Monday, October 1, 2012
Building a Partnership
Educating the community about real food, the importance of sustainability, and optimal nutrition is the purpose of Wholesome Practices. Finding others with this same goal and working together is part of fulfilling that purpose. While watching as people one by one begin to transform how they eat, shop and think about food is seeing it come to pass.
Wholesome Practices has partnered with Isla Vista Food Coop in this very endeavor. For those of you who don't know, Isla Vista Food Coop is a natural and organic foods cooperative that exists to provide reasonably priced foods, products and services to help promote a healthier lifestyle for the local community. The Coop is community owned meaning that you put forth a membership fee that becomes working capital for the coop to not only exist but to improve upon the services it offers you. When you move, you get your money back and can hopefully put it forth towards another coop. This market is different because it is bringing food to the community for you and not for profit.
I have personally been shopping the coop for five years now and have yet to be disappointed. The environment is friendly and you will find that there is always someone willing to help you. They carry the highest quality food at the most reasonable prices in town and are always willing to look into carrying new products if they don't have what you're looking for!
Please consider visiting the coop during my "Office Hours" on Fridays from 11am-12pm where I will be available to answer questions and offer introductory consultations. This is a unique opportunity for you to meet me and learn more about my practices, all complimentary! I can also direct you through the store to find exactly what you need. My "Office Hours" start this Friday, October 5th and will continue every Friday at the same time. Look for me sitting out front on the patio!