Friday, June 26, 2009

"Eating Locally Getting Easier, More Delicious"

The Kalamazoo Gazette recently ran an editorial about the local food movement. It begins as follows:

"Whether you're interested in healthy eating, the health of the region's economy or the health of farm animals, it seems the "local food" movement is a good prescription."

The article discusses the ways in which buying locally grown food is beneficial for health, economic, and environmental reasons.

Then head on over to the West Michigan Co-Op for some "window shopping" of local food options here in West Michigan. Get your shopping list ready, because the Co-Op's next shopping cycle begins on July 4 and runs through July 10.

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

The West Michigan Co-Op Needs YOU!

Would you be able to volunteer on behalf of the West Michigan Co-Op at an upcoming event?

The Co-Op will have an informational table at each of the events listed below and we need your help to staff these tables! Both events are this Saturday, June 13.

If you are able to volunteer for a shift, please contact Tara at

Event: Local First Street Party
Date: Saturday, June 13.
Time: Begins at 4:00.
Location: In front of Bistro Bella Vita in downtown Grand Rapids.

Event: First Annual Master Grilling Cook-Off
Date: Saturday, June 13.
Time: 9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Location: Modern Hardware - 1500 Kalamazoo Ave. - Grand Rapids

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

A Book Club, brought to you by the West Michigan Slow Foods

The West Michigan Co-op is joining up with Slow Foods for a joint Book Club!! Below is information on the upcoming book to read and meeting details.  

Please RSVP to Veronica if you plan to attend:  

Monday, June 29, 6:30 pm 
Location: TBD 
Book: Julie and Julia by Julie Powell

Those attending are encouraged to bring a dish from Mastering the Art of French Cooking. If a NY broad can do it, so can you!  

Both books are available at Kent District Library in a variety of media.