Elk River Area Food Co-Op Newsletter
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The Elk River Area Food Co-op's Board of Directors wanted to take this opportunity to say a huge "thank you" to all of our current followers, members, and partners for your patience during our pause. We are excited to share our next steps with you as we continue to develop a strategic plan. Join us for our annual members'  meeting in November to hear more information about our progress, planning, and updates!

Calendar of Events

July Board Meeting
July 15th, 2019
6:30-8:30 p.m.

November Member Meeting
Date and time TBA
Julie Swedberg, a resident of Elk River, joins the ERA Coop as the new treasurer.  Julie graduated with a degree in Accounting and has her CPA license.  She has extensive experience with auditing, financial statements, budgeting and planning, forecasting, and internal controls.  Julie was previously the Chief Financial Officer of a private high school in the Twin Cities and currently volunteers as a lung cancer survivor/advocate for A Breath of Hope Lung Foundation in Wayzata, MN.  


  • There are currently 437 member-owners.
  • The next phase is so close - only fifty more members needed to begin - JOIN TODAY!
  • ERA co-op's Board of Directors is now re-established, including the treasurer position.
  • We are currently developing a strategic plan, including long-term and short-term goals for the ERA co-op. See below for more information on our short-term goals as we inch closer to the November Annual Members' meeting. 


The ERA Co-Op recently pushed "pause" on typical activities and took a step back to reflect on all the progress we previously made and to solidify future goals. Now that the Board of Directors is re-established, we are thrilled to look at our "next steps" for the co-op. 
  • Revisit ERA's co-op committee structure and assigned duties.
  • Refine and clarify the ERA vision, including exploring co-ops in similar communities as Elk River and storefront/alternative model opportunities. 
  • Develop financial policies and procedures
  • Gather information on and perform comparisons of potential storefront sites
  • Continue facilitating open communication with members regarding progress, challenges, and goals.
Not a member, yet? We are only fifty memberships away from moving on to the next phase of our development and being one step closer to bringing high-quality, local, natural and organic foods! Enjoy current membership benefits, help us grow, and be a crucial piece of improving your community! 

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Elk River Area Food Co-op
PO Box 64
Elk River, MN 55330

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Elk River Area Food Co-Op · PO Box 64 · Elk River, MN 55330 · USA

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