My recent visit to Crown Square led me to another fascinating personal first...a stop into the Old North Grocery Co-op. The amount of positivity that has sprung up around Crown Candy Kitchen is simply amazing. The ONSL Restoration Group is doing a great job at organically building the neighborhood back up to it's original glory.
Now, there are some things that simply make sense to me on every level. Buying fresh, locally produced food and products is one of those things. I like to spend every dollar I can within the limits of the City of St. Louis. And when I can't find it there, extend my reach to the state level and then made in the U.S. It's a challenge for me, and I think it's my duty as a good citizen to support local business owners. When it comes to food, it's getting easier and easier to get local (within 100 miles of the city) produce and meat products. With farmer's markets and co-ops and neighborhood gardens popping up all over the city, I'm very impressed with the locavore activities in St. Louis.
The Old North Grocery Co-op is just one positive example of this.
I am very proud of the work that farmers do to feed the world, especially farmers that are interested in serving their communities and regions with fresh, healthy food. I am also very proud of folks like the Old North Grocery Co-op that are working toward fresh, local solutions toward healthy nutrition and living well.
Old North never looked so good. You've got to check this place out.