Food and farm prices have been a major concern for politicians and pundits alike for more than a century, and the food supply chain has become ever more complex. How things change and how they remain the same!!
Read more: Stop the Leak Between Farmer and Consumer!
Kelly Wiseman, general manager, Bozeman (MT) Community Food Co-op, talks about labeling and certification to support local, organic, and sustainable farmers.
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Food co-ops are different and they fit more comfortably into small towns and unique neighborhoods. Because they reflect the values and principles of their owners and members they can differentiate themselves more easily. We offer you a look at six very different natural food co-ops. Each one has its own personality and each one is committed to buying products from local providers.
Read more: Natural Food Co-ops: Putting Local Sourcing Into Practice
Large conventional retailers replicate stores across the landscape and are not so careful about reflecting local community demographics and product preferences. Natural food co-ops, because they are member-owned, take on the personalities of their surrounding neighborhoods. Food Front Co-op in Portland OR shows how different is good.
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Holly Jarvis, General Manager, talks about how Food Front Co-op meets the needs of the two distinctly different neighborhoods where the Co-op is located.
Read more: Holly Jarvis, General Manager of Food Front Co-op, Portland OR