Food Co-ops: Not Just for Urban Hipsters Anymore

Stillwater has long had a co-op, but not Orono is on tap for a food co-op as well:

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A new food co-op is a small step closer to sprouting in Orono.
At an April meeting, the Orono Planning Commission voted to recommend a comprehensive plan amendment that would allow Harvest Moon Natural Foods as part of a larger development at Hwy. 12 and Willow Drive.
The City Council will likely vote on the amendment at its meeting May 14.

Personally, I don’t think eating healthy, organically, and locally produced food rather than the overly processed crap found in the middle of big box grocery stores has the same political breakdown of some other issues like transit or gun control. Everyone who cares about what they put in their body will make better choices . . . given a choice. It’s great to see more people will soon have an option in the Western ‘burbs.

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