We’re all about food. Good, clean, nutritional food. Let’s face it, you are what you eat and food matters. So naturally we couldn’t wait to share our new find – The Beechworth Food Co-Op, who has officially opened its doors!
So what’s so cool about a food co-op we hear you ask?
Eating food is perhaps the profoundest enactment of our connection with the world. Eating is an act where we connect to the earth and agriculture at a most basic level. Since the beginning of time we have relied on food to bring us together where we celebrate, share, grow, laugh, gather and yearn. Food can do all this like nothing else. As a basic need with the potential to add richness it makes for the perfect candidate to glue communities together through cooperative thought and energy.
We love the idea of a food co-op because:
- It brings better quality food direct from wholesalers & producers
- You can reduce packaging & “food miles”
- By contributing to the community, we increase its resilience and encourage local food security.
- It gives you the opportunity to meet like-minded people and share knowledge
We’re not experts, so if you want to learn a little more follow this link. Perhaps you’re not from our area? Flick them an email, we know they are happy to share!