Food system@Greenhouse urbana
Greenhouse strives to be a model of healthy eating and collective empowerment. Greenhouse co-op coordinates with other local co-operatives in the area to establish a primarily vegetarian food system that enables members to get most all of their food for the month for 125 dollars per month. Together local coops buy organic healthy food in bulk from a food truck that also supplies strawberry fields and common ground food coop. By pooling our money with other co-ops we get a better deal on large bulk orders of food. This is really the key to being able to bring down every ones monthly cost of food and a key to cooperatives in general. When community's pool their resources to buy bulk instead of individually they can bring down the cost of food. This is part of what greenhouse tries to achieve. When as consumers we are forced to purchase food as individuals we get the worst price a the highest mark up and the cost of quality foods even goes up. Greenhouse strives to be a model of healthy eating and collective empowerment.