Tuesday, March 01, 2011

Roger Beachy Director

The director of USDA’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture, Roger Beachy was in St. Louis recently visiting the Old North co-op and discussing the issue of nutrition.
Here in St. Louis, the Old North Grocery Co-op opened last summer, in an effort to increase healthy food options in an underserved part of the city. It’s the first co-op in Missouri to serve a predominantly low-income neighborhood. Beachy says many communities don’t have public transportation, and without it, people are stuck with whatever food is available in walking distance – usually, a less healthy selection than most parents would like for their children. Click for article read and/or listen By Veronique LaCapra, St. Louis Public Radio (2010-07-19) The co-op specializes in selling produce grown within about 100 miles of the store. (Photo credit: Art Chimes) Link to store.