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Now Hiring: Community Ambassador

Posted on March 27th, by Wolverine Farm in Blog, Front Page. No Comments

Community Ambassador
Hours: 15-20 hours/week
Wage: $9/hour + tips (avg $11-$15/hr)

The Community Ambassador will host, serve, and act as a liason to the patrons of Wolverine Farm’s Letterpress and Publick House. Reporting to the Director, the Ambassador will oversee food and beverage development, help with event-planning and community-minded programming, and perform barista and bar tending duties.

Responsibilities:
-Make and serve food, coffee, beer, wine, and other drinks
-Clean and maintain bar area, restrooms, public seating areas during shifts
-Order and maintain concessions
-Set-up, introduce, and host community events as needed
-Contribute to Publick House programming in a collaborative fashion with co-workers

The Qualified Candidate will have:
-A devoted passion for literature, art, craft, and community
-Be self-motivated to go above and beyond to achieve high quality results
-Strong interpersonal skills
-Knowledge of local food, beer, and agriculture a plus
-Barista and/or serving experience
-Weekend availability
-A safe, clean, and efficient work ethic

If you feel you have what it takes to join Wolverine Farm’s staff in a dynamic position, then please submit your cover letter, resume, and 1-3 examples of how you would bolster our food and drink offerings. Send to: todd@wolverinefarm.org with “Community Ambassador” included in the subject line by April 7, 2017.


Handmade Holiday Hoopla!

Posted on December 14th, by Wolverine Farm in Blog, Front Page. No Comments

Join us for a whole day of gift-making fun at the Letterpress & Publick House on Saturday, December 19th! Local makers and artists will be hosting crafting tables throughout the day for all ages. We’ll also have a polaroid photo booth for family holiday photos, cookie decorating, classic holiday movies, cider, and lots more!

10am-12pm: Woodcut Prints with Patrick Richardson
12-2pm: Gift-making with Marna Widom
2-4pm: Matchbox Ornaments with Alexandra MacVean
All Day: DIY Holiday Cards & Gift Tags

All crafts are free! We’ll be taking donations for the makers’ time and supplies.

Letterpress & Publick House Grand Opening

Posted on November 13th, by Wolverine Farm in Blog, Front Page. No Comments

Please join Wolverine Farm Publishing as we officially unveil and celebrate our new Letterpress & Publick House on Friday, November 20th from 8-11pm. Over 13.8 billion years in the making* (and still being made!), we’re excited to share our most treasured spot on Earth with you, the very publick it was built for.

Join us as we:
Sip libations that can only be found in Fort Collins.
Gander letterpress art, prints, and ephemera.
Ponder a speech of triumph, woe, and most importantly, glorious beginnings!
Listen to the beautiful words of Fort Collins Poet Laureate Aby Kaupang, and then the fabulous sounds of Souvenir Thread.
Last but not least, dance dance dance!

Tickets go on sale Saturday, November 14th at 5pm at the Letterpress & Publick House.

Limited tickets available, get yours quick. Tickets are $15, include one free drink, and are good indefinitely. For more information please call the Publick House during normal business hours at 970-682-2590.

*The universe, and therefore everything in it, including our small colony of humans on planet Earth, and especially our comfortable little outpost known as Fort Collins, Colorado, is reported to be at least 13.8 billions years old, give or take 21 million years.

Wild Mamas Unite!

Posted on October 26th, by Beth Kopp in Blog, Front Page. No Comments

Please join us for a celebration of the wild human spirit, and the release of Carrie Visintainer’s first book! Enjoy appetizers and drinks, crafts for the kids, special “wild” prizes, a book signing, and loads of good cheer. Stop in for a few minutes, or stay the whole time.

Date: November 3rd, 2015
Time: 5:30-8pmLocation: Wolverine Letterpress & Publick House
316 Willow Street
Fort Collins, CO 80524
(Street parking on Willow and Linden)

Reading (and prizes!) at 7. This event is open to the public, so feel free to share the details and bring friends!

