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OFFICIAL NEWSLETTER OF THE PARK SLOPE FOOD COOP
Volume EE, Number 21 October 21, 2010
GENERAL MEETING REPORT The Park Slope Food
GM Baffled by Rules Riddle Coop: Emerging
By Ed Levy
By Alison Rose Levy
o and behold, coops are now big busi-
L ness—and the leader is none other than
ILLUSTRATION BY ETHAN PETTIT
the Park Slope Food Coop.
It all began thirty-seven industries have foundered in
years ago with one neighbor- this troubled economy. “Natur-
hood’s preference for healthi- al and organic food sales have
er food and committed weathered the global recession
members willing to pitch in relatively well across the globe
to meet that need for them- —with all NBJ-tracked regions
selves and their community. reporting positive expansion in
he General Meeting struggled to untangle itself from a tricky parliamen-
T tary issue for most of the evening on September 28. Perhaps it was the
tornado warning that afternoon that stirred up the usual order and whirled
And with recent articles and
blog posts covering the Park
Slope Food Coop in Fortune
2008,” reports a November
2009 NBJ article, called ‘From
Europe to the Middle East,
and New York magazine, our Organic Is Growing.’ “[The
it into a baffling zen puzzle, a koan, from which the meeting emerged at the community-centered venture organic food markets] have
last moment. The koan? How do you undo something that never happened. is being put forth as a new stood the test through the past
business model in the boom- year by showing their resilience
It began with agenda item mittee and members of the cussion item, but not to the ing $228-billion global nutri- to even financial crises and
#2 of the previous month Board all acknowledged that decision taken by the meeting. tion industry. “With sales proving that people buy on
(August), when General Coor- the vote was taken in error and And this resulted in the increasing 12% year over value,” said Andrew Monk,
dinator Joe Holtz and member had to be undone. conundrum that the Board of year,” according to Nutrition director of the Biological Farm-
and attorney Mike Salgo pre- In brief, there were several Directors was unable to undo Business Journal estimates, ers of Australia (BFA).
sented an item for discussion compounded slip-ups: the first the action of the GM—to say “the largest market for natur-
about what action the Coop was to vote to suspend the nothing of its own action al and organic foods is the The PSFC Is a Cost
should take against Barneys rules. Although certain rules approving the GM’s deci- United States, which owns Effective Business
Co-op—a clothing store sched- can be suspended, others, sion—because officially in 42% of the global market. The New York magazine in a
uled to open in Brooklyn—for which uphold members’ rights, the minutes, at least, it did Western Europe is in second September 17, 2010 blog post
its use of the word “coop.” The as this one did, cannot. The not occur. place, making up 37% of the noted that “the Park Slope
high-end store is not a coop, second error was to allow the While in practice, the Coop global total.” Food Coop pulled in a whop-
and meets none of the strict question to be called for a vote. is run on democratic princi- The natural food sector has ping $39.4 million in its last
requirements of New York A third error occurred when ples similar to those of a town held its own even as other CONTINUED ON PAGE 3
State to be licensed as one. Elizabeth Tobier, the Board meeting, the Board of Direc-
At the August meeting, fol- Secretary, who had tried tors is recognized by the state Next General Meeting on October 26
lowing a suggestion from unsuccessfully to warn the of New York as the legal entity The General Meeting of the Park Slope Food Coop is held on the
Chair Committee member meeting that its action was not with policy-making power for last Tuesday of each month.* The next General Meeting will be
Dave Golland, it suspended permitted, dealt with the the Coop. While it is the legal on Tuesday, October 26, at 7:00 p.m. at the Congregation Beth
the rule forbidding the GM impropriety by omitting men- body, the Board has rarely Elohim Temple House (Garfield Temple), 274 Garfield Place.
from voting on an item on the tion of it from the August gone against a GM vote, and in The agenda is in this Gazette and is available as a flyer in the
agenda that was a discussion- meeting minutes, which she fact, the Board never actually entryway of the Coop. For more information about the GM and
only item. routinely compiles. The min- meets on its own. Its members about Coop governance, please see the center of this issue.
At the September meeting, utes of the August meeting did simply attend GMs and vote * Exceptions for November and December will be posted.
the Chair, the Agenda Com- refer to the Barneys Co-op dis- CONTINUED ON PAGE 2
IN THIS ISSUE
Fri-Sat, Oct 22-23 •Blood Drive 11:00 a.m.–6:00 p.m. A Farm Grows in Brooklyn . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2
Coop Sat-Sun, Oct 23-24 •Food Drive 9:00 a.m.–7:00 p.m.
Thu, Oct 28 •Diversity Awareness Initiative Series 7:00 p.m.
The Coop Welcomes Four New Staff Members . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4
October Introduces the Non-GMO Project . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5
Puzzle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5
Event Fri, Oct 29 •Film: The World According to Monsanto 7:00 p.m. Coop Hours, Coffeehouse, . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6
Thu, Nov 4 •Food Class: The Flavors of Mexico 7:30 p.m. Coop Calendar, Workslot Needs
Highlights Fri, Nov 5 •Film: A Ring of Their Own 7:30 p.m. Governance Information, Mission Statement . . . . . . . . . . . . 7
Classified Ads . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10
Look for additional information about these and other events in this issue. Letters to the Editor . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11
Community Calendar . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12
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2 October 21, 2010 Park Slope Food Coop, Brooklyn, NY
GM Baffled The Agenda Committee indi- month and members typical- ing September 12, 2010, the Membership
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cated that they would be sub- ly attend about half the Gen- Coop’s gross margin was Sales per week are up 6.5
mitting an agenda item to eral Meetings held each year. almost 17 percent. Unlike percent, a much smaller
publicly, with a show of hands, reverse the August vote. Susan described the workslot other stores, Mike explained, increase than last year, attrib-
at the end of meetings to Meanwhile, the General Coor- as “low exertion.” Those which have a variable markup, utable to efforts by the Coop
approve or disapprove the dinators will investigate on interested should call the the Coop has a single markup to control membership. Mem-
actions taken. their own what remedies they Membership Office and of 21 percent. After various bership was just 1.25 percent
Nor could the September feel are appropriate to take speak to Ann Herpel. forms of shrinkage, the 21 per- larger this year.
GM simply vote on the issue against Barneys. cent translates into to the The current membership is
because once again the ques- Second Agenda Item Coop’s keeping 17 cents of about 15,400. General Coor-
tion had not been introduced Open Forum Jesse Oldham and Patrick every dollar spent at the store dinator Joe Holtz said that
to the meeting as a proposal, During the open forum, Kwan proposed that the Coop to cover its expenses which the policy of requiring people
only as a discussion item. Jayson Berkshire brought to establish an Animal Welfare include salaries, operating to sign up in advance for an
Joe remarked that, whatever the attention of the meeting Committee, which could pro- expenses, and equipment. The orientation has helped to
the parliamentary wrangle, he that people are sitting and vide more education to mem- typical coop keeps roughly 38 stem growth. Three months
did not believe he needed to leaning on the memorial to bers about animal welfare cents per dollar, more than of cancelled orientations last
wait for GM approval to inves- the fallen 9/11 firemen outside issues, such as testing on and twice as much. spring also helped to keep
tigate what action the Coop the front door, and proposed cruel treatment of animals. Cash assets are down by growth down.
should take against Barneys, that squad leaders be empow- The committee, which would about $170,000, to approxi- Currently, prospective
that it was an appropriate part ered to instruct walkers to model itself on the Environ- mately $1,317,000 due to the members must go to the Coop
of his normal role to come up remind people, out of respect, mental Committee, could purchase of new equipment, website Tuesday or Thursday
with a legal and public rela- not to sit, lean, or put objects alert the Coop to products it including refrigeration, and afternoons between three and
tions approach to the issue. on the memorial. may wish to drop and could to alterations to the base- four p.m. and sign up for an
And he felt, thus adding a truly also help clarify ambiguity ment coolers and especially orientation there. The demand
Zen-like wrinkle to the situa- Committee Reports over the meaning of standards due to the complete repay- for these slots is such that it
tion, the fact that he had Susan Sternberg of the such as “sustainable,” “free ment of the Coop’s mortgage takes only a few minutes for all
received improper permission Agenda Committee said that range,” “grass fed,” “green,” last December. 35 slots to fill. One member
from the GM did not mean he the seven-member commit- and “organic” as they apply to Mike reported that the asked if the online signup had
shouldn’t do it. tee was down two members meat and other animal-based store’s inventory currently an unintended class effect,
In the end, the matter was and was eagerly soliciting products. turns over 65 times per year, that is, if they discriminated
settled when the Board people to fill those slots. The more than once per week. This against people who don’t have
refused by a unanimous vote Agenda Committee works as Financial Report means very fresh food for computers or access to them.
of the five members present to pipeline for topics members General Coordinator Mike members. A typical large coop Joe said that the people who
reject the bowdlerized min- want to bring to the GM. The Eakin presented the financial turns its inventory over every do not have computers could
utes of the August meeting. committee meets once per report. For the 32 weeks end- three or four weeks. call the office for assistance. ■
A Farm Grows in Brooklyn layers of food compost, horse manure
from local stables, newspaper, brown
compost (leaves), and sifted dirt.
