As a recently retired nutritionist, I wanted to find a way to give back to a community that has blessed me so very much over the years. When I read about the Amherst Food Co-op coming soon, I quickly became a member and volunteer. As a result, I have met many wonderful people, hosted two parties at my home, and recruited new members to join as well. I feel passionate about Amherst having it’s own Co-op – after all, Leverett, Greenfield, and Northampton have had Co-ops for years, and Easthampton will soon have one. We only have two grocery stores in Amherst, so we are ripe for a Co-op!