Oklahoma Food Cooperative

Here’s a great little story from the OU Daily about the Oklahoma Food Cooperative and how students can eat well and support local farmers and ranchers — and check out the graphic by Cody Mulcahy.

Thinking globally, shopping locally

[…] Waldrop said the co-op exists for three main reasons. He said the food tastes better because it is taken better care of once it is harvested locally; it is environmentally sustainable because it does not have to be shipped long distances; and its revenue supports rural areas and local farmers.

“People want to support rural areas because they are disappearing quickly,” Waldrop said.[…]