Saturday, July 1 - Monday, July 31
1600 E Madison
July is the fourth annual Indie Month at Central Co-op! It's the time that we celebrate the independent businesses that work hard to create the products on our shelves. Autonomy and Independence are important to us. In fact, they're our fourth Cooperative Principle.
Why Indie? The companies we’re highlighting are not owned by Wall Street shareholders, are not funded by venture capital, and aren’t controlled by a parent company. We believe that being unbeholden to profit-driven investors allows businesses to be more authentic and rooted in their communities.
Freedom to Innovate
Independent companies are more free to experiment with new ideas. They can improve their products and workplaces, and invest in what they think is important for their employees, communities, and environment.
A Diverse Marketplace
Having a range of independent business owners creates a more diverse marketplace that better reflects its consumer base. In turn, consumers have more options to shop according to their values, tastes, interests, cultures, and traditions.
Look for Indie Month tags on the shelves highlighting companies that are not subsidiaries of other companies or publicly traded. This includes family-owned businesses, sole proprietorships, worker co-ops and other worker-owned companies.
We'll have indie companies in the store throughout the month sharing samples and talking to shoppers about their products:
7/1 11am-1pm: Rub with Love meat rubs and sauces (Seattle)
7/2 12-3pm: Kite Hill dairy-free products
7/3 11am-1pm: All Good body care products
7/8 3-5pm: Good King chocolate covered espresso beans (Seattle)
7/10 3-6pm: Runa Tea tea made with Guayusa leaves
7/10 4-7pm: Loki Fish smoked salmon (Seattle)
7/10 4-7pm: Mustard and Co. gourmet mustards (Seattle)
7/13 2-6pm: Bow Hill Blueberries blueberry juice and picked blueberries (Washington)
7/14 & 7/21 1-3pm: Uncle Harry's Natural Products body care products (Redmond)
7/15 3-5pm: Bainbridge Vineyards wines (Washington)
7/16 11am-3pm: OHA organic skincare (Bellevue)
7/18 11am-2pm: Barnana chewy banana bites
7/19 11am-1pm: Ancient Grains Kitchen cookies (Poulsbo, WA)
7/19 6-9pm: Temple Tumeric elixirs and drinks
7/21 3-6pm: Ancient Nutrition bone broth protein
7/21 4-7m: Wild Planet seafood
7/23 3-6pm: Honey Mama’s raw honey sweetened cocoa treats (Portland, OR)
7/24 11-1pm: evanhealy organic skincare
7/25 11am-3pm: Organic India tea and supplements
7/26 2-4pm: Equal Exchange olive oil and almond butter
7/27 2-4pm: Cheeseland Dutch specialty cheeses
7/28 1-4pm: GT's Kombucha
7/28 4-7pm: Dear North Alaska smoked salmon
7/29 12-2pm: Timber City Ginger Beer (Seattle)
7/29 12-3pm: Morning Glory Chai chai tea hot and iced (Seattle)
7/30 11am-2pm: Ancient Nutrition bone broth protein
7/30 12-3pm: Nordic Naturals fish oil
7/30 3-6pm: Ziva Hummus made with sprouted PNW grown garbanzo beans (Seattle)
7/30 3:30-6:30pm: Mickelberry Gardens herbal, honey-based products (Gresham, OR)
Keywords: Independent Business