Tuesday, August 28, 2007

A cool local food story

I had a cool thing happen today. I feed my cat a local cat food called Beaverdam I've been feeding it to her for awhile and am happy with how and where it is made. The only problem I have with it is it is hard to find. The closest place that sells it is a 35 minute drive each way. Luckily, one of Logan's best friends live very near the store and we are up there visiting them about every other week so I can usually keep us stocked in food. Unfortunately, they have been traveling pretty much the whole month of August and we ran out of food last night! I didn't want to make the drive up there so I decided to see what the local natural foods store had for pet food since we were going there anyway. I didn't like any of the choices they had there and was thinking about how I was going to have to stop at the grocery store and get some food there (not a choice I was relishing).

As we walked out the door of the natural food store, a van pulled up with the Beaverdam logo on the side. I accosted the poor man as he got out of the van and asked him if he had any cat food in there and if I could buy a bag. As he got a bag out of the van I explained my situation to him. He gave me the bag of food for free and told me he was trying to get this store to start stocking it. So I went in with him to talk to the manager and let them know I already buy the food and would definitely buy it there if they carried it. They said they would give it a try!

It was really cool because I had looked up their webpage before leaving home to see if it was carried anywhere closer to me than the place by Logan's friend and it wasn't. I was leaving the store agonizing over what I was going to do for cat food since we were totally out and this free bag of the food I wanted pretty much dropped in my lap! I will be going to the natural food store near me soon and buying a few bags so they know that someone does want it.

Not only have I found a local cat food but I've met the owner of the company! Eating local can be so cool.

6 comments:

farm mom said...

Very cool! And how great is it that you got to help the guy get a new store on board!

Deanne said...

That IS cool!

Danielle said...

Serendipity, or the universe strikes again! How cool is that? Obviously, it was totally meant to be.

Crazy Mumma said...

As Danielle said, how's that for serendipity?! *Very* cool :-)

Madeline said...

How cool! We have to drive an hour to get the good stuff for our dog. It's frustrating.

Christy said...

It was cool and I'm excited to have the food closer. Madeline - that does sound frustrating!