Wednesday, March 02, 2005

Organic Food Co-op

Posted by Hello One of the things that has been so helpful in our efforts at car-free living is belonging to an organic food co-op. We have about 15 regular members who participate in our monthly order. A shipment like this one today is delivered to our house by refrigerated truck and the other members come by to pick up their goods.
We have a large pantry and order organic foods in bulk, things we can store, like cases of cranberry juice or soymilk, and 25lb sacks of oatmeal, rice or beans. We have airtight containers to keep the grains and beans in.
We've belonged to the group for over 10 years and took over the responsibilty for the deliveries 3 1/2 years ago when I (Jim) retired.
It's great for us because we used to have to bicycle over and pick up our food with the bike trailer (sometimes two trips) but now it comes right to our door.

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi Jimmy -- Candy here. Gloria forwarded me your blog. Good for you and Peg! Do you know that everytime I drink buttermilk (with pepper), I think of you. After all these years. So good to see you've made life work, by your rules.

3:53 PM  
Blogger Jim said...

Great to hear from you Candy!
It's been close to 30 years!
How is life treating you girl?
Gloria says you still look like you're 23.
How do you do that?

8:55 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Trust me, there's plenty of wrinkles (and a bit of hair color). I work in public radio. The kids and the music keep me young. I would love to visit you and Peg sometime soon; Craig and I are looking at retirement locations; Topanga, Ojai, Big Bear..........

8:18 PM  
Blogger Jim said...

Glad to hear you're doing something fun Candy.
It would be great see you!
Just let us know when you'd like to come up.
I've been retired 3 1/2 years and Peg retired a year ago.
It's a wonderful thing, retirement.

9:10 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

We definitely will get in touch when we come up! ps: love looking at your photos. I've got your blog in my favorite places now.

8:04 AM  
Blogger Jim said...

We are in the phonebook Candy and Gloria has our e-mail so feel free to get contact us anytime, anyway.
It's so nice to be in touch with both of you after all these years!
Thanks for adding us to your favorites file and I hope you'll continue posting comments here. It's nice to know people actually visit the blog.

9:28 AM  

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