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Community Food Co-op

A page for dialogue, visions and ideas for how the Co-op can best serve the community as part of the Transition movement. This page is overseen by the Member Affairs Committee (MAC).

Website: http://communityfood.coop
Members: 32
Latest Activity: Jan 6, 2014

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Bellingham Cohousing rental opportunity!

Started by Kelsie Mullin Jan 6, 2014. 0 Replies

Come share a two bedroom two story home in Bellingham Co-housing, a lovely intentional community for anyone looking to experience a more sustainable and connected lifestyle.…Continue

Supporting Local Growers & Local Shoppers by Bolder Labeling of fresh Vegies, Fruits, Dairy & Grains Next to Price on Coop Shelves.

Started by Heather K. Last reply by Jade Vantreese Oct 26, 2010. 3 Replies

 When I went to the coop last week to choose a local dairy for a bit of cheese & yogart, I was surprised to see how much time it took me to open the cooler and take out each product and read the…Continue

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Herbicide tainted manure and compost used for organic farming

Started by Angela MacLeod. Last reply by Walter Haugen Aug 11, 2010. 5 Replies

The Herald recently reported on the local use of a new herbicide being used on crops which passes through dairy cattle and stays viable in their manure. A lot of this dairy manure is used in organic…Continue

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Comment by Laura Steiger on October 11, 2010 at 8:14pm
Angela, Thanks for understanding. BTW, who wouldn't love a farm with a lovely name like Inspiration Farm! We are so lucky to live here with so many fantastic local farms!! I'd also love to hear about people's favorite local "ingredients" and local farms. One of my favorite local foods is wild salmon. I miss it so when the season is over.
Comment by Megan Westgate on October 11, 2010 at 7:57pm
Sorry about my rushed repost. I would still love to hear what people's favorite local food and farm are!
Comment by Angela MacLeod on October 11, 2010 at 7:46pm
That's OK, I already have a commitment for Tuesday evening and wouldn't have been able to attend. It was fun to mention my favorite farms.
Comment by Laura Steiger on October 11, 2010 at 7:42pm
Oh, sorry folks (and Angela, in particular!). We already did the ticket giveaway on our Facebook page. Sorry that rolled over to the TW post, too. But, please still join us at The Pickford Tuesday night for the movie. Thanks, Laura
Comment by Angela MacLeod on October 11, 2010 at 7:00pm
My favorite local farm is Inspiration Farm.

I also love the Growing Garden and Evergreen Station.
Comment by Megan Westgate on October 11, 2010 at 6:57pm
It's movie time! Let's pack Pickford Film Center for the 6:30pm Tuesday showing of "Ingredients: The local food movement takes root." Tickets are $1 off general admission box office price if purchased in advance at either store...First person to post with their favorite local food or farm wins 2 tickets! Find out more at www.ingredientsfilm.com
Comment by Laura Steiger on October 2, 2010 at 1:59pm
As Angela posted, sign up is now open for the Oct. 22 Dessert with Directors. Registration is required and you must be a Co-op member to attend.
Comment by Angela MacLeod on October 2, 2010 at 1:56pm
Peak oil and the implications for our local food system: Dessert with the Directors Forum. Friday October 22 6pm to 8pm Register at the Co-op. Space limited.

Just saw this in the October Newsletter.
Comment by Heather K on October 1, 2010 at 1:59pm
Coop Friends, Good to see some active discussion!
I do have a concern and a request.

As this group is a sub-group of our Transition Whatcom ning.com site, it is important that our time, energy, & respectful ideas/comments on this transparent community forum are preserved & not deleted.

If a creator of any TW sub group deletes either their created group or their TW ning.com membership, we may lose all that has been shared.

Megan, I hear your earlier comment stating concerns and that you could “discontinue this page”.
Would you be willing to commit to first speak with our TW ning creator David MacLeod before ever deleting this group or discussion?

(Otherwise it might make more sense for us to copy the comments on this group to a seperate discussion that is started by someone who is comfortable not deleting the dialogue- Let us know what your preference is.) (There are other option also that could be shared with you). Megan, thanks for your work on the coop membership committee and keeping the big vision in mind along with the emerging changes earth brings to our community.

Above Re Comment by Megan Westgate sept 30 2010..”....Again, this page is monitored by MAC, not by Co-op staff, and is a place for big-picture visioning. If this distinction proves too confusing, we may discontinue the page. We want to make sure your wonderful comments are in the right place so that they can be responded to appropriately. Thank you!
Comment by Megan Westgate on September 30, 2010 at 10:10pm
Great question! This is getting fun : ) I am taking notes for our MAC meeting agendas--we may also want to start a discussion forum on that one...
 

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