Power in Numbers: Newarkers Choose to Expand Community Health & Wealth through Group Food Purchasing
Inspired by a series of tweets started by your humble author, Newark’s Office of Sustainability has compiled a list of resources for Newarkers interested in finding fresh food that supports local agriculture. Take a look!
In Newark there are traditional buying clubs where members can purchase pre-selected “menus” or food packages from food distributors. There are also groups of individuals who form a membership to purchase directly from a farmer or a group of farmers who deliver to a host location.
And there is a combination of both: groups that form to buy food from both farmers and distributors. Most of these groups rely on the initiative of a volunteer or volunteers who work directly with farmers and/or distributors to increase their food options in the city.
Contact these groups to join their efforts or get inspired yourself to develop a relationship with our food system and volunteer to host or start a group. If you know of more examples, please share them with us!