April 2017 Hudson Grocery Cooperative Newsletter
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HGC Board members Carol Zempel (left) and Katie Nelson-Heil (right) recently met with Mead Stone, General Manager for River Market Co-op in Stillwater, MN.  His input and feedback are so valuable as we journey through the process of opening a co-op in Hudson! Thanks, Mead!

Introducing JoAnna Demulling

New HGC Director JoAnna Demulling is an administrative associate at The Phipps Center for the Arts in Hudson, WI.  Through working with the public, she enjoys the opportunity provided to foster partnerships and be involved with such a wonderful establishment.  Grateful for residing in this region and all the splendor it provides, she envisions a vibrant co-op where neighbors meet and have an opportunity to support our local economy as well as provide quality choices for families.

Mother's Day weekend at
My Sister's Garden

Hudson Grocery Co-op volunteers will be at My Sister's Garden, located at 850 Kelly Road, on May 13 and 14.  Stop by to see the Mother's Day specials, and visit their website for information about all their special events.  HGC will have co-op information to share plus great recipes for the summer harvest.

Hope to see you there!

Wellness Mama Expo

HGC had a table at the recent McCabe Chiropractic and Wellness Center’s Wellness Mama Expo. This event was centered on educating, empowering, and encouraging women to help them achieve excellence in mothering – from planning their optimal birth plan, to parenting and a lifestyle of wellness.

Slow Cooker Oatmeal

In March, HGC representatives attended the Up and Coming Co-op conference in Milwaukee.  Outpost Natural Foods was the host co-op, and this successful co-op has four locations.  If you are in the Milwaukee area, stop by one of their stores. (  Here is one of Outpost's most requested recipe.
1 cup milk (soy, rice, cow... your choice)
1 cup coconut milk
1/4 cup brown sugar
1/4 tsp salt
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1 cup organic regular rolled oats (thick rolled will result in a chewier texture but steel cut won't work for this recipe)
1 cup finely chopped apple
1 cup dried cranberries or chopped dates
1/2 cup walnuts or slivered almonds
1. Grease the inside walls of the crockpot with butter or butter substitute
2. Put all ingredients in and mix to combine
3. Cover and cook on low heat for 8-9 hours
Wake up to the best oatmeal ever!
(serves 6-8)


449  John Goetze
450  Michelle & Brian Bee
451 Tracy Yndestad & Lucas
452  Andrea & Dave Lambert
453  Stephanie McCormack &
         Scott Komorouski
454  Christany Carlson
455  Emily & Zach Hodge
456  Greg DeNunzio & Lesley
457  Louise Swenka & Dave
458  Brenda & Chris Tomlinson
459  Mary Yacoub &  April
460  Elizabeth Anne Lanners

Hudson Grocery Co-op
460 Owners
as of 4/12/17

The list above contains all new owners that were approved in the last board meeting. All remaining April owners will be approved at the next board meeting in early May.
The “Spring to 500” campaign is well underway and we have 22 new owners! This is great progress and illustrates that our community is excited and ready to support a Co-op in Hudson. We will continue to focus our efforts on spreading the word and we ask that you do the same. I have recently had a few people reach out for talking points over the past few weeks – so please let us know if we can provide any information to help you as you discuss the Co-op with your friends and family. 

Speaking of reaching out – we want to hear from our owners and non-owners. If you have thoughts, suggestions or other feedback, please let us know. We are gaining more visibility in the community and it’s very important to us that we are steering things in the right direction. If you have questions about the process or would like a deeper understanding of the Co-op model – please do not hesitate to ask. We can be contacted at

I look forward to hearing from you!

Katie Nelson-Heil,
HGC President
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