2016 Board Nominees!

Your 2016 Board Nominees are:

Josephine Dobson Mann: Josephine has been an organic farm and manufacturing inspector for the past nine years. She is currently enrolled in the St. Norbert College MBA program and previously ran a company selling organic commodities.

"I am passionate about organic foods as well as the food co-op principles. Since moving to Green Bay from the LaCrosse area I have really felt the need for a co-op here; and I would love to help make it happen!"

Katie Renier: Katie has 10+ years of experience working in food co-ops as a volunteer, stocker, cashier, clerk and journey person (ordering, training and supervising).

"I have a good feel for food co-ops. They are places where I feel most myself. I have a passion for local healthy food and love to grow my own, cook for others, and visit local farms. Food is a major uniting force in communities, and bringing people together is a key to building a happier and healthier world. I have a thorough understanding and passion for co-ops, and I think I can offer creative ideas for New Leaf Market Co-op."

Annual Member-Owner Meeting on Dec. 14

Hello New Leaf Market Member-Owners!

We have very exciting news to announce at your Annual Member-Owners Meeting on Wednesday, December 14, 2016 from 5:30-7:30 p.m. at the Kress Library (333 N. Broadway, De Pere), lower level. Join your fellow member-owners to find the latest news. You won't want to miss it!

Every member invite a new member! Bring your friends, family, colleagues, and neighbors who want to become New Leaf Market Co-op member-owners. You'll receive a free New Leaf Market tote bag when they join the co-op and become a part of this exciting initiative.

From 5:30-6:00 p.m. we'll gather for light refreshments and to get to know fellow co-op member-owners. The official meeting will begin at 6:00 p.m.

The agenda will be as follows:

1. Call to order
2. Welcome/Introduction of board of directors
3. Determination of quorum
4. Proof of due notice of meeting
5. Approval of minutes
6. Annual reports:

* President - Report on progress   
* Finance   
* Site update   
* Membership & Marketing

7. Unfinished business
8. New business
9. Election of Directors
10. Question & Answer period
11. Closing remarks
12. Adjournment

This meeting will be a great place to meet your fellow co-op members and the board of directors, to sign up for volunteer opportunities, to hear the latest news on the status of the food cooperative, and most importantly - share your thoughts! We hope you will join us! As member-owners you will have the opportunity to elect board members for three open positions.

See below for information regarding nominations and the election.


New Leaf Market Cooperative Board of Directors,

Pete Angilello, Green Bay Area Public Schools (retired)
Katelyn Hanke, Manager of Financial Analysis for Mergers & Acquisitions, TeamHealth
Jim Lemsky, SR VP Europe, Hain Celestial Group (retired)
Tracy Flucke, Vice-President, WE BIKE, etc.
Katie Renier, Local lover of co-ops
Lynn Walter, UW-Green Bay Center for Food in Community and Culture (retired)
Megan Olson Hunt, Assistant Professor, Natural and Applied Sciences (Statistics), UW-Green Bay

Community-Owned Grocery Store? Make It New Leaf Market!

There’s been a lot of dedicated efforts to solidify a community-owned grocery store, featuring healthy, local food. Our response? The answer is New Leaf Market! When talking to friends and neighbors about this initiative, here are 5 quick hits that can help you explain what our store will be:

  1. New Leaf Market, you mean the New Leaf Winter Farmers Market?
    No!  New Leaf Market will be a full-service (you can get your cheerios, Kashi & toothpaste), member-owned, cooperative grocery store that will feature local, healthy, fair-priced food for the community.  It will look like your neighborhood grocery store with aisles of produce, dairy, bulk foods, meats, beer & wine, non-perishables, health & beauty, deli, bakery and so much more.  Not open yet, but on its way! New Leaf Market is one of the partners participating in the New Leaf Winter Farmers Market, which we started with Downtown Green Bay, Inc.

  2. Membership?  I just want to shop there!
    Everyone can shop at New Leaf Market! You don’t have to be a member-owner to enjoy the high quality food, fair prices and educational information provided by New Leaf Foods.  You just get added perks if you are.

  3. I want a Trader Joes/Whole Foods, will I like New Leaf Market?
    Absolutely!  If you want a Trader Joes or Whole Foods, you will want New Leaf Market!  We are the local, authentic option when it comes to healthy, whole foods.  We will carry many of the things you will find at either of those stores, but will offer more locally produced and grown food.  Plus it’s owned by OUR community. Not someone in another state, meaning more of our dollars spent at New Leaf Market will stay in the community. 

  4. You say where?
    New Leaf Market Co-op has identified a site in De Pere with good parking, on a main thoroughfare with public transportation access.

  5. I want to shop there now!
    New Leaf Market Co-op will open as soon as we secure our financing.  Over 860 member-owners already support the vision of New Leaf Market having purchased their $180 share (one time cost), having pledged over $425,000 in member-owner investments and continuing to spread the word about New Leaf Market.  There is more work to be done, but we are taking the right steps.

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Update to Members

Hello New Leaf Co-op Members,

Financing New Leaf Market Co-op means continuing to grow our membership, to share our resources and to work very hard to realize our vision of a healthy community food hub owned by all of us. It also means finding a site where a professional market analysis projects profitability and cash flow attractive enough to secure external funds.

With the help of several downtown Green Bay business advocates, New Leaf Market Co-op volunteers looked for five years for that site in downtown Green Bay, where we saw a need and wanted to fill it. Because we were not able to secure a feasible site during a reasonable time period, at the end of 2014 we announced that we would expand our search area to include sites outside of downtown Green Bay, while also continuing to search in downtown.




Welcome to NEW LEAF MARKET a community based, self-sustaining cooperative that will be operating in the heart of De Pere. Our full-service, member owned, cooperative will combine the fresh flavors of the local farmers market, the convenience of a supermarket and a wide selection of specialty natural foods for the health conscious consumer – just like YOU and your friends and neighbors.

And if that isn’t enough to get you in the door, you’ll be enticed by the smell of fresh brewed, fair trade coffee; delectable bakery treats; and healthy snacks from the deli café.

So what is a cooperative? How can I get involved and become a founding member? What awaits me at the NEW LEAF MARKET? Learn more with a simple click on our adjacent pages.


What exactly is a Co-op?

Watch the video below to find out!

Video Courtesy of Food COOP Initiative

Still have questions? Check out our FAQ page.