[permaculture] Trader Joe's

Jim Helwig jimhelwig at mailcan.com
Wed Jan 26 14:32:53 EST 2011


It might not be so cut-and-dried. A quick google search:
http://www.utne.com/Environment/The-EcoMyth-of-Trader-Joes.aspx
http://www.organicconsumers.org/gefood/traderjoesge.cfm

:-/

Luckily in the Madison, WI area we have great Co-op options.

on 1/26/2011 1:23 PM Linda Ray said the following:
> Thanks Jennifer,
>
> Actually Amy, Jennifer IMO has brought up a great point; I also regard Trader
> Joe's as a desirable adjunct to our local Farmers' Markets.
>
> I personally would like to see Trader Joe's proliferate and their business model
> spread. Let them put the unconscious processed-and-GMO-food chain-groceries out
> of business.
>
> I hope you'll go take a look around one somewhere.
>
> Namaste,
>
> Linda
>
>
>
>
> ________________________________
> From: Jennifer Nazak<jnazak at yahoo.com>
> To: permaculture at lists.ibiblio.org
> Sent: Wed, January 26, 2011 11:01:09 AM
> Subject: Re: [permaculture] Trader Joe's
>
> I'm with Linda - I don't think Trader Joe's is a threat to farmers markets, and
> it competes effectively with big chains, and offers high-quality staples and
> other food items not available at farmer's markets. I've experienced it as a
> nice addition to the farmer's market.
>
> What you might do is create a permaculture win-win: turn the "problem" into an
> asset. Together with other interested citizens, you might consider approaching
> Trader Joe's folks and letting them know that since a lot of their customers are
> the same kinds of people who shop at the farmer's market, it might be to
> everyone's best interest to form a mutual public-relations arrangement. TJ's
> could allow the farm market vendors/organizers to place their literature inside
> the store, and the farmer's market folks could offer in return to place TJ
> coupons and other literature at their booths. Just a thought!
>
>
> Jenny Nazak, Austin Permaculture Guild, 512-619-5363 / www.austinperm.com
>
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