Monday, February 27, 2012

FRESH, the movie.

Pictured above are free-range chickens at Joel Salatin's Polyface Farm, featured and inspiring in this movie.  (Note that Wooster Natural Foods sells free range eggs from Georgetown Farms in Smithville and from Greenfield Farms Amish cooperative. We also carry Hartzler Dairy's milk and butter, along with a store full of other natural and organic products.)

View the whole 70 minute movie FRESH for free, until March 3, 2012.

A friend sent this link to watch this film and wrote: "This movie, 70 minutes long, is so important to understanding the food industry in our country. It affects our lives, our environment, our health and well-being, our economy, and that of our friends and families. Narrated by Michael Pollan and others changing the nature of farming, it's well worth the time.

Watch it free until Saturday on your computer, in your pajamas, in the middle of the night, alone, with your family....but watch it! Then share with those you love. It's likely to inspire people to move away from the toxic products from agrciltural/chemical "factories", the source of most of our food supply."

IMPORTANT! The producers of this powerful film are allowing a full and FREE preview of FRESH until Saturday, March 3rd.

This movie is not just an exposé of mega farming, but shows in-depth stories of people making a big difference in our country, in getting small, organic farming going in a big way.  Instead of coming away from watching it, feeling hopeless and frustrated, I feel excited and optimistic.

At the end, a man makes the point that each of us votes for the kinds of foods we want, each time we buy food.  And every "vote" for natural and organic foods contributes to the movement back to healthy food for us all. It is our future, and we can do it.

After the free showing is over, you can find all the information about FRESH the movie, here.

See FRESH now!  Thanks!

Sunday, February 26, 2012

Welcome to Wooster Natural Foods' first blog entry ever.  This is a very simple first presentation, without even any pictures yet. (Later in the day a picture was added.  Yea!)  We hope to grow this blog into something very useful and informative.

We're a full service natural foods store, specializing in gluten-free products, natural and organic foods, supplements and personal care products.  Our most unique store feature is a huge selection of herbs and spices, many of which are organic, which the customer can weigh out personally.

Although we began our food co-op as Wooster Food Co-op in October, 1971, we are still the very same food co-op, renamed Wooster Natural Foods in 2001.  The store has moved four times since its first location on South Market Street in Wooster, and has been at the current location at 138 East Liberty St, the main street in downtown Wooster, since September, 1999.

Wooster Natural Foods is between the Square and Buckeye St, next to Books in Stock, on the north side of East Liberty.  Look for our green and white striped awning.  Besides our front entrance, we have an entrance to the back part of the Co-op, on the alley in the middle of the block.

Terry Moser has been the Co-op's manager since 1987, and the whole staff has worked there for a long time now.  You'll enjoy the peace of mind of caring, friendly faces, when you shop at Wooster Natural Foods, whether as a member of our Co-op or as a general shopper.

Wooster Natural Foods
138 E Liberty Street
Wooster, Ohio 44691
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hours: Mon-Fri: 10 - 6. Sat: 10 - 5