Tag Archives: Local Food Systems

Why I’m going to Des Moines to Occupy the World Food Prize.

I am headed out in a few hours by bus to Des Moines, Iowa to Occupy the World Food Prize. I don’t travel casually any more, so it takes something to get me out of Oklahoma and onto a bus … Continue reading

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Time for another CASH MOB in support of Oklahoma farmers and producers!

In September, I put out a call for a cash mob in support of local farmers. As a result, the Oklahoma Food Coop had one of its best month’s this year and reports suggested the farmers markets did better too. … Continue reading

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What will you eat this winter? A Celebration of Local Food Independence!

It is high summer, and as I have often said in my mid-summer blog posts since 2003 — it’s Summertime, and the livin is easy. Listen to Ella Fitzgerald and Louis Armstrong in what is maybe the best recording ever … Continue reading

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Roots and Radishes – OR — Help! What do I do with a daikon radish!

Even though I’ve been around the Oklahoma Food Cooperative from the beginning, I am continually amazed and delighted at the progress of our developing local food system. This month I am seeing lots of roots and radishes, and different kinds … Continue reading

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The many advantages of the Oklahoma Food Cooperative

Ten years ago we made our first non-farmers market effort towards developing a local food system in Oklahoma and planted the seed that grew into the Oklahoma Food Cooperative.  During the 2002 wheat harvest, 12 people bought 20 bushels of … Continue reading

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S 510 Update

Here’s the latest on S510: The Tester Amendment is now part of the Manager’s Amendment, which is (apparently) routinely adopted when passing a bill.  This would exempt enterprises doing less than $500,000/year in sales and which do business within a … Continue reading

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Senate says YES to cloture on S 510

The United States Senate voted YES today — 75 to 24! — for the cloture motion on S 510.  “Cloture” means that a final vote must be scheduled on the bill within 60 days.  So while this is a defeat, … Continue reading

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Fear – Fire – Foes – Awake — S 510 up for a vote this week!

Fear – Fire – Foes – Awake! S 510 up for vote on Wednesday According to Food Safety News, the so-called Food Safety Bill, S 510, will be up for a procedural vote on Wednesday. If it passes this hurdle, … Continue reading

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FEAR — FIRE — FOES — AWAKE! S 510 may destroy local agriculture.

Senate bill 510 continues to be a threat to local agriculture in the United States.  A version has passed the US House of Representatives, and it is now before the US Senate.  Fortunately, Senator Tom Coburn of Oklahoma has placed … Continue reading

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Success principles for local food cooperatives.

This post is an email I sent today to the membership of the Oklahoma Food Cooperative +++ As the 2010 Annual Meeting gets closer, let’s take a look at some of the principles that have contributed significantly to our success. … Continue reading

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