Follow the Food: Firehouse Cooperative
Since April, one of the Chesterhill Produce Auction’s newest customers has been Firehouse, officially named the Student Cooperative Organization (SCO). Located in Athens, Ohio, Firehouse is a housing cooperative, meaning residents run the house and property democratically, without a landlord.
Since they had received carrots and duck eggs from the [Chesterhill Produce] auction, residents had the idea to make carrot cake for a guest visiting from another cooperative. Carrots were sourced from the OHIO Student Farm on the Ohio University Campus, while the duck eggs came from Donald Murphy’s farm in Malta, Ohio.
“Follow the Food” highlights the journey that produce takes from the auction floor to homes, restaurants, healthcare providers, colleges, and hungry mouths across the region.