April 23, 2008

NEDYRD Cooperative presentation tonight

Tonight, the Dryden Town Historical Society will be hosting a presentation on Dryden's former NEDYRD food cooperative. The Dryden Village Hall doors open at 6:30pm and the presentation starts at 7:00pm.

Thirty years ago, before the proliferation of local farm stands and whole foods choices now available in the Dryden area, a group of women came together to form a food buying cooperative. The Nedyrd (which is Dryden spelled backwards) Food Co-op was a way for local families to obtain affordable and nutritious food. Margaret Lorenzen, a founding member, will open the program and discuss the history of the organization.

It was open from 1978 to 1991, apparently. Come learn more!

Posted by simon at April 23, 2008 8:27 AM in
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