You can learn more about the book at www.freeyourwild.com.

Apply to be a Maker!!

Posted on July 15th, by Beth Kopp in Blog, Front Page. No Comments

We are getting so close to opening the doors of our Letterpress & Publick House! We hope to announce an OFFICIAL GRAND OPENING DATE very soon. In the meanwhile, we’re looking for creatives, artists, and makers that would like to sell their local, handmade items in our shop. We’re especially seeking high quality home goods, art, and paper goods.  Hop on over to our Local Makers Programs page for more information and to apply for one (or all) of the programs.

Please email question to Beth@wolverinefarm.org


Letterpress & Publick House Update #7

Posted on July 2nd, by Todd Simmons in Blog, Front Page. No Comments

Our momentum allows little time for updates these days, we’re pushing hard to get open before summer abandons us. In the next few weeks we’ll be out-of-doors, working on our landscaping. But for now, we’re still inside, working on the following:

 

Once we open, what will you do at our Letterpress & Publick House?

Todd Simmons
Publisher

Nomad Update

Posted on June 28th, by Wolverine Farm in Blog, Publishing. No Comments

We are excited to announce that work on the Nomad issue of the Matter Journal is back underway. We will be reviewing submissions and contacting contributors over the next few weeks. If you submitted material and have not yet received a response, please stay posted. At this point, we are not accepting new submissions for this issue. If you are interested in submitting new work, please continue to consult this website for future opportunities. Thank you to everyone who shared their work and has been incredibly patient while our attention was focused on other big projects. Please direct any questions or comments to Evan Brengle at evan@wolverinefarm.org.


Letterpress & Publick House Update #6

Posted on May 20th, by Todd Simmons in Blog. No Comments

Last time we looked up, it was March. We’ve been putting up wood and metal siding with such fierce determination, we missed April and most of May. Well, here’s what we have to show for it:

And now this:

Work has thankfully moved inside, where we’ve been busy with interior finishes such as the ceiling in the Event Hall:

And Trevor Ryan with Wry Goat Studio has been working on our bar. This is his workshop in the midst of creation:

And pieces of the bar panels:

We can’t wait to show you the finished product. We’ll have more to share next week, plus details on when we plan to open up!

Todd Simmons
Publisher

Local Food Summit

Posted on March 16th, by Wolverine Farm in Blog. 1 Comment

By Delia LaJeunesse

The 2015 Local Food Summit buzzed with an excited energy of commitment to collaborative, supportive, and socially-minded business ventures. The local food movement provides a medium to shift our consumption habits, promote environmental sustainability and encourage healthy and wholesome lifestyles. The Summit offered a space for connections to be made and coalitions to be formed, by starting a conversation among groups of growers and consumers, imploring members of our community to participate in greater ways. This call-to-action can take a variety of forms and includes promoting access to seasonal, local, nutritious food as part of our value system. Some of the most prominent ways citizens are participating, span from supporting community shared agriculture or CSAs, using local products in restaurants, forming a cooperative for local food hubs or even engaging in local politics surrounding meals served in school districts and hospitals.

The Summit, which spanned for two days, sought to strengthen and establish a network of farmers, distributors, wholesale retailers and consumers working to better provide nutritious, sustainably grown food to Colorado citizens. With many different approaches such as dealing with the issue of accessibility, food waste and more sustainable, ethical business models, the event tackled some pressing issues … Read More »

Letterpress & Publick House Update #5

Posted on February 22nd, by Todd Simmons in Blog. 1 Comment

Here’s another peek at the progress over at 316 Willow. For more updates and info click here.

Up next: steel and beetle-kill pine siding, concrete work, and a tour of our letterpress equipment.

August 20th, 2014: Letterpress & Publick House Update #1
October 15th, 2014: Letterpress & Publick House Update #2
December 4th, 2014: Letterpress & Publick House Update #3
January 11th, 2015: Letterpress & Publick House Update #4