Category Archives: membership

Welcome to Splitsville, at the Abundant Pantry project

It really is worth remembering that one of Skookum’s recurring benefits to members comes through our The Abundant Pantry (TAP) Bulk Food Buying Club that runs every two months. The next deadline is Sunday, November 10 at 11:00 PM sharp. … Continue reading

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What it means to be a Community Service Cooperative

This is Part 2 in a short series on cooperatives, and specifically on Community Service Cooperatives, because that is the designation for Skookum. As a cooperative, we adhere to all the rules as described here (there are 171 of them) based on … Continue reading

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A Cooperative Primer

Time for a primer on cooperatives, because apart from knowing you’re a valued member of Skookum and that you gain value from our cooperative, it’s important to know what we are creating together. This little review includes the different types … Continue reading

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Time to Can? Tattler Lids and Rings Available to Skookum Members

Tattler Time. This post is an excerpt from a permanent page on our site. Find it here. Skookum Food Provisioners’ Cooperative has Tatter Canning Lids and Rings for sale to members only. Why Use Tattler Lids, and why buy them … Continue reading

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Survey Results

Top 5 Interests indicated by our members from our Skookum Members’ Skills Survey held in late 2012/early 2013 5. (TIE!) Seed-Saving and Cider/Wine-Making 4. (TIE!) Bulk Food Buying and Public Outreach + Facilitation 3. Food Preparation (cooking/baking) 2. Food Preserving … Continue reading

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Creating a Skookum Cider Press Kit

Hey there members, it’s time to freshen up the Skookum cider press with some maintenance and repairs (anyone willing and able to help with this, please contact skookum@skookumfood.ca) AND we really need to set up a proper kit of materials … Continue reading

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Thank you. And here are the winners…

Thank you members, for taking the quick-n-easy Skookum Members’ Skills survey by the deadline of February 14th! The Survey has since been Re-opened, and we’d like the rest of the membership to also consider filling it out too (click here), … Continue reading

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Show us what you love to do & win film festival tickets!

As a cooperative, we want to know more about you: what your concerns are, what your skills and interests are, and what you feel you can do to help strengthen our cooperative and the larger community. We encourage each member … Continue reading

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Catching (and Wrapping) Up

It’s been a very busy Fall for Skookum so far this year; and as we head into 2013 it’s ‘whiplash time’ as we look back to see what we accomplished, and forward on how we can do more and better. … Continue reading

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The What, Where and Why of Dry

As you may have noticed in our recent Facebook posts, Skookum members are drying up a storm this year, preserving the local (and local-ish) harvest of peaches, plums, squash, tomatoes, peppers, apples, pears, berries and more. A crack team of 6 … Continue reading

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