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Seward CSA Fair features P6 promotions!

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Seward Community Co-op hosted 29 local farms and 600 interested customers for the 13th Annual CSA Fair on April 12th. People interested in receiving a box of fresh, local food all summer were able to meet the farmers, understand the differences among different boxes, and sign up right there. Farmers included P6 producers like Driftless Organics and offered an opportunity for farmers who meet P6 criteria but don’t sell through the co-op, like Stone’s Throw Agriculture Cooperative and Mdewakanton Wozupi, to connect with the Seward Co-op community.

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Inside the store, there was a bonanza of P6 goodies for customers to enjoy. There were two raffles: one for $200 of meats from Hill & Vale, Pastures a Plenty, and Kadejan and one for a copy of Sharing the Harvest: A Citizen’s Guide to Community-Supported Agriculture. The big P6 promotion was a shopping cart giveaway — anyone who bought more than $20 of P6 products was entered to win their entire grocery cart free, no matter how much was in it. 12 lucky customers walked away with, collectively, over $1100 in groceries. Winners were surprised and happy. Just goes to show what buying P6 can do for you!

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Viroqua Food Co-op Hosts Successful P6 Tailgate

This past weekend, Viroqua Food Co-op in Viroqua, Wisconsin, hosted a P6 themed tailgate party to cheer on small, local, cooperative producers, and connect Viroqua shoppers directly to some of the friendly folks that produce their food. The tent was hopping all afternoon with community members interested in learning more about all the producers showcasing beef, beer, berries, fresh baked granola, and everything in between. Outreach Coordinator Bjorn Bergman spread the word in this video:

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Three Rivers Market launches P6!

Congratulations to Three Rivers Market in Knoxville, TN, on launching the P6 Cooperative Trade Movement at their co-op! Merchandising Director Loralyn Howard shared her thoughts on the P6 launch party.

“I’m happy to report that our P6 launch event was a great success! We had over 600 guests at the store during the event! The weather was perfect – sunny, warm and even a bit breezy. The food trucks were cooking and serving to full capacity, and several of them had to run inside for emergency grocery shopping! The food vendors and our customers had a great time, and we had many requests for more events like this.

We’ve already gotten a great response about P6 from customers and P6 vendors. The family from one of our local farms, JEM Farm, expressed their gratitude for being included in P6 on our Facebook page and at the Sunday Supper. I encountered a customer in the store earlier this week who happened to be looking for a P6 pasta sauce. I was happy to see that P6 had already become a regular part of her shopping experience. I’m looking forward to the P6 movement growing in our store. Our customers already value local products highly, and we believe that over time, P6 products will become as important to them. I look forward to the continued growth of Principle Six in our co-op and others!”