Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Co-op Culture

"If the mention of a food co-op makes you think of dimly lit corner shops catering to a few patchouli-scented, Birkenstock-shod customers, then I have news for you: Co-ops are on the rise in Portland and across the country, and while they may not qualify as 'big business,' they're growing in revenue and membership. As today's consumers hunger for more local, organic products and a stronger sense of community, cooperative grocery stores — with their '60s-era values — seem more relevant than ever."

Want to find out more about Portland's burgeoning co-op scene? Read my article in today's FoodDay!

Photo by Beth Nakamura of The Oregonian.

No comments: