Saturday, July 19, 2008

Tacoma Food Co-op celebrates today at People's Park!

I'm dreaming of a local ... co-op ...

OK, that was cheesy. But I'm excited! Today's the day, not just for the Proctor Farmers Market (veggies and oysters here I come!) ... but for the Tacoma Food Co-op's big party and your chance to become a founding member and take the effort that much closer to opening the doors officially. Check it out!


The Tacoma Food Co-op is growing up and it's time to celebrate! Join the fun from 4-9 p.m. Saturday, July 19, at People's Park, South 9th & Martin Luther King Jr. Way. The July 19 event is your chance to:

  • Learn about progress the Tacoma Food Co-op has made.
  • Discover what's next for the co-op.
  • Find out how to become a member.
  • Mingle with local farmers, musicians, restaurants, businesses and community organizations who share a common goal of providing healthy, affordable and fresh food for the residents of Tacoma.
Speakers include community activist Julio Quan and Tacoma's poet laureate William Kupinse. Restaurants and farmers slated to showcase their wares include: Herban Cafe, Woody's on the Water, Bombay Bistro, Quickie Too, Terry's Berries, Zestful Gardens, Puget Sound Meat Producers Co-op/Cheryl the Pig Lady and others. Also participating are South Sound Healers Network with children's activities, Second Cycle with bike repairs, Wai Baby, Best Loved Baby, the Tacoma and Pierce County libraries, and SolaRichard will be powering the musical entertainment!

Help make it a sustainable event! Spread the word via e-mail, radio, blogs and websites; bring a reusable bag, cup, mug, plate and silverware to the event; arrive by bus, bike, on foot or via carpool, and most of all: become a member! For more information, call (253) 272-8819, ext. 109, or e-mail

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