|Sarah (right) from the Coop and Angela from Dream Acres Farm.|
|Brandon takes in frozen food deliveries from producers.|
The most impressive part of the operation has to be their handling of frozen meats and other prepared foods. I didn't think to get a photo when a bunch of farmers were lined up with their giant coolers. There is no question the food is coming from real farmers and ranchers (complete with cowboy hats and work boots). Each producer checks in his or her deliveries, already sorted and labeled by customer and location. A volunteer takes the frozen foods off of Brandon's table and sorts them on the folding tables on the right. Those hanging pieces of paper list up to four towns where deliveries are made.
|Luke was my partner for most of the day sorting meats.|
Other volunteers take the piles of frozen goods in shopping carts over to the coolers to sort and record what is stored where. Luke and I spent most of the day sorting meats. As you can see from the winter coats and hats we were all wearing, it is cold in the warehouse!
|A particularly nicely packaged piece of meat.|
I took a photo of this package because I liked how the producer packaged the meat. The label is easy to see and won't come off or smear if it gets wet in the cooler. Brown paper wrappers were my second favorite. Reused plastic grocery bags were a distant third.
|Angela and Isaac sorted produce.|
|The Public Market Building on S. Klein is where the Central OKC pickup takes place and where we sort all the goodies.|
|A volunteer inventories eggs (very carefully, of course).|
|A volunteer sorts produce by city.|
Thanks to the folks at the Oklahoma Food Coop for a very interesting Day. We will meet up again on Saturday (March 2) for the Membership Meeting.