Herby Vegan Veggie Dip

You will need: 1 Cup vegan (tofu) plain yogurt Small bunch fresh dill and basil 2 Fresh garlic cloves 1 Small pickling cucumber, peeled, seeded and chopped Juice from 1/2 a lemon Sea salt to taste Place the dill, basil, garlic and cucumber in a food processor. Pulse until the herbs are fine and the cucumber is chunky. Add the … Read More

A New Benefit to Co-op Ownership

Are you a card holding Bay City Cooperative Market owner ? Now you can put that card to use before our store opens! GreenTree Cooperative Grocery in Mt. Pleasant — the closest co-op grocery to Bay City — is now accepting Bay City Cooperative Market ownership cards for its monthly Owner Appreciation Day discount. On the first Saturday of every … Read More

Seed Library Success Growing

The Bay City Seed Library, a joint project of the co-op and the Bay County Library System, opened March 20 and quickly turned out to be a rousing success. Patrons lined up to select free packets of seeds, which had been donated by numerous providers. We – naively, it turns out – thought we’d have more than enough seeds for … Read More

Announcing the Bay City Seed Library

The Bay City Seed Library, a joint project of Bay City Cooperative Market and the Bay County Library System, will open March 20 — the first day of spring. Located inside the Alice & Jack Wirt Public Library downtown at 500 Center Ave., the seed library will offer packets of seeds, free for the taking. We’ll have a wide variety … Read More

Welcome Our New Outreach Coordinator

Please welcome our first employee, Robin Devereaux-Nelson!Thanks to the Rural Seed Grant we received from Food Cooperative Initiative, and a training grant received from the Howard Bowers Fund for Food Co-ops, the BCCM Board of Directors was able to launch a successful campaign to hire a part-time outreach coordinator.The process of hiring Robin was involved but heartening. Fourteen applicants met … Read More

BCCM Joins National Network and Receives Grant

Bay City Cooperative Market is now a member of the Cooperative Grocer Network! The Cooperative Grocer Network (CGN) is a nonprofit, 501(c)6 trade association intent on strengthening all retail food co-ops by a creating a community of cooperators who can develop and share their best resources and practices. CGN provides extensive online resources for peer support. As new co-ops get … Read More

Public Meeting Planned and We Won a Grant!

Your chance to learn how a food cooperative can benefit your family comes April 17 during a public meeting organized by the volunteer group spearheading efforts to open the Bay City Cooperative Market in downtown Bay City. Sarah Christensen, general manager and chief executive grocer at GreenTree Cooperative Grocery in Mt. Pleasant, will be present to explain how co-ops bolster … Read More

Bay City Coop Market Awarded Grant Money

We’re excited to announce that we’ve received a grant to help cover the costs of attending a 2017 conference. Please see the full text of our award letter below. “On behalf of the Up and Coming Food Co-op Conference, I would like to congratulate you! Your co-op has been chosen to receive a grant award to assist in attendance costs … Read More

Our goal: 100 members by Jan 1!

Here’s your chance! You can help ring in the new year with progress toward opening a co-op in Bay City. We’re making a push to reach 100 members by midnight Dec. 31. Remember, we now accept $20-a-month payment plans here, through our website. Or a $200 common share can still be paid all at once, either at the website or by mail.

September News – Payment Plan Now Available!

We’re now accepting online installment payments for new owners at our website, baycityfood.org.
You can sign up for a standard $200 membership at $20 a month for 10 months, or you can become a $400 founding member at $20 a month for 20 months. This eases the burden for those who want to join the co-op but find it tough to come up with the full ownership payment at once.