the first foop meeting! 6/7/11, 7.30pm, action room.
present: simone, ali, sarah, ali, zoe, emma.
we discussed what foop was at the moment and what else it can be doing. it was felt the shop on a friday was a good idea to be the face of foop and take orders. no-one else able to help open on other days but happy to cover when simone can't open it. the option of ordering direct from the catalogue was also thought to be a good idea and more people should know about this option.
in order to have a central point to discuss orders and shop cover it was decided that a foop place on the bb could be created. simone will ask someone to do this and also create a mailing list. a e mail for foop is already being created.
the need for a website to spread the word was thought to be important: the information and photos has been sent off for this so we just await its completion.
zoe offered to set up a permanent facebook page for foop, thank you zoe. simone will send her the info and images to do this.
ali suggested a recipe zine for recipes that you can make out of the things that foop sells. simone will make a box for people to put their suggestions into. people can also send their suggestions via the e mail, this could be put on facebook as well.
there is not enough publicity about foop so in order to spread the word simone will make a new flier and pass this on to those present to put around . another idea was to have a day where we give away free food samples of what you can make out of foop food eg hummous, bread, flapjacks, popcorn.
a thread to organise this will be started on the bb. simone will send a link to the bb to those on the mailing list so they can join. date for this event: friday 22nd july 3-6pm, free foop friday!
this will not be in the cafe and only small samples so won't stop people buying from cafe.
hope that was everything, and thankyou for coming along and giving your ideas.