Oklahoma Food Co-op

Tuesday, September 26th 2006, 6:20 am
By: News On 6

Officials from 21 different countries are meeting in Kansas City this week. They're working on a plan to protect the global food distribution network from terrorism. The e Coli spinach scare has health and agriculture experts concerned about the safety of the food we eat.

Rogers County farmer David Lewis is part of a food co-op that shortens the line between the farm and your kitchen table. The Oklahoma Food Co-op is a network of about 800 producers and consumers who trade locally-grown foods.

Karen Cline says it's a new take on a very old practice. "It's an old-fashioned way of doing business done in a very new-fashioned way because our ordering is done on the internet but it's very high-tech. It enables us to have that same relationship that my grandfather would have had...in a very high-tech, 2006 way."

If you're interested in placing an order, the monthly window opens this Thursday. For more information visit their website at www.oklahomafood.coop.