in the craft movement. So if you know anyone that might be interested please pass it along!