We have a versatile Community Room that the public can rent. Use the form below to request a day and time.

The Good Foods Co-op Community Room is available to non-profit groups, community groups or Co-op owners to hold meetings, parties or other events. One-time events as well as ongoing events may be booked. We do not book the room during the week from 11 am – 2 pm and 5 – 7 pm to allow overflow seating for our café. This room may not be used for political or religious gatherings or for anything that conflicts or competes with Good Foods’ business including but not limited to direct marketing, multi-level marketing, wellness products sales or catering. 

For more Community Room use guidelines and specs, click HERE.





Community Room

Programs

Good Foods is involved in the Lexington community in many ways:

Vote on which films you’d like to see in our 2019 film series

This year, we’re leaving our film selection process in the hands of the people! Let us know which documentaries you’d like to see and discuss in 2019.

Voting will end on February 28th at noon.

2019 Film Series Nominees

Vote for up to three.

Film Nominee How We Grow

How We Grow

HOW WE GROW seeks to tell the story that digs deeper- beyond the farmers markets and local food access into the ways in which communities rebuild themselves around agriculture. The film is a coming of age story of a community re-learning how to work together and growing stronger in the process. Inspired by the drive and dedication of the next generation of agricultural leaders in the Roaring Fork Valley, the community explores how to overcome pressing issues. Land access, income inequality, and a short growing season turn from barriers into levers as these ambitious young farmers discover ways to get healthy, sustainably produced, locally grown, nutrient dense food onto the tables of everyone in the community.

Watch the trailer HERE

Film Nominee Seed: The Untold Story

Seed: The Untold Story

Few things on Earth are as miraculous and vital as seeds, worshiped and treasured since the dawn of humankind. SEED: The Untold Story follows passionate seed keepers protecting our 12,000 year-old food legacy. In the last century, 94% of our seed varieties have disappeared. As biotech chemical companies control the majority of our seeds, farmers, scientists, lawyers, and indigenous seed keepers fight a David and Goliath battle to defend the future of our food. In a harrowing and heartening story, these heroes rekindle a lost connection to our most treasured resource and revive a culture connected to seeds.

Watch the trailer HERE

Film Nominee The Food Cure

The Food Cure

THE FOOD CURE presents an intimate portrait of six cancer patients who make the radical decision to turn their backs on conventional medicine and put their faith in a controversial alternative cancer treatment based on food.

Watch the trailer HERE

Film Candidate Resilience: The Biology of Stress & The Science of Hope

Resilience: The Biology of Stress & The Science of Hope

Researchers have recently discovered a dangerous biological syndrome caused by abuse and neglect during childhood. As the new documentary Resilience reveals, toxic stress can trigger hormones that wreak havoc on the brains and bodies of children, putting them at a greater risk for disease, homelessness, prison time, and early death. While the broader impacts of poverty worsen the risk, no segment of society is immune. Resilience, however, also chronicles the dawn of a movement that is determined to fight back. Trailblazers in pediatrics, education, and social welfare are using cutting-edge science and field-tested therapies to protect children from the insidious effects of toxic stress—and the dark legacy of a childhood that no child would choose.

Watch the trailer HERE

Film Candidate Redefining Prosperity: The Gold Rushes of Nevada City

Redefining Prosperity: The Gold Rushes of Nevada City

The fight to save the Yuba River from proposed power dams brought conflicting factions of the community together while different ideas about the meaning of wealth have led to changes in local food production, education, arts, music and a commitment to building community. Once a place whose essence was individualism, competition and extractive industries, Nevada City is now moving toward a future of solidarity, stewardship, and livelihoods based on renewable resources, husbandry and sustainability.

Watch the trailer HERE

Film Candidate The Sequel: What Will Follow Our Troubled Civilization?

The Sequel: What Will Follow Our Troubled Civilization?

This documentary shines a light on the work and legacy of an amazing man: David Fleming. David was a historian, economist, and ecologist who dared to re-imagine a thriving civilization after the collapse of our current mainstream economies and inspired the Transition Towns movement. Around the world, people develop the skills, will and resources necessary to re-imagine civilization, often in the ruins of collapsed mainstream economies. We encounter extraordinary projects and people from four continents. They are cultivating a resilience not reliant on the impossible promise of eternal economic growth; developing diverse, satisfying, convivial contexts for lives well lived.

Watch the trailer HERE

Vote for up to three:

How We GrowSeed: The Untold StoryThe Food CureResilienceRedefining ProsperityThe Sequel



Classes at the Co-op

On most Wednesday evenings we offer classes in our Community Room. We’re proud to partner with local experts and enthusiasts to offer instruction on a wide range of topics including cooking, nutrition, aromatherapy, gardening and more! Check out our events page for details on upcoming classes.

If you’d be interested in offering a class at the Co-op, please read over our Class Guidelines first, which you can find HERE. You can then fill out a Class Proposal form HERE and email it to amyh@goodfoods.coop.

Good Foods Charitable Foundation

Check back here for announcements about the Good Foods Charitable Foundation’s solicitation of proposals for the 2019 granting cycle.

Non-profits, public schools, and exempt governmental units serving the central Kentucky are eligible to apply. Applications for funding should be for programs or initiatives that directly relate to at least one of the Good Foods Charitable Foundation areas of grant making focus. Those areas of focus are:

  • Develop the local food system and the local food shed serving the central Kentucky region
  • Promote food citizenship
  • Increase access to healthy food for all​​​​
  • Promote the cooperative business model

 

The awards will range from $500-$2500.

If you have any questions, please e-mail boardadmin@goodfoods.coop, and we will respond as soon as possible.

Give Where You Live Program

Our owners voted and nominated different local non-profit organizations for our Give Where You Live program, and we’re very proud to announce our recipients for May 2018 – April 2019:

May 2018 — Hope Center
June 2018 — Seedleaf
July 2018 — Foster Care Council
August 2018 — Lexington Humane Society
September 2018 — GleanKY
October 2018 — Friends of the Library
November 2018 — God’s Pantry Food Bank
December 2018 — Good Foods Charitable Foundation
January 2019 — The Nest
February 2019 — Catholic Action Center
March 2019 — Greenhouse17
April 2019 — Ampersand

Each time you shop, you have the option to round up to the nearest dollar for charity! You can also choose to donate any amount that you wish.

Non-profit organizations hoping to make it on the Give Where You Live ballot for the next annual cycle may email amyh@goodfoods.coop to get an application. The deadline for submissions for the following year is December 31st.