By Monique Peterson Meanwhile planting plans contin-
When Hunter College urban stud-
Park Slope Coop member announcing that Tom and his wife
Emma would like to invite the commu-
ued. As some volunteers worked plots
for planting in 2011, others prepared
ies professor Tom Angotti thought nity to convert their plot of land into a smaller plots for immediate planting
about how he could make a differ- community farm. Word reached as far for summer and fall harvest. Park Slope outreach, plot maintenance, expens-
ence in his community, he decided to as Manhattan, and a regular crop mob Coop member Peter Kelman, experi- es, materials, and seeds. The hope is
start with his overgrown corner plot. of more than a hundred people showed enced urban gardener, guided the far- that by digging into the issues that we
Little did he know he’d be at the up from neighborhoods near and far. m’s plot managers in the square foot care about and getting our hands
helm of a volunteer movement that’s Concerns about food safety and gardening method for maximizing pro- dirty, even if we don’t solve all the
working to make a difference in the costs are not new, and the farm project duction in limited urban spaces as well food problems as we see them, at the
way we think about food, community, has attracted numerous people who as best practices for plot management very least we can change what we
and what it takes to democratically care about addressing these issues, and planning. Results have been sent know and how we think about food.
run a major project comprised of including members of organizations to a science lab at Brooklyn Col-
individuals holding various opinions such as the Park Slope Food Coop, Just lege to teach us more about the
on urban agriculture. Food, Brooklyn Botanic Garden, and soil and what is making its way
How can a seed of an idea that a rocky New York University. into what we grow in it.
overgrown junk pile corner patch in Since the inaugural groundbreaking, Thus Prospect Farm is work-
Brooklyn transform into a viable Com- Prospect Farm has rooted into a com- ing to both remediate the soil
munity Supported Agriculture farm take munity project, with a mission of pro- and grow food; because this
root? Perhaps it helps to be an experi- ducing local food as an alternative to will take some time it will be
enced community planner like Tom. industrial food. But even before future “slow food” in more ways than
It all started in March on the local crop growers (and eaters) could think one. The intent is to make
Windsor Terrace/Kensington list-serve, about what to grow and where and how, Prospect Farm a living public
there was the issue of taking a hard model and teaching tool; to
look at all that land and cleaning up make public the Soup to Nuts
what had long been buried there. of it all. This includes periodic
The soil was tested and found to testing of the soil—as well as Tending June plots after completing first
have high levels of lead and other what grows in it—and posting trench composting.
heavy metals—typical of most Brook- results; working with expert
lyn soil near streets and highways. So composters and involving the com- Participation is open; all are wel-
PHOTOS BY MONIQUE PETERSON
improving the soil began. First, we dug munity in soil reclamation; reaching come. Come see what’s shaping up at
out concrete rubble, floor tiles, furni- out to master gardeners and local sci- the farm, located at 1194 Prospect
ture frames, and 1970s-era cans with entists; connecting with local resi- Avenue, between Seeley and Vander-
peel-off pull tabs. Then we started to dents, businesses, schools, and bilt Streets. You can find out more
make new soil. From there, the commu- organizations and other food sustain- about the farm and how to get
nity composting project got underway, ability and food justice initiatives. involved at www.prospectfarm.org.
collecting neighbors’ food scraps to Ultimately, as much as Prospect And save the date: October 30 begin-
create enough compost to turn over Farm can and does grow in Brooklyn, ning at 11 a.m. the farm is kicking off
into the soil, plot by plot. Volunteers a farm needs hands—and regular its first annual Harvest Fest and Soup
First planting using square foot carved out huge holes in the land, sift- care. As it grows, the farm faces the Cook-Off, with games, music, and
gardening method. ed the soil, and filled the cavities with reality of labor needs, organization, food-a-plenty. ■
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Business Model expenses for a grocer are labor delivered, for a gross margin of
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and the cost of goods. But 17%, the Coop “operates at a
PSFC’s members provide about lower margin than any other
fiscal year,” as reported by a 75% of the store’s work, which conventional coop, which
September 2010 article in For- translates into big savings.” yields lower prices.” He
tune magazine. Along with 65 full-time believes that “PSFC has been
ILLUSTRATION BY LYNN BERNSTEIN
By the measures of both employees, every month, each able to maintain its model
store profitability and income one of 15,500 members con- partly because of the density
per square foot of store tributes 2.75 hours of labor. of the local population.”
space, the Park Slope Food Receiving produce and gro- Even though “other coops
Coop bested Whole Foods, ceries, packing bulk items, have abandoned their labor
the two articles reported. stocking shelves, checking out requirement to increase mem-
With a trim size of 6,000 customers, serving as bership and up sales numbers,
square feet, the Coop yields a cashiers, supervising shifts, experts say, PSFC is now the
yearly per-square-foot aver- stacking boxes, answering only coop in the country of its
age of over $6,500. phones, working in child-care, size where all members are
As for Whole Foods, “extrap- cleaning, carrying, writing and required to work and only food costs, other values pre- ues lead to economic viability
olating from their second quar- designing for the Linewaiters’ members can shop. But that dominate in both Coop mem- and even sustainability.
ter 2010 numbers, the Gazette, and website, accompa- doesn’t mean PSFC is exclu- bers and employees. Coop “Food co-ops are well posi-
notoriously high-margin chain nying fellow members, and sive. The only requirements for employees have a higher tioned to help build a more
had a per-store average of just bringing back shopping carts, membership are a $100 level of job satisfaction, and promising economy based on
$31.2 million—and a per- and even cutting and wrapping deposit, a $25 processing fee, those measures have been healthy food from healthy
square-foot sales average just cheese, which Fortune singles and attendance at an orienta- steadily increasing over the farms,” says Dave Gutknect of
an eighth of PSFC’s, at $838,” out as a “real money saver,” tion session,” Fortune reports. last decade or more, reports Cooperative Grocer. In Slow
the New York based publica- the active working member- surveys published in Coopera- Money, a report by Robin Sey-
tion noted, admitting that, “As ship cuts costs and gets many Food Coops’ Fringe tive Grocer. del of La Montanita Coop,
responsible amateur finance Coop jobs done. “While some Benefits In addition, with its small “Food coops are going
writers, we really should note coops have tiered member- “Food coops are often a store footprint of 6,000 beyond procuring and pro-
that Whole Foods’ 300 stores ships—i.e., you pay more not home base for core shoppers, square feet, the Coop also moting local foods…[to
means that an average really is to work,” the Fortune writer people who are incubators of stocks a leaner selection of investing]…in farmland,
just an average, but still. We will points out that the Coop “only food trends and who have food items, “9,500, vs. about forming or collaborating with
smugly declare this a victory has one level of membership developed a holistic under- 50,000 in a typical supermar- agricultural land trusts, creat-
for the home team.” to keep it egalitarian.” standing of wellness,” says ket,” says the Fortune article. ing farm loan funds, doing
Another recent Fortune arti- Obviously, Coop members Ellen Michel writing in a sum- Rather than stocking a vast microcredit loans and grants
cle on the food chain, Trader regard bartering labor for mer 2010 issue of Cooperative quantity of diverse products to small food enterprises,
Joe’s, detailed that the chain reduced food prices as worth- Grocer. “Mid-level consumers, that manufacturers want to managing farms and support-
averages $1,750 in sales per while, especially in economic while less focused on the sell, the Coop can concen- ing community gardens, pro-
square foot, more than double times like the present. “The broad connections between trate on what its members viding venues for farmers
the sales figures of Whole PSFC estimates that shoppers food choices and the public want to buy, producing a high markets and creating regional
Foods. spend 20% to 40% less on their good, take smaller steps in the turnover, which also helps to distribution networks.”
grocery bills than they would direction of local, organic, and assure that food is fresh. In a Cooperative Grocer inter-
How Does the Coop Do It? at a traditional supermarket,” sustainable products. Periph- All of these factors and view in 2006, Tim Wingate,
How can the Coop out-per- Fortune reports. ery consumers may discover choices—store size, member Chief Financial Officer at
form these giants, yielding Dave Gutknecht, the editor the coop when they begin to work, focused inventory, high Hunger Mountain Food Co-op
profit margins it wasn’t even of Cooperative Grocer, points out search for fewer “bad” foods, turnover, profit margins, and in Vermont asks, “If we don’t
aiming to reach? According to that with a mark up of 21% reacting to an allergy or newly certain core values make the believe in building a coopera-
Fortune, “The two biggest over the cost of the goods diagnosed medical condition,” Coop a model. By emphasiz- tive economy with our shop-
she notes, explaining why ing shared values—as a start- ping and savings dollars, who
Coops are among those who ing point, rather than making will? And if we don’t act on our
are successfully weathering the profits the overarching goal, beliefs, how can we expect
current economic downturn. the Coop is a living demon- others to? Invest in coopera-
In addition to reduced stration that cooperative val- tion today,” he urges. ■
What Is That? How Do I Use It?
