July 2017 Hudson Grocery Cooperative Newsletter
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Don Kirkpatrick and Carol Zempel volunteer at the HGC booth during the RiverFest Concert.

National Night Out

Food, games and family fun!  Hudson National Night Out is Tuesday, August 1st from 5 - 8 p.m. at Lakefront Park in Hudson,WI. This is an annual community-building event promotes police-community partnerships and neighborhood camaraderie to make neighborhoods safer, more caring places to live!

Don't forget to stop by the HGC booth for an update on the Co-op and kid's can make some veggie prints.

Angel Duratti - Owner 227

Meet Angel and her cat, Bea! Angel is the owner of Angel's Pet World in downtown Hudson and is a strong supporter of locally-owned businesses. She believes a grocery co-op would be a great addition to our community and would help support local farmers and the local economy. Angel loves the flavor of fresh vegetables, especially tomatoes, and is excited about having fresh produce available year-round at the co-op. Her favorite food memory is picking wild blueberries with her five siblings during visits to their family cabin in Hayward. Delicious!

Angel is active in the Hudson Independent Business Association and local animal rescue organizations, such as Coco's Heart Dog Rescue.

Candy Murphy - Owner 436

Candy became an owner during the "Spring to 500" drive. She is a lifelong resident of Hudson. Candy and her husband, Mike, are owners of Club 304/Pudge's Saloon and Eatery in downtown Hudson. Their establishment recently underwent a major remodel, preserving much of building's past. Candy sees the beautifully renovated building as a great way to welcome residents and visitors to downtown Hudson. She is passionate about her community.
Candy describes her vision of the Hudson Grocery Co-op as follows - "fresh, friendly, local food, community-oriented; an enjoyable shopping experience".
When asked about her favorite food memory, Candy recalls growing up on a farm on the edge of Hudson. She remembers the joy of "going to town" for a root beer float at the local A&W (which used to be located on the corner of Coulee Road and 11th St. S).
Thank you, Candy, for becoming a Co-op Owner!

Grilled Fruit Kebabs

These fruit kabobs are a delicious complement to jerk-spiced chicken or tofu or as as dessert with a scoop of ice cream.
1 pound fresh ripe peaches and/or plums, pitted and cut into quarters
1 small pineapple (2-3 lbs.), peeled, cored, and cut into 2-inch cubes
1/2 cup ginger ale
2 tablespoons honey
2 tablespoons orange juice
1 tablespoon vegetable oil
1/4 cup brown sugar
1/4 teaspoon ground allspice
2 sprigs fresh thyme, stems removed
Pinch of salt
Pinch of cayenne pepper (optional)
6 metal or bamboo skewers (soak bamboo skewers in water before using)

Preparation: Prepare and preheat the grill.
In a small bowl, whisk together the ginger ale, honey, orange juice, oil, brown sugar, allspice, thyme leaves, salt and cayenne pepper, if using.

Thread the fruit onto the skewers and place them on a rimmed sheet pan. Brush the fruit with some of the marinade. When the grill is hot, put the skewers on and grill on each side for 3-4 minutes, glazing the fruit with more marinade every couple of minutes.

Serving Suggestion: Grilled fruit is a flavorful accompaniment to jerk-spiced chicken or tofu, or a special summertime dessert, with a scoop of chocolate or vanilla ice cream.


492 Tania Vlcek
493 Debra Erickson
494 Alison Underwood
495 Chad Underwood
496 Pete & Ann Marie Ludwig
497 Sarah Gottfried &
       Kaylynn Brown
498 Samantha Midby
499 Nicole Hanke
500 Nicki Finch
501 Susan Marie Anderson
502 Gloria Derks
503 Christy Allen
504 Kelsi & Bryan Bodrog
505 Melissa Schoenecker
506 Stephanie Marie Ganz
507 Shelley Huppert
508 Darren & Jill Grover
509 Eric Anderson
Hudson Grocery Co-op
509 Owners
as of 6/11/17

The list above contains the new owners who were approved in the July board meeting. Additional owners who join later in July, will be approved at the next board meeting.
The summer continues to fly by at record speed and the Board has been busy making plans to hit our goal of 700 new owners by year-end. Thank you for your support in getting us to this point and we hope that you will continue talking to your friends, neighbors and co-workers about the Co-op. 
As a part of gearing up for the next big push — we are busy reviewing our documentation to ensure we are ready to take some important next steps. We have a lot of work to do on all of our committees and we are actively seeking new volunteers to help us out on Steering, Marketing or the Owner and Volunteer committee. We do not require prior experience, as all of our committees offer training and info to get you started. 
If you are interested in joining a committee, please email

Katie Nelson-Heil
HGC Board President
Summer is in full bloom and it will soon be time for the North Hudson Pepper Fest.  The Pepper Fest Parade will be on Saturday, August 19th at 11:00 p.m. and we are looking for some HGC volunteers who want to join in the fun.
We will be handing out HGC flyers and donning our HGC t-shirts (you can purchase one to keep, or borrow one for the event).  Let us know we can count on you to help your Co-op increase its visibility by walking (and working) in the North Hudson Pepper Fest Parade!
To volunteer contact Sarah Atkins at 612-221-2556 or
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