Of Kale and Capital: Go Co-op!
Trust, local investment, and a strong and supportive food co-op. The down-to-earth details of building local food relationships are nicely reported in an article from Kalamazoo, Michigan. Expanded hoop-house production is bringing more high-quality, local food to a small farm’s customers and to the Kalamazoo food co-op: http://swmichigan.secondwavemedia.com/features/Of-Kale-and-Capital-How-greens-grow-in--winter-0306.aspx.
You can learn more about how People’s Food Co-op is growing the local food economy through its agreement with the city to manage the Kalamazoo Farmers’ Market – reported in the March-April issue of Cooperative Grocer.