KYF #116: How to Start a Local Food Co-op or Buying Club
Want to start a local food co-op or buying club? Look no further than John Moody! He's the guy behind the innovative and helpful Whole Life Buying Club in Louisville, Kentucky and he's the author of the Food Club and Co-op Handbook. Plus, the tip of the week!
A list of some food brands you can trust. Big Food brands like General Mills, Kellog, Pepsi, Coca-Cola, M&M, etc. are buying up small organic brands who don't have our health in their best interest. For example, General Mills now owns Cascadian Farms, Muir Glen & LaraBar. Kellog owns Morning Star, Kashi & Bear Naked. Pepsi owns Naked Juice. The best way to go is to grow your own, or shop local! Try your farmer's market, hit up a local CSA or Co op.
Farm on wheels Fresh Cart, a farmer’s market on wheels, joined Vancouver’s street food scene last week to sell fresh produce and fruits, snacks and some processed foods. It’s a partnership between Re-Up barbecue and FarmCity Co-op (eight small, local sustainable farms). Unlike most street food carts, Fresh Cart will be open all year. Snacks…
Urban Organics is a local organic food co-op that connects city shoppers directly to the farmer that grows the crops. The identity we created for them was built upon the concept of representing clean, organic produce that is free of additives, preservatives, and pesticides, with shapes and colors that are similarly pure in form.
Co-op stamps, you got these for your grocery shopping and off the milkman, great sheets of them that you had to lick and stick in books, before handing them in to collect free things from your local Co-op...usually glasses