Showing posts from December, 2012

12/17 Squad Update

Our 12/17/12 squad meeting focused primarily on internal housekeeping issues and included a meeting with General Coordinator Ann Herpel.

The Animal Welfare Committee reported back at the November General Meeting.  We introduced ourselves to new faces and discussed our recent accomplishments, namely the Thanksgiving pamphlet.

We decided to make theAnimal WelfareApproved “Food Labeling for Dummies” Guide our primary reference tool when surveying our suppliers and researching the claims on packaging. Check out the Guide if you’re not already familiar with it!
More work has been completed regarding the development of farm vendor/product animal welfare sheets, as well as an editorial calendar for the committee.

Deborah, on behalf of the Animal Welfare Committee

11/19 Squad Update

Most of our most recent squad meeting discussed our work on the Thanksgiving Dinner animal welfare flyer - what we did well and what we might change.

There is not much to update except for a small change in strategy for the Farm Animal Welfare focus:

We recently indicated that we'd like to create a list of holiday-specific food to build animal welfare information resources.  We changed our direction to: 

We will be focusing on building some regular farm vendor/product animal welfare sheets first and, once that's done, in the future we'll focus on holiday-specific items the co-op carries.

This will enable us to provide information about our regular farm vendors before moving on to more specialized, seasonal purchases.

Jesse on behalf of the Animal Welfare Committee