The cost is $15, which includes wine, appetizers and one complimentary raffle ticket for prizes from local merchants. Free 90-minute parking is available in the city garage next door, or take the Gold Line to the Memorial Park station.
In addition to offering wine tasting and conversation, the co-op will update attendees on the progress being made toward opening its doors.
Anyone can shop at the co-op, but those who make an investment and become member-owners receive additional benefits, including patronage refunds during profitable years. The full investment to join is $300; however the co-op offers a payment plan of $30 per year.
AFC has been established as a California Consumer Cooperative Corporation. The effort to open its doors is being spearheaded by a devoted cadre of volunteers, led by an eight-member board of directors.
For more information about the Arroyo Food Co-op, including a membership application and listing of other upcoming events, visit www.arroyofoodcoop.com.