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BriarPatch Food Co-op now open in Auburn

Auburn, CA – BriarPatch Food Co-op has officially opened a second store location at 2505 Bell Road in Auburn.  On August 10th, hundreds of people formed a line that stretched around the building to attend a Grand Opening event that included a pineapple cutting ceremony with representatives from the Co-op, the County of Placer and […]

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BriarPatch opens application period for competitive Round Up at the Register program 

Eligible nonprofit and cooperative organizations can apply for BriarPatch Food Co-op’s competitive 2024 Round up at the Register fundraising program.   Since 2015, BriarPatch shoppers have raised more than $285,000 for nonprofit organizations through the program.   Each month in 2024, BriarPatch shoppers will have the choice to round up their purchase price at checkout to the nearest dollar (or more). […]

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BriarPatch and Hospitality House team up to help Nevada County residents living with homelessness during the holidays

Grass Valley, CA– BriarPatch Food Co-op Owners and Hospitality House are teaming up once again this holiday season to bring a helping hand to local folks living with homelessness.    The BriarPatch community is invited to come together, give back and help their neighbors during Hospitality House’s critical year-end fundraising efforts where all donations are being […]

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Cooperatives working with cooperatives 

Grass Valley, CA–  October is National Co-op Month and Fair Trade Month and BriarPatch Food Co-op is celebrating by collaborating with co-ops locally and across the nation.   Last week, BriarPatch teamed up with Davis Food Co-op to volunteer at Yolo Food Bank in Woodland. Yolo County is the most impoverished county in California.  Each […]

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Deadline for BriarPatch Round Up Program is Aug. 31 

Grass Valley, California – Calling all nonprofits and cooperative organizations!    The application deadline for BriarPatch Food Co-op’s 2023 Round Up at the Register donation program is right around the corner… August 31, 2022.   Eligible organizations must be a registered 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization or a cooperative organization with a mission to build a sustainable and […]

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BriarPatch Food Co-op launches campaign during Plastic Free July

Grass Valley – BriarPatch Food Co-op is participating in Plastic Free July, a global movement that empowers millions of people to be part of the solution to the plastic pollution problem.   Worldwide single-use plastics create billions of tons of waste each year but learning to make slight changes can add up to big improvements. All month long, the Co-op will be offering […]

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BriarPatch brings back cooking classes with Peace, Love & Matzo

Gracie Schatz founder of Heart of Willamette Cooking School returns with this special engaging and informative class, Peace Love Matzo 5 – 7 p.m. Thursday, April 14 exploring the stories, traditions and delicious dishes of the Passover season. Students will learn the fundamentals of preparing traditional Passover delicacies like Charoset, Matzo Ball Soup and Macaroons. […]

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A conduit for kindness – Maria (Rocio) Mojica-Bierwirth bridges the gap with the Latino community

In a portable building next to Grass Valley Charter School, one woman is making a positive difference in the lives of the region’s Latino families. Maria (Rocio) Mojica-Bierwirth works with youth and adults in Nevada County to provide English Language Development and mental health awareness through the PARTNERS Family Resource Center. “I’m kind of the […]

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BriarPatch wins national recognition during Love Local Month

Co-ops are community-minded. They contribute to the sustainable development of their communities by sourcing and investing locally. Concern for community is an important guiding light at BriarPatch Food Co-op and one of the Co-op’s 7 Principles.  Supporting local comes in many shades. This week, BriarPatch won national recognition with Progressive Grocer’s Award for Community Service/ […]

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BriarPatch opens application period for competitive CAUSE program

Beginning July 1, eligible nonprofit and cooperative organizations can apply for BriarPatch Food Co-op’s competitive 2022 Round up at the Register fundraising program known as CAUSE.  Since 2019, BriarPatch shoppers have raised more than $130,000 for nonprofit organizations through the program.   Each month in 2022, BriarPatch shoppers will have the choice to round up […]

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