Food Tours in the Coop
What you are Be alert
is a spike of energy driven into the earth to goodness
Everything you think, say and do sparks It is there for you
energy waiting, hand out-stretched
affecting all that lives around you Reach out
With right thinking, right saying
and right doing The Park Slope Food Coop
you facilitate the same in others Lending a Hand
This goodness collects and never
dissipates by Myra Klockenbrink
It is available to anyone at any time
Wrong thinking, saying and doing
but I say: Focus on the Good Mondays November 1 and
In every situation the good is present November 15
waiting for you to acknowledge it noon to 1:00 p.m.
so it can come to you and 1:30 t0 2:30 p.m.
Once goodness is activated You can join in any time during a tour.
evil is rendered powerless
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4 October 21, 2010 Park Slope Food Coop, Brooklyn, NY
The Coop Welcomes
Four New Staff Members
By Frank Haberle
PHOTOS BY ROD MORRISON
his Fall, especially during the late evening and weekend shifts, Coop
T members may notice four new Receiving Coordinators working hard
to bring the best, freshest and healthiest produce and products available
onto shelves. The Coop community welcomes the following four new
staff to the Coop: Britt Henriksson, Tiffany Jackson, Matthew Marvel and
Joseph Szladek. Joseph Szladek finds Matthew Marvel sorts
juggling opportunities through the latest crop of
So, What Exactly Does a a whole, they offered an everywhere. pumpkins.
Receiving Coordinator assortment of tactfully
Do? worded observations and in in Brooklyn 19 years.” Tiffany what is your favorite Park
While all share the same some cases, carefully crafted refers to her background as Slope Food Coop product?
title, their positions take on answers. As Joseph says, “Louisiana, originally; Vir- As Matthew sees it, “my
widely differing roles and “You mean my bosses? Um, ginia mostly. I have been in favorite product at the Coop
responsibilities, as well as dif- they’re great!” Brooklyn for two years.” is Edensoy Carob Soymilk
ferent shifts, for the Coop. Matthew adds, “For the Matthew is “originally from because nobody else likes it.”
Explaining her new position, most part the members are Minneapolis, Minnesota, in “Virgil’s Cream Soda” is
Britt states, “as a Receiving very willing to do whatever is the Midwest Coop Belt. I have Tiffany’s answer. “Snacki-
Coordinator, we help shop- required of them.” lived in Brooklyn for four mals,” Joseph offers, then
pers get the items they want “It is impossible to make a years.” “I was born in Point specifies: “Chocolate Chip.”
that might not be stocked on generalization about the Pleasant, New Jersey,” Joseph “Mitica Tortas de Aceite
shelf yet or which they cannot members,” Britt says. “We are offers, “which explains my Artesana con Almendra Mar-
locate. Receiving Coordina- all different; individuals.” demeanor. I’ve been in Brook- cona,” Britt divulges, “which
tors help manage the receiv- Tiffany Jackson’s big smile. Tiffany offers yet another per- lyn for 6 years, fortunately not translates to Sweet Marcona
ing workers. We make sure spective, stating her first long enough to have any Almond Flatbread. They are
that the items for the shelves impressions of the member- Brooklyn ‘cred.’” sweet and savory.”
get up from the basement to ship: “They’re very fertile!” As the Coop continues to
be stocked, whether they are What Do Receiving grow, these four new staff
frozen pizza snacks, salmon An Array of Coordinators….Eat? members will surely bring
trim or vita coco. I am also Backgrounds and Skills Perhaps the most reveal- their enthusiasm and skills to
there to help food processing. When asked what they ing and compelling question build our community and
I work nights and weekends.” were doing prior to working we can ask our new receiving keep our shelves brimming
As Matthew describes it, “I at the Coop, the new Receiv- coordinators as we get to with great food.
make sure that the store is ing Coordinators cite an know them, is the following: Welcome! ■
stocked and running interesting array of experi-
smoothly. I work mainly ences. Matthew says that,
afternoons, evenings and “Most of my work history has
weekends.” been in either collectively or
Tiffany’s take on the posi- cooperatively run business-
tion is very similar: as a es. However, before being
receiving coordinator, she hired by the Coop, I made a
says her job entails “keep- Britt Henriksson contem- brief foray into the strange
Park Slope Food Coop
ing the store stocked. I close plating all the good Coop world of art-handling and
the Coop on evenings and products. was eliminated when the
weekends.” recession arrived. Luckily,
Also a moonlighter, Joseph the majority of the work done the government was willing
elaborates, “You’ll find me
coordinating during evenings
by members. Not bad….
Plus, even though it’s close to
to support me until the
Coop could make an offer.” You won’t believe what this
and weekends. I also moon-
light as a buyer, ordering the
home, my work never comes
home with me.”
Britt reflects that, prior to
the Coop, she was a “stay at credit union has to offer!
fancy chocolate (Mast Broth- Explaining their first home mom who has not
ers, Tumbador, raw choco- impressions, Britt and been employed since my Representatives from
lates), some fancy candles, Matthew refer to prior experi- daughter was born six years
and some not-so-fancy honey.” ence in management, the ago.” Tiffany was a freelance People’s Alliance Federal Credit Union
food industry and Coopera- photographer. While hold-
First Impressions tives. Britt states that “I like ing out for a position at the will be at the Park Slope Food Coop to
When asked about their that every day is different Coop, Joseph held several present information and to sign up members
first impressions of working even if it is the same. It seems positions. “Besides applying
at the Coop, and what made to be a really good fit for me, I and re-applying for this job,” in the second-floor meeting room.
them want to work here, the have done tons of managing he says, “I worked at Whole
new Coordinators offered a and also went to cooking Foods, the New York Open
range of observations. “I love school for culinary arts.” Center, and a short stint at a Tuesday,
my co-workers,” Tiffany “I like the pleasant working strange banquet hall in October 26
states. “Hands down, they’re conditions and that the Coop Long Island.” 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.
the best. And the idea behind is socially responsible,” As for where they are from
the Coop is so unique—I Matthew says. “I wanted to and how long they’ve lived in
think that’s why we all work work here because it is the Brooklyn, the four reflect a Saturday,
here.” Joseph adds, “It’s an only job I am qualified for.” range of geographical back- October 30
incredibly functional place. I When all four were asked grounds. Britt says that “I am
2:00 – 6:00 p.m.
like that. Forty million in about their first impressions originally from the suburbs of
sales with a tiny footprint and of the Coop membership as Detroit, Michigan. I have been
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SHELF LABELING COMMITTEE REPORT
October Introduces the Non-GMO Project able knowing they are buying
a healthful product, and also
supporting the continuing
By Julia Herd This is a powerful exposé of GMOs have greater nutritional final product (5,6). availability of non-GMO
G enetically modified
salmon??!! For all of you
alarmed by the recent
the ways this American multi-
national corporation is sneak-
ing GMOs into our food and
value, or stay fresh longer, or
taste better, or provide any
other consumer benefit (3, 5).
While the seal doesn’t
guarantee a product is 100%
GMO free, it guarantees that
choices in North America.
So when shopping, start
looking for shelf tags near
announcement that the U.S. attempting to monopolize The primary beneficiaries are the product is certified to products that are verified by
Food and Drug Administra- nature. the companies that develop, have less than 0.9% GMO the Non-GMO Project.
tion is seriously considering What is Non-GMO Month? patent, and market GMO content, which is the legal Visit the Non-GMO Project
adding genetically engi- It’s dedicated to begin the seeds (3,5). Moreover, there is standard used by the Euro- website at www.nongmopro-
neered salmon to the grow- education of consumers a growing number of studies pean Union (6). It also guar- ject.org. To learn what to look
ing list of genetically about food safety and food showing a correlation between antees that any product for when buying animal
modified organisms (GMOs) labels. It’s to provide more consumption of GMOs and an bearing the seal has under- and dairy products, visit
approved for sale to con- knowledge so that we can array of health risks (5). As a gone independent testing of www.gmodanger.wordpress.c
sumers in the US (1- see end make more informed choices result, more and more con- all ingredients for which om. For questions, email the
of article for references by when seeking to eat healthy sumers are seeking non-GMO there is a GMO version grown Coop’s GMO Committee at
number), there is some excit- foods. It’s a celebration of the choices. But here in the U.S., in North America (6). sayno2GMO@gmail.com.
ing news. October is the work of the Non-GMO Project, there is no legal requirement The Non-GMO Project is And come learn how Mon-
launch date of a new way to and the introduction of the for producers to disclose the only organization offering santo wants to control our
avoid GMOs in food. Intro- “Non-GMO Project Verified” whether their products con- independent verification of foods, when we show The World
ducing the Non-GMO Project, seal on retail products, giving tain GMOs (3,5). Compare this testing and GMO controls for According to Monsanto on Friday,
a non-profit group of U.S. consumers more power to with most other developed products in the U.S. and October 29, at 7:30 p.m. on the
manufacturers, retailers, make informed decisions. nations, where there are Canada (5). When consumers Coop’s 2nd floor. The movie is
processors, distributors, Today, it is estimated that restrictions or even bans on buy a product bearing the free, and there will be non-
farmers, seed companies, nearly 80% of conventional GMOs because they have not Non-GMO Project Verified GMO baked goodies provided!
