Education is a huge part of the Doylestown Food Market’s mission and it is actually 1 of the 7 governing principles of co-ops overall. The Doylestown Food Market builds relationships and supports the community by providing education, training and information at many levels.
Our members are extremely passionate about educating the community about food and where it comes from. The co-op “builds lasting relationships, embraces diversity, provides accessibility, and generously gives back to our community.”
The Market is so committed to education that they have started a non-profit arm, called the Doylestown Food Market Community Programs, which will be dedicated to helping the community understand how our food system works (or doesn't), how to improve health through better nutrition and how to support local farming efforts.
The Membership and Education Committee is committed to promoting the idea of “voting with your fork” as a way to encourage people to choose local foods from reliable sources and also a way to support local businesses and wholesalers to further strengthen the community.
Board Member and Chair of the Food Education (FED) talks and Farm Fresh Film Series, Kira Kraiman is helping to further educate the community with the launch of FED Talks in October. FED Talks is a food education series that will include monthly talks given by health professionals. Stay tuned to learn more about this!