To celebrate National Co-op Month, a special Food For Thought film series event!
When?: Wednesday, October 17 at 6:30 p.m.
Where?: The Kenworthy Performing Arts Centre, 508 South Main Street
How much?: Free to all, so bring a friend!
Every spring and fall, The Moscow Food Co-op brings you free screenings of educational films along with the help of community partners like the University of Idaho and the Kenworthy Performing Arts Centre. This October is Co-op Month, a time to reflect on the benefits of cooperative ownership, and the film we bring to you is one that tells the story of the cooperative food movement.
Along the retail supply chain, there is nothing more ‘local’ than a food co-op. The food chain moves from farm to co-op to table—and this fact has been noted in the shopping habits of a growing number of hungry Americans.
A recent survey of consumers who value a healthy and sustainable lifestyle found that nearly 7 out of 10 grocery shoppers seek out local or regional products when they shop. ‘Local’ food slightly outpolled shoppers who searched for ‘organic’ foods on store shelves. “One of the bigger surprises of this study,” researchers found, “might be their focus on local and regional products.”
Rating: Not rated by the MPAA (but appropriate for all ages)
Runtime: 82 minutes