and consumers whose goal is processed foods in the Unit- been proved safe (3,5). What label, they can feel comfort- See you then! ■
to provide consumers with ed States contain GMOs (2, 3, this means is that U.S. con-
new tools by which to eat 4, 5). Genetic modification is sumers are denied the right to References by Notation Number:
healthily, and to promote a laboratory process where choose the quality and nature 1. Andrew Pollack, “Genetically Altered Salmon Get Closer to the Table,” N.Y. Times
non-GMO food. DNA from different species is of the foods they want to eat. 25 June 2010 (http://nytimes.com/2010/06/26/business/23salmon.html)
It’s Non-GMO Month! This merged, creating mutant The Non-GMO Project has 2. USDA Adoption of Genetically Engineered Crops in the U.S. (2009)
October, across the country, combinations of plant, ani- adopted a standard method of (www.usda.gov/Data/BiotechCrops)
nearly 600 retailers, including mal, bacteria and viral genes testing to determine whether 3. Non GMO Project (www.nongmoproject.org - “Consumers” – “About GMOs”)
the Park Slope Food Coop that would never occur in foods are GMO-free (5). It pro- 4. Martin Teitel and Kimberly Wilson, Genetically Engineered Food Changing the Face of
(and also Whole Foods Mar- nature or in traditional cross- vides a uniform, independent Nature, Park Street Press, Vermont 2001
ket) join in the effort breeding (3,4,5). GMOs are standard of product verifica- 5. Institute for Responsible Technology (www.responsibletechnology.org.GMFree/
to give consumers more infor- bred into plants—soy, corn, tion (5). It is this nation’s first AboutGMFoods/FAQS/Index.cfm)
mation and tools to help them sugar beets, canola in partic- third-party non-GMO verifica- 6. Non GMO Project www.nongmoproject.org (“Consumers”-“Understanding Our Seal”)
make healthy food-buying ular—for non-consumer ben- tion program (5). The idea is
choices. Members of the efits (5). The plants are to help consumers regain con-
Coop’s Non-GMO Shelf Label- designed to withstand direct trol of what they eat by provid-
ing Committee are handing
out information to shoppers
application of herbicides or
to self-produce an insecticide
ing information that allows
them to choose whether to eat
VALET BIKE PARKING
and passersby about Non-
GMO Month and how to avoid
to repel certain insects
(3,4,5). The proposed engi-
or avoid genetically modified
IS HERE ON SUNDAYS!
GMOs. In addition, on Friday, neering of salmon is The Project’s standard
October 29, 2010, the Coop designed to make the fish assures that a particular Every Sunday through November 21, from
will host a special free screen- mature more quickly (1). product is neither genetically 3:30 p.m.–8:00 p.m., Coop
ing of the film The World Accord- There is no evidence to modified nor contains geneti- members can leave their bikes
ing to Monsanto , at 7:30 p.m. show that foods containing cally modified organisms (5). with our valet parking service,
Foods that meet the Project’s
which is like a coat check for
Puzzle Corner standards are allowed to
show the Non-GMO Project
Verified label on their prod-
bikes. Working members
will check in and watch
Plus-Ones ucts’ packaging (5,6). This is
the symbol that consumers
your bike for you.
Below is a list of 25 common words. Each word can be expanded by
inserting a single additional letter somewhere within the word (not at the
should be on the lookout for,
beginning or end), to form a new word. The original letters should not be beginning this October. Near- Just drop off your
rearranged in any way. ly 900 products have been bike, do your shop-
verified to date, with thou- ping or your shift, and hop back on. No locks,
Each of the letters A through Z, excluding Q, is used exactly once to expand sands more in the pipeline
these words. Some words can be expanded in multiple ways, but only one
(5). New products join the no worries, no theft. Service operates rain or
combination of expansions will use up all the letters.
program every day. shine. Look for us in front of the yellow wall.
As an example, the first word in the list, “prelude,” can be expanded by Manufacturers earn the (Note: no bike check-in after 7:30 p.m.)
inserting a “C” to make the new word “preclude.” Having used the “C” for seal through compliance with
this word, it will not be used for any further expansions. rigorous GMO avoidance
prelude sentient car
standards established by the
grate imperil breath Non-GMO Project (5, 6). Valet bicycle parking at the Coop is brought
garage eternal peasant Ingredients are each tested to you by the PSFC Shop & Cycle Committee.
deer reside piggish (5,6). There is close monitor-
through simulate wrath ing of all steps in the produc-
widow deletion thirty
deprecate imperious septic
tion process, including
ford compete tracing the tested ingredients
continent sallow to make sure they remain
segregated so that there is no
Puzzle author: Stuart Marquis. For answers, see page 10.
Puzzle author: Stuart Marquis. For answers, see page xx. possibility of GMO ingredi-
ents getting mixed into the
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6 Oct 21, 2010 Park Slope Food Coop, Brooklyn, NY
COOP HOURS A monthly musical
Friday fundraising partnership of
Office Hours: the Park Slope
Monday through Thursday Nov. 19 Food Coop and
8:00 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. 8:00 p.m. the Brooklyn Society
Friday & Saturday for Ethical Culture
8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
8:00 a.m. to 10:00* p.m.
6:00 a.m. to 10:00* p.m.
Sunday Barry Bryson
6:00 a.m. to 7:30* p.m. A Great
*Shoppers must be on a checkout line
15 minutes after closing time. Big Band Sound from
Childcare Hours: a Great Small Band
Monday through Sunday
8:00 a.m. to 8:45 p.m.
Come join Barry Bryson, bandleader and trumpeter
Web address: of the Swing Street Orchestra, and fabulous Coop jazz
www.foodcoop.com musicians for a night of big-band swing-dance music.
Marje Wagner Barry Bryson—Trumpet/Leader Cynthia Hilts—Piano
Lee Hudson—Bass Rob Garcia—Drums
David Phelps—Guitar Stephan Bauer—Vibraphone
Lisa Parrott—Alto Saxophone/Clarinet
The Linewaiters’ Gazette is published biweekly by the Park Slope
Food Coop, Inc., 782 Union Street, Brooklyn, New York 11215. Jenny Hill—Tenor Saxophone/Clarinet
Opinions expressed here may be solely the views of the writer. The
Marje Wagner—Vocals Surprise Guest—Trombone
Gazette will not knowingly publish articles that are racist, sexist, or oth-
The Gazette welcomes Coop-related articles, and letters from members. Liz Peterson will be there to give a brief swing lesson in the
beginning and continue coaching people throughout
All submissions must include author’s name and phone number and
conform to the following guidelines. Editors will reject letters and
articles that are illegible or too long. Submission deadlines appear
53 Prospect Park West [at 2nd Street] • $10 • 8:00 p.m. [doors open at 7:45]
in the Coop Calendar opposite. Performers are Park Slope Food Coop members and receive Coop workslot credit.
Booking: Bev Grant, 718-788-3741
Letters: Maximum 500 words. All letters will be printed if they
conform to the guidelines above. The Anonymity and Fairness
policies appear on the letters page in most issues.
This Issue Prepared By:
Voluntary Articles: Maximum 750 words. Editors will reject articles
that are essentially just advertisements for member businesses and Monthly on the...
services. Last Sunday Coordinating Editors: Stephanie Golden
October 31 Erik Lewis
Committee Reports: Maximum 1,000 words. 10:00 a.m.–2:00 p.m.
Editor-Writer Guidelines: Except for letters to the editor, which Second Saturday Editors (development): Erik Lewis
are published without editing but are subject to the Gazette let- November 13 Joan Minieri
ters policy regarding length, anonymity, respect, and fairness, 10:00 a.m.–2:00 p.m.
all submissions to the Linewaiters' Gazette will be reviewed and Reporters: Frank Haberle
if necessary edited by the editor. In their review, editors are guid- November 18 Alison Rose Levy
ed by the Gazette's Fairness and Anonymity policies as well as 7:00 p.m.–9:00 p.m. Ed Levy
standard editorial practices of grammatical review, separation of
On the sidewalk in front of the receiving
fact from opinion, attribution of factual statements, and rudi- Art Director (development): Eva Schicker
area at the Coop.
mentary fact checking. Writers are responsible for the factual
content of their stories. Editors must make a reasonable effort to Illustrators: Lynn Bernstein
contact and communicate with writers regarding any proposed
editorial changes. Writers must make a reasonable effort to
respond to and be available to editors to confer about their arti-
cles. If there is no response after a reasonable effort to contact
What plastics do we accept?
Photographers: Rod Morrison
the writer, an editor, at her or his discretion, may make editorial Until further notice:
changes to a submission without conferring with the writer. Traffic Manager: Barbara Knight
• #1 and #6 type non-bottle shaped contain-
Submissions on Paper: Typed or very legibly handwritten and Thumbnails: Kristin Lilley
ers, transparent only, labels ok
placed in the wallpocket labeled "Editor" on the second floor at the Preproduction: Helena Boskovic
base of the ramp. • Plastic film and bubble wrap, transparent
only, no colored or opaque, no labels Photoshop: Terrance Carney
Digital Submissions: We welcome digital submissions. Drop
• #5 plastic cups, tubs, and specifically Art Director (production): Dilhan Kushan
disks in the wallpocket described above. The email address for
marked caps and lids, very clean and dry Desktop Publishing: Gabrielle Napolitano
submissions is GazetteSubmissions@psfc.coop. Receipt of your
submissions will be acknowledged on the deadline day. (discard any with paper labels, or cut off)
Classified & Display Ads: Ads may only be placed by and on behalf •NOTE: We are no longer accepting
#2 or #4 type plastics. Oliver Yourke
of Coop members. Classified ads are prepaid at $15 per insertion,
business card ads at $30. (Ads in the “Merchandise–Non-commercial” PLASTIC MUST BE COMPLETELY CLEAN & DRY Editor (production): Tioma Allison
category are free.) All ads must be written on a submission form Puzzle Master: Stuart Marquis
We close up promptly.
