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The Community Controlled Food Initiative (CCFI) is a community run food cooperative started in July 2016. They purchase food directly from local farmers and bring it home to neighbors, family, friends, and anyone who wants good fresh food! They also host a monthly cooking demonstration and... Learn more
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Farmers markets are gearing up again this summer, and the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Know Your Farmer, Know Your Food program, or KYF2, can help consumers and producers learn more about them.The program — designed to promote locally produced food — has information and advice involving farmers... Learn more
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Roundy's CEO Bob Mariano spoke on Tuesday in the United Fresh opening session in Chicago. He stated “Millennials reject the idea that eating healthy has to be boring,” he said. “They want to enjoy eating healthy.” Millennials have unprecedented knowledge about health, and the importance of good... Learn more
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A new study from University of California Davis finds that up to 90% of the US population could be fed a standard American diet consisting only of food grown and raised within 100 miles. Local food systems can have a number of positive impacts, including cutting the greenhouse gas emissions from... Learn more
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Exciting news from Common Ground Food Co-op in Champaign! After two years of feasibility study and a one year site search, that Common Ground Food Co-op has just signed a lease, with contingencies, for a 2nd store in downtown Champaign at 500 N. Walnut Street . Read more at www.commonground.coop . Learn more
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The Indonesian Chamber of Commerce and Industry is calling for the empowerment of cooperatives dealing with the agricultural sector to help attain food security in the country Read more at http://www.thejakartapost.com/news/2015/02/17/cooperatives-key-attaining-food-security.html . Learn more
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Here's another awesome resource from the National Cooperative Grocers Association. NCGA is pleased to launch a new culinary video resource, Co+op Kitchen. Available as a free, downloadable iPad app through the App Store or online by visiting www.strongertogether.coop or www.youtube.com/user/... Learn more
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When it comes to cooking at home, choosing the right ingredients and understanding basic kitchen skills can make the difference between a good meal and an amazing one. In the new video series sponsored by NCGA (National Cooperative Grocers Association), Co+op Kitchen, you’ll find handy hints from... Learn more
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According to General Manager Chris Diley, The People's Food Co-op in Kalamazoo continues to be among the fastest growing food cooperatives in the nation. At a recent annual meting, it was announced that sales increased by 142 percent from 2011 to 2012. Dilley estimates sales increased 62 percent in... Learn more
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Part one of Food Hubs and Co-ops: How local family farms can feed our communities, Establishing an Online Food Cooperative, was held April 6 in Hiawatha. The workshop provided a look at food co-ops and local food in general. Read more about how the Oklahoma Food Co-op and the High Plans Food Co-op... Learn more
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