Friday, June 11, 2010

The 100th Post! And Food Co-ops!

Well I feel I should have something special to say about the 100th post, but I don't. We are always trying to update the blog, but it gets really hard in the summer months as things get busy.

On some more exciting news we are now on board with the Niagara Local Food Co-op. Basically it is like an online shopping basket that members order from, then we get the information and on Tuesdays bring it to the Trinity United Church in Thorold where the customers will come and pick it up. It is very exciting for us because it will another outlet to not only sell our product, but to get our name out there to a large number of people.

There are currently about 30 producer members selling everything from fruit and meat, herbs, baked goods, honey...the list goes on. At the moment there are not very many vegetable members and this gives us a bit of a niche. Hopefully things go well for us as we are finding the St. Catharines market on Tuesday a bit of a tough sell as most people likely wait for Saturday when things really pick up.

If you are interested in learning more about the co-op you can check them out at There is a $50 lifetime membership fee for consumer members and then they add 5% to the bill for administration, but the great part of it is that you can do a whole bunch of your local shopping in one place without having to drive around all over the place. Currently they only have one pick-up location in Thorold, but if membership numbers increase they will move to more branches.

Thanks for checking in with us and look back for more picture updates in the near future (I am thinking maybe tomorrow since it is supposed to rain so much).

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