This local food co-op is working to fill a distribution gap that exists for a lot of people, connecting more people with more sources of local food – we need all the options we can get in how we are going to make sourcing and buying local food sustainable (and sustainable in all the ways that word means, not just the environment, but for us as busy, complicated people). Kudos to Lenore for creating this option!
Rock-Op Local Foods Coop is an offshoot of Rock-Op Coop in Kingston (a food co-op buying bulk from UNFI and Associated pricelists). This local foods co-op was created in an effort to help anyone interested purchase local, fresh foods (both organic and non-organic) in a more direct and accessible way. The co-op is in its infancy and so far offers a variety of local produce, cheese, honey, gourmet dog treats, beef, pork, turkey, elk, and chicken. Orders are made via email every 2 weeks, with deliveries in Brentwood, NH on the following Tuesday, between 4-7pm.
There are no membership dues or fees, except for $1.00 tacked on to your order whenever you happen to order, to help cover mailing & related expenses. You do not have to be a member of Rock-Op Coop to participate in Rock-Op Local Foods Coop, though the main co-op is looking for new members at this time.
If you are interested in either co-op, please contact Lenore Smith at lenorepsmith @ hotmail . com (remove all the spaces from the email address)