The Food Co-operator
Vol II, #1 - Periodical profile published 1976
Publisher: Toronto Federation of Food Co-ops and Clubs, Toronto, Canada
Year Published: 1976
Resource Type: Serial Publication (Periodical)
Cx Number: CX223
Newsletter to provide news and information for people who do business with the Federation.
Abstract: This periodical newsletter provides news and information services for general public and in particular for the members of the organizations that do business with the Federation. These organizations include 21 food co-ops, and clubs, 5 natural food stores, 5 daycare centres, 5 natural food restaurants and 2 housing co-ops, the majority of which are located in Toronto. Henrik Bechmann tells the Federation story from its 'lucky start' in receiving funding from PLURA in 1974 through three phases to the present: namely 'getting rolling', 'taking shape' and 'persisting'. During the last phase from July to October 1976, the Federtion had to rely entirely on its own resources to carry on and to fund its work. This it succeeded in doing because the groundwork for a viable food co-operative network had been well-laid over the previous year. Other articles in the newsletter pertain to the buyer groups and collective, while one page is given to recipes and nutrition.