Transition Whatcom


Community Food Co-op

A page for dialogue, visions and ideas for how the Co-op can best serve the community as part of the Transition movement. This page is overseen by the Member Affairs Committee (MAC).

Members: 31
Latest Activity: Jan 6, 2014

Discussion Forum

Bellingham Cohousing rental opportunity!

Started by Kelsie Mullin Jan 6, 2014. 0 Replies

Come share a two bedroom two story home in Bellingham Co-housing, a lovely intentional community for anyone looking to experience a more sustainable and connected lifestyle.…Continue

Supporting Local Growers & Local Shoppers by Bolder Labeling of fresh Vegies, Fruits, Dairy & Grains Next to Price on Coop Shelves.

Started by Heather K. Last reply by Jade Vantreese Oct 26, 2010. 3 Replies

 When I went to the coop last week to choose a local dairy for a bit of cheese & yogart, I was surprised to see how much time it took me to open the cooler and take out each product and read the…Continue

Tags: buying, farmers, growers, shopping, logo

Herbicide tainted manure and compost used for organic farming

Started by Angela MacLeod. Last reply by Walter Haugen Aug 11, 2010. 5 Replies

The Herald recently reported on the local use of a new herbicide being used on crops which passes through dairy cattle and stays viable in their manure. A lot of this dairy manure is used in organic…Continue

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Comment by David MacLeod on December 3, 2012 at 3:32pm

Join the Board

Do you care about healthy food, local farms, and a resilient community? Would you like to be part of guiding a local, democratically run, member-owned business? Do you want to help create the Co-op’s future? If so, you should consider running for the Board. Election held in March. Pick up a Candidate application packet at either Co-op service desk. Application deadline is January 13, 2013.

Learn more at an informal candidate orientation session:
Thursday, December 6, 7-9 pm, Cordata Co-op Local Roots Room; or
Thursday, December 13, 7-9 pm, December 13, Downtown Co-op Connection Building
RSVP: Jean Rogers, 360-734-8158, ext. 217, or


Comment by John Hammell on August 28, 2012 at 6:49pm

On September 15th from 7pm-9pm I will be holding a meeting at the Connections Building (off the parking lot at the Bellingham Food Coop) where I'll be showing the documentary film "Why in the World Are They Spraying?" about toxic chemtrails being sprayed on us from aircraft. Chemtrails are being sprayed for purposes of weather modification, ostensibly to "stop global warming", and for population control purposes. I'll also be discussing natural ways you can protect yourself from the toxic heavy metals being sprayed on us. Please see my announcement posted at and please alert more people! The toxins being sprayed on us include aluminum, barium, strontium, arsenic, mercury, iron, zinc, and antibiotic resistant bacteria. This is killing trees, plants, has made the soil 20x more alkaline, and has resulted in 20% less sunlight. This must be stopped! Come learn how you can protect yourself, and how you can alert more people! If you can help with the event, please email me at or call me at 1-800-333-2553 H&W

Comment by warren miller on December 13, 2011 at 11:32am

Dont forget this Saturday (Dec 17th) is the TW Community Shopping day. A portion of sales will be donated by the Coop to TW.

If you are interested in pulling together for some bulk buys, just leave a comment here as to what you are interested in buying and we can create some bulk purchases.

Comment by David MacLeod on October 15, 2011 at 1:23pm

Building a Resilient Co-op Future: Hors D'Oeuvres with the Directors, Oct. 20th.

Comment by Melissa Elkins on October 12, 2011 at 10:28am

Hi John - it's best to contact a Co-op manager directly regarding questions directly involving our stores - this group is not monitored by Co-op staff/management (except by myself and another staff member on the MAC) but is an off-shoot of our Member Affairs Committee (MAC) to provide a forum to discuss topics directly related to Transition Whatcom. 

As an aside, we actually do have flyers available at the Cordata Co-op Wellness dept right now about the FDA NDI Guidance, and they have been sent to the Downtown Wellness manager as well and should be available very soon (the Cordata manager will follow up with them this week).  Thanks for your work in this area! 

Comment by John Hammell on October 7, 2011 at 6:07pm

I would like to see the Community Coop start passing out flyers in the store to oppose the FDA's NDI Guidance Document since it threatens to nuke our access to dietary supplements back to the stone age. Last time I was in the store I was told by staff that this "could not happen". This policy is beyond myopic, its downright stupid, delusional, and seriously out of touch with reality. If the Community Food Coop doesn't start doing the right thing and oppose FDA's NDI guidance document and other health freedom issues, I am not going to renew my membership and I'll strongly recommend that others in my Chapter of the Weston Price Foundation do the same. Please see this alert I generated via IAHF and please take the recommended action to stop the genocidal killers at the FDA!

Sign up for free health freedom alerts at, a double opt in email distribution list. I've been figthing FDA professionally since 1989 and was the first to ever call attention to the UN Codex International Threat to Health Freedom via an article in Life Extension Magazine in 1996.

Comment by Mary von Krusenstiern on November 16, 2010 at 1:02pm
Sign-up to be a Neighborhood Harvest CSA member before 1/11 to become a Founding Member. Visit website for details:
Comment by Kate Clark on November 10, 2010 at 7:59pm
Delete Comment Hey food security people, I have held off as a lot of you were busy with planting and then harvest...I assume things may have slowed a bit by now. I would like to start planning a Whatcom Food Security Summit for January or February. My goals at least, would be to get these food security efforts, groups, organizations, etc. together to assess the current situation, and see where there needs to be more support and where there may be complete gaps. Any of you interested in being on a planning team for this?
Comment by Laura Steiger on October 21, 2010 at 9:58am
The 40th anniversary party and member appreciation day at the Cordata store is Saturday from 1 to 4pm. Swing by for some tasty morsels, freebies and the opportunity to tie-dye something for free. Info on the Co-op's Facebook page.
Comment by Matt Kauffman on October 14, 2010 at 10:06pm
My favorite farm is Terre Verde because I met the farmers at Kulshan Land Trust class and appreciate that the couple is growing food for us entrusted an shared by the community.
I personally struggle with the differences between operations and vision of many co-ops. Often perfectly aligned and sometimes not. We are large an contain multitudes.

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