I moved to Port Townsend in 1988 and began volunteering at Port Townsend Food Co-op. The Co-op provided easy access to community and good food, two very important parts of my life!
Over the years I volunteered and then joined the paid employees when the shift from volunteers to paid staff occurred. Originally I volunteered wherever needed, but soon gravitated to the produce department, where setting up displays and keeping the vegetables and fruits happy kept me happy. As life got busier I gave up working at the Food Co-op but kept the feeling of it being “my co-op” or “our co-op.”
When I began my own business as In Season Catering in 2004, I began to appreciate how much support the Food Co-op gives local small businesses. I have been grateful for the chance to wholesale my products and vend my products in the store during the summers.
Living in Port Townsend without our co-op would make both my personal and business life seriously deprived! Happy 40th!