Friday, December 11, 2015

Build Your Community Through communEATi

Think of your favorite holiday movie. Now think of your second favorite. Now think of the one that’s kind of okay, but you mostly watch it because of tradition. Now think of the one you hate but you watch it anyway because your family loves it. There’s a point to this, we promise.

Whether you thought of It’s a Wonderful Life, Elf, Love Actually, Home Alone, or any of a slew of other holiday movies, you probably already know at least one common theme between them (aside from the obvious): bringing people together. In fact, that’s a common theme throughout the entire holiday season. With songs like I’ll Be Home for Christmas and (There’s No Place Like) Home for the Holidays playing on the radio and stories like A Christmas Carol to share, the warm feelings of togetherness and love are certainly in the air. And not to seem too sappy, but we at communEATi are all about that.

In Fact...
We’re working very hard at communEATi to keep this feeling of togetherness going year-round! It’s the main reason we’re called communEATi, not Local Food Finder App or something else equally as, uh...straightforward.

We’re called communEATi as a reminder that what we eat can help grow and support our communities, and because breaking bread together has always been a part of the human story. With communEATi, we wanted to remind you of the power a shared meal can have in forging relationships or burying anger, provoking laughter or providing comfort.

Community to communEATi
communEATi works to put you in direct contact with local gardeners and farmers ready to provide the freshest, best tasting foods for your table. Or, if you’re the grower, communEATi provides a virtual farmers' market for you to share your harvest with the people close to you. Ultimately, at the heart of communEATi is a sense of togetherness, of community, that extends beyond a monetary transaction.

We’re reminded of this sense of togetherness every year during the holidays when we actually do take the time to come together to eat, drink, and be merry. Wouldn’t it be wonderful to carry that feeling throughout the whole year? Local food, buying and selling it, helps to build communities, keeping a long established connection between local growers and consumers. By taking part in this connection, you’re able to help strengthen the support system of your community and bring people together.

I will honor Christmas in my heart, and try to keep it all the year. -Charles Dickens

We wish you a very happy holiday season and new year of friendship and prosperity. If you’d like to join the communEATi family, like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter to keep an eye out for updates on our program and for more information on locally grown food and growing your community.

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