PORK SHARES GIVEAWAY DRAWING!

PORK SHARE GIVEAWAYS just donated by Long Stone Farm!!  All new members joining the Co-op from June 1 through June 30, 2021, will have their names entered in a drawing to receive a 1/4 pork share worth about $350.  We will randomly select TWO names and winners will be notified by Friday, July 2.  We need to have at least 20 participants to do this fabulous giveaway.  Winners must be able to pick up their pork in or near Lovettsville.  Packaged meat for each 1/4 share will be available in early August and winners will be provided more details at that time.

Details and eligibility requirements:

Contest is not associated with Instagram nor Facebook.

LCM must have at least 20 participants in order to conduct this drawing.

Two names will be randomly drawn from new members signing up between June 1 – 30, 2021.

LCM must receive your full membership amount of $200 either online or receive your mailed form with check or cash within the specified contest dates of June 1 – 30, 2021.  Postmarks do not count as received.

Participants must be 18 years or older.

Winners must be able to personally pick up their winnings at designated site in or near Lovettsville, Virginia.  Specific location is TBD.

Winners will be notified via email.

Winners agree to have their names and photos published on our social media platforms.

If questions about this contest, please contact us at info@lovettsville-grocery.com

 

 

Virtual Annual Member Meeting

DATE:  Thursday, February 25, 2021

TIME:  7:00 p.m.

WHERE:  Online via GoToMeeting

DETAILS: Will be sent via our membership email system with direct link to meeting

It seems so long ago that we had a group gathering, but we hope everyone is staying safe, healthy and continuing your work and daily routines as much as possible.  In keeping with COVID19 precautions, we are going virtual this year for our annual meeting.  An invitation will be sent out to all members via email with a link to our GoToMeeting.  We apologize for the inconvenience, but this is the best we can do this year.  We hope you can join us.  If questions or comments, please contact  us at info@lovettsville-grocery.com

The photo is of Gary Large, Lovettsville Square South LLC, and John DeSaix, Chair of your Co-op, with signed lease in hand!  Now it’s onward to our Capital Campaign for member opportunities to invest further in your Co-op.

Thank you for your support and patience!

 

 

 

 

Chairman’s Challenge Contest!

John DeSaix, Chair of the Lovettsville Cooperative Market, is offering a challenge to our membership. This is an amazing time for our Co-op. Since our announcement of the new grocery store location in October, we have had a steady stream of new members sign on and we want to build on that enthusiasm. So, to make things a little more interesting, he has announced the Chairman’s Challenge!

Current members will have an opportunity to compete for a $50 gift certificate donated by him for some amazing beef, lamb and/or chicken from Donnie Ulmer’s Milcreek Farm in Lovettsville.

CONTEST DETAILS:  All current members are challenged to sign up as many new members as you can between December 1 and December 20, 2020. The current member who signs up the most new members, WINS!  You must be able to pick up your gift certificate near Lovettsville within one week of winning.  We cannot ship certificate nor product.

Send an email to membership@lovettsville-grocery.com when you sign someone up.

Here are some talking points to add to your own when encouraging your friends and neighbors to join:

  • We have a definite location in downtown Lovettsville with a dedicated builder and a concrete schedule to open in the 3rd quarter of 2022
  • Each new member helps us move toward opening our doors by showing our investors our level of community support
  • Membership is an investment in our community by supporting our local farmers, producers and local economy

Please tell your friends to join at www.lovettsville-grocery.com/join-us

The stars have truly aligned to make our locally-grown, community-owned co-op grocery store a reality. Thanks for making this happen!

ADOPT-A-Highway CLEAN UP – Dec 6

DATE:  Sunday, December 6, 2020

TIME:  2:00 PM

LOCATION:  Meet at Bonnie’s Country Kitchen parking lot

Please join us for the Fall litter clean up on our Adopt-A-Highway stretch from Purcell Road to the Potomac River along Route 287.  We will meet at Bonnie’s Country Kitchen parking lot (Sadly, Bonnie’s is closing so it may be under another name then).  Bags, vests, gloves and limited grabbers will be provided.  Due to the terrain and this high-traffic section of road, all volunteers must be at least 16 years of age.

We appreciate your participation!

Questions?  Contact us at info@lovettsville-grocery.com

 

NEW MEMBER CONTEST!

All new Members joining the Co-op from October – December 20, 2020 will have their names entered into a drawing for fabulous gift baskets filled with locally sourced products.  Three names will be randomly drawn after December 20, each to receive one of these baskets.  Winners must be able to pick up their basket near Lovettsville.  Arrangements will be made with each winner after announcements.

We are truly on a roll since the announcement of our new grocery store location to open in 2022.  And, we need your support and participation to build our membership even more so we can open our doors.  Your membership is an investment in our community now and for the future…

Questions?   Info@lovettsville-grocery.com

Please go to our Join Us page now and THANKS for your support.

