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Building a Sustainable Food System in Rochester Lecture

YOU ARE INVITED TO A FREE EVENT. WHAT: "BUILDING A SUSTAINABLE FOOD SYSTEM in ROCHESTER" WHEN: Weds., Oct. 9, 2013 at 7:00 pm WHERE: School Without Walls Auditorium at 480 Broadway, Rochester, NY COST: This event is free and open to the public. If you are free tomorrow evening, we would love for you to join in this discussion. Abundance Cooperative Market is sponsoring a public talk with local sustainable food systems expert Chris Hartman on Oct. 9, 2013 at 7:00 pm. "Building a Sustainable Food System in Rochester" is an educational event that will be an opportunity for the Rochester community to learn about the local food system and how the food choices people make affect the health of communities and the ecosystem. The talk will focus on current trends and possibilities in our city to create a more sustainable food system.

About Chris Hartman CHRIS HARTMAN is founder and director of Headwater Foods, an organization working to create a robust sustainable food system in our region by creating connections between local farmers and consumers. Headwater Foods projects include Good Food Collective, a multi-farm CSA with about 1,200 members, and Three Square Kitchen, a wholesale operation that markets local, farm-fresh fruits, vegetables and meats to regional schools, restaurants and stores (including Abundance Co-op). Chris also serves as Sustainability Director at The Harley School. About Abundance Cooperative Market Abundance Cooperative Market is Rochester's first and only cooperatively-owned natural products retail grocer. The current store first opened to the public in 2001, however our history spans more than forty years, beginning with the Genesee Co-op Natural Foodstore in 1968. As co-op, we provide shareholders and non-shareholders a friendly meeting place, healthful food, and safe household products at reasonable prices. We give priority to buying local, organic, sustainable, and/or socially responsible products. We are a member of the National Cooperative Grocer's Association (NCGA), which is a national partnership of 140 food co-ops across the United States.