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The East Aurora Co-operative Market in East Aurora, NY is sponsoring a screening of "Food, Inc." at the Aurora Theater on February 28 at 4:00PM.  The East Aurora Co-operative Market is currently in the planning stages of establishing a community grocery featuring locally made and grown products.  The Co-op can be reached at eacooperativemarket@yahoo.com.  Two points on this…

1.    We have not seen the film "Food, Inc." but we are looking very forward to this event.  With insights from Michael Pollan (author of Omnivore's Dilemma and Food Rules) and Joel Salatin from Polyface Farm, this should be a very intriguing documentary.  Not to mention that the event will have an audience supporting ideas from the movie and who understands the current problems with our food system.
2.    The creation of a Co-op in East Aurora, NY is very exciting to us.  This market will not only provide us with a place to shop for locally produced foods, it will also give us a future market for the food we plan to produce here at our farm.

As parents, we are always in search for a place that can provide organic, local, and sustainably grown food.  Finding organically produced food has become increasingly easier over the past 10 years or so.  However, aside from attending farmers markets finding locally grown food is not nearly as easy.  Regarding sustainably produced food, which in our minds is the most important quality in food production, unfortunatly is the hardest type of food to find.  Thus, the opening of the East Aurora Co-op market might just be a reason to celebrate,especially if it can provide foods produced using all three methods; organically, locally and sustainably.

As a farm we are now just starting to think about how we are going to get our products, once produced, to local markets.  Our farm is just over a couple years old and still in the start-up stage, but its not to early to contemplate the  production and selling of our product.  We are indeed delighted with the prospects of the Co-op for the reasons discussed.  At this point we have not been in touch with anyone from the Co-op yet so we can't say too much regarding details, however, needless to say our hopes are high.


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2/4/2016 17:54:25

This market will not only provide us with a place to shop for locally produced foods, it will also give us a future market for the food we plan to produce here at our farm.

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