Thursday, April 14, 2011

Food Inc.

I finally watched Food Inc. this weekend. Wow! Enlightening, disturbing and overwhelming. It has taken me this long to really absorb it. If you haven't seen it, it's well worth it. It really gets back to change. The overwhelming part for me is where do you start?

I've decided the first thing we're doing is signing up for a food co-op. I thought about this last year, but didn't do it for various reasons. This movie was just the thing to get me fired up again. If anyone else is interested, this is the best site I've found to identify the best co-op for your particular needs: It's really not that expensive, in fact I feel like we may save money and we'll end up with produce that I might not normally buy, which means ...wait. for. it... trying new things! The downside is that if the particular farm we buy into doesn't produce a crop this year (weather, etc.), we'll be out the money. After watching the movie, it's worth the risk. The farmer's market is another great option. Unfortunately the ones close to us are just far enough away that I can't seem to make it there on a regular basis. Life happens!

So, I am tackling the food co-op and I will keep you posted on how it goes. If anyone else is already doing it, I would love to hear your comments.


  1. Hey Neighbor!! I loved Food Inc too! I also wanted to share the service we use called "Door to Door organics" at: We love these guys and they use local and organic! ENJOY!

  2. I'm glad you finally saw it. I think the take away for me was "Do what you can, armed with what you know." Its next to impossible to eat nothing but things that you or your neighbor grew/raised/baked/prepared; but every step you take in that direction is a step away from old habits. As in all things, you don't have to build a wall, you only have lay a brick, and then another one.