Local Currency Launching at PFC in April

Local Currency Launching at PFC in April

We are excited to announce that People’s Food Co-op will be the first retail business in Ann Arbor to accept rCredits, a new community-centered payment system and local currency! rCredits is a democratic mutual credit system that has been operating in Greenfield, Massachusetts since 2013, and was designed to be replicated in other communities. rCredits are digital, smartphone and text message enabled, and exchangeable for US dollars. Sign up today! You need an invitation to join, but if you’re a PFC member, we’ll be happy to invite you. Just go to rCredits.org, click the button that says “Request an invitation,” and type “PFC” in the Notes field when you enter your information. What’s the big idea? rCredits is much more than a new way to buy things—it generates rewards for you, the Co-op, and the local community. Several other local businesses are getting ready to start accepting rCredits soon, enabling them to circulate more freely. Later on, local rCredits members will be able to democratically decide what we want in our community, and then create funding for it, ultimately leading to local democratic control of our economy. How does it work? When you sign up you get a card with a barcode on it that can be scanned by a smartphone at a cash register. Starting April 1st you’ll be able to use it at PFC and Cafe Verde to buy groceries, coffee and tea, items from the salad bar and hot bar, and much more. All you need to make purchases is your rCard, and you can manage your account online or even via text message. Rewards for...
Planting Trees for Phil

Planting Trees for Phil

We have planted 148 trees, through the Arbor Day Foundation, in memory of our cheese manager, Phil. The trees will be planted in the Superior National Forest. We miss you Phil!