(available in a wallpocket on the first floor near the elevator). Classi- Please arrive 15 minutes prior to the
fied ads may be up to 315 characters and spaces. Display ads must Final Proofreader: Nancy Rosenberg
collection end time to allow for inspection and
be camera-ready and business card size (2"x3.5"). sorting of your plastic. Index: Len Neufeld
Printed by: New Media Printing, Bethpage, NY.
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Park Slope Food Coop, Brooklyn, NY Oct 21, 2010 7
Office Set Up it around the Coop. While the laundry is wash-
Mondays or Tuesdays, 6:00 a.m. to 8:30 a.m. ing/drying, you will clean toys in the childcare
room. You will be working with a partner on
The Membership Office needs an early riser
these tasks. Please contact the Membership
with lots of energy to do a variety of physical
Office if you’re interested.
tasks, including setting up tables and chairs;
buying food and supplies; labeling and putting
away food and supplies; recycling; washing
dishes; and making coffee. Sound like your Store Equipment Cleaning
dream come true? Please speak to Adriana in Mondays, 6:00 a.m. to 8:00 a.m.
the Membership Office for more information. The Coop is looking for members to clean the
checkout area of the store. It entails cleaning
the scales at each checkout and vacuuming
Laundry and Toy Cleaning around the base of the checkout station as well
Tuesdays, Thursdays or Saturdays, 8:30 p.m. as sweeping and occasionally mopping. You
to 10:30 p.m. will work under the supervision of a staff per-
This workslot has two responsibilities: You will son. Contact the Membership Office for more
load laundry into dryer, fold it and redistribute information.
A l l A b o u t t h e
C O O P CA L E N D A R G e n e r a l M e e t i n g
New Member Orientations General Meeting Info Our Governing Structure
Attending an Orientation is the first step toward TUE, OCT 26 From our inception in 1973 to the present, the open
Coop membership. Pre-registration is required for GENERAL MEETING: 7:00 p.m. monthly General Meetings have been at the center of the
all of the four weekly New Member Orientations. Coop’s decision-making process. Since the Coop incor-
To pre-register, visit www.foodcoop.com or contact TUE, NOV 2 porated in 1977, we have been legally required to have a
the Membership Office. Visit in person or call 718- AGENDA SUBMISSIONS: 8:00 p.m.
Board of Directors. The Coop continued the tradition of
622-0560 during office hours. Submissions will be considered for the Nov 16
General Meeting. General Meetings by requiring the Board to have open
Have questions about Orientation? Please visit meetings and to receive the advice of the members at
www.foodcoop.com and look at the “Join the Coop” Gazette Deadlines General Meetings. The Board of Directors, which is
page for answers to frequently asked questions. required to act legally and responsibly, has approved
LETTERS & VOLUNTARY ARTICLES: almost every General Meeting decision at the end of
The Coop on the Internet Nov 4 issue: 7:00 p.m., Mon, Oct 25 every General Meeting. Board members are elected at
Nov 18 issue: 7:00 p.m., Mon, Nov 8 the Annual Meeting in June. Copies of the Coop’s bylaws
CLASSIFIED ADS DEADLINE: are available at the Coop Community Corner and at
The Coop on Cable TV Nov 4 issue: 7:00 p.m., Wed, Oct 27 every General Meeting.
Nov 18 issue: 7:00 p.m., Wed, Nov 10
Inside the Park Slope Food Coop
FRIDAYS 2:30 p.m. with a replay at 10:30 p.m. Next Meeting: Tuesday,
Channels: 56 (TimeWarner), 69 (CableVision).
October 26, 7:00 p.m.
The General Meeting is held on the last Tuesday of each
Attend a GM Park Slope Food Coop
Mission Statement Location
and Receive Work Credit The Temple House of Congregation Beth Elohim
Since the Coop’s inception in 1973, the General The Park Slope Food Coop is a mem-
(Garfield Temple), 274 Garfield Place.
Meeting has been our decision-making body. At the ber-owned and operated food store—an
General Meeting (GM) members gather to make alternative to commercial profit-oriented
decisions and set Coop policy. The General-Meeting-for- business. As members, we contribute our How to Place an Item
workslot-credit program was created to increase
participation in the Coop’s decision-making process.
labor: working together builds trust
through cooperation and teamwork and
on the Agenda
Following is an outline of the program. For full details, see
the instruction sheets by the sign-up board. enables us to keep prices as low as possi- If you have something you’d like discussed at a General
ble within the context of our values and Meeting, please complete a submission form for the
• Advance Sign-up required: Agenda Committee. Forms are available in the rack near
To be eligible for workslot credit, you must add your principles. Only members may shop, and
name to the sign-up sheet in the elevator lobby. The sign- we share responsibilities and benefits the Coop Community Corner bulletin board and at
ups sheet is available all month long, except for the day of equally. We strive to be a responsible and General Meetings. Instructions and helpful information
the meeting when you have until 5 p.m. to sign up. On the ethical employer and neighbor. We are a on how to submit an item appear on the submission
day of the meeting, the sign-up sheet is kept in the buying agent for our members and not a form. The Agenda Committee meets on the first Tuesday
Membership Office. selling agent for any industry. We are a part of each month to plan the agenda for the GM held on the
Some restrictions to this program do apply. Please see last Tuesday of the month. If you have a question, please
of and support the cooperative movement.
below for details. call Ann Herpel at the coop.
We offer a diversity of products with an
• Two GM attendance credits per year:
emphasis on organic, minimally pro-
Each member may take advantage of the GM-for-
workslot-credit program two times per calendar year. cessed and healthful foods. We seek to Meeting Format
• Certain Squads not eligible: avoid products that depend on the Warm Up (7:00 p.m.) • Meet the Coordinators
Eligible: Shopping, Receiving/ Stocking, Food exploitation of others. We support non- • Enjoy some Coop snacks • Submit Open Forum items
Processing, Office, Maintenance, Inventory, Construction, toxic, sustainable agriculture. We respect • Explore meeting literature
and FTOP committees. (Some Committees are omitted the environment. We strive to reduce the Open Forum (7:15 p.m.) Open Forum is a time for
because covering absent members is too difficult.) impact of our lifestyles on the world we members to bring brief items to the General Meeting. If
• Attend the entire GM: share with other species and future genera- an item is more than brief, it can be submitted to the
In order to earn workslot credit you must be present tions. We prefer to buy from local, earth- Agenda Committee as an item for a future GM.
for the entire meeting. friendly producers. We recycle. We try to Reports (7:30 p.m.) • Financial Report • Coordinators’
• Signing in at the Meeting: lead by example, educating ourselves and Report • Committee Reports
1. After the meeting the Chair will provide the others about health and nutrition, coopera-
Workslot Credit Attendance Sheet. Agenda (8:00 p.m.)
2.Please also sign in the attendance book that is tion and the environment. We are com- The agenda is posted at the Coop Community Corner
passed around during the meeting. mitted to diversity and equality. We and may also appear elsewhere in this issue.
• Being Absent from the GM: oppose discrimination in any form. We Wrap Up (9:30-9:45) (unless there is a vote to extend
It is possible to cancel without penalty. We do ask that strive to make the Coop welcoming and the meeting) • Meeting evaluation • Board of Directors
you remove your name if you know cannot attend. Please accessible to all and to respect the opin- vote • Announcements, etc.
do not call the Membership Office with GM cancellations. ions, needs and concerns of every member.
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8 October 21, 2010 Park Slope Food Coop, Brooklyn, NY
oct 22-23 Blood Drive oct 28 Diversity Awareness Initiative Series:
fri-sat 11 am–6 pm thu 7 pm
‘Who Are Those Subtitles For?’
Fact: Less than 3% of the population donates blood, and 90% will use blood some
“We all speak Bengali, so who are those subtitles for?” A Dhaka audience member’s irate
time in their life. Presented in cooperation with New York Methodist Hospital. For fur-
question at a screening of the film Muslims or Heretics provides the context for thinking
ther information about blood donation, call 718-780-3644.
through the problems of projects with conflicting audiences. Coop member Naeem
Mohaiemen will show excerpts from his film and talk about context. Mohaiemen’s projects
will show next at Frieze Art Fair 2010 and Sharjah Biennial 2011. The Diversity and
Equality Committee (DEC) is moderating this event series to promote diversity awareness
oct 23-24 Food Drive to Benefit and education at the Coop. The series will include film screenings, moderated discussions,
sat-sun 9 am–7 pm presentations and workshops. Events will address issues related to race, gender, sexual ori-
CHIPS Soup Kitchen entation, disability, age, culture, ethnicity and socio-economics.
