Fresher foods for the table

Monday, July 09, 2018

There is a plan cooking to bring a bigger food cooperative business to Wadena.

A crowd estimated at 150 people turned up this spring at the Maslowski Wellness and Research Center. The board of Down Home Foods was hosting the event, which was geared toward securing co-op memberships.

"It went overwhelmingly well," Board Member Brittany Springer said.

The co-op's board of directors still has a lot on their plate, but it is an exciting time for Wadena business.

"It has not transitioned yet. All of the legal paperwork is done for us to be a co-op," Springer said. "Right now we are in the membership phase. We are trying to collect enough memberships where we can sign a lease on a building. We will be moving to a larger location. It will be a good thing for this area."

Barb Uselman has been selling health foods from her Down Home Foods location on North Jefferson Street for the last seven years.

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