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A Visit to Community Food Coop (Bellingham)

The only thing I regret about my first ever visit to Community Food Coop was that I didn’t have my camera. I will be going back soon to gather up some fabulous bulk products they sell. They have taps full of wonderful things like maple syrup, honey and olive oil. The dry bulk bins are amazing too. When I go to stock up I will bring my own jars and bags. They have a bin full of various sized jars left from other customers for people to take or add to. What a great idea!

I did pick up a few treats while at the coop. They are great alternatives to products used everyday in homes across North America.

What was in my reusable bag?

Some silicone ear plugs for my husband. Ecodent Dental Floss (no plastic!). A couple of Lara Bars. I think Lara Bars are a great energy bar option because they usually have only three to four ingredients. And they taste great! The kids will be trying some Annie’s Naturals pasta. The picture of Arthur on the box and jar will help “sell it” to them. I remember getting my oldest son to eat something (maybe an apple) because I stuck a cartoon sticker on it. If it works then great. Plus some Glee gum for me. Glee gum is made from real Chicle.I also bought two Sparkling Vaas Waters, entirely for the bottles. They were $2.25 each. The price was right. Last week I paid $8 for a glass water bottle that was completely empty. At least I got a little sparkling water in the deal. I needed the water to taste test some soda syrups. So the bad news is that I bought bottled water from Norway. The good news is that I will comfortably be able to put the bottles in the dishwasher. I plan to reuse them over and over.

I’m glad that I have found another great resource for zero-waste. Yeah!

Have a great day!

~Stephanie

Sustainability is a political choice, not a technical one. It’s not a question of whether we can be sustainable, but whether we choose to be – Gary Lawrence, Director of Seattle Planning Department, USA

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About stephanieough

Wife, mom, concerned citizen of the earth. Striving towards intentional living rather than blindly following. Former Education Specialist for a corporation, I have now taken a step back to spend time with my family and work closer to home. Hoping to reduce our waste through refusing, reducing and reusing so that we will not have to recycle as much. Also, I love to explore zero-waste fast food and take pictures of my sucesses. I'm a fan of British comedies like Red Dwarf and Black Adder, Kevin Smith and his movies, Asian food, documentaries, biographies and going to Las Vegas on vacation. If someone told me I could only listen to the Beatles for the rest of my life I would die happy.

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3 thoughts on “A Visit to Community Food Coop (Bellingham)

  1. Every time I see someone writing about food co-ops in the US, I wonder why we don’t have these awesome options here in Canada! Sounds like you had a fun shopping trip. 🙂

    Posted by Erin | July 3, 2012, 9:54 pm
  2. What a lovely place to shop. My family absolutely loves the Amy’s mac and cheese, I haven’t tried the canned pastas so can’t give you any feedback there.

    Posted by livingsimplyfree | July 3, 2012, 11:27 pm
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