CHIPS Soup Kitchen, located at 4th Avenue and Sackett Street, is the recipient of Send event proposals to: firstname.lastname@example.org. PSFC members who present as part
much of our edible but unsaleable perishable food. They also need donations of of the event series are eligible to receive work credit.
nonperishable foods. This food will go to CHIPS to help them feed people in the
neighborhood who are in need of a nutritious meal. Consider contributing nonperish-
able foods and commercially packaged foods; canned fish; canned fruits and veg-
oct 29 The World According
fri 7 pm
etables; pasta sauce; pasta; pre-packaged rice; pre-packaged beans; canned beans;
canned soups; Parmalat milk; dry milk; peanut butter; cooking oil; or boxed raisins.
Give donations to the collection table outside the Coop. As part of Non-GMO Month, the GMO Shelf Labeling Committee
is screening The World According to Monsanto. This film is an
in-depth documentary that looks at the domination of the agri-
cultural industry by one of the world’s most insidious and power-
ful companies. The Non-GMO Project is a creation of the health
oct 24 Dream Workshop
food industry and funded by a consortium of producers, retailers
and distributors. For the first time ever, this independent group is actually testing foods to
sun 12 pm
determine if GMOs are present. Foods that pass the test are permitted to place the Non-
Would you like to have more tools to think about your dreams? This workshop will pro- GMO Project logo on their label.
vide you with ideas to understand dreams and their guiding intention in a deeper way.
Drawing from the analytical psychology of C.G. Jung, we will look at dreams both cho-
sen by the presenter as well as dreams of participants, if wished. Coop member Frauke
Glaubitz, MD, ADTR, is a Jungian analyst in private practice in Manhattan and
oct 30 Eldercare from A to Z
Brooklyn. She also works with dreams in “Authentic Movement” using nonverbal, cre-
sat 11 am
ative ways to connect to the unconscious partner within. Each panel member of this discussion is professionally committed to making life easier
for New York City seniors and their families and caregivers. Panel member Kathleen
Higgins Esq., partner, The Law Office of Weiserbs & Higgins, LLP, is an eldercare attor-
ney who plans for present and future needs for seniors, wills, trusts, supplemental needs
oct 26 PSFC OCT General Meeting
trusts, health care proxies, living wills and powers of attorney. Katie Hustead, principal,
Paper Moon Moves LLC, will address advance planning for a possible move into senior
tue 7 pm housing, assisted living or a relative’s home; the downsizing and organizing challenges
Items will be taken up in the order given. Times in parentheses seniors face; and how to prepare for a senior move. Skip Dailey is a licensed funeral
are suggestions. More information on each item may be avail- director and advance-planning coordinator for Dignity Memorial funeral providers. He
able on the entrance table at the meeting. We ask members to assists with final expenses associated with trusts, estate and Medicaid planning.
please read the materials available between 7 and 7:15 p.m.
Meeting location: Congregation Beth Elohim Social Hall (Garfield Temple),
274 Garfield Place at Eighth Avenue. oct 31 Candida Albicans Again?
Item #1: Agenda Committee Election (20 minutes) sun 12 pm
Election: “Four two-year terms are open on the committee. Two current Agenda Yeast is a complex condition that needs to be attacked from different angles. It is the
Committee members whose terms have expired are seeking re-election. The committee cause of many ailments. Find out how you can combat it once and for all. Why does it
will present additional candidates to fill openings on the committee.” come back? What is the hidden cause that was never imagined before? Do only a few
—submitted by the Agenda Committee people know about the cause? Stop this beast that takes years away from your life.
Item #2: Amend Coop Retirement Policy (35 minutes) Instead, live a happy, joyful life in vibrant health. Presented by Coop member Marija
Proposal: “To change the Coop retirement policy to Park Slope Food Coop members in Santo, CNHP and Geotran Practitioner.
good standing with 30 years of service and who are at least 60 years old may retire
from the workslot requirement. The current requirement for retirement is 20 years of
service and at least 65 years old.” —submitted by Tracy Fitz nov 2 Agenda Committee Meeting
Item #3: FTOP members and make-up shift slots (35 minutes) tue 8 pm
Proposal: “Permitting FTOP workers to be able to do make-up shifts when space per- The Committee reviews pending agenda items and creates the
mits.” —submitted by Jeanne Solomon agenda for this month’s General Meeting. Drop by and talk with
Explanation: “In light of FTOP shifts being booked weeks in advance on an average day committee members face-to-face between 8 and 8:15 p.m.
prohibiting easy scheduling of FTOP shifts, FTOP workers should be able to do make-up Before submitting an item, read “How to Develop an Agenda
shifts so they don’t get hopelessly behind.” Item for the General Meeting” and fill out the General Meeting Agenda Item Submission
For information on how to place an item on the Agenda, please see the center pages of Form, both available from the Membership Office. The next General Meeting will be
the Linewaiters’ Gazette. The Agenda Committee minutes and the status of pending held on Tuesday, November 30, 7 p.m., at Congregation Beth Elohim Social Hall (Garfield
agenda items are available in the Coop office. Temple), 274 Garfield Place at Eighth Avenue.
For more information on these and other events, visit the Coop’s website: foodcoop.com
All events take place at the Park Slope Food Coop unless otherwise noted. Nonmembers are welcome to attend workshops.
Views expressed by the presenter do not necessarily represent the Park Slope Food Coop.
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nov 4 Food Class: nov 9 Safe Food Committee Film Night:
thu 7:30 pm The Flavors of Mexico tue 7 pm
Tricia Brown is a chef, culinary instructor and a food and wine A celebration of indigenous food, farming and culture. Film
blogger. She teaches Mexican and New Mexican cuisine at and host to be announced. Please see the bulletin board
numerous schools. She also leads culinary tours to Santa Fe next to the elevator for updates.
Susan Baldassano, Coordinator New Mexico. She is a graduate of the Natural Gourmet
Institute for Health and Culinary Arts and the International Wine Institute’s Advanced
program. She documents her adventures in eating and drinking on her blog,
www.gourmetrix.com. Menu includes spice-marinated vegetarian mushroom tacos; quick
and delicious black beans; and herb-infused quinoa. Materials fee: $4.
nov 12 Defending and Enhancing
fri 7:30 pm
nov 5 Film Night: A Ring of Their Own One of the nation’s best anti-poverty programs is under attack by those who would
fri 7:30 pm make us work ’til we drop. We need to understand the fallacies in the opponents’ argu-
A Ring of Their Own captures the drama of Ann-Marie Saccurato ments and work to build a movement to make Americans’ retirements truly secure.
and Angel Bovee, female competitors in one of the most aggres- Brent Kramer has been a Coop member for more than 30 years. He teaches Economics
sive and male-identified sports on the planet — boxing. Two at Borough of Manhattan Community College.
remarkable women push themselves to their absolute physical
limits, then make a radically different choice than many profes-
sional gay athletes by living out and proud, becoming true pio-
neers in the ring. Director Michael Penland has produced documentaries independently, for nov 13 Autumn Recipe
sat 1–3 pm
public television and for network news divisions and cable outlets.
To book a Film Night, contact Faye Lederman, email@example.com.
Swap & Brunch
What sort of foods do you enjoy eating when Summer bows out and the brisk Fall
weather returns? Do roasted squash and hearty soups replace your Summer diet of sal-
nov 6 The Day Before the ads and BBQ? Swappers are invited to prepare a favorite Autumn dish and share it,
with the recipe, with fellow cooks and eaters. Please prepare enough food to serve 10-
sat 1–4 pm
NYC Marathon 12. Swappers are invited to prepare a favorite dish using Autumnal ingredients and
bring the dish with the recipe to share with others. The event’s presenter will photocopy
Bring your own carbs and share with other runners, while enjoying highlights from vari- all the recipes for everyone to take.
ous running events, such as the recent Berlin Marathon, and other marathons and run-
ning events.This is open to ALL(whether you are running a marathon or not).Runners
and nonrunners (or as we say: “soon to be runners”) are welcome. (Food Coop rules do
not permit alcohol.)
nov 13 Nutrition Response Testing
sat 4 pm
nov 6 Forgiveness
Stop guessing which supplements are best. Stop prescribing for yourself based on the
latest magazine article or news report. Know exactly which whole foods are best for your
sat 5 pm body. Nutrition response testing can identify the underlying reason your body is creating
symptoms. Then we can create a designed, clinical nutrition program just for you! Coop
Learn to forgive yourself and others, focus and use the power of unconditional love,
member Diane Paxton, MS, LAc, is the owner and principal of Inner Fire Integrative
align your head and your heart, use the power and energy of love to relieve stress, and
Health Services, with offices in Manhattan and Park Slope.
participate in a group unconditional love meditation. Coop member Moraima Suarez
has studied and practiced the healing arts for more than 20 years.
