Congress showed yesterday that it has heard the voices of the majority of Americans who want GMO foods to be labeled...continued below :)
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Congress showed yesterday that it has heard the voices of the majority of Americans who want GMO foods to be labeled. This is a significant win after a yearlong effort to defeat the DARK Act. While we anticipate that the bill’s supporters will continue to push for voluntary labeling, today’s vote in opposition to the DARK Act clears the way for a mandatory labeling bill, for which we will continue to advocate.
D.R.O.P.P. (Distributors of Regional & Organic Produce and Products)

The co-op's local food hub and bulk ordering system for members is starting to compete.  Members and Community Partners  price on a gallon of Bronner's:  $43.93 compared to $57.59 on Amazon.  It's gettin' hot in here...better refresh with some organic castile soap!
Our co-op has been growing steadily since our inception in 2005, let’s take a look at this business trajectory as a mini history of GBCFC:
  • In 2005 we made $841 as a buying club
  • In 2006 we had become a store-front and made $23,828 - 2,733% growth over 2005
  • In 2007 we expanded the tiny closet at Wonder St. and had sales of $185,046 - 677% growth over 2006
  • In 2008 we moved into the front part of the record store on Wonder St and had sales of $243,388 - 34% growth over 2007
  • In 2009 we moved over to Plumas St. and became open to the public yet still occupying roughly 500 sq feet of retail, our sales reached $519,908 - 109% growth over 2008
  • In 2010 our membership had more than doubled on Plumas st. and we had sales of $817,042 - 57% growth over 2009
  • In 2011 we nearly maxed out at $995,844, forcing us to begin the process of moving to our next larger and current location at 240 Court St. - 22% growth over 2010.
  • In 2012 it was our first almost full year on Court St., we ended the year with $1,812,030 - 82% growth over 2011.
  • In 2013 we did $2,523,043 in annual sales…this was the year that we were recognized nationally by the NCG and touted as one of the “Fastest growing co-ops in the nation” - we had achieved 39% growth over 2012.
  • 2014 we ended the year with $2,782,888 in sales - 10.3% growth over 2013
  • 2015 we had $3,046,331 in sales - 9.5% growth over 2014.
  • The first two months of 2016 (traditionally some our slowest months) are bizarrely growing at 22% growth over the same period last year!  We have just been recognized again by the NCG as one of the top 5 fastest growing co-ops in the nation!! Thank you Reno, our members and shoppers are truly the best!!! <3
Meet Your Farmer - Italian Hearts Optimized
Meet Papa Sal and Val Grey - Owners, Curators & Chefs at Italian Hearts Pasta Sauces!  Click on the image to view their gorgeous feature in the ongoing 'Meet Your Farmer' video series...or pick up a bottle of their delicious sauce at the co-op today <3

Hopefully y'all have heard the great news that Nevada has it's very own private organic certifier!  Basin Range Organics (BAR_O) is a 501c3 non-profit.  The next step in their success is to help fund one of Nevada's most knowledgeable young farmers on their way to the organic livestock certification training this May!  Can you help

Please make a tax deductible donation to help get Daniel Holley (Holley Family Farms) out to this necessary training.  This program will cost roughly $5,000.  The co-op will be pitching in the first $500 towards this cause...please join in and help get him there!  $20, $50, $100...anything helps to get Nevada closer to having local certified organic beef, lamb, pork and poultry inspector!  Email for donation information.  Donation link coming soon.  :)

Basin and Range Organics (BAR_O), formed only six months ago, was just awarded its United States Department of Agriculture ‘Certificate’, as an “Accredited Certifying Agency” as of January 26, 2016.  Basin and Range Organics, organized as a non-profit organization, may begin granting ‘organic certification’ in four areas: Crops, Wild Crops, Livestock and Handling Operations per guidelines of the National Organics Program.”  Previously only two certification areas, “Crops and Handling,” were available in Nevada.  Basin and Range Organics formed after the Nevada Ag Council’s decision to drop the Nevada Department of Agriculture sponsored Organic Certification program.  Learn more here:
GBCFC DROPP local promotions of the week!
MacDougall's Apiary's Comb Honey is a great gift or for use with cheese plates and fun desserts!  Come into the store or check out this DROPP link.
Avanzino Farms Carrots have got to MOVE.  On sale at the co-op for only $.99 cent a pound of through the DROPP website link for only $16 per 20lb box!  The field needs to be cleared for planting this year's crops for the co-op.  Time for crunching!

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