Hotdish, The Just Food Co+op Podcast

Hotdish Episode 3: A Chat With the Ladies of Cannon Belles Cheese

September 29, 2017

Hotdish Episode 3: A Chat With the Ladies of Cannon Belles Cheese

Welcome Introduction

Hello and welcome to episode 3 of HotDish, the Just Food Co-op podcast. I’m Vicki, your host and I am very excited to bring you the latests news from your member owned, democratically run cooperative grocer.

The purpose of this podcast is to keep the conversation going beyond the walls of our building. Just Food Co-op aims to be a meeting place for community and friends, where our stories can be heard and shared. Where there is an open line of communication about your food, where that food comes from, and how it is being used to nourish our town and its members.  


Correction: Simply Voting is managing our election this year and as with all things new, there are sometimes glitches. The letter you receive with your ballot indicates that there is a pre-paid envelope included. This was the plan, but instead, the letters went out with a pre-addressed envelope without the postage paid. Simply Voting acknowledged the error immediately after realizing the issue, took responsibility and are significantly reducing our pricing as a result. If you prefer to vote via the paper ballot, you may of course put a stamp on the envelope if that is convenient, and mail it, or please bring your envelope to the Co-op, where we will place a stamp on your envelope for mailing. Thank you again for your patience and understanding!


Announcements: October is coming up and in addition to being “My Co-op Rocks” month, Health Literacy Month, Non-GMO month, Fair Trade Month, The Month of our Annual Meeting, Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Bullying Prevention Month, United Way Month, Healthy Lungs Month, The Month of Halloween, The Month Where it Finally Feels like Fall, and Hunger Awareness Month -- It is also the month of our Member Drive. So, at the register, if you are not already a member, our cashiers will be asking you if you would like to become a member. We are offering a reusable bag, a coupon punch card, and a treat if you become a member during a member drive and we aim to add 25 new members during the month of October. So, if you are thinking of joining, October is the perfect time to do it.


Music Request: Just Food Co-op is looking for musicians and composers to create the music for Hotdish, The Just Food Co-op Podcast and we are looking to our talented community for interested parties. If you or anyone you know are interested in creating Intro., Outro. music, transition music and sounds, and stingers or any combination thereof please contact Vicki at to register your interest.


Interview with Cannon Belles about Cheese. 1st Place in the Hispanic and Portuguese Style Cheeses Category at the 2017 American Cheese Society (ACS) Judging & Competition for their Queso Fresco Cheese. 


Cooperative Principal of the Week:

Principle #3: Member's Economic Participation

Members contribute equally to, and democratically control, the capital of the cooperative. This benefits members in proportion to the business they conduct with the cooperative rather than on the capital invested.

Members are asked to pay a membership fee in order to join the co-op. This is usually a one-time investment but it can be spread out into a payment plan. The membership counts as stock in the company, which means you own part of Just Food Co-op from the moment you join.



Harvestfest/ Local Food Fair - October 7th

Vegan Food Tasting - October 14th

Annual Meeting - October 17th


For More Information about Happenings at Just Food Co-op as well as up-to-date information about your local cooperative grocer you can.

  • Go to our website This is where you’ll find the hotbar menu.
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  • Look at our favorite recipes and food-related hacks on Pinterest
  • Our Bi-monthly newsletter is available on our website, and physical copies are available in our store.
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  • If you have any questions or comments for the podcast please email them to
  • Also if you have any suggestions for segments or would like to be a guest on the podcast, please
  • email Vicki at with your ideas. She would love to hear from you.


Thank you for listening to Episode 3 of HotDish, The Just Food Co-op Podcast. Join us on October 13th for Episode 4.


Outro. : Just Food Co-op nourishes a Just, Healthy and Sustainable Community.