Annual Owner Gathering Videos

La Montañita Co-op’s Annual Owner Gathering was held on October 22 in Albuquerque, and we knew that not everyone who wanted to attend was able to.

For those of you who missed it, we’ve uploaded an unedited video of the first portion of the meeting, including remarks from the Board, our General Manager, member-owners, and 2016 Board candidates.

We’ve also uploaded a video of special guest speaker Ted Howard’s talk on building community wealth through the cooperative model. As you’ll see, multiple cameras were used to record this talk, so shots from different angles were edited together to create the complete video of our special guest’s talk.

Here are links to both videos:

Annual Owner Gathering, Part 1 – Remarks from the Board, our General Manager, member-owners, and Board candidates: Click here to watch

Annual Owner Gathering, Part 2 – Special Guest Speaker Ted Howard on building community wealth through the cooperative model: Click here to watch

 

If you have a question you would have liked to ask at the Annual Owner Gathering, please let us know! You can always reach us through our contact form here: Contact Us

Member-Owner Town Hall Videos

Member-Owner Town Hall Meetings were held recently in ABQ and Santa Fe, but we knew that not everyone who wanted to attend was able to. If you were unable to attend and would like to watch unedited videos of the meetings, we’ve uploaded recordings of both for you here in their entirety:

Albuquerque, October 5: Click here to watch

Santa Fe, October 6: Click here to watch

If you have a question you would have liked to ask at the Town Hall, please let us know! You can always reach us through our contact form here: Contact Us

The Party Continues

The Party Continues on Albuquerque’s Westside, 3601 Old Airport Ave. We’re bringing you a cornucopia of savings at La Montañita Co-op’s Westside location. You’ll find incredible savings store-wide, exclusive Sampling with Sylvanna featuring items on sale and Rockin’ events each week. We can’t wait to see you at the Westside!

Fresh Sales

Great savings on organic produce, available to all our customers. New Fresh Sales are available every Wednesday — see what terrific organic produce is on sale now!

Have a Field Day Every Day!

Haven’t tried a Field Day product, yet? It’s La Montañita’s organic, natural and GMO-free value-product line.

As part of our Co+op Basics special-pricing program (look for the purple and white signs), we carry over 80 Field Day lines at everyday low prices store-wide at all your neighborhood La Montañita locations.

Stop by today, and pick up some Field Day that’s designed to fit YOUR budget.

To learn more about Field Day and their extensive selection of products, visit their website: http://www.fielddayproducts.com/

Marshall Kovitz

Our beloved founding owner and Board Member passed away peacefully on Saturday, March 26. We are deeply indebted to Marshall for his unwavering guidance, loyalty and dedication to La Montañita for the past 40 years in all aspects of the Co-op, especially with governance issues. Marshall truly embodied the cooperative spirit and was an inspiration to us all. He will be greatly missed.

Require GMO Labeling

By U.S. Senator Martin Heinrich

Like parents across New Mexico, knowing what’s in the food I buy for my family is important to me. This is one of the main reasons why I think it’s so important that Congress act to require products sold in grocery stores to be clearly labeled if they are genetically modified. Providing transparency to consumers will ensure they are able to make informed decisions about the food they purchase.

The federal government requires labeling of concentrated orange juice, after all.  Doesn’t everyone have the right to know what’s in their food?

I have cosponsored the Biotechnology Food Labeling Uniformity Act to make sure consumers can find genetically modified organism (GMO) ingredient labeling on food packaging. The legislation presents an alternative to a Senate Agriculture Committee bill being debated on the floor this week that would prohibit states from implementing GMO labeling laws.

A commitment to strengthen our agriculture industry also requires a commitment to our consumers, which is why we need a uniform federal GMO labeling standard.

Americans deserve to know exactly what’s in the food they purchase at the grocery store. I will continue to fight for clear and accurate labeling of food products so we can all make more informed decisions about the foods we are feeding our families.

Listening to the needs and voices of all constituents is key to building a better New Mexico. I encourage you to share your comments, suggestions, and questions. Please contact me any time I can be of assistance to you and your family.

Treat Your Sweetheart

Enjoy nothing but the best this Valentine’s Day with 100% Grass-Fed Filet Mignon wrapped in deliciously thick cut hickory smoked Beeler’ Bacon.

Donate-a-Dime Organization of the Month: Los Alamos Study Group

The Los Alamos Study Group first began meeting in Los Alamos in 1989 and formally organized as a non-profit in 1992. We are primarily an investigative, research and education organization working on nuclear weapons, climate, and energy policy. We place particular emphasis on the education and training of young activists and scholars.

We primarily work with Congress, its investigative agencies, the Department of Energy (DOE), and other parts of the Executive Branch. We also work to inform the diplomatic community at the UN and elsewhere. Our careful, reasoned approach has gained us many friends and built bridges even with people in the nuclear labs and plants. Since September 11, 2001, our work has increasingly placed nuclear weapons in the context of aggression abroad and the militarization of our society at home.

Domestically, our primary goal is to help national decision makers develop budgets and plans that reflect a necessary rapid transformation in DOE’s mission, focusing in particular on DOE’s nuclear labs. DOE planning and budgeting must include dramatically greater funding in renewable energy and allied fields while protecting the environment, bolstering our lagging economy, and providing clear signals to private investors that will engage them as partners in building a sustainable society. These budgetary policies must be sound regional policies as well, and they must be politically practical, not just throwaway gestures.

Obama’s nuclear weapons plans and programs are expected to cost at least $1 trillion over the next 30 years, or more. It is significantly more than current Department of Defense (DoD) and DOE nuclear spending. Full funding to replace the entire nuclear arsenal—Obama’s plan—implies further re-balancing of US priorities away from society and the environment, toward the military and the corporate nuclear complex.

Our nuclear missiles and bombs are militarily useless, but they have powerful domestic roles. They shape our politics, nationally and especially in New Mexico.

These investments undermine our own social contract, the morality and coherence of our own foreign policy, and our willingness to address the real problems we face. We can help bring some awareness, perhaps a critical part, given the centrality of New Mexico and the national labs located here. We need to work together, now more than ever. This year and the next will be crucial.

We hope that you will bring a bag and donate your dimes to help forward work on weapons, climate and energy issues and address the many problems we face. Please don’t hesitate to contact us at twm@lasg.org or gmello@lasg.org or go to our website at www.lasg.org and sign up for our news bulletins or make a donation.

Westside Best of 2015 Sale

Stop by our Westside store and check out these fabulous deals on our 2015 Best Sellers. You don’t want to miss picking up some organic chicken, wild caught sockeye salmon or local cheese. Sale is on now through Saturday, January 16.

Sale includes Mary's organic chicken, wild sockeye salmon, local feta cheese and more.