Martha Wagner http://www.eatingwell.com/taxonomy/term/1182/all en The Benefits of Joining a Food Club http://www.eatingwell.com/food_news_origins/green_sustainable/benefits_of_joining_a_food_club <div class="field field-type-text field-field-original-title"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Join the Food Club </div> </div> </div> <p>When Rebecca Andersson started a <em>Meetup.com</em> group in 2007 for green-minded moms in Portland, Oregon, she had playdates and potlucks on her mind. But the group of 20 or so women swiftly discovered a shared passion for safe, healthy food and a desire to get it at affordable prices. If small natural-foods stores ordered from wholesale distributors, why couldn’t they? So Andersson contacted an organic distributor, got the moms to ante up, placed an order—and Know Thy Food food-buying club was born.</p> <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Martha Wagner </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> How food-buying clubs are reducing food costs and strengthening communities. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-standard"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_standard" width="310" height="310" alt="" src="http://bed56888308e93972c04-0dfc23b7b97881dee012a129d9518bae.r34.cf1.rackcdn.com/sites/default/files/food_club.jpg?1320433707" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-publication"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> November/December 2011 </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-related1"><div class="field field-type-text field-field-relatedtitle1"> <div class="field-label">Related Content Title 1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> More Green &amp; Sustainable Food News </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-relatedlinks1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/food_news_origins/seasonal_local/building_a_healthy_food_system_in_rural_america">Building a Healthy Food System in Rural America</a> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <a href="/food_news_origins/food_news/jamie_olivers_new_food_revolution">Jamie Oliver’s New Food Revolution</a> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/food_news_origins/green_sustainable/peace_corps_for_foodies">Peace Corps for Foodies</a> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <a href="/food_news_origins/green_sustainable/trend_watch_community_supported_fisheries">Trend Watch: Community Supported Fisheries</a> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> http://www.eatingwell.com/food_news_origins/green_sustainable/benefits_of_joining_a_food_club#comments Martha Wagner November/December 2011 Food News & Origins - Green & Sustainable Fri, 04 Nov 2011 18:55:27 +0000 Sarah Hoff 32316 at http://www.eatingwell.com