Port Townsend Food Co-op Offers Food News, Including Grassroots Politics

The Food Co-op, 414 Kearney Street, Port Townsend, 98368
Port Townsend
Phone: (360) 385-2883

Food News

Be Knowledgeable, Be Alert and Be Prepared to Take Action

The Port Townsend Food Co-op is committed to our mission to be knowledgeable and informed and to being an education and information resource for our members and our community. Understanding the complex issues that affect our health, our community, and our environment equips us to take action when needed. Look here for information about what’s going on in the world of “food politics” and to occasionally participate in grassroots direct-action activities to protect the integrity of organics, to support small farms, and to turn back the tide of GMOs entering our food chain, some of the many important issues that affect us today.

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Get in touch with the current issues related to the food we eat– the politics of how it’s grown and gets to our tables. Links & actions below

Developing Our Local Food System

Picture of Dharma Ridge Farm – http://dharmaridgefarm.com
by Laura Llewellyn, Produce Manager

A lot of the work I do is focused on developing …continue reading

Untangling the Seafood Industry

Tuna-Albacore-cropby Kenna Eaton, General Manager

Seafood industry increasingly hard to untangle

Do you know where your seafood comes from? All seafood—fresh, frozen, and canned—is part of …continue reading

Stop the DARK Act!

gmo hb 1599On Thursday, the House of Representatives will vote on an anti-labeling act for GMOs. Known as the Safe and Accurate …continue reading

Connecting the GMO dots

GMO bookThis month, The Food Co-op adds GMO (Genetically Modified Organisms) education to its shelves in the form of red dots. The …continue reading

Announcing the “Centsibles” Program

Shopping at The Food Co-op now makes more sense than ever. To help you stretch your food dollars further, we have lowered our prices on 60 of our bestsellers — items that fit everyone’s pantry. Our new price program, “Centsibles,” …continue reading

Summer 2013 Co-op Commons

COMMONScoverIn this issue, we introduce the new Board of Directors, define our “net worth,” build the perfect burger, get you started on …continue reading

October will be too late

OrganicConsumersAssociation copyThe Organic Consumers Association is an online and grassroots non-profit  501(c)3 public interest organization campaigning for health, justice, and sustainability. The following story was taken from their newsletter:

Activists in Washington State …continue reading

Winter 2013 Co-op Commons

COOPJan2013.P1In the first 2013 issue we unveil the five-year strategic plan, keep tabs on GMOs, and rethink our plastic consumption. Available for free …continue reading

UNFI strike

Some of our member/owners have inquired about the United Natural Foods, Inc. (UNFI) drivers’ strike at the Auburn distribution center.

The Food Co-op regrets the labor strike between the UNFI drivers and its management. This strike is confined to the Auburn …continue reading

Not Your Mother’s Fruit Salad

Cherimoya? Dragon fruit? My mother never bought either in her life. Maybe yours didn’t either.

Occasionally, you’ll find things in our produce department that might …continue reading