THE BEET - Newsletter: 7/2020
A Message From the General Manager
Greetings from the Co-op. I hope everyone is well, staying healthy, wearing face coverings and doing their best to enjoy a very different summer than we could ever have expected. As we navigate through and adapt to what is becoming our new normal, I want to thank everyone for their support through these challenging times. Hearing “thank you for being here” means so much to our staff and to me personally.
As I find myself approaching my four-month mark here at MOCO, I look back at all we have been through. A pandemic that is still with us, a week of being closed to regroup, an almost complete staffing change and our ongoing challenge to keep shelves stocked, I find one of my greatest friends is perspective. We are not the only business facing challenge, not the only grocery store with a few empty shelves, that we are making progress and that we are all in this together. We may not all be in the same boat, but we are all in the same storm.
MOCO is at the crossroads of change. We are working to take the best of what we were and a vision of what we can be and move forward. As I have said to our board, this is not a sprint, but a marathon. Slow progress is still progress. We will continue to keep moving forward because we believe in our mission.
I also want everyone to know we value your feedback and that we are listening. Please feel free to reach out to me personally with any comments or questions.
Thank you again for your continued support. As always, we look forward to seeing you in the store or curbside.
Taylor Rose Evans
What’s New in the Store
If you haven’t been in the store in a bit, you may be in for a treat on your next visit. Stop in and check out our new lights in our freezer section. You may want to bring sunglasses!
We also have made improvements in the overall organization and flow of the store. Health and Beauty now has it’s own section and our beer and wine selection has been moved up front for your shopping convenience. We’ve moved our fresh bread and other baked goods to just inside the front doors next to produce.
Our goal is to improve your overall shopping experience one small step at s time. Look for additional improvements in the future, and as always, we value your comments and suggestions, so please connect with us and share your thoughts at firstname.lastname@example.org
Thank you for your support.
We are thrilled to announce the launch of our new and improved website.
Some of the updated features include:
- Easier navigation
- Online Member Application & Payment
- Online Ordering and Curbside Pickup
- Delivery Schedule
- Community Events & MOCO Blog
We are adding more & more information daily so check back often.
New Local Vendors
- Allstad Farms Beef
- Mom’s Munchies
- Big Jay Roasting Co.
- Two Sons Bakehouse
Knife Sharpening by JRC Knife Sharpening
Jim Cunningham is once again working with MOCO to service our members and customer knife sharpening needs. Jim will have special bags for your knives with instructions available at the store. Just stop by MOCO to pick up a bag with instructions to package your knives for transport. Return your wrapped and bagged knives to MOCO during normal business hours, starting Wednesday Aug. 5th through Friday Aug. 7th before noon. We can not accept any knives after 12:00 pm (noon) on Friday Aug. 7th. Knives WILL NOT BE SHARPENED ON SITE. Jim will have your knives back from his shop on Sunday Aug. 9th by 3:00 pm for pick up. Please pick up all knives before 7:00 pm on Monday Aug. 10th.