PRODUCER-MEMBERSHIP
APPLICATION FORM

Benefits of Working with the Co-op

The commercial kitchen will provide the bistro with fresh, homemade stock, while also providing producer-members and local food producers a proper place to curate their recipes and make their wares. The commercial kitchen will provide a place to learn, create, share, and enjoy the art of preparing locally-grown. It will fortify community connectedness and ownership and will satisfy a local craving for a facility of this nature and the products and services that it can provide.

Membership With Us

The commercial kitchen will provide the bistro with fresh, homemade stock, while also providing producer-members and local food producers a proper place to curate their recipes and make their wares. The commercial kitchen will provide a place to learn, create, share, and enjoy the art of preparing locally-grown. It will fortify community connectedness and ownership and will satisfy a local craving for a facility of this nature and the products and services that it can provide.

Membership Equity

In order for a Co-op to thrive, all members buy a share. This helps the project move forward and provides stability. Buying a share of the Co-op instills obligation as a member, not just financially, but also where members take part in decisions of its direction. With your membership purchase, you help the Co-op come alive and provide perspective to the Board Members.

Producer-Members will have access to:

- Owning a share of the business
- Attending to annual meetings
- Running for a position on the Board of Directors

There are two classes of membership, Producer Class – $2500 and Supporter Class – $1250. To apply for Supporter-Membership, please fill out the form below.

Become A Producer-Member:

Please fill out the form below to tell us about yourself and your product!


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Mandy Melnyk

Meet more about Mandy.


Mandy Melnyk is a board member and producer.

In 2011, Mandy made the decision to make a living on the land. She began growing organic vegetables like onions, garlic and beets, and raising chickens and turkeys outside. She believes that when it comes to raising animals, there is no healthier animal than an animal that is free and able to garnish the natural nutrients from the grasses around us. She believes in regenerative and holistic farming practices such as not just feeding the plant, but feeding the soil so that it will be able to produce for future generations.

“In July of 2018, when we decided that we needed to start getting some actual collective marketing power in the North – not only to distribute our products, but to create. To create some of the best pies and pierogies that Weasel Creek ever saw. It’s a bit of a work-in-progress as we learn how to put together our individual farms and talents. It’s like putting together a puzzle – every person that joins the Co-op may be a farmer, they may be a chef, but they all fit because they have a passion and a love for our rural communities.

The essence of our Co-op is not just about a place to come and eat, it’s about understanding that there’s a respect for the land and that the goods are being produced in and around our area. It’s a respect both ways – producers/caretakers and consumers.

As member-producers, together, we’ll be able to learn from each other to enhance ourselves as individual producers but also as a collective co-op.

It’s important for people to know that they can grow food in our rural communities and what our hope for the Co-op is that we can collectively market that for them so that small people who want to make an income off of the soil that exists in our communities can do so without thinking that they have to be really big. There is a place for small production in our rural economies and we want to help people harness that.”

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