Grocery Co-op, Kitchen To Sprout In Redding


It’s been called the slow food or whole food or organic food movement. Whatever you call it, it’s continuing to gain momentum across the country and here in the north state as well.

The latest and most exciting development is the North Valley Co-op, which is planning to open on July 1 on the alley side of the Cascade Square building, on the southeast corner of Placer and California streets in downtown Redding.

The co-op would consist of a whole foods grocery store, featuring food and products from area farmers, ranchers and producers. It would also include a community kitchen utilized by the Healthy Lunch & Lifestyles Project for area schools, farmers, area chefs and co-op members. The kitchen will also be used for cooking and nutrition classes. More...

Jim Dyar is a news, arts and entertainment journalist for A News Cafe and the former arts and entertainment editor for the Record Searchlight’s D.A.T.E. section. Jim is also a songwriter and leader of the Jim Dyar Band. He lives in Redding. E-mail him at

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