Sunday, November 24, 2013

Local Food Co-Op Opens

"All Things Local"  is already drawing a crowd to its new downtown location, site of the former Souper Bowl restaurant, with a "soft opening" this weekend.  

The co-op sells local produce and natural products on consignment or what manager Al Sax points out is a "shared risk model".

If the products sell the producer gets 80% of the sale and if it doesn't sell, everybody loses.

Harmony Springs (founded in Hamp)

Yes, even ice cream!

Open today, Sunday 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM


Anonymous said...

I'm in so long as prices are reasonable.

Larry Kelley said...

That's usually the way it works.

Anonymous said...

New business downtown that is not a restaurant? Bout time...

Larry Kelley said...

Or Bar.

Dr. Ed said...

And on the Common Core front -- for those parents who are concerned, is this gem:

If nothing else, children should be taught to respect the POTUS -- that it is "President Obama", "Mr. Obama", or maybe even just his first and last name, but not just his first name...

It's disrespectful and it is wrong -- and I am no fan of BH Obama and I still think so.

Anonymous said...

Ed, what the HELL does this have to do with a (generally positive) series of comments about this specific subject? God, you are insufferable.

Dr. Ed said...

What the HELL it has to do is actually quite simple -- local versus national.

What are the advantages of the local food coop?

1: Local people control what is sold and respond to local desires.
2: Local people get what they want and can likewise encourage what they want over what they don't.

So the local community produces stuff that the local community wants and the money stays within the community. Compare that to Stop & Shop who is owned by some company out of Maryland and sells stuff that was grown God Knows Where and about which you know nothing.

Same thing with Common Core.

A National curriculum over which you have no control, even if you even knew what was in it, and the money leaves your community and goes elsewhere. (THAT, btw, is why the AFT has come out against it -- and if the NEA had a clue, they would too...)

I actually buy from local farmers, albeit Franklin County ones, for some of the same reasons why I'm opposed to Common Core. And THAT's what the Hell it has to do with a local cooperative.

Food & Education are both best sourced locally and controlled locally.