nov 19 Harmonize Your Body, Mind
nov 7 Simple Solutions for fri 7 pm
sun 12 pm And Spirit with Jin Shin Jyutsu
Organizing Your Life ®
Jin Shin Jyutsu is an ancient Japanese practice that balances the body’s energy by
Learn how to prioritize, develop a task list, clear out clutter, manage time more effi- simply using hands/fingers to eliminate stress, create emotional equilibrium, relieve
ciently and expand your living space. For the past ten years, Coop member Susan pain and alleviate acute or chronic conditions. In this workshop, you will learn to boost
Kranberg, a professional organizer and experienced business consultant, has helped your immune system, help with fatigue, relieve aching backs, alleviate stomach issues
homeowners, apartment dwellers and professionals find relief from chronic clutter and and address attitudes like worry, anxiety, anger, sadness — and more. Coop member
disorganization. She frequently runs workshops on how to get organized and facilitates Phil Vergés is a certified Jin Shin Jyutsu practitioner, self-help teacher and licensed
de-clutter support groups in NYC. massage therapist.
nov 19 The Very Good Coffeehouse Coop Concert Series: dec 2 Food Class
Swing Street Orchestra
dec 3 Film Night
nov 28 Acupuncture for Anxiety and Depression
nov 30 Diversity Awareness Initiative Series dec 4 Candida Albicans Again?
nov 30 PSFC NOVEMBER General Meeting dec 4 Co-Counseling
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OF ROBERT’S AND OTHER DAY OF RECKONING
my talk with the technical support
RULES OF ORDER person. It was only the next day I real-
A STUDY OF COOPERATION DEAR COOP, ized, Oooooooooooooh, the Coop. I’m used to
DEAR COOP MEMBERS: It wasn’t as if I was prepared for it. doing my shift. I miss my squad.
DEAR MEMBERS, This is a follow-up to my letter print- For over a year whenever I met Gail Tuch
The 5th International Principle of ed in the 9/23/10 Linewaiters’ Gazette. Michael in the park he talked about
Cooperation states in part that coop- That letter explained that because no his proposal that people who have
eratives…”inform the general pub- advance notice was given to the entire been members of the Coop for more
lic—particularly young people and membership that a proposal would be than 20 years should be able to retire LINEWAITERS’ GAZETTE
opinion leaders—about the nature of taken up and voted on during the from their work shifts in the same way
benefits of cooperation.” August 2010 General Meeting, the vote that teachers, cops or firemen retire. I DEAR EDITOR,
In keeping with this principle we that did take place during that meeting would tell him it was difficult for me Recently I have downloaded a few
have for many years now cooperated was improper and thus void. to do my shift when I was teaching issues of Linewaiters’ Gazette and really
with both classes of students and The Coop’s bylaws state in Article VI: and raising two kids but at this time enjoyed reading them on my PC. The
individual students doing research or “The membership shall be given in my life I was not looking to be quality was impressively good. This
projects. Below is a note from a stu- notice of each such meeting prior to relieved of my responsibility. Michael brought me to the memory of seeing
dent who will be studying our coop such meeting. The directors shall would point out that this would be large piles of printed Gazette in a few
and she would appreciate the oppor- inform those members who shall be voluntary retirement. I could still do locations in the Coop and start to
tunity to interview several long time present of the nature of the business my workslot if I chose. I would think ponder the question: (Even though I
members. If you can do this please to come before the directors and about the sense of satisfaction I felt don’t know how we decide on how
contact her at the e-mail and/or mail- receive the advice of the members on when my shift was finished. I didn’t many copies need to be printed and
ing address she provides below. such matters.” think I would feel like that if I didn’t how many of them have been discard-
In cooperation, and; have to work. ed), for conservation, should we
Joe Holtz “Except as otherwise provided, all I also talked to Jean while we reduce the quantity of printed copies
General Coordinator parliamentary matters shall be gov- bagged the fruit and nut mix. We were and instead add a subscription fea-
erned by Robert’s Rules of Order.” informed that the Coop retirement ture to the E-copy online, which many
Robert’s Rules of Order states in Sec- proposal had passed. I told her I online newsletters are doing?
tion 39: might already have worked 20 years at Thanks,
“Motions that conflict with the cor- the Coop. I joined in 1977 but I Chun Lu
porate charter, constitution or bylaws dropped out twice, once because I
of a society, or with procedural rules wasn’t buying right. I was buying too FOOD COOP FOODIE
prescribed by national, state or local many vegetables that rotted before I The foods I consume are organic
laws, are out of order, and if any could eat them and another time I left And locally grown, all Atlantic;
motion of this kind is adopted, it is because I was spending too much They keep me quite sane
null and void.” money on things that I didn’t really Also nourish the brain
LOOKING FOR The minutes of the August 2010 need, like five dollar ergonomic Except when they render me manic.
General Meeting I prepared reflected toothbrushes. But the major reason I Leon Freilich
INTERVIEW PARTNERS the fact that what occurred during the left was because I didn’t want to work.
meeting was discussion and amount- Jean said she would continue to
DEAR PARK SLOPE FOOD ed to nothing further. Improper work her shift even if she was eligible
BUY ISRAELI GOODS AND
COOP MEMBERS, motions and voting results that are for Coop retirement. She said she SEEK AN ISRAELI AND
null and void are not recorded in the enjoyed the camaraderie, especially PALESTINIAN FRIEND
Any long-time members looking to General Meeting minutes. our shift with our over the top super
reminisce? I’m a grad student at NYU For anyone who needs to contact duper squad leader and co-workers
working on a history of the PSFC’s me regarding this matter, my email who knew about the best Brooklyn
early days, and would love to hear address is email@example.com. restaurants beyond Smith Street, GAZETTE,
your thoughts about being a member Sincerely, child care in Hungary, hip replace- As a response to the Olympia Food
during the 1970s. Got insights into Elizabeth Tobier ment surgery, best literary magazines, Co-op boycott of Israeli goods dis-
the Coop’s initial goals and shared Board member and secretary best places to visit in China and living cussed in the August 12, 2010 Linewait-
visions? Its group dynamics? Its poli- in Macedonia. ers’ by Mary P. Buchwald (who I have
tics? Its place in the neighbourhood? I liked the talk on the shifts also. never met): Our Coop policy should
How would you describe the way it Nevertheless, I confirmed on the be buy Israeli and Palestinian prod-
has changed over time? What aspects phone with Ellen that according to ucts, each member should seek a new
have you found fulfilling? What Coop records I had worked over 20 Israeli (Jewish or Arab) friend as well
aspects frustrating? How and why did ON BARNEYS COOP years. Records noted that I left twice as a Palestinian friend. Boycotting a
you come to get involved? but I was still eligible to retire. So I democratic country is a foolish
Please feel free to get in touch with DEAR EDITOR, went to the office, showed my driver’s response equivalent to walking
me by email: firstname.lastname@example.org. The fact that Barneys wants to call license and was released from the around with your eyelids shut.
Or snail mail: Lana Povitz, NYU His- itself a coop in violation of NY busi- work obligation. I was 11 years a former resident of
tory Department, 53 Washington Square ness law is a matter for public officials But then came the last Thursday in Israel with several months in the
South, New York, NY 10012-1098. to address. Why not write our local September when was the day my Palestinian territories. Noting that my
You’re welcome to write/type out council or state assembly person(s) squad met. I was all right until 3:30. I former wife, mother of my daughter, is
your recollections or send me whatev- and get them to do their job? walked in the park with my friend. I an Iranian-born Jew, I urge members
er fun paraphernalia you might have Addressing the violation is in the practiced the piano. I met with some- to discuss the viewpoints of Israelis
lying around. If you wanted to chat in public interest. When the Park Slope one who showed me a little of the whose family members were forced
person, email me. We’ll meet up. Food Coop’s value chain participants Alexander technique. Then at 3:30, out of Morocco, Iran, Egypt, Yemen,
Hoping to hear from you soon, or its business model is threatened, the starting time of my Food Process- and Iraq. They comprise nearly half of
Lana then it is in its private (buying agent) ing squad I got confused. I couldn’t Israeli Jews and have a mostly united
PS: I want this project to be a interests to dedicate financial (and make up my mind if I wanted to go to opinion that must be heard.
resource for members and people other) resources and pursue legal Manhattan or stay in the Slope. Out- Neil Blonstein
who are curious about food coops action. The General Coordinators are side garden work? Inside writing?
generally. If you have ideas about how our equivalent of “executive manage- Shopping? I did eventually get into
to make this history useful, please ment” and as such each one has a the city to do yoga and try to calm
share. For example, are there aspects fiduciary duty to act in the Park Slope down but I was on the phone all night
of the Coop’s past you’d like to know Food Coop’s best interests. The mem- with Apple technical support because
more about? Is there a particular bership has indicated its will. I typed my password incorrectly so
medium you think would work best Sincerely, many times I couldn’t get into my
(article/blog/zine/pamphlet/etc.)? J. A. Tamarkin account. I went to bed exhausted from
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A warm welcome to these new Coop members who have joined us in the last two weeks. We’re glad you’ve decided to be a part of our community.
