is a free fruit program for our youngest shoppers. Each time a child visits the co-op he or she can pick up a sticker and piece of fruit from the basket at the front of the store. Sign up includes a membership card and a coupon for a birthday bakery treat. We are excited to be promoting healthy eating for kids (and appreciation by parents and the larger community) and hope to create a more engaging and fun shopping experience for both parents and kids!
Shop with the Doc
is a monthly store tour with Dr. Caitlin Hernandez: View the store through a whole new lens as you walk the aisle with chiropractor, Dr. Caitlin Hernandez. She will share nutrition tips and health information as she directs you to the best choices you can make to become your healthiest self!
Co+op Explorers Cooking Club
brings our Co+op Explorers in the know about fruits and vegetables. Using a fruits + veggies passport participants taste and record flavors of the featured fruit or vegetable. A hands on recipe is created and tasted, making this cooking club lots of fun for kids.
Food Basics, Nutrition Education Classes
are offered several times a year and range in topics for beginners to more in depth food preparation. Leaders include staff members, local chiropractor Dr. Caitlin Hernandez, and other guests active in fields of health, wellness, and all things food.
Music in the Café
Our cafe is the spot for the Fort Wayne Traditional Music and Dance Society’s monthly jam sessions for musicians and listeners alike. Sessions on the 1st and 3rd Saturdays feature Southern Appalachian fiddle music and the 4th Saturday is Traditional Irish music. The 1-3:30 time slot makes it a perfect pairing for a later Saturday lunch and listening session. Come on out!
Several times a year we offer a food or wellness focused film and discussion. Films have included Fed Up, Inhabit, and GMO OMG.
First Friday Readings
are held the first Fridays of the month at 7:30 pm from September to May. Local and visiting authors selected by Indiana’s Poet Laureate and IPFW Professor George Kalamaras are given the “stage” to share recent work. This series has created a community of attendees always happy to meet up.
Annual Owner Appreciation Event
Our store wouldn’t be a co-operative without our owners! Each year to to kick off elections we invite our owners to an after hours event with music and food. Our General Manager and Board of Directors provide a “State of the Co-op” report and member-owners mingle. Always a good time!