Our fall community gathering is planned for Friday, November 30. Mingle with neighbors, share a potluck supper and join in the evening’s program focused on “Exploring a Food Cooperative for the Ojai Valley”.
We’ll gather as usual at the Chaparral Auditorium, 414 E. Ojai Avenue. The evening will begin with a meet and greet from 6:30 to 7:00 p.m., food sharing from 7:00 to 7:45 p.m., followed by the program. There will also be information tables to learn about many of the Coalition’s activities.
Come share and celebrate our fall’s bounty with your favorite salad, entrée, or dessert featuring seasonal, local and organic ingredients. To reduce our landfill waste, please bring your own table service (plate, silverware, mug, and cloth napkin). For more information email email@example.com or call (805) 669-8445.
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Food co-ops are community-owned, community-operated purveyors of local and natural products. In Ojai, a food co-op will add something that has been missing; a local cooperative food option based on the cooperative principles of voluntary and open membership, democratic member control, and concern for community. Engaged community members have come together to begin the process of making the Ojai Food Co-op a reality. The evening will begin with a presentation by Isla Vista Food Co-op’s general manager Melissa Cohen, detailing the role of Isla Vista Food Co-op (a 42 year old natural food store) within its community and the many benefits to local members, local farmers, and local artisanal food producers. Following the presentation about Isla Vista Food Co-op, the Ojai Food Co-op’s core organizing group will present its efforts thus far, answer questions, and discuss next steps.