Friendly City Food Co-Op, Harrisonburg’s consumer-owned grocery, invites the community to come see its new destination for natural, organic and locally-produced products at the store’s grand opening 11 a.m.-5 p.m. July 9 at 150 East Wolfe Street.
It was a strange scene for a Saturday morning at a grocery store. The shelves were bare and there were no aisles for the small crowd to mill through. No one was being rung up at a cash register. But the Friendly City Food Co-op, which opened its doors to showcase its progress to the […]
Friendly City Food Co-op is partnering with the Harrisonburg Farmers Market and Ryan Zale, Executive Chef of the Local Chop and Grill House to host a tasting of winter-friendly foods. This free Happy Hour tasting will be hosted at the Local Chop and Grill House on January 18, 2011 from 5:00pm-8:00pm. There is also wine […]
Last month Wal-Mart announced a new initiative to stock more locally-grown produce in their U.S. stores. The program is intended to put more locally grown food in Wal-Mart stores in the United States, invest in training and infrastructure for small and medium-size farmers, particularly in emerging markets, and begin to measure how efficiently large suppliers […]
Why have the Friendly City Food Co-Op’s fundraising efforts flourished in Harrisonburg, while plans for a co-op in Staunton fizzled? Rebecca Martinez writes in the Staunton News Leader about this case study in local economics and community organizing.
Since 1979, the Harrisonburg Farmer’s Market has provided patrons of downtown Harrisonburg with a place to buy locally-grown produce. On Tuesday and Saturday mornings during growing season, you can find fresh eggs, fruits and vegetables, and (often) meat grown or raised within just a few miles of the city. In recent years, the market has […]
If you follow Harrisonburg news even occasionally, you’ve already heard about the Friendly City Food Co-Op (also known as FCFC, or FC2). Chances are you’ve been hearing about it for quite some time. According to the timeline on FCFC’s website, the initial idea has connections to the Little Grill Collective’s short-lived Little Store, which opened […]
Local slaughterhouse T&E Meats is prominently featured in a Washington Post article about the role of small meat processing plants in the growing locavore food movement.
In what may be the last link to the DNR from hburgnews, today’s story about the Friendly City Food Co-Op begs the question: is the community buying what FC2 is proposing?