Want to control what you eat? Of course you do. Join a food co-op and become a member-owner.
Across the country there are maybe 350 to 400 food co-ops and, said Stuart Reid, executive director of the Food Co-OP Initiative, many more are attempting to form. That's his turf. The organization has helped some 140 food co-ops form in the past 11 years. Reid knows what a co-op needs to do to actually open and he tells how in this podcast.
A lot has to do with money but Reid tells how many would-be food co-ops are finding support from governments at various levels. That's encouraging.
He also tells why food co-ops matter. It comes down to really serving the community and that's what food co-ops do.
This podcast is everything you always wanted to know about grocery co-ops but didn't know whom to ask. Ask Stuart Reid - that's what I did and he gives the details.
In spots the audio quality is scratchy. It's audible but it may sound like an old vinyl record on a wobbly turntable. Sorry. Just the vagaries of Voip.
Try and you'll hear it all fine.