Savor Series 2018

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Suzanne Carey-Fernandez Merrimack Valley Food Co-op 978-273-8744  
  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – March 4, 2018: Merrimack Valley Food Co-op is Committed to Our Community Celebrates local food in “Savor Series” Merrimack Valley Food Co-op, MVFC, was inspired by their success with last October’s “Savor Haverhill” and has created the Savor Series. They are collaborating with local food experts and producers for a close up look at a specific food or industry in an effort to celebrate local business and stimulate interest in the creation of a locally based cooperative grocery store. Savor Series kicks off on Sunday, March 18 from 4-6pm with NH Community Seafood’s General Manager, Andrea Tomlinson presenting the topic “Under Utilized Fish” and sharing what we are all missing from these plentiful, local fish species. Join us for an interesting discussion hosted at the retail location of Moderno Appliance & Furniture 160 Winthrop Ave, Rear in Stadium Plaza Lawrence, MA 01843. Admission will be $5 per person. The mission of Merrimack Valley Food Co-op is building a community-owned, cooperative grocery store offering fresh, local and sustainable food; engaging the community through outreach, education and a place to meet, and empowering members to support the local economy. Food co-ops are businesses that are owned by their members and are committed to their communities.   “There are already many places to buy food in our area, but only a co-op gives you the power, as a member-owner, to make a difference in our local economy, support local farmers and share resources about healthy choices in what we choose to feed our families all while owning part of a local business,” said Suzanne Carey-Fernandez, Haverhill resident and President of the Merrimack Valley Food Co-op. MVFC works closely with Neighboring Food Co-op Association, NFCA, to learn from best practices as they grow their start up. NFCA includes more than 35 food co-ops and start-ups, locally owned by more than 130,000 people. Together, these co-ops provide good jobs for over 2,000 people, generate revenues of more than $315 million, and purchase more than $60 million from local producers each year. In addition, a recent survey found that member co-ops demonstrate their commitment to their communities in a wide variety of ways including programs supporting local producers, food security, sustainability, education for young people, and collaboration with local community organizations. For more information about this event please contact Suzanne or for information about our local start-up food cooperative, please visit ## END ## ±500 Words]]>

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