Dear Oneota Food Co-op Members & Customers,
I am honored to be a part of such an amazing cooperative. People like us are recognizing the importance of quality and sustainability when it comes to the food we eat. I thank you for your participation in this grass roots effort – a movement that is changing the way this country treats food. This progression has important benefits like physical health, real economic stimulus and building community. The decisions we as consumers make when it comes to how we spend our hard earned dollars has huge implications. The local economy answers directly to us. This gives us control and responsibility over it. That is empowering. Our bailout to ourselves is to spend locally.
When I shop at the Co-op, I am providing healthy, nutritious food for my family as well as putting wealth back into my community. The return on my investment is rewarding when I see a local business succeed. I am proud to be a part of something that is economically and environmentally sustainable. I look forward to meeting you all at the Co-op.
Thank you and Happy 2010!
Oneota Deli Executive Chef