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lovuian Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-29-07 07:53 PM
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LAKEWOOD, Colo. - The 113-year-old Morning Fresh Dairy Farm didn't even use barcodes on its bottles when a Whole Foods Market in Fort Collins, Colo. asked about offering the dairy's all-natural milk.

Dairy general manager Matt Lucas began bringing the glass bottles himself from the Morning Fresh farm in Bellevue, Colo., 60 miles north of Denver. Until then, Morning Fresh had long made its name on home deliveries.

Since his Whole Foods deliveries began in 2004, Lucas estimated, his dairy's sales have increased 20 percent. Morning Fresh now sells at least 1,000 gallons a week to supply a Whole Foods distribution center serving 10 stores.

"It's a breath of fresh air to get involved with a group like that. They were so excited to get our product in their stores," Lucas said.
It doesn't make sense to pay money to buy some foods from China when our local growers make the same thing and the shipping costs is just added onto it plus stores have more control... One has know control over China

and with gas and oil getting more expensive the shift of buying home is going to make more sense
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  -Whole Foods promotes local buying lovuian  Apr-29-07 07:53 PM   #0 
  - Well, I hope this means that Whole Foods is getting real.  Quakerfriend   Apr-29-07 07:56 PM   #1 
  - Still at vastly inflated prices, though.  Kutjara   Apr-29-07 08:07 PM   #2 
  - I'm in favor of buying Made in America and paying more for the quality  Robson   Apr-29-07 08:20 PM   #3 
  - I agree completely.  Kutjara   Apr-29-07 08:28 PM   #4 
  - WF also labels foods to assure buyers they aren't genetically modified  live love laugh   Apr-29-07 08:53 PM   #8 
  - I agree. I can afford very little these days, but I don't skimp on food  Lorien   May-01-07 12:55 AM   #34 
     - Have you checked Gluten free?  Milo_Bloom   May-01-07 01:44 AM   #35 
        - I went gluten free for over a year  Lorien   May-01-07 09:56 AM   #37 
  - yes, way overpriced  ananda   Apr-29-07 08:42 PM   #5 
  - Maybe it's just our location, but here in NYC, the Whole Foods house brand products  NYCGirl   Apr-29-07 08:56 PM   #10 
  - Actually a recent study comparing prices..  Javaman   Apr-29-07 09:22 PM   #13 
  - bs  Skittles   May-01-07 12:47 AM   #32 
  - Especially butter.  aquart   Apr-30-07 02:45 AM   #23 
  - I agree  Skittles   May-01-07 12:46 AM   #31 
  - Sad but true  YOY   Apr-29-07 09:46 PM   #15 
  - Our local Whole Foods' "staff-to-customer ratio" is at least twice that of other local grocers.  dicksteele   Apr-29-07 11:31 PM   #19 
  - Yes thank you  michaelwb   Apr-30-07 11:26 AM   #26 
  - I want unregulated food from China made by communists with care...  LeftHander   Apr-30-07 11:50 AM   #28 
     - Because the only choices are China or Whole Foods?  Kutjara   Apr-30-07 02:33 PM   #29 
  - This and other stories like  zidzi   Apr-29-07 08:44 PM   #6 
  - we can all thank Michael Pollan for putting pressure on  dalloway   Apr-29-07 08:50 PM   #7 
  - I'm in the process of writing a paper on this very subject  Ignacio Upton   Apr-29-07 08:53 PM   #9 
  - Watch this Pollan lecture too  SoCalDem   Apr-29-07 09:03 PM   #11 
  - Actually I have  Ignacio Upton   Apr-29-07 09:25 PM   #14 
  - I read an article in Time magazine recently about this subject.  bling bling   Apr-29-07 11:37 PM   #20 
     - Local is nice, but not necessarily good for the environment  Ignacio Upton   Apr-30-07 10:23 AM   #25 
  - Yay for WF. That said, I still get the bulk of my produce these days  kestrel91316   Apr-29-07 09:18 PM   #12 
  - I second the farmer's market suggestion  FloridaJudy   Apr-29-07 09:48 PM   #16 
  - Only in CA is there competition, a place called Traitor Vic's or something.  tomreedtoon   Apr-29-07 10:59 PM   #17 
  - It's called Trader Joe's, and their foods are either the organic type  checks-n-balances   Apr-29-07 11:11 PM   #18 
  - I love Trader Joe's. The prices are reasonable and the frozen food  bling bling   Apr-29-07 11:42 PM   #21 
     - And the $2.99 wines!  aquart   Apr-30-07 02:46 AM   #24 
  - Trader Vic's is a bar. Good pina coladas.  Bornaginhooligan   Apr-30-07 11:43 AM   #27 
     - No, I was speaking of TRAITOR Vic's.  tomreedtoon   May-01-07 12:23 AM   #30 
  - Great, less to worry about tainted food from China.  KillCapitalism   Apr-29-07 11:58 PM   #22 
  - "with gas and oil getting more expensive"  nolabels   May-01-07 12:54 AM   #33 
  - Eating local is good for your health  Kip Humphrey   May-01-07 06:55 AM   #36 

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