Food for thought: Changing the way Columbus eats — one fresh vegetable at a time‌


Photo for The Republic by Aaron Ferguson SaraBeth Drybread poses for a photograph at the Columbus Coop both at the Farmers' Market in downtown Columbus, Ind. on August 25, 2012.

The Columbus Food Co-op model is not a simple one. Fortunately for Co-op supporters, outreach coordinator SaraBeth Drybread will be happy to explain it to you.

A teacher by training but a food activist by nature, Drybread holds the only paid position with the Co-op and oversees education, outreach and programming related to the project.

And with a member loan drive scheduled to kick off this fall — she hopes to raise almost half the projected $1.2 million it will cost to open the market, plus add about another 400 members to the 585 she has already signed up — she has her work cut out for her.

A lot on her plate

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