Kelly Arbor Joana Costa Knufinke Ryan Hale Frank Lee Hannah Morris Tatyana Rosalie Benjamin Siracusa
Itai Asseo Alexander Cox Amanda Harvey- David Levine Thomas Mouries Sharon Rothenberg Hillman
Jennifer Asseo Kevin Custer Schwartz Weifeng Li Tatiana Munoz Heather Rowley Dwight Smith
Frank Augugliuaro Latoya Daley-Bennett Steven Hassett David HanZhang Liang Phineas Newborn III Collin Ruffino Fallyn Smith
Joseph Baffuto Alexandra Davidson Cara Heerdt Bill Lienhard Boon Lin Ngeo Nancy Saldivav Emily Stallings
Emily Baierl Ralph Diamond Cameron Henley Jessica Lin Jeff Oakley Alana Salguero Katherine Stitham
Ryan Beckley Tristan Duffus Tyler Henry Julie Lin Samantha Oddi Sidhartha Sanchez Eli Szenes-Strauss
Christian Benes Melissa Dyne Michelle Hessey Elizabeth Lindgren Fabian Palencia Georgia Sanford Carolyn Vadino
Jackie Bernard Alison Fichera Dean Patrick Higgins Yuval Lion Keila Palencia Anayah Sangodele- Derek VanScoten
Gregory Bertleff Norman Filzman Nickerson Hill Eric Lippe Janet Pevsher Ayoka Nan Wakefield
Kristin Bohl Molly Finnerty Trevor Hipp Larisa Litrinova Amy Phillips Maurice Sangodeled- Elisabeth Watson
Elizabeth Borkin Rhondell Flanders David Hoffmann Linda Louie Jessica Phillips Ayoka Olivia Weisser
Jeffrey Borkin Delphine Foo-Matkin Sarah Hoida Betty Luther Hillman Ezra Pincus-Roth Rick Schine Audrey Welsh
Tamara Buran Aimee Fournier Mary Beth Holman Shumin Ma Andrew Pink Melanie Schneider Annelise Whitley
Caitlin Burke Eglantine Fournier Robert Honstein Corey Maass Gretchen Poole Michael Schneider Brandhi Williamson
Danielle Cacioppo George Gardner III Michael Howard Robin Maltz Alex Porras Erich Schoen-Rene William Wilson
Jean Campbell Henry Giardina Tamar Huberman Julie Markes Dimitry Portnov Chris Schwartz Andrew Winfrey
Dustin Carlson Roger Gibian Jill Hubley Francesco Masci Zoe Randell Launa Schweizer Claire Wood
Lin Chang Jill (Jae) Gilbert Earl Johnson III Michael Matkin Elizabeth Raysor Erika Scott Natan Yakobian
Marc Kipyung Choi Justin Goldman Sanam Jorjani Paticia McDonald Veronica Reboredo Alexandra Shartle Shahar Yannay
Jinju (Jay) Chung Natalia Gontouar Gina Josette Chantel Mead Rebon Vladislav Shchogolev Nancy Zan
Michael Clarfeld Jose Gonzalez Balem Kim Katherine Metzroth Patrick Reid Steven Shin Blaise Zandoli
Ilana Cohen Laura Grey Christopher Konecky Jamie Miles Caitlin Rideout Nik-Magnus Shriner Nicole Zandoli
Brad Cooke Catherine (Katy) Alana Krivo-Kaufman Kathryn Mora Rosaria Romano Daniel Silber-Baker Eric Zeiler
Margaret Cooke Guimond Ada Kupersh Ricardo Mora Michael Rosalie Kristin Sinclair Wei Zhang
Thank you to the following members for referring friends who joined the Coop in the last two weeks.
Maris Abelson Natalia Chefer Kate Gage Daniel Levin Shaheen Nazerali Julie Raskin Ashley Swinnerton
Hagar Aviram Jaime Coan Ilana Garcia-Grossman Liza Logounova Judy Nelson Shelly Reed Petra Tanos
Nicole Balazs Alexis Colantonio Stacey Georg Elizabeth London The New York Times Rachelle Rochelle Ken Thomson
Charlene Bannon Nathaniel Cunningham Elizabeth Giddens Matthew Lore Edith Newman James Rusk Meggan Thompson
Alejandro Barragan Jay Dea Greg Glassman Andrea Loukin Sally Newman Eduard Schulz Christy Thornton
Talia Barrett Cortney Denison Grace Glenny David Mancuso Alisha Niehaus Justin Seery Eric Thornton
Rebecca Bateman Heather Dickison Renee Hall Mikhaela Maricich Jennie Page Al Siedman Eric Toole
David Bianciardi Germaine Dona Marcella Harb Karen Marshall Kavita Pawria Renee Skuba Amaku Ukpong
Alex Bodel Christian Doten Hannah Hirschland Anna Miller Toni Perrone Ariella Slovin Jill Ulicney
Monique Bowen Tressa Eaton Jihae Hong Amanda Mitchell Elizabeth Peters Louise Spain John Warren
Johanna Bronk Daniel Fennessy Najati Imam Brett Moen Olga Poddubnaya Melvyn Spain Keri Weaver
Beth Donnelly Caban Wendy Fleischer Natalie James Kathleen R. Moore Elizabeth Pongo Eleanor Spottswood Shelly Weiss
John Caban Michael Frumin Leah Koenig Lisa Jean Moore Rachel Porter Samantha Storey
Toni Ceaser Stephen Fulgham Kyla Krug-Meadows Kathleen Mosher-Smith Lynn Rakos Jesse Sweet
Community calendar listings are free. Please submit your event listing in 50 words or less to GazetteSubmissions@psfc.coop. Submission deadlines are the
same as for classified ads. Please refer to the Coop Calendar in the center of this issue. An asterisk (*) denotes a Coop member.
welcome. The event will include Collateral Pain of Military Fami- ject.com. RSVP: 718-369-0123 or 718-499-2707.
SAT, OCT 23 healthy living and eco-friendly lies.” 1 PM at the Brooklyn Public email@example.com.
Tony Bird house concert in Brook- exhibitors, nationally-known and Library, Kings Highway Branch.
lyn. 8:00 p.m. Call 917-592-7148 local speakers, non-profits, 2115 Ocean Avenue, downstairs
SAT, OCT 30
for reservations, location, infor- restaurant booths with delicious meeting room.
TUE, OCT 26 Peoples' Voice Cafe: Joel Landy;
mation. Suggested contribution veg food, and live music and Join Sonia Pichardo, of GEO Col- Tom Neilson. 8-10:30 p.m., Com-
$20. www.mangotime.net. entertainment. Brooklyn Public Library Chamber lective, and representatives from munity Church of New York, 40 E.
Players: Free Concert in the Cooperative Home Care Associ- 35th St. (between Madison &
Peoples' Voice Cafe: Jack Hardy; All-star Poetry Reading Against Dweck Center at the Central ates, Beyond Care, and Si Se Puede Park). For info call 212-787-3903
Emma Graves. 8-10:30 p.m., the War: Brooklyn poet laureate Library at Grand Army Plaza. The to learn more about how a worker or peoplesvoicecafe.org. Sug-
Community Church of New York, Tina Chang*, bestselling author Apollo Trio with Maria Lambros, cooperative works and how to start gested donation: $15 general/$10
40 E. 35th St. (between Madison Sapphire*, Vietnam Veteran and viola; Beethoven: Piano Trio IX, one. 6:30–9:00 p.m. at the Com- member/more if you choose, less
& Park). For info call 212-787- antiwar activist Dayl Wise & vet- Dvorak: Dumky Trio, Brahms: C mons, 388 Atlantic Avenue, Brook- if you can't/no one turned away.
3903 or peoplesvoicecafe.org. eran poet Donald Lev! Proceeds Minor Piano Quartet. www. lyn. Info:firstname.lastname@example.org.
Suggested donation: $15 gener- benefit Brooklyn for Peace. 7 p.m. brooklynpubliclibrary.org.
al/$10 member/more if you $15 or sliding scale for students,
WED, NOV 3
choose, less if you can't/no one seniors, unemployed. Park Slope Brooklyn Acupuncture Project is
WED, OCT 27 FOLK OPEN SING: Come sing with
turned away. United Methodist Church, 493 proud to announce the Radiant Brooklyn Free Skill: K-8th Grade us the first Wednesday of every
8th St. (6th Ave). Health NYC Support Network and Open House. Tours: 5:30-6:30 month. Bring voice, instruments,
NYC VegFest will celebrate our 2010/2011 Lecture Series: "Food p.m. Q & A with school director friends. Children welcome.
2nd year w/an outdoor festival in Choices for Healthy Hormones and staff: 6:30-7:30 p.m. Learn Cohosted by the Folk Society of
Union Square Park-from 10am to
SUN, OCT 24 and Fertility." $20 suggested about this groundbreaking NY, the Ethical Culture Society &
5pm. Admission is FREE! Join us The Brooklyn Humanist Commu- donation. Brooklyn Acupuncture educational option and visit our the Good Coffeehouse. At the Eth-
for an exciting day of educational nity, Inc. presents Vicki Project 530 3rd ave #4F (between fabulous new home at 372 Clin- ical Culture Society, 53 Prospect
exhibits and events in Union McFadyen, Chairperson, Military 12th & 13th) in Park Slope. 7 p.m. ton Avenue, in Clinton Hill. Info: Park West. 7:30–10:00 p.m. Info:
Square Park. Pets on leashes are Families Speak Out Metro: “The www.brooklynacupuncturepro- www.brooklynfreeschool.org; 718-636-6341.
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