Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Wirth Cooperative Grocery Moves Forward, Annual Meeting A Few Hours From Now, New Board Members Sought...

Photo, blog post by John Hoff

How excited I was to recently receive in the mail my own membership card in the Wirth Cooperative Grocery!

I joined the Coop late last year in a burst of civic enthusiasm, knowing this organization needed to get a certain number of members to move forward and take next steps. I may not be able to participate as fully as some other members can but, well, I can certainly put information and developments with the Coop out upon the internet. So here goes...



Tonight the Coop, a project of the Harrison Neighborhood organization, is having their 6th Annual Meeting. The organization is seeking board members who can make a 2 year commitment, and also somebody with a "financial background." Hearing THAT, I strongly suspect the self-interested scammers who so often infest our Northside neighborhood organizations will be coming out of the woodwork with big smiles and firm handshakes, so I would urge decent and good people to be at the meeting to counteract such pernicious influences.

The meeting is tonight, April 22, from 6 to 8:30 p.m., at 503 Irving Ave. N. in the Harrison Park Multi-Purpose room. Childcare will be provided. Bring a dish to share and, if you like, a recipe card so if diners enjoy your dish they can learn to make it, as well. 

And check out my new membership card, pictured above! I'm totally going to get that laminated. 

17 comments:

Jake G said...

Bringing a camel steak Johnny? Hope all is well.

Anonymous said...

Look to the people currently involved in metro Coops for guidance. Hopefully this is being done.
I will probably not join, but I will shop there.

Anonymous said...

The good news is that you haven't had many shootings to blog about.

Johnny Northside! said...

You know you're not supposed to mention online the fact we haven't had shootings lately. All the decent Northsiders share that same superstition. If you MENTION there haven't been shootings lately, in no time at all there will be a shooting. Watch. You will see.

Anonymous said...

As long as they Co-Op erate and keep shooting each OTHER....now go get some real info and tell us the truth- the myth of organically grown food is well entrenched and the truth being that shopping at one of these Co-Ops is no healthier for you than an Aldi's or Cub.
It is for jerk's who try to tell other people how to live. Smoke up, fool, and eat what the hell you want because people with their nose's up in the air are always trying to tell someone how to eat, live, and raise their children.

Anonymous said...

That's spooky, Johnny. Less than 12 hours after your comment, someone is shot dead in the 1100 block of James Ave North.

Sue said...

Yep, Anon 8:03 - a shooting last night...

Anonymous said...

Sorry about mentioning the lack of shootings. Turns out you were right - unfortunately.

Anonymous said...

You don't have blood on your hands.

Anonymous said...

Mr Hoffen is hoping for a wide variety of organic pickled cabbages, sausages, schnitzel mixes, Spargelzeit, an assortment of gingerbread mixes and of course his favorite: Rote Grutze.
You see, it reminds him of the Fatherland.

He's working on losing 50 pounds.
So you will see him waddling up to the coop, like a tenement coming off its foundation und moving around the store selecting his favorites.

Anonymous said...

Organic food should also need to be GMO free. It's not worth the high price if it is still genetically modified. There is as much nutrition in a regular vegetable or fruit as an organic vegetable or fruit. You wash you food before eating it, right? You'll lose the pesticide residue this way.

If I could buy some non-genetically modified sweet corn, I'd pay a buck an ear. Even the stuff sold by the side of the road is GMO, these days.

Anonymous said...

Dang.. better sharpen your pencil, Johnny. Busy day in NoMi :(

Anonymous said...

What a different spin 817; kind of enlightening....Spargelzit...Rote Grutze..interesting.... 50 pounds is far fetched without exercise...tenement is unacceptable....more like farmland.

Deno said...

Excellent I found this blog. I was looking for you under John Hoffman. I have both of your books, Have you been involved in dumpster diving lately? Anything new? More resources?

Anonymous said...

YOU GOT BOOK'S JOHNNY/ extra, extra, I want one.

Anonymous said...

Hey Deno!
Look for Hoffen to come out with a recipe book soon. Dumpsters aside, this time he goes natural with recipes for deer schnitzel, pine nut catsup, wild crab-apple compote and delicious roadkill recipes.
He's a trifle under the weather due to the rigors of testing and creating said recipes. Currently, he's in the infirmary recovering from Dutch Elm Disease, but should be out in a few days.

Anonymous said...

Dutch Elm Disease? I heard he was suffering from mental sunspots.