Let’s Talk Turkey!

Two years running, Just Local Food Co-op has sold more delicious free-range turkeys than any other small-sized co-op in the United States (and thereby the world…), and we’d like to shatter our previous records.
If you’d like to reserve a bird, we still have ’em!  Stop in or call the store: 715.552.3366.

The nuts and bolts: Free-range, pharmaceutical-free turkeys from Kadejan Market in Glenwood, Minnesota. $2.39/pound–the best price in town (again)! Kadejan (pronounced “Katie-Jan” after the farmer’s two daughters) turkeys will arrive “USDA fresh” (partly frozen so as to prohibit bacterial growth) and be available for pick-up all day Tuesday (7:30 AM – 9 PM) and all day Wednesday (7:30 AM – 9 PM).

Just want a little bit of turkey at Thanksgiving–not a whole bird? We have boneless turkey breast, bone-in turkey thighs, turkey shanks, and ground turkey, too.

We’re loaded to the gills with smoked ham, lots of lamb, whole chickens, skinless rabbits, beefy roasts, wild fishes, salami, sausage, jowel bacon, etc. et al.

Questions? Stop in, call the store, or e-mail Nik: nik@justlocalfood.com.​


Help Us Say Farewell to Farwell!

Click the thumbnail to the left to watch our new campaign video!
Just Local Food and its foundation are built on strength; a unity between families who shop with us, and our community that advocates for change, progress, and rethinking the way we go about things – which is exactly what our 2018 Expansion Plans seek to do. With just a few weeks left in our Capital Campaign, we look to you, the Chippewa Valley, to help us help you by putting your hard-earned dollars towards a new facility that we hope will have a cultural impact beyond the local and organic products we sell. Let’s grow together.
Become an Owner: http://jlfgrows.com/join
Workplace Wellness Program: http://jlfgrows.com/wellness
Investment Opportunities: http://jlfgrows.com/investment-opportunities
Owner Perks: http://jlfgrows.com/owners

Congratulations Karlee Wallin & Kathy Mitchell!

Congratulations to Karlee Wallin & Kathy Mitchell, winners of 2018 Board Elections.

We want to say thank you to everyone who took the time to vote, as well as the candidates who ran. We were thrilled to have such interest and a great turnout at the Annual Meeting.


Please join us for our Annual Owner Meeting on Tuesday, May 8th
5:30 to 8:00
222 Water St. (The new location!)

Hello Just Local Food Owners,

The staff at Just Local Food has been busy improving the current location on Farwell Street AND planning a move and expansion to a bigger, better location on Water Street. They’re working their tails off and we appreciate everything they’re doing to expand the business and advance our community, economy, and environment. The board has been working to get us ready for a move, too. Part of that work is communicating to our owners about the important things you, as an owner can do to help make sure our plans come to fruition.

One, we have announced the plans to expand and move the grocery operation. It’s extremely exciting. Just Local has been talking about expanding since they moved to the current, very small location in 2010. Of course, an expansion project requires financing. Our plan includes funds from grants, conventional bank loans, and investment from owners in the form of purchased shares. Details about investment possibilities will be shared, soon. Please consider investing in our co-op and our community and purchase shares when they become available.

Two, in order to offer the investment shares of the co-op, we must amend our by-laws and our articles of incorporation. We will vote on these changes at the Annual Owner meeting on May 8th. Please plan on coming and supporting the changes to our governance documents that will allow us to meet our funding goals. We need atleast 50 owners present to reach a quorum, so tell everyone you know!

Third, we have a slate of wonderful candidates running for the board of Just Local Food. There are six people interested in two spots on the board. One of the important aspects of being a co-op is that it allows owners to vote for those in charge of its governance. Please check out their candidate statements and vote for the candidates of your choice. If you can’t make up your mind, candidates are also invited to speak at the annual meeting on May 8th and you can cast your vote after hearing them speak.

We’re excited to be moving Just Local Food into the future and we’re so glad you’re a part of it!

Rachel Hart-Brinson
JLF Board President

Proposed changes to Articles of Incorporation