Better Farm is Clayton Co-op's Newest Vendor

Last night we attended the Clayton Food Co-op's Vendor Open House, held from 6-8 p.m. at the group's headquarters, 226 James St.

The co-op, set to open May 15, will specialize in local, healthy, affordable food. Several area farms have already signed up to sell their veggies, fruits, and products at the Clayton location. Better Farm is also on board—we'll be offering various fresh veggies and herbs throughout the summer. We also expect to be selling organic eggs from the new chickens we'll be getting in the next several weeks. And next year, we should have some cashmere yarn and knitted products to offer as well.

Membership is $185 for the first year, $35 for all subsequent renewal years. In addition to shopping at the co-op seven days a week, members can order from the co-op's supplier catalog at a 10 to 15 percent discount. The catalog features thousands of organic products, from foods to cleaning supplies.

For more information or to sign up, visit

Nicole Caldwell

Nicole Caldwell is a self-taught environmentalist, green-living savant and sustainability educator with more than a decade of professional writing experience. She is also the co-founder of Better Farm and president of betterArts. Nicole’s work has been featured in Mother Earth News, Reader’s Digest, Time Out New York, and many other publications. Her first book, Better: The Everyday Art of Sustainable Living, is due out this July through New Society Publishers.