Run for the Board

Run for the BoardInterested in the future of BriarPatch? There will be at least three open seats up for competition during the spring 2014 election.

BriarPatch’s Board of Directors is hoping for a strong pool of applicants for this election, owners that are dedicated to the cooperative principles and want to help the Patch become better and better.

Wondering how the process works? The next Board meeting will be held on January 28, 2014 from 6:00 to 7:30 p.m. in the BriarPatch Community Room.

Board candidate packets are available at customer service or on the store’s website.

food films

Wild & Scenic 2014 is Here

There are so many amazing things scheduled for this year’s Wild & Scenic Film Festival. BriarPatch is in charge of concessions again this year. Look for gluten-free chili, gf corn muffins, and pasties — both veggie and meat. Plus, we’ll have wraps again this year which were a very popular on-the-go option for folks who wanted to make it to another venue before the next film. Sierra Harvest will have their soup station again this year created from local ingredients by chef Carlos Trujillo of Farm to Table Catering. They’ll be on Commercial Street ladling out either the Roasted Winter Squash or Jacob’s Cattle Bean and Chicken soup.

And it doesn’t stop there. The festival has a film about co-ops this year. You won’t want to miss “Food For Change, a Story of Cooperation in America” screening at the Wild & Scenic Film Festival, Sat. morning, Jan. 11 at the Yuba River Charter School.

Now that I’ve planned your weekend for you, what other films are on your agenda?