The movie Farmageddon came to the Aurora Theatre last weekend and drew a crowd of co-op supporters and others interested in promoting sustainable, local agriculture.  The event was hosted by Deb Borer, a licensed massage therapist and local farming advocate. The crowd included representatives from NOFA-NY (Northeast Organic Farming Association of New York) as well as the Western New York Land Conservancy.

Our information table, manned by volunteer Tony DiRienzo welcomed people as they entered the theater, enabling us to get the word about the co-op out to many new people, letting them know about the benefits of membership and how cooperative markets are a strong venue for providing locally produced fruits, vegetables, meat, dairy, grains and the like.

The special promotion, too, is still available: the first three people to become new member-owners of the East Aurora Cooperative Market will receive a gift certificate for a one-hour massage by Deb Borer herself! You can join online, in person during office hours at the Membership Office and Mini Market or by mailing in your check and completed application. This would be a great gift for the holidays, too! (A personal testimonial – a while back, Mary  Aiken, the author’s Membership & Marketing committee colleague and EA Co-op board president, was a fortunate recipient of a massage by Deb and was amazed by the results – she felt incredibly relaxed and re-energized. Deb is a truly gifted massage therapist and the three people who  join and receive those gift certificates are lucky, indeed!)

Volunteer Tony DiRienzo answers questions about the co-op

Deb Borer welcomes the attendees

Joe Borer listens attentively as Deb Borer introduces the film