FACEBOOK LIVE Announcement of Store Plans

DATE:  Friday, October 23, 2020

TIME:  Noon

WHERE:  Facebook Live presented from the Lovettsville Square

Join us on our Facebook page @LovettsvilleGroceryCoop for major announcement and details about our upcoming community-owned, locally grown grocery store.  Chair, John DeSaix, will share these details with everyone on Friday, October 23 at Noon.  He will be joined by Julie Harner, vice-Chair and other Board members, Membership Committee members, and representatives from the Lovettsville Square South LLC.

 

If you are local and can join us in person, please do!  And, please observe social distancing and wear a mask.  Thank you

MAKING BEESWAX WRAPS WORKSHOP

Want to learn how to make those wonderful reusable beeswax wraps for leftover and other containers?

Tune in for our next Facebook Live Workshop with Co-op Board member, Gretchen Demmin, as she walks us through the easy steps for making these eco-friendly covers. She will demonstrate how to make three sizes. The beeswax and fabric will be available the week of the event, so please sign up soon to insure we have enough supplies. There is no cost to our loyal following!

DATE: Friday, September 18, 2020

TIME:  7:30 – 8:15 p.m.

WHERE:  Lovettsville Co-op Facebook Live Video

REGISTRATION IS FULL!  However, if you want to watch the free online FB Live video, please join us on Friday evening.  Go to our FB page and click on the live video for 7:30 p.m.

SUPPLY PICKUP on Thursday, September 17 from 3:00-5:00 p.m. Or Friday, September 18 from 10 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Since supplies must be picked up, we can only provide the freebies to local participants.  Fabric and beeswax will be available for pick up at the Co-op sponsored Lovettsville Community Garden located at the corner of Quarter Branch Road and Lange Drive.

Save the planet and save the date!! If questions before the workshop, contact us at info@lovettsville-grocery.com

 

FB LIVE WORKSHOP: Cooking from the Pantry

Want to create delicious menus from items you have on hand in your pantry and freezer?  Then, let’s go pantry and freezer diving to creatively use those items you have been storing.  Join Co-op member-owner, Petrina Dawson, as she shares her experience of making dishes from what she finds in her kitchen.  Some dishes she plans to prepare include an enchilada casserole, pantry chili, a salad, and a faux chocolate mousse…What’s in your pantry?

JOIN US:  August 21, Friday at 7:30 p.m.

TO SIGN UP:  Go to our Facebook Events page @LovettsvilleGroceryCoop

GIVEAWAY GOODY CONTEST

We have a yummy jar of Apple Butter BBQ Sauce just waiting to jump into your winning recipe!  Contest on our Instagram page open to residents in the 20180 zipcode only.

HOW TO ENTER:  Go to our Instagram page @lovettsvillecoop.  Like the contest post, comment with a brief description of your recipe, and include #lcmyummyeats.

Contest begins July 7 and runs until Saturday, July 11 at noon.  Winner will be randomly selected and notified on Saturday.  Winner must be able to pick up prize on Sunday, July 12, at the Co-op Community Garden.  The garden is located off Quarter Branch Road near Route 287/Berlin Turnpike.  From Route 287, turn onto Quarter Branch Road, drive approximately 1/4 mile and you will see the garden on your right near the Town of Lovettsville water tower.  There is a Co-op banner on the large garden shed.

RULES AND DETAILS:

Contest runs from Tuesday, July 7 – Saturday, July 11 at noon.

Contest open only to residents in zipcode 20180.

Winner must be able to pick up BBQ Sauce at the Co-op Community Garden on Sunday, July 12.

Please wear a mask and observe social distance guidelines of 6 feet or more.

A Co-op Membership Committee rep will meet the winner and take a photo for posting on our social media platforms.

By participating in this contest, participants agree that their name may be announced as winner on social media.

This contest is in no way sponsored, endorsed, or administered by, or associated with Instagram.

Have Fun!

 

FREE BREADMAKING WORKSHOP! April 24-25

Have you always wanted to make sourdough bread, but didn’t know where to start? It seems we all have some time on our hands these days, so maybe this is a good time to try!

Shelly Tomlinson of Been Jammin’ Bread, Lovettsville, will be conducting a Facebook Live workshop on our Facebook page that begins on Friday, April 24, 2020.

In early 2019, she began making sourdough bread as a hobby that quickly became a small business. Her popular music-themed crusty loaves of Jammin’ bread have been available through several area locations ever since. While her commercial bread production has temporarily ceased, Shelly would like to share her method for making Swingin’ Sourdough, a country loaf styled after that featured in the California-based bakery Tartine and the famous Tartine Bread cookbook by Chad Robertson (available online if you wish to purchase).

Do you want to participate?   If so, please contact Shelly directly at beenjamminbread@gmail.com. She will provide the list for ingredients and supplies to have ready. For local participants, Shelly will provide starter and details on when and where to pick up before the workshop. Others can watch along if you have your own starter or just want to enjoy the video and bake later.  Sourdough Class Instructions

The class schedule will be as follows:

Friday, April 24:

7:00 pm   We will create the Levain to get things bubbling

Saturday, April 25:

9 am   We will meet to mix together the dough and take the first turn of the dough

2 pm   We will shape our loaves for the final rise

6 pm   We will heat things up by scoring and baking Jammin’ loaves of bread.