The San Clemente Community Market, project committee will be meeting this coming Tuesday, September 2nd, from 6:30 – 8:00PM. The purpose of the meeting will be to discuss our 2014-15 project strategy, and assign team tasks. All are welcomed to attend. If you are interested in attending and have additional questions prior to the… Read More Project Committee Meetings – September 2nd, 6:30pm
In April, the third annual Locavore Index was released by Strolling of the Heifers. It’s a state-by-state ranking of access to local foods from local farms. The report rates states, on a per-capita basis of the number of farmers markets, consumer-supported agriculture operations (CSAs), food hubs, and the percentage of each state’s school districts… Read More The Making of a Locavore
The US Department of Agriculture defines a food co-op as a “user-owned, user-controlled business that distributes benefits on the basis of use.” Co-ops are unique in that they are owned and democratically governed by their member-owners—the same people who use their products or services. Profits generated by co-ops stay in and benefit the communities they… Read More What is a Food Co-op?
Through his camera’s lens, Arpad Petrass captures the beauty and awe of nature at its finest. With more than 38 years in the Entertainment Industry, as a Scenic and Lighting Designer and the past 12 years as a Technical Director with Disney Creative Entertainment, Arpad’s trained eye and creative vision have combined to expertly express… Read More Featured Local Business Supporter: Arpad Petrass Fine Art Photography
VIP Pet Spa is a locally owned and operated pet grooming business in San Clemente that was founded in 2006. Besides full service grooming, VIP offers non-anesthetic teeth cleaning, a monthly vaccine clinic, nail trimming, self-wash, and a large selection of retail items. Kristin Hrenkevich (the owner) understands your four-legged friend is a member of… Read More Featured Local Business Supporter: VIP Pet Spa
The San Clemente Community Market will be holding a public meeting at our offices April 5th, at 9AM. All are welcomed to attend. Board of Director members and volunteers will be available to provide an update of the project, as well as answer questions. Light morning refreshments will be available. Location: 1506 Calle Valle, San… Read More Project Update Meeting – April 5, 2014, 9AM
Join the League of Women Voters in a National Study of Food Safety and Food Labeling The Capistrano Bay League of Women Voters is participating in the national study of federal agriculture policy on food safety and food labeling. Results of this nation-wide study and consensus will influence the League’s ability to educate and advocate… Read More National Study of Food Safety and Food Labeling
We all want to believe that Co-ops will benefit our pocket books, our families’ health, and our communities. But do the numbers add up? When communities have cooperatively owned grocery stores, is there evidence to show that these food co-ops financially benefit the communities they’re a part of? The Spring 2013 issue of YES! Magazine… Read More The Economic Benefits of Co-ops
Starting January 2014, the San Clemente Community Market is introducing a new Local Business Supporter program. The purpose of the program is to provide mutually beneficial connections between our Member-Owners and locally-owned businesses. Why? For every $1 spent at a local business, as much as 70 cents stays in the community through taxes, payroll and other… Read More Local Business Supporter Program
We know many of the backyards in San Clemente have trees loaded with excess fruit. In many cases, much of that fruit goes to waste. We have a solution. At our November potluck, Claire Ghazal, of The Harvest Club was our guest speaker. The Harvest Club is a program of the Orange County Food Access Coalition.… Read More Got Fruit Trees?