New Member Orientation

New Member Orientation

Sunday, November 2nd, 11am-1pm

Remember to:

  • Arrive on time.
  • Plan to stay the entire time.
  • Sign in and sign out.
Find out about the history and direction of the Coop, and how to be a member.  Tour the store, and review Membership Policies, and Join.
Mandatory* for new members and recommended for those interested in becoming members.  This is also a good 411 for older or returning members who haven’t had a formal introduction to the Coop.
At the Orientation, you may join the coop by filling out our Membership Agreement, signing up for an in-store work shift, and paying your membership fee.  If you choose to not join during orientation, you may join by coming into the store during open hours and speaking with the manager.
Other Upcoming Orientation Dates:
Sunday Nov. 2, 11am-1pm
Monday Nov.10, 7pm-9pm
Tuesday Nov.18, 7pm-9pm
Tuesday Dec.2, 7pm-9pm
Sunday Dec. 7, 11am-1pm
Monday Dec.15, 7pm-9pm
*Can’t ever make an orientation?   E-mail for more information!


Event This Saturday!

Join the Bushwick Food Coop as we feature 4 bands from our very talented members!

Facebook event here:

Cover is $5

Brooklyn Brewery, Peak Organic and wine will be $4

Raspberry Fizz Cocktail $7

Mason Jar Drink: $10, $1 off for each drink when you use your mason jar

Proceeds from the event go towards the Coop doing really cool things – movie screening at MayDay, tote bags, lemonade stands at local schools and much more! So come out, have fun and help support the community.

: General Meeting Monday October 6th, 7-9 PM in the Coop store – Online Voting


Online Voting

Online voting will start on September 30th and close at 6.50 PM on October 6th, click here to vote online

Please keep in mind that if there are not enough votes on one alternatives for it to pass, another vote will be taken at the meeting counting only those physically present, so it is vital that as many as possible come to the meeting.

General Meeting Monday October 6th, 7-9 PM in the Coop store


Come vote on changing the membership mark-up on certain items to account for breakage! Other issues up for vote include clarifying the language of the bylaws. Meeting attendance counts towards your work requirement.

If you have an issue to bring to vote, please send us your proposals before September 28th.

About our meeting structure:

Bushwick Food Coop has one big meeting per month, running on a three-month cycle. It starts with two Committees Meetings, where anyone who is interested can come and discuss issues that concern the coop as a whole. The third month of the cycle is dedicated to a General Meeting, where we vote on proposals that come out of the Committees Meetings or that are made by individual members before the meeting. The General Meeting, therefore, is primarily a forum for decisions, not discussions. Discussions primarily take place at the Committees Meetings.

About quorom:

20 persons or 40% of the membership need to be present (in person or through online voting) for quorum, and for a decision to pass, it needs to get 80% of the votes. If no alternative gets 80% of the vote, a new vote will be taken at the meeting, including only those physically present.