And no, I didn’t mean “coping.” I’ve been considering joining a co-op, and wow, the opportunities abound! There are two ladies at my church who are active in two different co-ops, both specializing in organic produce, meats, and dairy, AS WELL AS bulk grains, healthy snacks, supplements, etc. Last night I went through half of the pricelist for one co-op, and there were more than 3,000 items! Want me to get you anything?
I have also found an organic produce distributor, Annie’s Buying Club, who is excited about starting distribution in my home town. And, to top it all off, there’s a dairy that produces basically organic cheeses and butter, and will ship to me for roughly $2.00 per pound. Not to mention all the local farms and CSA’s available. The opportunities are endless!
That said, my new adventure is begin “co-oping,” to purchase as much fresh, organic food as I can on our budget. With the bulk prices and cost-sharing, I think we’ll come out doing just as well if not better, price-wise. I’ll let you know how it goes!
What foods are you particular about buying organic or local? And do you have any good co-oping advice?